Telus IT Project Manager - Release Planning in BC, Canada
The National Release Management team within Business Transformation and Operations is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join the team as an IT Project Manager II. The successful candidate will manage Release Planning and/or Execution activities with 30-40 projects targeting Major and Minor Releases and will have the ability to interpret corporate strategies and translate them into practical Release plans. The ideal candidate will also be able to work with internal Technology teams, Business units and external vendors to successfully plan and implement projects.
Accomplish the following duties independently:
Ensure deliverables adhere to quality standards
Managing and tracking Release constraints while maintaining quality
Proactively manage and communicate all aspects of the Release planning and implementation over the entire Release life cycle
Manage release risks, issues and escalations as they arise
Work with Vendors and 3rd Party development teams for integrated solution delivery
Work effectively and tactfully with cross-functional teams
Contribute to continuous process improvement initiatives
Facilitate and negotiate with 30 project teams as they target a designated Release
Track and measure Release results
Conduct Release retrospectives and drive learning as a result of the findings
Required Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrates exemplary communication skills - excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present information at all levels of the organization
Demonstrates the ability to think one step ahead and is continuously creating mitigation plans to mitigate Release risk and impacts
Demonstrates “Thought Leadership” in driving day to day work and looking for opportunities to improve
Capable of technical aptitude - can interpret technical discussions and apply a business lens to bridge the discussions between teams
Should possess strong analytical skills
Capable of applying end to end focus in developing appropriate plans and tailors problem solving and decision making to meet varying situations
Ability to resolve conflicting priorities in the delivery of a program; resolve resource issues; and manage project scope to meet expectations
Adhere to TELUS Business standards, methodology and Governance
Capable of creating detailed plans to deliver projects into a Release
Strong negotiation skills to manage Business expectations and project deliverables
Capable of forming required teams to elicit various technical solutions to assess solution options to support the business needs
Strong presentation skills; ability to develop presentation materials suitable for audiences at various levels and in various settings
Coaches and directs project team members, effectively confronting and resolving conflicts
Capable of managing all stakeholder's objectives and expectations by ensuring to meet Release goals and objectives
Capable of quantifying risks and opportunities on projects and developing a cost/benefit analysis for risk mitigation and to take advantage of opportunities
Ability to work with various key stakeholders for projects and apply engagement methods for their participation, ability to gain consensus and resolution on Release direction and issues across various Business Units and with stakeholder teams
Capable of effectively facilitating project teams - large or small, fosters stability during change by ensuring open and ongoing communication
Required Professional Designation/Certification:
University and/or technical school degree or diploma or equivalent education and experience
PMP Certification will be strongly desired
Project Management/PMP courses will be considered an asset
Technology training/certifications will be considered an asset
Minimum 5 years for IT Project Management experience
5 years of work experience in a telecommunications or technology delivery setting, demonstrating IT project management and delivery capabilities
Business process knowledge and acumen
Applying project management methodologies and tools to plan and execute Releases of varying scale and complexity
Project Management methodologies, principles and practices
Software development methodologies and practices (SDLC & Agile)
Who is TELUS?
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Title: IT Project Manager - Release Planning
Requisition ID: PRO02427-16