Project Manager – Level 1 (SDLC)

Our client is currently seeking to recruit a Project Manager – Level 1 (SDLC).

Key Responsibility Areas

Initiation and Planning

• Accountable for end-to-end project planning and a Project Management Plan – including plans for

• Scope, Communication, Risk & Issues, Cost and Stakeholder Management.

• Responsible for the Charter and defining and agreeing the high-level scope, milestones and initial risks

• early in the project.

• Responsible for defining the Project Benefits, Measurements and Critical Success Factors in the

• Charter.

• Responsible for defining roles and responsibilities for the project team and stakeholders (RACI) in the

• Charter.

• Responsible for setting up the Project Governance and Systems to effectively manage the project.

• Accountable for creating, implementing and maintaining the Project Schedule and obtaining approval from relevant stakeholders.

Executing, Monitoring and Controlling

• Accountable for proactively tracking the end-to-end project schedule and driving corrective action where required.

• Accountable for stakeholder management regarding the project.

• Responsible for proactively managing risks, issues and dependencies on the project.

• Responsible for proactively managing change – including Time, Cost and Scope changes.

• Responsible for executing on the Project Communication Plan and ensuring the relevant stakeholders are kept informed.

• Responsible for tracking project decisions made on the project.

• Responsible for monitoring costs on the project, as required by the Business Unit.

• Responsible for supporting Product Owner in quality product delivery.

Accountable for project status reporting as defined in a Communication Plan or as required by the Business Unit.

“Operationalise (Pre-Go Live, Go Live and Post Go Live)”

• Responsible for execution and communication of Deployment Plan (Pre-Go live, Go Live and Post Go live tasks).

• Responsible for arranging training for production teams to allow them to support the product / project

• after go-live.

• Responsible for arranging training for operators to allow them to use the product after go-live.

• Responsible for engaging and communicating with external stakeholders.

• Responsible for ensuring resourcing availability for go live monitoring and troubleshooting.

Project Closure

• Accountable for measuring the delivery of project objectives and benefits, including Critical Success Factors as defined in the Charter.

• Responsible for facilitating Lessons Learned sessions and collating all the feedback.

• Responsible for prioritising improvements from Lessons Learned and ensuring action owners are assigned and informed.

• Responsible for driving improvements by following up with action owners from the Lessons Learned.

• Accountable for following the appropriate process for closing the project.

• Accountable for communicating project closure to all stakeholders.

Benefits Realisation

• Responsible for assisting Business Units in getting any required benefits monitoring and reporting in place.

• Responsible for actively tracking and measuring Project Benefits, including Critical Success Factors.

Minimum requirements and qualification

Relevant tertiary qualification

• Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent

• Excellent Communicator – written and verbal

• MS Office

• MS Project

• EPM experience an advantage

• Agile experience is an advantage

• “Experience in the end-to-end delivery of small to medium sized, low to medium complexity projects. ”

• 3 years Project Management experience OR 2 years project management experience and 1 year relevant

• Experience in a software or IT environment

• Basic understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) or IT Delivery Cycle

• Basic knowledge of software or IT project management.

• Exposure to 1 or more PM Methodologies.


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