Accenture Program/Project Manager in Boston, Massachusetts
Title: Program/Project Manager Location: USA-Northeast Other Locations: USA-Southeast Job Number: 00599387
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People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.
Program Specialist Services professionals provide project-based support services within centers. These professionals support the delivery and execution of our key projects with specialized services.
The Program & Project Mgmt Manager improves organization performance and achieve program goals by developing and executing end-to-end project management activities. They demonstrate creativity and flexibility when creating and driving project plans and estimates, scope and requirements from implementation to deployment. Proactively manage and report on execution of deliverables. Master communicators across multiple stakeholders aligning priorities and direction.
Project/Phase Planning and Estimating
Define the overall project scope with the project sponsor and key project/program stakeholders (e.g., delivery leadership team, solution architects etc.)
Develop program/project/phase plans and estimates through negotiations with the project sponsor, key stakeholders, and/or client as required
Determine needed deliverables, high level approach, project profile, responsible teams, overall project schedule/timeline, critical path by deliverable, productivity improvements, overall risks and planning assumptions using Accenture Delivery Methods (ADM) as required
Drive/evaluate estimates by deliverable and work with teams to optimize and reduce overall estimates
Create/consolidate project labor and expense estimate and generate work arrangement vehicles End to End Phase/Project Management
Manage the program/project from scoping and requirements through deployment for an end-to-end project or specific area of a project (e.g. build or test)
MS Project based detailed work breakdown structure definition, baseline and weekly progress updates, std. earned value analysis
Financials management, forecast entry/reporting, monthly billing including MME, GPS, MMS, etc.
Proactively manage and monitor execution of deliverables and status in an effective manner
Proactively assign work and provide instructions, advice and technical/business leadership and guidance to project staff; review work in progress in a timely manner and assess completed work for accuracy, required results and quality
Understand the fundamental solution being developed/deployed - its business value, blueprint, how it fits with the overall architecture or business operations, risks, etc.
Staffing and Resource Mgmt: Ensure that internal and external project resources with appropriate skill sets are provided
Mentor and provide guidance to project resources
Escalate issues to management which cannot be resolved at the program/project level
Ensure resolution of cross segment/team project issues, risks, and/or conflicts
Manage critical path, dependencies, contingency and overall budget performance (e.g. Estimate At Completion (EAC) vs. budget)
Proactively eliminate critical path road blocks to help ensure successful delivery of the solution
Take steps to proactively mitigate project risk as defined/required in project plan.
Ensure stakeholders clearly understand what risks will or will not be mitigated
Ensure project members effectively manage dependencies, budgets, and schedule
Ensure the project stakeholders' expectations are understood and managed
Report and manage overall project/release status back to the project sponsor and stakeholders
Take responsibility for end-to-end solution delivery, ensuring timely delivery of high quality project deliverables through effective team communications and focus on quality
Validate that proper deliverable and phase stage containment is occurring where required, e.g., signoffs are scheduled and completed, dependent deliverables are completed, phase plans are completed and agreed to by project leads before the phase starts
Manage all change requests, validate all budget/schedule impacts, obtain the stakeholders' commitment, and communicate approved changes to all teams
Ensure peer and/or quality reviews are completed for each project and address findings with project team
Review and be responsible for the overall development and integration of requirements
Define the project iteration strategy. Manage and evaluate iterations
Ensure that all requirements, project plans, and changes to commitment are communicated to all affected team members
Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations
Manage relationships with all suppliers and subcontractors. Monitor their progress and adherence to the contract
Ensure that the project team follows all quality assurance processes, including periodic reviews and transitions
Participate in quality management reviews
Ensure that the project's assigned portion of the business case planned value is delivered.
Continually improve program/project productivity
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum of 5 years of experience in leading teams with On/Off split of 20/80 or similar (offshore heavy team)
Minimum of 5 years of experience Project/Program Management
Minimum of 4 years of experience in the IT management Consulting industry or Insurance industry
Bachelor's Degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Information Systems Technology, Engineering, or Business Administration
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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