Sr. IT Project Manager

Gravity IT Resources

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Job Title:  Sr. IT Project Manager 
Location: Kansas City (Hybrid Onsite)
Job Type: Direct Hire 

Position Overview
The Senior IT Project Manager and Coach will play a crucial role in leading IT projects and enhancing the project management practices within the IT department. This individual combines expertise in design thinking, agile methodologies, and traditional project management to ensure not only that the right projects are initiated but also that they are executed efficiently and effectively. In addition, this role emphasizes creating a culture of project ownership and accountability, empowering team members across the IT department to lead and contribute to projects proactively.
 
 
Key Responsibilities
 
Strategic Project Leadership and Execution
Utilize design thinking to identify innovative IT projects that align with strategic business goals, ensuring the right projects are initiated.
Lead the delivery of these projects using agile and traditional project management techniques, ensuring they are executed efficiently and effectively.
Foster a culture of project ownership, encouraging team members to take initiative and responsibility for project tasks and deliverables.
 
Coaching and Mentoring
Mentor and coach IT personnel, including system administrators and other technical staff, to manage smaller projects or contribute significantly to larger projects.
Develop and lead a comprehensive training program that includes project management methodologies, design thinking, and agile practices, tailored to empower IT staff at all levels.
Promote a culture of accountability and continuous improvement, where team members are motivated to take ownership of project success.
 
Collaboration and Team Empowerment
Create an environment that encourages collaboration, communication, and cross-functional teamwork, allowing team members to leverage their strengths in project roles.
Empower team members, regardless of their formal role, to lead project initiatives, fostering a sense of responsibility and engagement.
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field.
Professional certifications in Project Management (PMP, PRINCE2), Agile (PMI-ACP, Scrum Master), and Design Thinking are highly desirable.
Extensive experience in managing complex IT projects with a proven ability to integrate design thinking and agile methodologies.
Strong leadership and coaching skills, with experience in developing project management capabilities within an IT team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of fostering a collaborative and accountable team environment.
 
Characteristics
A leader who is passionate about empowering team members and fostering a culture of project ownership and accountability.
Innovative and strategic thinker with a user-centric approach to project management.
Proactive in mentoring and developing talent within the IT department, promoting a sense of engagement and responsibility in project work.
 
 

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