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Program Manager

Company: Tata Consultancy Services
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Project Managers, provides project and program management, delivery assurance and consulting, health checks and related guidance for key programs and projects. They are responsible for leading all aspects of strategically important, complex global programs and projects that span business units. In this position the Program Manager will provide direction in setting goals and performance of the program including project planning, execution, functionality, quality, cost, staffing and resource allocation. Program managers also utilize expertise and leadership skills to direct staff and to resolve issues to ensure program goals and requirements are met. They are responsible for cross-project management of work streams that are interdependent or common across the various projects within in a program Responsibilities: --- All aspects of program and project management for strategically important initiatives. --- Assisting with PMO governance duties, including reporting, threshold assessments and assessing and monitoring health of key projects. --- Provide consulting and expert guidance on all phases of program and project delivery, including business case development, financial impact analysis, project scoping, risk assessment, monitoring and delivery. --- Manage major program initiatives; assist management in defining the strategic plans for programs that align with business goals and objectives. Manages interdependencies and common critical path milestones across the projects, facilitating risk management, issue escalation/resolution, scope change and implementation planning. --- Manage one or more large and complex projects with responsibility for meeting scope, timeline, budget, and quality commitments. Directs decision making, communications, problem resolution, and other associated activities during all phases of large and complex projects using a proactive and positive approach. --- Provides delivery assurance and health checks for strategic and key initiatives by assessing all aspects from project direction and scope through implementation (including business case, requirements, risk, change management and project deliverables). --- Designs and implements program and project organizational structures that are cost effective and efficient. --- Develops business case documentation, including cost benefit analysis and/or return on investment analysis. --- Promotes formal communication methods and establishes open and consistent communication with all levels within the organization (including project teams, stakeholders, management, and other Global IT Office functions). Defines and directs formal communication methods and establish open and consistent communication with all levels within the organization. --- Provides status reports and facilitates inter-program communication. --- Provides appropriate progress updates to management, steering committees, project boards and other stakeholders, using both formal and informal channels. --- Responsible for consulting, directing, mentoring, and checking the work of other project management professionals. Directs activities of multiple project managers responsible for individual projects within a program; holds teams accountable for meeting goals and objectives. --- Identifies and leads program and project process improvement activities.Job Requirements:

  • Engage appropriate business partners/program stakeholders in program development efforts
  • Delivering program/project deliverables on time
  • Defining program and project resource management processes
  • Reviewed at critical project/program milestones
  • Refine the program/project status as a team
  • Achieve desired program/project performance
  • Coordinating resources across multiple projects within the program Qualifications --- Strong organizational skills (planning, prioritizing) and communication skills (written, verbal, listening) are critical to this position, as are the ability to successfully adapt to diverse people and situations, manage conflict, proactively resolve issues, and strong time management. --- Developed skills in leadership, relationship building, negotiation and influence, and facilitation techniques. --- Effectively interact with staff and management at all levels, including C-level executives. --- Solid understanding of Project Management methodologies and principles, and relies on strong technical and analytical skills. --- Serve in a mentoring and leadership role, and must be able to influence without direct organizational authority. --- Bachelor's degree in a business related field or equivalent training/experience required. --- Minimum of 5 years' experience with at least 3 years' experience managing complex multisystem and/or multiple department projects. --- Good understanding of the insurance and financial services industry. --- Expert level skills relating to project management theory, tools and practice Creating and maintaining all software development program management deliverables throughout the project lifecycle
    • Manage cross-functional teams for effective project execution
    • Managing test delivery for application projects
    • Facilitate project scorecard development to ensure enterprise-wide program success
    • Track projects in project management tool
    • Translate product specifications into program deliverables
    • Develop and maintain program plans and communicate program status to management and internal teams
    • Manage the program-level decomposition of work across multiple delivery teams
    • Provide project management leadership on key technology projects as assigned by management
    • Present the project testing strategy
    • Provide program and project updates on all projects for team and management review
    • Creating project status reports with input of project team
    • Provide own project portfolio and program management, as well as serve as lead project manager Preferred Qualifications --- Project Management Professional or Prince 2 certification Working Conditions --- Normal office environment --- Some international travel required --- May require flexible hours to accommodate global project team

Keywords: Tata Consultancy Services, Plano , Program Manager, Executive , Plano, Texas

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