Project Managers are members of the project management team and are led by the Executive Producer. They collect inputs and utilizing tools and techniques, produce outputs. This is performed throughout the planning, executing, control & monitoring, and closing phases of multiple overlapping projects. This highly visible role requires establishing direct contract with stakeholders in collecting process inputs and directing activity in accordance with process outputs.
What you will do:
- Develop Project Plan: add to, modify, and develop new content for a comprehensive project management plan for each project. Content in the project plan defines how work will be done, what will be done, when, and at what cost. It is a project's living document that is modified throughout a project's lifecycle.
- Develop Project Baselines: A project baseline documents a project and is used to compare actual work to planned work. In this way, the project can remain within scope, on schedule, and within its budget. The team will develop three for each project as follows:
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): serves as the project scope baseline. It documents what needs to be accomplished.
- Schedule: documents when activities are to begin and end.
- Cost: documents what will be purchased and when and provides insight as to how much funding will be needed at any given time.
- Execute: once the project plan and baselines are approved, the work outlined in these documents is accomplished. Necessary changes are documented up until completion of the project.
- Close: lessons learned are documented so that they may be applied to future projects.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
- Participants receive compensation in the form of CAPM and PMP certification training valued at $2,000.00 and includes:
- 35 hours (minimum) of formal project management education
- 500+ pages of training materials
- Digital copy of the Program Management Book Of Knowledge (PMBOK)
- Access to practice exams containing 1,000+ practice questions
The cost of this training is $1,895.00 - HOWEVER - Program Participants enroll at no charge. Details may be found here: cert.performanceopportunity.org
- Weekly video team meetings approximately one hour where status is reported and tasks are assigned.
- Approximately five hours of work per week with some weeks requiring more effort while others requiring less. Activity is highest during planning periods and is reduced during execution.
- Starts in July and ends in May with June reserved for project management certification training.
Similar to an academic environment where the group meets weekly and shares their work from the previous week. The Project Manager and Sponsor ask questions and provide insight and relate work to the project management process. The purpose of this is to prepare team members for the certification training so that the work that is done throughout the year can be associated with project management concepts.
- Develop and update the comprehensive multi-part project management plan.
- Develop and update project documents throughout project lifecycles.
- Execute project plans by performing tasks and directing activity.
- Monitor and control project progress and report work performance.
- Actively participate in all projects and phases.
- Complete tasks to meet project scheduling requirements.
- Contribute to lessons learned.
- All activity is applicable to project management experience and is suitable for resumes.
- Experience may be applied to meet certification requirements.
- Work activity may be applied to academic credit.
- Ability to engage with stakeholders and others in managing projects.
- Ability to initiate contact with internal and external parties related to project work.
- Ability to conduct research and report findings in addressing project challenges.
- Use of proprietary tools (Google mail, Google drive, etc.)
- Excellent communication skills.
- Excellent leadership skills.
- Familiarization with industry standards in project management as defined in the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK).
- Support virtual meetings via Google Meeting and phone.
- Access to Microsoft Office software products.
- Attendance at 1 hour weekly status meetings.
- Approximately 5 hours weekly producing work supporting the planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing of projects.
Skills & Abilities:
- Narrative skills for producing project plans and documents.
- Proactive approach comfortable in initiating contact with others in researching and directing activity.
- Capability to follow-through with tasks and ensure quality work is completed on time.