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University of Washington Information Technology has an outstanding opportunity for PMO Manager.
This position manages the Project Portfolio Management Office (PMO) of University of Washington Information Technology (UW-IT), to drive successful preparation and execution of critical projects within UW-IT. The PMO Manager supervises a team of professional project managers (PMs), and ensures that an effective project portfolio management (PPM) framework is managed, and in use throughout UW-IT. This PPM framework supports the strategic alignment of the project portfolio, tracks the status of on-going, past and potential projects, and is a critical tool to optimize the use of limited resources.
The PMO Manager oversees the intake process for project requests, working with project sponsors, service owners, and project managers to ensure that business cases and charters are appropriately documented and meet project standards and practices within UW-IT. The PMO manager is responsible for developing and maintaining those project standards and practices with UW-IT. The PMO Manager co-facilitates the meetings of UW-IT's Portfolio Review Board (PRB), and reviews project artifacts before they are presented to the Board, ensuring the proper degree of rigor and consistency. This position is also responsible for the production of accessible, comprehensive, timely and accurate reporting on the collective status of the UW-IT project portfolio. This position is responsible for assigning PMO project managers (PMs) to run projects approved by the PRB.
This position serves as administrative manager of a staff of full-time professional IT project managers, working with individual team members to ensure they have identified career objectives, and a path to attain them. This position reports to the AVP for Research Computing and Strategy in UW-IT.
This position also provides expert consultation and project management support to all UW-IT units, including mentoring and training of PMs embedded in distributed business groups throughout UW-IT. The PMO Manager will facilitate a PM community of practice across UW-IT. This position also functions as a liaison with campus units outside of UW-IT, with regard to project management practices.
This position will also be responsible for supporting the broad University's IT project compliance and governance policies and processes, as mandated by the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The PMO Manager will work with UW units outside of UW-IT to assist in their ability to meet those compliance and governance requirements where gaps may exist, and will also collaborate with those units to help foster common PPM practices across the university.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business or related field.
A minimum of five to six years' experience performing progressively more complex and responsible project management tasks in a complex computing environment.
Experience managing a Portfolio, Program, or Project Management Office.
Experience in a supervisory or management position.
Demonstrated experience managing projects using agile and waterfall approaches.
Experience managing a wide variety of IT projects: application development, COTS acquisition and deployment, business process redesign, networking and telecom, infrastructure, etc.
Excellent supervisory, interpersonal skills and organization skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak and write about technical issues for both technical and non-technical audiences.
Tenacious sense of problem ownership and a dedication to the PMO's clients.
Experience managing an IT project portfolio in a matrixed shared services environment.
Demonstrated ability to set and meet goals, asses' resource needs, develop schedules, monitor and communicate status, and develop processes and procedures.
Ability to manage a diverse range of activities in a very visible and pressured environment, exercising independent judgment in resolving problems.
Tolerance for ambiguity.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in a major research university setting
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Certified Scrum master certification
ITIL Foundation certification
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
May work in open office environment.
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