Project Manager

Mandatory Qualifications: 
  • Over 3 years of experience successfully managing multiple media to large complex projects
  • Demonstrated experience in developing project approaches, plans, and schedules
  • Proven track record in leading, organizing, and coordinating multiple work activities simultaneously.
  • Proven track record in delivery of on-time, on-budget projects with a high degree of user satisfaction and quality.
  • Proven track record implementing varying principles and techniques of project management, including the ability to develop and track complex project plans, manage risks, manage scope, and manage resources.
  • Experience in managing project financials (budgeting, forecasting, tracking, and reconciliation)
  • Experience applying project management skills to application development.
  • Knowledge of product development principles.
  • Proven track record of managing complex relationships among customers and stakeholders on projects which has significant executive oversight.
  • Proven track record of building coalitions among various stakeholders.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Experienced at establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Experienced with the principles of full life cycle systems design, development, and deployment.
  • Experienced with providing clear goals, and responsibilities, and providing measurable performance and feedback.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and the ability to break down complex ideas into manageable pieces.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with both technical and non-technical audiences, including creating and presenting executive summaries to steering committees and other executive-level leadership.
  • Experienced with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Project, and Visio.
  • Knowledge of digital government and digital government strategies.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate alternative solutions, costs, and benefits.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, orally, and in writing.
Desired Qualifications:       
  • Knowledge of principles of court cases and data management systems.
  • Recent experience within government agencies or public bodies with projects of a similar type.
  • Experience with court operations.
  • Certifications in PMP, Prince, and/or as a Scrum Master are a plus.
Tasks & Deliverables:         
  • Provide project management and leadership for the California Courts IT Modernization Projects
  • Define and clarify project scope and approach
  • Develop project charters, project plans, and detailed task plans, to ensure alignment of and sign off from stakeholders
  • Develop the project deliverables, schedule, and track detailed progress and issues.; Communicate project activities, performance, and status
  • Develop and collaborate with product teams to communicate the product vision, policies and procedures, and product roadmap to support the achievement of project objectives
  • Analyze and scope the technical and policy requirements needed to implement digital solutions for court users
  • Manage scope, resources, schedule, financials, and expectations; and report frequently to stakeholders and team members.
  • Develop project cost and benefit estimates; estimate project needs for staff and consultants.
  • Identify and clarify roles and tasks of project teams; define the structure and identify needed services or positions.
  • Provide leadership, direction, training, and work review; organize and assign work, set priorities, and follow up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work to project team members.
  • Manage the project timelines for a cross-functional team to design, develop, and deliver digital services
  • Work with clients, team members, and management to understand business requirements and ensure that client expectations are understood and met.
  • Communicate with contracted vendors, trial court personnel, justice partners, and management regarding deployment strategies, identified issues, and possible resolutions.
  • Manage the development lifecycle of prototype solutions
  • Engage in project management delivery tools including, but not limited to, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, project schedules, issues lists and change requests logs.
  • Manage complex relationships, such as multiple internal partners, significant executive oversight, and multiple distinct user groups
  • Apply project management methodologies to core project team members, providing training on sprints or scrums to those unfamiliar, as needed.
  • Assign tasks and make decisions about features and technical implementation details to ensure timely delivery of products
  • Manage project risks and develop contingency and/or mitigation plans
  • Facilitate issue resolution and escalate issues that cannot be resolved in the team
  • Work closely with the Program Manager and project team(s) to identify and evaluate technical solutions (i.e., evaluating different tools or system solutions, as needed; analyze the pros and cons of each solution including preparing high-level budgets) to ensure the quality and timeliness of product deliverables.
  • Track and monitor that the project is delivered within budget, on schedule, and in scope.
  • Other tasks, as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology.

Certification: Certifications in PMP, Prince, and/or as a Scrum Master are a plus

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