Project Manager 3 (119012)

Client: State of MI

Location: Lansing, MI (Hybrid schedule, 2 days a week in office REQUIRED. Tuesday & Wednesday. –¬†Local candidates ONLY)

Duration: 1 year with possible extension

Only GC or US Citizens can apply for this position

Closing Date & Time:  6/19/2023 at 10AM EST.

Interviews: MS Teams video interview with camera ON.

Resumes will start being reviewed on 6/15. The final batch will be reviewed on 6/19

Project Manager 3

Office of Retirement Services is looking for an experienced Project Manager with a focus on Human Centered Design (HCD). This is a multi-year project which will involve integrating HCD into our overall MiPATH modernization vision including replacement of our core retirement systems and Dynamics 365 implementation.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead facilitation and development of a viable project plan, drawing on recently completed HCD Strategic Roadmap, Data Assessment, Voya/ORS Playbook, and Future Customer Journey Maps (MPSERS and SERS).
  • Azure DevOps expertise to support ORS leadership in effective use of DevOps to plan and execute the customer experience vision. This will include the following: consultation, design, set-up, transfer of initial EPICs, user stories, and tasks from the HCD Roadmap and source material to DevOps; coaching ORS users in use of DevOps tool.
  • Hands-on coaching and reinforcement of hybrid agile process to help ORS SMEs apply basic agile principles to HCD planning and execution. Help us maintain a backlog, decompose work into actionable user stories, make progress iteratively, limit work in progress, conduct scrum ceremonies.
  • Coordinate with Program and modernization Project Managers on the overall success of the MiPATH modernization effort.

General responsibilities:

  • Designs, plans, and coordinates work teams. Follows standard project management industry practices such as the PMI’s framework. Understands business and technical objectives of a project and works closely with project sponsor. Creates project charter and work plan and tracks budget and schedule progress via appropriate metrics. Establishes project organization and methodologies and defines roles and responsibilities. Documents risks and develops mitigation plans. Manages scope. Creates and implements a project communication plan. Builds an effective team, assigns tasks to team members, and evaluates outcomes. Negotiates resources. Communicates to stakeholders and project sponsor. Identifies, tracks, and ensures resolution of issues and removal of barriers. Provides technical support to project members. Handles complex application features and technical designs. Designs and implements the components required for complex application features. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Professional certification is highly desirable.
  • May require specific PC, workstation, operating system, application or platform skills. Provides overall direction to the formulation, development, implementation, and delivery of a project. Exercises management responsibility over the achievement of performance, revenue, and profit objectives of a project and its contracts. Ensures that the project plan maintains tasks, schedules, estimates, and status, and disseminates information to team members and customers. Creates a structure and organization for the management of a complex environment with emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency. Directs corrective actions in any area where performance falls below objectives. Arranges for the assignment of responsibility to other supporting facilities, business areas, and support functions, and monitors their performance. Self-directed and independent. Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects. Oversees all aspects of projects. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.

Requested experience:

  • 5 years of experience managing projects with budgets greater than $5 million.
  • 5 years Agile Experience (document in resume)
  • 7 years of experience as a project manager (must be last position)
  • Expert in Microsoft DevOps (5 years of experience required)
  • Human Centered Design experience required
  • Experience working with other project managers to ensure technology integration between systems
  • Must be local to Lansing, Michigan area. Work will be a minimum of 2 days per week in office with the option of the remainder being remote.
  • Previous SOM experience highly desired
  • Innovative thinker
  • Experience working with Executives

Job Category: Project Manager 3 (119012)
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: On Site

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