Creative Project Manager
Network Designs, Inc. (NDi) is an Information Technology, Web and Communications firm with 20 years of providing professional services to Federal clients. NDi has expertise in Solution Development & Delivery, Web Design & Development, User Experience, Enterprise Information Management, Information Assurance, and Networking.
The Creative Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects while ensuring customer requirements are met and expectations exceeded. The Creative Project Manager provides leadership, assures quality deliverables, and makes technically sound recommendations based on industry-accepted best practices and management fundamentals. The Creative Project Manager recognizes the need to evolve the project and processes to meet the creative requirements of each task. The project manager also works with the client to identify requirements and solutions for web site maintenance and design and follows through with employees to ensure quality and timely delivery.
The candidate must be knowledgeable of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) principles and proficient in using best practices for Project Management. PMP Certification is required. The candidate should be knowledgeable of business management, current management techniques and organizational theory. They should have experience with leading teams, resource planning, Work Breakdown Structures and process improvements using the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for IT Systems. They must be proficient using tools such as Microsoft Project for Planning and Scheduling Work packages, and budgeting tools. The candidate must have experience in the Agile methodology and related management tools for Agile development operations (e.g., JIRA). This candidate must have excellent communication skills, positive motivation, and team building and leadership development. We are seeking someone who can influence both transformational and event driven changes by focusing on organization design, leadership, culture, change management, communications and training.
The candidate should have experience with government contract requirements and interfacing with contract officers. The candidate should understand project budgeting for time and funds to allow for appropriate forecasting based on workload and client needs.
Creative Project Management Skills
The candidate must:
Have strong communications skills
Set quality standards for the team
Be able to resolve conflicts
Be agile and adaptable in a changing client environment
Be able to prioritize and balance work requests from various sources
Project Management Skills
The candidate must have knowledge of the project management disciplines as well as excellent communication and problem solving skills that involve the range of project management and its life cycle. These include:
Develop the project charter, project management plan (and sub-plans), work with Requirements/Business Analyst to ensure adequate definition of the business requirements, project scope, goals and deliverables
Assemble and coordinate project staff among the other PMs
Develop and maintain project schedule baseline and subsequent changes
Develop high-level tasks (using Agile methodology)
Define and prioritize project tasks and resource requirements
Host and run daily stand up calls, other team meetings
Track project deliverables using appropriate tools
Provide direction and support to project team
Develop Testing Methodologies for the Quality Assurance Plan and Perform the gap analysis
Monitor and Control Project
Plan, monitor and schedule project timelines
Develop Metrics reports to show corrective actions or improvements achieved
Monitor and report on progress of the project regularly
Present dashboard reports defining project progress, issues and resolutions
Implement and manage project changes to achieve project outputs
Develop and present formal monthly financial and progress reports using standard NDi formats
Ensure all project artifacts are reviewed and accepted by customer
Ensure code repositories are identified and handed off with required documentation
Evaluate Project results and prepare a detailed project summary and lessons learned account for future reference
Proficiency using Microsoft Project, the Microsoft Office Suite and other management software to create dashboards and staffing analysis. Use of accounting software, such as Unanet is desirable.
Strong writing skills to write create statements of work, client presentations, white papers, position papers, assist in preparation of technical proposals and other writing tasks as needed.
Understanding of the Software Life Development Cycle (SLDC) Processes and Project Life Cycle Process.
Experience managing medium to large Federal Programs that involve graphics design, video production, web content creation, social media, Business Intelligence (BI) or Software Applications, logistics and operations programs or projects.
Proficiency using Agile Methodology oriented tools such as JIRA
Solid understanding of best practices in communications, web, social media, data science, data management, data frameworks, metadata, structured and unstructured data
Familiarity and some proficiency of the following areas:
Enterprise Change Management/Cultural Change
Governance/Governance Process Improvement
A Standards & Processes
Open Stack Technologies
A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Business Systems, Management of Information Systems (MIS), IT Management, or other IT degrees. Engineering, Math, or Science degrees are acceptable substitutes. Possible substitutions: (8 years of relevant experience may qualify for a B.S.)
10 years of relevant experience is required
Professional Management Professional (PMP) required
Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.
Please submit your resume with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resumes must include
The month and date of employment for each position held.
The date degrees and certifications were obtained.