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Senior Project Manager

Halifax, Nova Escotia · Computer/Software
The contractor will be responsible for leading the Microsoft O365 deployment. This is the first year of a 3-year project.
 
Planned activities are as follows:
 
o Review, validate and update prior project deliverables: specifically the plan, budget, charter and timelines
o In consultation with Director, prioritize deliverables and update the project schedule
o Develop a 3-year project resource plan
 
- Project Management for:
o Resources
o Budget
o Issues
o Risks
o Stakeholder Management
o Communications
o Quality
o Vendor Management
 
- Managing engagement with stakeholders to ensure readiness in advance of implementation.
o Understanding and translating business and technical requirements
o Engaging with resources as required
o Coordination
o Communications
 
- Working collaboratively with other resources and other stakeholder organizations to support shared deliverables and goals. Deliverables for each initiative/activity will include:
- Project Plans and Roadmaps
- Presentations
- Activities and milestones
- Issues and documentation
- Status Reports
- All deliverables must be organized and presented in a meaningful and understandable format.
 
2.2 Consultant Responsibilities
In addition to providing the deliverables in Section 2.1, the consultant(s) is responsible for the following:
- Lead a project team;
- Manage the process for all deliverables;
- Present to Executives on an as required basis; and
- Review the deliverables to ensure government standards are met and work with the team to revise deliverables, as necessary.
 
PROPONENT QUALIFICATIONS
 
We require a seasoned resource(s) to lead this critical project. The resource qualifications are as follows:
 
- Minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a Senior Project Manager, Program
Manager, or Project Director
- Minimum two (2) years of project and/or program management experience with Microsoft Cloud projects or initiatives
- Experience in delivering significant technology initiatives in a government setting
- Significant experience in developing and managing implementation plans, schedules, budgets on projects of similar scope and size on time and on budget
- Experience with IT contract and vendor management
- Ability to deliver under tight timelines
- Experience working with multiple stakeholders and strong workshop planning and facilitation workshop skills
- Strong communication skills (oral and written)
- Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project
- Rich experience in planning and designing IT projects in the real world
- Experience working with a team that could be remote at times
- Proven track record of successful client engagements
 
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