PMO at CGI (Houston, TX)

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Position Description:

A PMO acts as a right hand for project and program managers. The activities of the PMO are centralized around resource and work planning & control, budget management, change management, reporting, and product quality control. Works as PMO on allocated projects, applying standard Project Delivery Framework (PDF) standard techniques to plan, execute, monitor, control, and close all aspects of the project lifecycle. Independently captures and tracks risks and issues and maintains change logs. Examines project documentation/data for completeness and accuracy. Follows up with project team members as required. Produces project reports and ensures that status reporting is fit for purpose, complete, timely, accurate, and communicated effectively. Reports into Project Manager.

This role is based in Houston, Texas.
• Support project alignment with and adherence to Organization standard project delivery methodologies.• Good understanding and experience of the various Agile frameworks• Experience in Agile tooling (ex -VSTS) is a must.• Experience working with Agile teams as a core/extended team member is desirable • Agile certifications/training preferred • Attention to data quality.• Highly organized, possessing strong analytical abilities.• Expert in the use of project management scheduling tools.• Potentially lead and coach small teams or junior project support specialists.

Your future duties and responsibilities:
• Understand the Project Delivery Framework (PDF) and how to apply both Waterfall and Agile project delivery methodologies within the framework. • Understand the key elements required to set up an IT project and work closely with PMs and other parties to ensure smooth set up. Ensure PDF compliance through setting up appropriate repositories and data entries, maintaining quality data, and making sure that required deliverables are created, reviewed and approved. • Produce project reports and ensure that status reporting is fit for purpose, complete, timely, accurate, and communicated effectively. • Capture and track risks and issues. Maintain change logs. • Examine project documentation/data for completeness and accuracy.• Effectively use tools like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Project, Visio), PPM, and required templates to create and manage project deliverables.• Define and implement the PMO environment and toolset which is fit for purpose for a project. Ensures effective usage of the toolset and that adequate processes, assurance, reporting, communication, data, etc. are in place. • Support the PM to define, sequence, and estimate resources, activities, and durations to develop a baseline schedule. Track and manage activity progress, dependencies and deviations. • Support the PM to manage the resource plan, for example, through initiating project resource requests to suppliers and monitoring timecards. • Support the PM to create a project budget and work through approval processes to agree the budget. Track, report on, and reconcile actual costs and revenues across the project lifecycle. • Proactively ensure project Assurance compliance. • Coordinate mandatory reviews and audits on schedule and according to procedure. Track resultant recommendations and actions necessary to address shortcomings. • Facilitate project meetings and track minutes and actions.• Facilitate meetings to ensure that projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and actioned.• Onboard new Project Managers to the Project Delivery Framework.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Support project alignment with and adherence to Organization standard project delivery methodologies.• Good understanding and experience of the various Agile frameworks• Experience in Agile tooling (ex -VSTS) is a must.• Experience working with Agile teams as a core/extended team member is desirable • Agile certifications/training preferred • Attention to data quality.• Highly organized, possessing strong analytical abilities.• Expert in the use of project management scheduling tools.• Potentially lead and coach small teams or junior project support specialists.

Soft Skills & Experience
• Individual delivery of high impact change management activities• Highly organized, possessing strong analytical abilities.• Working knowledge of change management for IT solutions• Understanding of change management approaches• Proven track record of building strong stakeholder relationships at different organizational levels• Able to produce high quality business-facing deliverables and activities to drive and sustain change• Resilient and able to manage challenge and resistance• Results/outcomes oriented, business value focused• Confident and able to work in high-ambiguity work environment• Excellent oral and written presentation skills

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Skills:

  • Data Quality Management
  • Leadership
  • Project Management Office


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