IT Project Manager

Job ID
2016-1067
Job Category
Information Technology
US-NY-New York

Overview

SUMMARY

 

The IT Project Manager (PM) performs project management and coordination for technology projects prioritized by PLI senior leadership following agile methodologies.  The PM will work with development and operations teams, and business stakeholders to drive projects to completion, resolve conflict and maintain open lines of communication in effort to deliver value in quick, small releases to our customers.

 

The Information Management team evaluates, recommends and implements technologies; performs maintenance and upgrades / updates on software, hardware, operation systems and databases in the PLI offices and a co-location facility. 

 

Working with the Project Tech Lead, Business Analyst, business stakeholders and members of any given project team, the IT Project Manager is responsible for driving project execution and milestone delivery in a timely manner.

 

ABOUT PLI

 

For over 80 years Practising Law Institute (PLI) has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  With over 250 employees located in our New York City and San Francisco offices, PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Planning, Scrum and Project Management – Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Work with the Tech Lead and Business Lead to develop project plans, create tasks in Jira, assign resources under the direction of the Tech Lead, work with staffs to set due dates and ensure the tasks due will fit into the overall project schedule.
  • Drive Execution – Actively follow through plan execution, adjust plan proactively caused by requirement changes, business feedback, resource allocation changes and other conflicts, assist staffs and provide adequate help. The goal is to deliver on time, within scope and within budget.
  • Surface and Facilitate Conflict and Resolution - Actively follow up with team members to discover roadblocks and conflicts (e.g. resource, requirement, etc.), proactively bring up roadblocks and conflicts to team leadership, assemble proper team members and initialize resolution discussions, follow through resolution to completion and manage resolution tasks in Jira.
  • Communicate Status and Issues - Log all communication in Jira and be sure the stakeholders are informed and involved in any decision making process within the proper timeframe. Develop and issue weekly project update in Jira and project summary report detailing next milestones, latest progress, roadblocks, any conflicts (including but not limited to resource, requirement, and release conflicts), resource availability, time line with resource allocation projection and immediate next steps.   Work with the other Project Managers to develop and maintain the overall project schedule and deliver it to management on a weekly basis.   This overall schedule will provide the high level picture of upcoming milestone from all active projects, highlight roadblocks and conflicts, projects in risks of meeting timeline. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of 5+ years successfully performing project management duties for technology-based projects. Experience managing software enhancement projects is preferred.
  • Practical agile development project management experience is required.
  • Is organized and capable of managing several projects simultaneously.
  • Works independently.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills; is collaborative and diplomatic.
  • Has a strong working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel. Familiarity with MS Project, MS Visio, Jira (project management software), and Web-Ex (conferencing software) are a plus.

PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.

 

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

 

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