Senior Technical Project Manager (Lincoln, NE)

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Senior Software Project Manager

As a Senior Software Project Manager, you will generally lead project teams that are focused primarily on one product area. Additionally, this role might support other Project Managers or Product Engineering Managers in larger project efforts or maintenance activities. In this role you will manage and control IT projects in all project-related interfaces: planning, directing, and coordinating project activities with the ownership for successful completion of all project deliverables to the business within established financial, schedule, and quality objectives.

Manage project initiation and planning phases

  • Establish, document, and manage project scope
  • Define and prioritize project tasks; establish project goals, requirements, and desired results
  • Create, manage, and update project schedules and timeline
  • Establish project charter, facilitate review with project steering committee, key stakeholders and project team, and gain charter sign-off
  • Review requirements and specifications for work
  • Participate in identifying and recruiting project personnel
  • Identify and assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to project team personnel

Manage project execution, controlling, and closing phases

  • Establish schedules and project parameters; develop procedures to accomplish project goals
  • Identify and manage project risks
  • Identify and manage project issues
  • Coordinate the work across multiple projects with other project staff from various functional departments
  • Gather and review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify as necessary
  • Track the execution process to ensure that project team adheres to reporting requirements
  • Facilitate project team meetings to discuss and review the work
  • Act as focal point for project problem resolution and escalation
  • Establish conditions for project closure and manage closure

Manage project quality delivery

  • Ensure the software development quality provided and delivered meets that in the agreed plan
  • Ensure that the team follows all formal and informal best practices in software development and other initiatives

Manage project change

  • Identify changes from original project scope and conduct impact assessment
  • Communicate with stakeholders and drive decision making process
  • Obtain change request sign-offs, reset expectations as needed, and update plans and supporting project artifacts as needed

Manage project budget

  • Establish, track, report, and update as needed on project budget, actual expenses, and forecasts of remaining expenses
  • Work with software development group manager and accounting to assure project costs are allocated and reported properly

Reporting and Communication

  • Prepare project reports for internal team members and stakeholders, management, clients or others
  • Facilitate interactive sessions
  • Deliver presentations as required

Relationship management

  • Establish and maintain team member and project stakeholder relationships appropriately
  • Establish and maintain client relationships appropriately
  • Manage team member, stakeholder, and client expectations in software delivery

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience (Master's degree or related technical training and management training education or experience preferred)
  • 3 or more years previous project management experience
  • 3 or more years software development project experience (in any role)
  • Strong Agile Scrum project management experience required
  • Experienced managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven track record of successfully leading multiple projects teams through the full software development lifecycle to deliver business goals and requirements

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with change in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) processes
  • Knowledge of project management methods and tools
  • Excellent listening, oral, and written communications skills
  • Leadership and team building skills
  • Budgeting and forecasting skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Energetic motivator that excels at managing cross functional teams

License / Certifications

  • PMI-ACP (PMI Agile Certified Practitioner)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification preferred

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4660
More Information on Pearson
Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1658 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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