2021_38 IM Programme Manager Job at Data Centrix – in Johannesburg, Gauteng

Job Description

Facilitate and coordinate the efforts of leadership toward the establishment of the project portfolio definition, its structure and processes, from demand management and strategic alignment of projects and programs to portfolio categories and criteria, through evaluation, selection and prioritization; to execution, tracking and measuring the achieved results.

Engage with and conduct monthly (or at other intervals as specified) reviews with senior business, IT, executives, stakeholder committees, the IT steering committee and other relevant bodies to validate and assess the project portfolio, execute change, and reprioritize to meet business needs as required.

Ensure the oversight and coordination of dependencies across the projects and programs in the portfolio and resolve or escalate conflicts.

Manage the capital planning process for respective business units.

Lead reviews of any significant initiatives, projects or programs that are challenged and provide recommendations as to whether it should continue, be significantly changed, placed on hold or discontinued.

Own the relationship with the Project Management Office meeting regularly with the PMO team and assisting with governance of departments overall project portfolio

Direct the development and maintenance of communications and reporting around the IT project portfolios, their contents and the individual performance of initiatives to stakeholders, the IT steering committee, and senior executives.

On behalf of the portfolio review team and steering committees, ensure the adherence to the appropriate governance functions relating to the portfolio and in accordance with enterprise guidelines, policies and practices.

Perform regular health checks of project controls checklists.

Direct the creation and maintenance of the required project portfolio documentation and artefacts.

Work with project teams to manage/oversee the full range of the project life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, close) for projects covering a portfolio of projects

Identify staffing needs. As mandated and resourced by leadership, ensure and balance the availability of the required skills and competencies across project and program teams within the project portfolio.

Executive Steering Committee-level presentations

Portfolio Management milestone plans and resource allocation

Accept responsibility for deliverables and timeline commitments.

Directly supervise the team members.

Perform or contribute to performance reviews for project/program managers.

Mentor junior-level staff.

Contribute to the ongoing improvement of organizational project management processes.

Qualifications and Experience:
Matric – Grade 12

Minimum of 10 years IT/IM/IS Project Management experience with a successful project management track record in full life cycle information technology implementation projects, with a proven record of execution to time and budget.

Minimum of 5 years experience in portfolio, program management experience

Knowledge and understanding of standard project management tools (for example, Microsoft Project, Clarizen).

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

About Company

Company: Data Centrix –

Company Location:  Johannesburg, Gauteng

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