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
- 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.
in-depth ability and knowledge of Project Management methodology.
in-depth ability and knowledge of Business Analysis techniques.
in-depth knowledge of Quality Assurance principles.
to commit to the project timeline of about 10-12 months
team building and communications/follow-through skills.
Qualifications (Must-Haves to be Successful):
knowledge of Project Management methodologies
knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle.
process improvement abilities.
Business Analysis abilities.
to manage resources in a matrix environment.
in managing Infrastructure and Application Development projects.
verbal and written communication skills are essential.
skills with Visio, MS-Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
- Experienced working in a
deadline-driven environment, handling and prioritizing multiple tasks.
- Demonstrated track record
of successful project delivery.
- Excellent conceptual,
problem solving, and analytical skills.
- Ability to work
independently or as a member of a team on complex tasks.
- 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.
appropriate resources and establish a feasible time-frame/schedule to complete
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.