Technical Project Manager, Davis, CA 20170390
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Date Posted: August 7, 2017
Closing Date: August 21, 2017
This is a 2-year contract position, may convert to career.
The Portfolio and Program Manager, under the direction of the Chief Information Officer, is responsible for three major areas of portfolio, program, and project management activity:
1.Creating, administering, and/or supporting the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) processes, templates and systems for intake, prioritization, and management of the portfolio of all IT projects at UC ANR.
2.Reporting on the ANR IT portfolio and project plans to the IT management team, ANR senior leadership and other constituents with clear metrics of project health including, but not limited to scope, cost, schedule, quality metrics. This reporting should include all IT projects at UC ANR, including those being led by other project or functional managers.
3.Directly managing a set of ANR IT projects based on project manager capacity and division need. Project management should be delivered professionally according to Project Management Institute (PMI) standards, using the most appropriate method (e.g. waterfall, agile, or hybrid) and approaches suited to ANR's IT environment and team familiarity with project management practice.
The Portfolio and Program Manager is a key position for ANR IT, and should be a driver of culture change within IT and the division toward the adoption of project management as a professional discipline that delivers value through a structured process. Communication and education of the Division of the value of project management, and expert consulting on projects and project management methods should be key tenets of the Portfolio and Program Manager role.
The Portfolio and Program Manager should have outstanding communication, analytical and presentation skills to be able to analyze large volumes of complex information that indicates project health and communicate that to a variety of technical and especially non-technical audiences. This should extend to external presentations outside of ANR in teachings and/or publications about project management to the broader higher education community.
Promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, Accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.
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