Project Manager/WI/Education

Consultant Titles:  “Project Manager/Business Analyst”

Requires a resources to support their

  • Human Resources Development
  • Implementing a
    number of new modules in Workday Human Resource – Recruiting, Talent Management
    and Benefits Management
  • Various Student
    Services projects
  • Supporting Operations
    Improvement projects – ITIL Processes, Project Management and other processes
  • And Others

These initiatives require a
candidate to operate independently, critically think and provide leadership,
quality assurance, alignment to vision/mission and follow-through on solutions
to completion. The ideal candidate can work
effectively with demanding end-users, solicit key requirements (must-haves) and
formulate feasible/cost-effective solutions to meet the needs.


This assignments
minimally requires:

  1. An
    in-depth ability and knowledge of Project Management methodology.
  2. An
    in-depth ability and knowledge of Business Analysis techniques.
  3. An
    in-depth knowledge of Quality Assurance principles.
  4. Willing
    to commit to the project timeline of about 10-12 months
  5. Collaboration,
    team building and communications/follow-through skills.

Qualifications (Must-Haves to be Successful):

  1. Strong
    knowledge of Project Management methodologies
  2. Strong
    knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle.
  3. Outstanding
    process improvement abilities.
  4. Strong
    Business Analysis abilities.
  5. Ability
    to manage resources in a matrix environment.
  6. Strong
    Leadership abilities.
  7. Experience
    in managing Infrastructure and Application Development projects.
  8. Outstanding
    verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  9. Well-developed
    skills with Visio, MS-Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  10. Experienced working in a
    deadline-driven environment, handling and prioritizing multiple tasks.
  11. Demonstrated track record
    of successful project delivery.
  12. Excellent conceptual,
    problem solving, and analytical skills.
  13. Ability to work
    independently or as a member of a team on complex tasks.
  14. Demonstrated competency
    in documenting solutions for both technical and functional audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with
    stakeholders on assignments to define the scope and magnitude of desired
  • Work with
    technical leads to understand technical specifications, impact on existing
    environment/work and perform Business Case development and Total Cost of
    Ownership (TCO) analysis to guide decision-making.
  • Gather key,
    understandable requirements to meet project activities.
  • Secure
    appropriate resources and establish a feasible time-frame/schedule to complete
    the work.
  • Monitor, manage
    and maintain day-to-day project activities and resource plans in Project
    Portfolio Management tool.
  • Follow existing
    and/or establish appropriate change control processes to ensure work goes from
    Development to Testing to Production.
  • Provide training
    or other support services to teams and project staff to assist them in
    effectively performing their duties e.g., requirements collection, design
    session facilitation, testing, etc.
  • Communicate with
    appropriate parties on project needs, progress, issues, risks and outcomes.
  • Successfully
    manage projects to completion.
  • Provide Business
    Analysis and Quality Assurance support as needed.
  • Provide Change
    Management support services to ensure adoption is at its utmost –
    communication, documentation and training to end-users

Proactive Behaviors

  • Display energy and initiative in solving
  • Follow all possible avenues to get the job done.
  • Adaptable – undertake a variety of tasks
  • Ability to switch from complex to routine tasks
    when required.
  • Work effectively with a variety of personalities
    and work styles.
  • Quality – demonstrate appropriate quality and
    thoroughness in the work.
  • Decisive – ability to make decisions quickly
    when faced with multiple options.
  • Ability to influence others in decided course of
  • Integrity – act with personal integrity at all
  • Professional – work within your team’s
  • Confront problems, propose solutions and take
    ownership through to resolution or ensure a clear hand-off.
  • Have a positive can-do approach to work.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and promote the
    behaviors aligned with the values of the client (excellence, respect,
    commitment to students and diverse communities and making higher education available
    to all) as well as the values that Technology Services (TS) has adopted to
    increase its effectiveness.

Education and

  • 3 – 6 years of skills as a Project Manager/Change
  • 3 – 4 years of skills as a Business Analyst.
  • 1 – 2 years of skills in Portfolio Management;
    desired Microsoft Project.
  • PMP preferred, but not required.

The anticipated duration of this engagement is 12 months, with possible extensions.
 The consultants should be prepared to
start by middle of July and will be
required to work full-time and on site.

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