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Watson Health - Sr Project Manager in Lexington, KY at IBM

Date Posted: 2/3/2019

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Job Description

The primary role and responsibility of a Senior Project Manager is to work with the customers, Account Leader, the functional/matrix managers and staff to ensure that projects are delivered on schedule and within budget, consistent with defined IBM Watson Health Program Management guidelines/processes and client expectations. Also, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for supporting the Client Leader/Managers to maintain the client relationship and mentor new project managers, as needed. This position reports to the Leader Program Management or as otherwise stated.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Create and maintain detailed work plan and drives work execution from the detailed work plan
  • Obtain required resources by working with matrix managers
  • Communicate and review work assignments with team
  • Manage project scope - review changes with the Client Director/Manager then resolve and document those changes with the customer
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure proper strategy, plan, alignment, integration and visibility.
  • Drive consensus and decision-making with Client Services, Program Management, Technical team and executive management.
  • Maintain visibility on day-to-day activities with project teams and ensuring sufficient face-time with key executive stakeholders.
  • Manage and proactively escalate project issues and risks
  • Track and Manage budget/actual project financials
  • Manage all IBM Watson Health project deliverables
  • Work with client project manager to ensure understanding of all project activities, schedules and deliverables
  • Provide status reporting to internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Manage client responsibilities and expectations
  • Provide proper project communications to the client, IBM Watson Health management, and stakeholders
  • Independently audit/validate that project deliverables, project action items, issues and risk management meet IBM Watson Health and Client expectations.
  • Manage project billing numbers and tasks
  • Assist other Program/Project Managers as appropriate, ensuring optimum use of available resources
  • Assist Client Leader, where appropriate, with maintaining the client relationship.
  • Participate in Project Management process improvement initiatives when appropriate.
  • Meet departmental guidelines for training and continuous professional development.
  • Participate in proposal development and pricing estimates when needed.
  • On an as needed basis, support the efforts of other groups such as Quality Assurance, Software Development, Training/Consulting, Marketing and Product Development, consistent with delivering quality products and services to our clients and the market.
  • Mentor new and less experienced Project Managers.
  • Act as a resource for questions related to project management processes and procedures.
  • Support the Program Management group for project/program reporting to senior leadership.
  • Adhere to IBM Watson Program Management and CMMI guidelines, as defined for each project.


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