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DFW Scrum Message Board › Job Posting: Project Managers and Business Analysts

Job Posting: Project Managers and Business Analysts

Lance D.
Group Organizer
Irving, TX
Post #: 68
My client located in Austin, TX is looking for Three (3) Project Managers and Five (5) Business Analysts for a 2 year project.

SDLC and (Retail or Financial Services Sectors) experience highly preferred!!!

Would you know of anyone that might be interested?

Green Card/EAD or US Citizen

Project Manager - Immediate start!! Three positions available

Senior IT Project Manager delivers business objectives by leading project teams through all of the phases of the project life cycle. The position manages multiple and varied projects at the same time. The Senior IT Contract Project Manager is expected to assume responsibility for a project and meet stakeholder requirements. The Senior IT Project Manager must be familiar with: SDLC, Project Planning, Standards, MS Project and working with development teams. Excellent communication both written and verbal is a must.

Prefers industry experience in either retail or financial sectors.

Please see below for further detail:

1. Leading work activities in an independent, self-sufficient manner based on management's high-level guidance.
2. Leading the project sponsor status and executive steering committee updates as the point person for business escalation.
3. Conducting initiation and planning activities to scope the project based on user and technical requirements by involving project stakeholders and decision-makers.
4. Defining project scope, developing project schedules, coordinating critical path dependencies, managing and tracking project expenditures, and driving issues to resolution.
5. Identifying resource requirements, starting with initiation and planning projections, continuing throughout each phase of the project.
6. Managing the breakdown of work into manageable units to ensure the greatest efficiency in completing the project activities.
7. Coordinating the activities of the project teams throughout all phases of the product/project life cycle to insure that the final product meets the end users' expectations for the use of the product (e.g. hardware, software, user interface, appropriate user documentation, service support, etc).
8. Providing effective direction and vision in order to effectively motivate team resources to perform at a high level.
9. Documenting, monitoring, and reporting the work required to complete tasks as a result of problems or changes in scope associated with the project.
10. Generating meeting deliverables and providing status including overall project status such as milestone status, action item tracking, risk identification and mitigation planning, control strategies, and resource tracking.
11. Ensuring compliance to established methods, tools, and procedures across project teams.
12. Identifying and mitigating risk through effective planning and development of corrective action strategies.
13. Communicating in a non-confrontational, effective manner to achieve desired goals. Communication must be objective and ensure stakeholder buy-in.
14. Managing project documentation by ensuring that all project documentation is current and is effectively disseminated to all project team members and stakeholders.
15. Transitioning the project to support mode and conducting project closure activity such as documenting and publishing closing deliverables.
16. Leading special projects as directed and performing other duties as assigned

Business Analysts - Immediate Start - Five positions available!!

The Business Analyst functions as a liaison between the business community and the technical community. Responsibilities include gathering, clarifying, translating and defining business requirements into specific user requirement documents to support any needed functional or system change. Also researches and analyzes solutions to ensure the business needs are met and partners with the business community to identify business processes improvement opportunities. The Business Analyst is an active participant in all phases of a project lifecycle and will be required to work closely with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that all business requirements are understood, documented and met and will regularly provide guidance to and assist in mentoring less experienced Business Analysts.

Planning & Analysis:
• Independently partners with the business to assess and understand business requests
• Assists business owners to identify, clarify, define and document the objective and benefits of any project or enhancement request
• Collaborates with business owners to determine ROI on project/enhancement requests
• Gathers, analyzes, translates, and documents business/user requirements
• Obtains business sign-off on user requirements
• Prepares and delivers user requirements for project development teams
Gathers and documents current business processes

Solution Design:
• Proactively investigates options to solve business problems and meet the business needs
• Consults the business and advises on application functionality and usability to meet business requirements
• Documents and recommends functional solutions where applicable
• Documents and recommends business process change
Participates in design review sessions where required

Testing & User Acceptance:
• Prepares testing strategies, test plans, and test cases
• Takes lead role where needed in the user acceptance phase of projects
• Compiles testing results
• Compiles and tracks issues
• Communicates defects discovered in UAT to the project team
Provides general support for the business during user acceptance testing

General Responsibilities:
• Liaison between the business community and the IT department
• Initiates and facilitates communications between the technology teams and the business
• Ensures adherence to department operation standards; Follows the prescribed SDLC process and operational framework
• Maintains effective communication with management and project teams
Regularly provides guidance to and assists in mentoring less experienced Business Analysts.

Solution Deployment:
• Leads change management activities and delivery business solutions
• Develops training materials where required
Independently provides functional support for the business during implementation and post-implementation phases of a project


Russell Watkins | Sr. Recruiter | COMFORCE Corporation
15305 Dallas Parkway, Suite 250 | Addison, TX 75001
Phone: 972.866.5116 | Fax: 972.823.0748 -
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