DCPS – Enterprise Apps Proj Mgr / BA (530008)

Contract with Government of the District of Columbia
DCPS -200 First Street NE, Washington DC
Position closes 05/09/2018

US Citizens or Green Card Holders Only

Short Description:

The DCPS IT Enterprise Application & Data Systems (EADS) Group requires the services of an experienced Project Manager / Business Analyst to serve as the project manager and business analyst for various enterprise applications.

Skills/Required Years of Experience:

Progressive experience in Full System Development Life Cycle implementation and/or Application Life Cycle Management  (Required 11 Years)
Experience in a PM role implementing COTS and Custom applications (Required 11 Years)
Experience in PM role overseeing successful implementation of enterprise level applications (Required 2 Years)
Progressive experience in IT project and program management (Required 11 Years)
Progressive experience in requirements definition, documentation, and testing (Required 8 Years)
Experience in PM role using Project Management methodologies, tools and techniques such as PMBoK, Agile Framework, and/or Lean Project Management. (Required 8 Years)
Experience with Student Information Systems, and preferably with Aspen SIS (Required 2 Years)
Experience implementing CRM and/or ERP solutions such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Quickbase, etc. (Nice to have)
PMP or Scrum Master Certification (Desired)
11-15 yrs in progressive consulting leadership role, providing full lifecycle services in enterprise environment (Required 11 Years)
11-15 yrs managing, coordinating, and establishing priorities for entire project lifecycle (Required 11 Years)
Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field or equivalent experience (Required 15 Years)

Complete Description:

The DCPS IT Enterprise Application & Data Systems (EADS) Group requires the services of an experienced Project Manager / Business Analyst staff augmentation consultant to serve as the project manager and business analyst for various enterprise application implementation and maintenance initiatives.  EADS is a newly form group as part of the DCPS Information Technology division within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.

The Candidate will report to the Director of Enterprise Applications & Data Systems and will gather and document business requirements, systems specifications and manage EADS projects to include Aspen or other Student Information System, Parent Portal, data reporting, application consolidation and other duties as assigned by the Director.

Additional areas of focus include actively participating in the development of Project Management Best Practices and Application Life Cycle processes and policies tailored to the DCPS culture.

On top of proven project management skills and Full System Development Life Cycle experience the resource must have a strong sense of curiosity as a critical part of the role will be to help come up with the future long term vision for EADS in DCPS and contribute to plan out what should be built to implement that vision.  Specific duties for the position include:

Specific Duties:

1.    Work with EADS and Program Office leadership to develop project charters and relevant project artifact.
2.    Work with Business Owners and IT to define project scope, create appropriate implementation plans, identify skills and manage resource allocation, drive execution and quality assurance to ensure successful implementation and roll out.
3.    Lead and execute project risk management and mitigation ensuring that material variations are communicated to stakeholders.
4.    Educate and mentor Client IT staff in concepts, methods, technologies and practices relating to project management, business analysis and quality assurance.
5.    Participates in Application Strategy discussions, reporting and forecast activities.
6.    Creates Executive level presentations and collaborates regularly with DCPS program and IT stakeholders.

Required Skills and Experience

1.    Required: 11+ years progressive in Full System Development Life Cycle implementation and/or Application Life Cycle Management
2.    Required: 11+ years implementing  COTS and Custom applications
3.    Required: 2+ successful implementation of enterprise level application
3.    Required: 2+ successful implementation of Aspen or other Student Information System
4.    Required:  10+ years progressive experience in IT project and program management
5.    Required: 8+ years progressive experience in  requirements definition,  documentation,  and testing.
6.    Required:  Expertise in Project Management methodologies, tools and techniques such as PMBoK, Agile Framework, and/or Lean Project Management.
7.    Required: Strong self-starter and ability to work independently
8.    Required: Strong attention to detail and the ability to translate high level technical and business Required:  Outstanding oral communication skills, including public speaking
9.    Required:  Outstanding written communication skills, including writing complex documents
10.    Required: Ability to actively listen and draw out the true needs rather than the stated wants of any given stakeholder
11.    Required: Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team
12.    Required: Superb problem solving skills and troubleshooting abilities
13.    Required: Superb problem solving skills and troubleshooting abilities Nice to have: Experience with Student Information Systems, and preferably with Aspen SIS
14.    Nice to have: Experience implementing CRM and/or ERP solutions such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Quickbase, etc.
15.    Nice to have: Keen sense of maximizing return on investment, focusing on the 80% solutions rather than a fruitless quest for perfection
16.    Required: Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team

Short Description
11-15 years of experience.  Organizes, directs, and manages contract operation support functions, involving multiple, complex, and inter- related project tasks.
Complete Description
Responsibilities:
1. Organizes, directs, and manages contract operation support functions, involving multiple, complex, and inter- related project tasks.
2. Manages teams of contract Support Personnel at multiple locations.
3. Maintains and manages the client interface at the senior levels of the client organization.
4. Meets with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans and deliverable items.  Ensures conformance with program task schedules and costs.

Background check is required, if selected for the position. There are no reimbursable expenses allocated to this position.

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