Project Manager Software Development environment - SDLC

Shaw Daniels Solutions
From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £45,000 plus benefits
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager – Software Development environment - SDLC

Birmingham – Permanent

Overview - Project Manager – Software Development environment - SDLC

·The Project Manager will be responsible for managing software development projects, both for internal and external clients, in accordance with my client’s project management methodology. They will work with other senior stakeholders to ensure projects are completed within agreed constraints of time, cost and quality, and that projects are correctly intercepted, well administered, and risk and change are well managed throughout the lifetime of the project.

Responsibilities - Project Manager – Software Development environment - SDLC

·Work with other senior stakeholders to ensure that the assigned project is completed within agreed constraints of time, cost and quality both internally and to external clients.

·Working knowledge and experience of the SDLC essential

·Effectively manage scope from inception to close down, enforcing strict control of requirements and Change Management.

·Negotiate available resource on projects with relevant team leaders and Program Manager(s) or other Project Manager(s).

·Work with technical experts to distribute work effectively between the project team.

·Create and manage project plans (schedule, dependencies, budget, risks/issues). Responsible for presenting and justifying these plans to the Program Manager or Client Manager for approval and baselining.

·Capture and report project progress and financial data to the Programme Manager, project team, the Client, the Project Review Board (PRB) and other relevant stakeholders.

·Work with Release management teams both internal and external to create a migration release calendar that the project plan and deliverables align to.

·Work with client and testing staff to optimize testing.

·Work within the governance processes required for a given project with regular reporting of status to various bodies, inc. Steering Committees as appropriate.

·Track and control project milestones and external deliverables promised to the Client.

·Identify and manage risk and critical path activities in the various Project Plans, and facilitate the project team’s involvement in this.

·Ensure all relevant processes are followed on projects. This includes the correct methods for re-planning and escalation if projects go off plan.

·Also responsible for post implementation reviews and 'lessons-learnt' processing, including documentation.

·Ensure all project deliverables, including documents such as test plans, and specifications, are of the correct quality, reviewed and signed off according to procedure.

·Administer the allocation of jobs and budgets, and track and report project costs.

·Engage with stakeholders to ensure that everything is running in accordance with their requirements.

·Responsible for ensuring that software development projects leave the core product complete and that the software provided is supportable for the future.

Experience & qualifications - Project Manager – Software Development environment - SDLC

·Project management experience.

·Experience in a customer-facing role, with proven experience of managing relationships both internal and external.

·Experience of working within a software house would be beneficial

·Full lifecycle delivery and strong business analysis skills

·Fully competent on Microsoft Project, Excel & other Microsoft Office programs.

·Prince 2, MPM and ITIL certified a preference.

Skills - Project Manager – Software Development environment - SDLC

·Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to communicate concisely and clearly within all levels of organisation.

·Ability to follow and manage project processes; good judgment of when to escalate issues on a project.

Salary & Benefits

·Salary: £34K- £45K

·Bonuses: Eligible to join the bonus scheme (bonus is paid annually and is based on personal performance and the achievement of specific objectives and competencies.)

·Holidays: 25 days per year plus bank and public holidays

·Other Benefits: Private Medical Healthcare Scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Group personal pension scheme, Death in Service benefit, Monthly Entertainments Allowance, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, 25 days holidays plus public holidays.

·Working Hours: 35 hours per week with 1 hour for lunch per day (not included in the working hours)

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