Responsible for project management, leadership and execution of a portfolio of Information Technology projects / programs; and ensuring alignment with IT standards and strategies. Accountable to manage IT projects, programs and portfolios using industry based, IT EPMO defined and regionally governed PM methodologies, best practices, processes and tools across a number of PM functional areas. Responsibilities include managing project / program scope, time (schedule), integration, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement activities and other PM deliverables. Develops and maintains relationships with Business Unit leads and leadership teams to manage expectations of service, including work products, timing, and the value to be delivered for those projects and programs.
The role holder will be responsible for leading medium-to large scale IT projects or elements of multiple small-scale IT projects while supporting the PMO. The role holder will manage Project Team Members (e.g., Project Analysts, Project Coordinators, Technical Resources, etc.) and work with the leadership team in the implementation and use of the project management best practices (procedures, processes, templates, tools) that are owned by the EPMO/PMO to support the planning and execution of the project(s) within his/her control.
Role holder, under the supervision of the PMO Manager, Program Manager or Senior Project Manager, is accountable and responsible for managing all aspects of a medium-to-large scale IT project or multiple, small-scale IT projects to ensure project results contribute positive business value and meet agreed on scope, cost, schedule and quality objectives. This involves looking outside of project boundaries for integration and interdependencies to achieve project goals. It also involves conveying to the project team the important relationship of the project to the bigger picture, including the larger program and organizational performance objectives.
Through structured governance, the role holder enables appropriate initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and closing for the project to achieve program benefits. The role holder establishes and communicates project goals and directs team activities. The PM is responsible for activities pertaining to managing integration, scope, time (schedule), cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement.
The role adheres to the established project management methodology and standards while carrying out responsibilities. This includes applying project management and development and delivery lifecycle processes to information technology projects and ensuring alignment with IT standards and strategies.
Works under broad direction.
Full accountability for own technical work or project/supervisory responsibilities.
Receives assignments in the form of objectives.
Establishes own milestones, team objectives and delegates assignments.
Work is often self-initiated.
Influences organization, customers, suppliers and peers within industry in area of specialization.
Significant responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources.
Decisions impact on success of assigned projects i.e. results, deadlines and budget.
Develops business relationships with customers.
Challenging range variety of complex technical or professional work activities.
Work requires application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts.
Understands relationship between detailed and wider customer/organizational requirements.
Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services
Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
Requires in-depth knowledge and experience
Decisions guided by policies, procedures and business plan
Generally domestic scope/accountability
Support the Program Manager or PMO in the creation of project charters and associated project plans
Maintain relationships with Business Unit leads and leadership to manage expectations of service, including work products, timing, and the value to be delivered for those project(s) under his/her domain.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex project management and leverage knowledge of Xerox business to identify risk and evaluate impacts on the business.
Demonstrate excellent project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with team members, and use current tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables while applying to projects.
Ensure appropriate involvement of all stakeholders for the project
Consistently apply the organizational project management standards and methodologies defined by the EPMO/PMO to assigned projects.
Accountable and responsible for activities pertaining to managing integration, scope, time (schedule), cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement for the project.
Report progress and health of the project and incorporate feedback from all stakeholders
Identify, monitor and control the interdependencies between activities and deliverables with a project
Proactively identify and manage risks and issues pertaining to the project.
Identify the projects financial sources and resources and manage the budget and control costs for the project.
Ensure appropriate governance practices are in place to monitor and control the project
Track the progress of project activities and deliverables and the non-project work to the consolidated project benefits.
Support the portfolio management decision process through the creation of project charters, scope statements, risk assessments, budgets and IT Value discussions.
Recommend prioritization of projects and ensure approvals follow the governance process.
Desired Candidate Profile
Minimum Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field.
Preferred LSS Green Belt
Minimum Certified, or pursuing certification as a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP)
Minimum Direct experience in leading/managing full lifecycle projects, or subsections of large/complex projects
Minimum Experience in project risk management
Minimum Relationship management and business development experience
Minimum Strong planning, organizational, leadership, meeting facilitation and negotiation skills
Minimum Ability to perform critical analysis of complex projects
Minimum Ability to perform preliminary project cost estimates in support of project ideation process
Minimum Ability to effectively interview and interact with project executive sponsors, project team and external consultants
Minimum Effective interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to make effective presentations, and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients
Minimum Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment
Minimum Advanced proficiency in MS Project, MS Word, Visio, MS Excel and PowerPoint
Minimum Broad knowledge Project Management Institute (PMI) Knowledge Areas and proficient in at least three of the Knowledge Areas and In-depth knowledge of relevant industry standards and governmental regulations
Preferred Typically has substantial IT work experience, including some project support / management experience
Additional Role Requirements:
Role holder has developed industry connections / networking (relationships with other suppliers, other companies)
UG: B.Tech/B.E. - Any Specialization, Computers, B.B.A / B.M.S - Management
PG:Any Postgraduate - Any Specialization
Doctorate:Doctorate Not Required
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Xerox Technology Services India LLP
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