✔ Supervision over local and remote team; lead, manage, train, and develop resources in the context of assigned projects.
✔ Project initiation & planning: Define and validate project scope, sponsor, stakeholders, roles and responsibilities, and prepare Project Charter to initiate each Project. Then prepare a Project Management Plan to define in detail how the project will be articulated and executed. Explain the implications of changes to project scope and/or objectives to the client and to the project team. Ensure changes are understood and approved. Manage client stakeholders, team members, or contract personnel to design a solution. Establish and maintain a usable and well-communicated schedule for all phases of a project.
✔ Resources handling: Determine project roles for team members based on project requirements, time frames and budget when applicable. When necessary work with external contractors in addition to internal resources. Determine resource requirements (including staffing, software, hardware, and facilities) of projects, based on project specifications. Obtain prior approval when utilizing internal or external team members.
✔ Project Monitoring & Control: Manage scope creep through client changes, internal changes to ensure projects are delivered on timeline, scope, budget and strategy expectations. Responsible for formal sign off on all project deliverables. Ensure project meets internal and client expectations with respect to quality, budget, delivery timelines, and strategy. Identify and manage risk on specific client engagements. Escalate these issues when necessary. Obtain user acceptance once the project is closed due to completion or cancellation.
✔ Project communication: Ensure clients achieve an understanding of expectations, deliverables, dependencies, risks and progress throughout the project lifecycle process. Use sound judgment in all project communication and ensure that key stakeholders including the Team, client and management are well aware of project activities in a timely manner. Communicate progress, risks, expectations, timelines, milestones and other key project metrics to clients and team members.
✔ Report and administrate projects: Ensure internal Report and discuss project quality, client and team satisfaction, and project success metrics during regularly scheduled and ad hoc project review meetings with the management. Track and report weekly on percent complete and milestones achieved, budget burn, slippage, project effort and duration to complete projects. Keep an accurate risk tracking document with an associated mitigation plan
✔ Transition to Operations and Support: Ensure that the transition to Operations and Support are managed in a comprehensive and effective manner. The Project Leader is responsible for ensuring that the transition is completed successfully as per the defined processes & checklist before the project is formally closed-out.