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Program Analyst Expert (Project Manager)

The Program Analyst Expert will provide IT project management support for various SDE EO projects and sub-projects. The candidate will expedite and coordinate services to assist in managing complex enterprise projects.   Candidate will assist in managing assigned tasks to completion within the schedule, budget, and scope of the individual project. Candidate will ensure objectives of the projects are achieved. The scope of projects includes infrastructure projects, application-specific IT projects, administrative projects, telecommunications projects, security projects, and process improvement projects

Roles/Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct all aspects of project initiation, planning, execution and closeout per industry standards and guidelines established for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Follow VA and SDE EO standards and procedures for Project Management.
  • Assist in developing formal project charters as required by the SDE EO Program Manager.
  • Facilitate project kick-off and status meetings and communicate individual roles and project expectations.
  • Conduct formal project reviews with project sponsor at project completion and review all project products to confirm acceptance and satisfaction.
  • Conduct reviews with the Program Manager on a periodic basis.
  • Keep the Program Manager, Customer, and project team informed of the status of the project being managed.
  • Coordinate activities with existing SDE EO customers.
  • Coordinate activities for ad hoc requests from internal and external customers.
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) of the tasks required to execute the project.
  • Develop project schedules that are deliverables-based and accurately depict the work to be performed by the project. All project plans, WBS and schedule work product must be retrievable by the COR/VA PM(s) for any reviews and approvals required.
  • Monitor project milestones and critical dates to identify potential jeopardy of project schedule, and identify ways to resolve schedule issues.
  • Ensure that risks associated with the cost, resource, schedule, and technical aspects of the project are identified, assessed, documented, tracked, and mitigated. All issues tracked must be accessible by the COR/VA PM(s) for any reviews and approvals required.
  • Apprise EO management of issues that impact the project and require management decisions. 
  • Develop System Development plans, track activities to the plan, and communicate status, utilizing the latest SDE EO Project Management tools.
  • Assess variances from the project plan, and develop and implement changes as necessary to ensure project remains within specified scope as well as time, cost and quality objectives.  All variances tracked must be accessible by the COR/VA PM(s) for any reviews and approvals required.
  • Maintain a collaborative environment with key stakeholders(s).
  • Participate in the development of project standards, procedures and quality objectives.  The Contractor shall utilize industry and EO established project standards, procedures, and quality objectives without requiring assistance from others. All documentation shall be provided to the COR/VA PM prior to any implementation or changes.
  • Identify artifacts needed to establish and maintain control of the project.  Create and utilize those artifacts mandated by VA and SDE EO standards.
  • Communicate assigned responsibilities to project members for developing artifacts and performing project activities.
  • Review project management activities with Senior Management on a periodic basis.
  • Review project-planning activities with the Project Team on a periodic and event-driven basis.
  • Assist in developing estimates for project’s effort, costs, and critical computer resources according to the specific application.
  • Notify all affected groups of approved changes to commitments.
  • Track effort, cost, critical computer resources, development activities, and schedule, and take corrective actions as necessary.
  • Make and use measurements to determine the status of planning, tracking, and oversight activities.

Qualifications/Education requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or business related field preferred
  • 10+ years senior-level project coordination / management  
  • Significant experience with managing multiple IT projects simultaneously.

Preferred Skills: 

  • Working with MS Office tools to include Visio, and MS Project.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • PMP certification a plus
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