Randstad Senior Project Manager 250 in Oak Brook, Illinois

Senior Project Manager 250

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job details:

  • location:Oak Brook, IL

  • date posted:Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:581558

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description

SharePoint upgrade project manager. Need a strong PM who knows what to do (minimal hand-holding) and knows when to escalate. Strengths include removing roadblocks, identifying priorities, and moving the deliverables forward. Negotiation skills are important (particularly when it comes to priorities and workload).

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Client currently has three aging SharePoint platforms with one

environment that will no longer be supported by Microsoft in 2017. SharePoint

2010 mainstream support has also ended. Multiple end user storage

solutions are in place with potential for optimization and improve security

footprint. The lack of governance on content classification, taxonomy, retention, and

access provision is resulting in search and compliancy issues.

PROJECT SCOPE:

  • Understand the existing SharePoint environment and realign with

stakeholder what are the current business requirements.

  • Strategically design, recommend, and pilot the future state of SharePoint

  • Determine the migration plan and resource implications

  • Identify the ideal migration tools for client SharePoint environment

  • Identify known risks and issues related to the migration of client

SharePoint environment base on recommended future state

  • Develop search architecture to improve the search functional and usability

requirements

  • Implement a pilot instance of SharePoint in new environment to confirm

technical feasibility and timeframe

  • Mitigate the supportability and compatibility on our legacy platform, including

retirement of Win2003 servers

  • Define the content management and retention policies

  • Consolidate end user storage solutions (U drives) and implement Digital Right

Management policies for OneDrive

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF SR. PROJECT MANAGER:

Responsible for the management of one or more medium to large-sized, highly complex projects. Manages the entire project lifecycle from project definition through implementation. Accountable for meeting agreed upon scope, cost, schedule and quality measures. Develops project plan and drives project milestones. Establishes effective communication plan with project team and key stakeholders. Provides day-to-day direction to project resources. Ensures effective change management occurs throughout the course of the project. Responsible for preparation of documentation, status reports and budgets. Role requires excellent oral and written communications, interpersonal, negotiation, project planning, judgment, leadership, decision-making, analysis and problem-solving skills.

SYSTEM AND TOOL KNOWLEDGE:

MS Project

  • Visio

  • Excel

  • Word

  • Planview

  • SharePoint (file repository)

PROJECT-SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE (Must Have)

  • 10+ Years in project management or involvement on projects

  • 5 - 10 years project management relating to infrastructure, System integrations and data exchange, strategy, or application support

  • Proficient at relying on extensive experience to plan and accomplish tasks

  • Proficient at leading multiple concurrent projects (2-3 at a time) with differing stakeholders

  • Leadership/Contributions: Leads and directs the work of others assigned to project tasks.

  • Experience leading teams to ensure team members are accountable for completing assigned project tasks

EXPERIENCE (Nice to Have)

  • PMP or advanced degree preferred

  • Experience with SharePoint upgrades or migrations

As with any project standard PMO best practices apply:

  • Project reporting

  • Gate approvals

  • Financial management & tracking

  • Cultural fit and willingness to learn & adopt