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Project Manager for Digital Transformation Technical Migrations


Location: Boston , Massachusetts
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Project Manager for Digital Transformation Technical Migration
Harvard Medical School


**The first project for this PM will be migrating our EMS meeting and room scheduling on-prem solution to the cloud, including data integrations with several other platforms. Experience with EMS, technical migrations, and data integrations desired; general IT infrastructure PM experience also helpful. Potentially other digital transformation projects to follow; potential to convert to a perm position.**

Job Summary
Manage IT project completion in a unit or department, requiring high levels of cross-functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed. Perform project management oversight of a mix of small/large projects/workstreams.

Job-Specific Responsibilities
This position will support and deliver the project management discipline for HMS IT’s digital transformation technical migrations and infrastructure needs. The Project Manager will guide and plan for project success from project inception through project completion. The Project Manager will be assigned to one or more highly complex technology projects or programs that span multiple functional areas and technology units within HMS and the IT Department. The Project Manager will leverage foundational knowledge of or experience working with teams conducting technical migrations, prem to cloud conversions, and data integrations to successfully manage projects using agile, hybrid, and waterfall methodologies.

The Project Manager will lead the stakeholder communications program; coordinating directly with the functional process and data owners to understand and incorporate multiple functions and user perspectives into the project and plan for successful user acceptance testing and rollout to meet end user needs and school objectives.

The Project Manager will seek out and coordinate with other IT leaders, project managers, technical product owners, business analysts, and SMEs to ensure projects are planned for a successful transition to production support, and to improve the maturity of the IT Project Management processes and toolsets for enhanced collaboration across IT and HMS.

The Project Manager’s primary assignment is to support the digital transformation technical migration project management needs of the IT Information Systems and Infrastructure groups. The Project Manager will support projects from initiation and scoping through requirements gathering, planning, implementation, and transition to operations, focusing on process, documentation, and communication.


below if from the full time job description: 

Manage IT project completion in a unit or department, requiring high levels of crossfunctional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed. Perform project management oversight of a mix of small/large projects/workstreams. Job Code I0057M IT Project Management III Job-Specific Responsibilities This position will support and deliver the project management discipline for HMS IT’s digital transformation technical migrations and infrastructure needs. The Project Manager will guide and plan for project success from project inception through project completion. The Project Manager will be assigned to one or more highly complex technology projects or programs that span multiple functional areas and technology units within HMS and the IT Department. The Project Manager will leverage foundational knowledge of or experience working with teams conducting technical migrations, prem to cloud conversions, and data integrations to successfully manage projects using agile, hybrid, and waterfall methodologies. The Project Manager will lead the stakeholder communications program; coordinating directly with the functional process and data owners to understand and incorporate multiple functions and user perspectives into the project and plan for successful user acceptance testing and rollout to meet end user needs and school objectives. The Project Manager will seek out and coordinate with other IT leaders, project managers, technical product owners, business analysts, and SMEs to ensure projects are planned for a successful transition to production support, and to improve the maturity of the IT Project Management processes and toolsets for enhanced collaboration across IT and HMS. The Project Manager’s primary assignment is to support the digital transformation technical migration project management needs of the IT Information Systems and Infrastructure groups. The Project Manager will support projects from initiation and scoping through requirements gathering, planning, implementation, and transition to operations, focusing on process, documentation, and communication. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Manage projects from project inceptions to successful completion, leading the orderly progression of projects from the proposal stage through project completion by interacting with administrators, IT staff, faculty, hospital staff, and the Societies. • Coordinate with stakeholders and technologists to define agreed-upon project scope, outcomes, requirements, schedule, and resources; develop actionable project plans and project artifacts; identify, manage and escalate, as appropriate, project risks, issues, and roadblocks to timely delivery. • Lead Change, acting as change agent use skills and expertise to inspire a shared purpose of intent, drive project awareness, communications, and training while ensuring an effective transition into operations. • Manage resources, scope, prioritization, work-plans and the investigation of future enhancements. • Develop and implement project communications framework to ensure wellinformed stakeholders, end-users and technical staff. • Facilitate and drive work sessions; leveraging flexible toolkit of techniques, with the ability to adapt an approach to the needs of the project. • Coordinate with key stakeholders within HMS at a variety of governance levels. • Liaising with stakeholders and vendors to lead the discovery of both technical and non-technical solutions to meet requirements. • Overseeing development and testing of evaluations, product enhancements • Other duties as assigned. Typical Core Duties • Expected to lead projects / workstreams as a project manager • Look across portfolio of projects and identify issues and dependencies • Create and maintain training materials; act as a resource to school/unit staff • Apply Harvard University’s IT technical standards and best practices • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT Code of Conduct Basic Qualifications • Minimum of two years’ post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience • Demonstrated cross-functional project leadership experience • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor • Understanding of SDLC models and experience with technical project management discipline and practices • Attitude that supports an Agile working environment Additional Qualifications • Master’s degree in technology leadership, business administration, related field or equivalent experience. • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, ServiceNow, Jira • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and cultivate strong relationships and work effectively with diverse groups, including education and noneducation personnel, internal and external to Harvard Medical School • Demonstrated “can do” work ethic coupled with effective time management and ability to overcome ambiguously or under-defined problems, simplify and clarify objectives, and lead the team to successful outcomes • High level of energy, determination, and perseverance, to act as an agent of change in a demanding organization

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