MIT Lincoln Laboratory Senior Manager - IT Project Management in Lexington, Massachusetts
Reporting to the CIO, the ISD PMO Senior Manager is responsible for providing the strategic leadership to the PMO staff consistent with best practices models. Key responsibilities include: management of the ISD’s portfolio of large, high-profile, multi-year, cross functional, complex IT and Digital Enterprise Transformation (DET) projects in alignment with the Department and the Laboratory’s mission and goals; management of project managers within the PMO; directing the development and enhancement of project management methodologies, standards, templates and tools; oversight for executing projects and ongoing portfolio prioritization processes; and ongoing reporting of ISD and DET project activities. This is a highly visible position that has significant impact on ISD and DET deliverables and overall mission of the department and the Laboratory.
Leadership of ISD’s Project Management Office (PMO)
Ensuring the PMO’s strategy, goals and objectives are aligned with the strategy and goals of the Department and the Laboratory
Management of the PMO staff (includes fulltime employees and contingent workers): managing performance appraisals and addressing any issues, supporting professional development for the PMs, hiring, onboarding, demand and capacity management and salary decisions for the PMO staff
Participate in key ISD, DET leadership as well as Project steering teams
Participate as a senior leader in the development and implementation of the ISD’s strategic plan
Provide project stewardship for the ISD and DET portfolio of projects
Work closely with the PMs, key stakeholders and Dept. leadership to ensure timely and effective project execution leveraging consistent methodology, quality product delivery, budget and spend plan tracking, mitigation of critical issues and risks. Projects may include significant business process and/or technology changes
Coordinate and support development of the DET and ISD Portfolio and project prioritization with the Department Office and DET leadership team
Partner with Laboratory operational departments and research divisions resources for executing cross functional projects, including executives and stakeholders from all levels
Collaborate with other strategy offices and PMOs across the laboratory as well as peer organizations to leverage mutual experiences, lessons learned, technology expertise, roadmaps
Oversee the continuous improvement of IT project management methodologies
This includes enhancing schedule and resource estimations, enhancing Cost Benefit Analysis, adoption of consistent tools and processes, on schedule delivery and ability to deliver in agile fashion to meet the needs of the laboratory community in timely fashion
Lead and manage the process of generating and reviewing monthly project scorecards with ISD leadership and PMO teams. Lead project review and evaluation process to approve projects for execution
Encourages and facilitates cooperation and results
Fosters an environment of collaboration
A 'Can Do' attitude and a sense of ownership
A drive and passion to make the ISD PMO a 'great place to work'
Inspires, motivates and guides team members
Fosters commitment, team spirit, pride and trust
Build collaborative engagements with stakeholders across the enterprise at every level
Excellent leader and coach with a proven track record of successful high level of influence across the organization
Significant line management experience to lead, manage and continually develop and to ensure they have the appropriate skills, attitudes and motivation to deliver
Solicits advice, support, championship, sponsorship and commitment for the success of APMO initiatives
Procures and maintains support from key stakeholders in the enterprise to evolve and advance the PMO
Builds both formal and informal professional networks, and extends these networks within, across and external to organizational boundaries
Communicates ideas or positions in a persuasive manner that builds support, agreement or commitment
Takes actions that directly or indirectly influence others to create buy-in, gain trust and motivate actions in others, or win concessions without damaging relationships
Ability to facilitate win-win solutions when conflicts emerge
Sets and accomplishes challenging goals
Defines standards in terms of doing what is appropriate and doing it well
Competes resourcefully and takes calculated risks to achieve results
Demonstrates personal commitment to change through actions and words
Proven track record and willingness to lead change leveraging relationships, ability to influence key stakeholders through persuasive negotiations and building effective relationships
Acts as the organizational change agent for improving PPM maturity and practices, in support of business/agency goals and strategy
Mobilizes others within the PMO to support and enable change efforts within individual initiatives and inside business/operations units
Resilient to change, adapting to and supporting new situations with confidence
Proficient in various project management methodologies (Agile and Waterfall) and their appropriate application
Knowledge and experience with project management governance processes and functions.
Successful experience and outcomes leading a PMO
Documented experience and evidence of improving IT project management processes.
Experience presenting to and influencing across an organization
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated experience working with business/functional organizations
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to present to all levels of the organization including stakeholders across Departments and Divisions and senior Department and Laboratory management
Experience supervising in a matrix organization
Self-motivation, ability to work independently as well as effectively collaborating with diverse teams.
Knowledge and use of project portfolio/management software tools
Strong organizational skills
Education and Certifications
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, project management, or related field
A minimum of twelve year’s relevant work experience as program/project manager building, deploying, and supporting enterprise information technology efforts within a high functioning project management office with at least five years in a PMO leadership role or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Master’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, project management, or related field
Additional project management certifications such as PMI’s Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification, Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) Certification, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification , Scrum Master Certificate, PRINCE2 or SAFe
Experience in process improvement and business re-engineering methods and Six Sigma certification
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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.
To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.
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