The Project Manager and Business Analyst manages multiple concurrent projects for the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS). Provides business analysis and project management services to CCAPS units by helping them understand and document processes, requirements, and improvement opportunities.
Major Job Functions
Project Management - 60% - In collaboration with project sponsors, lead specific project management planning and monitoring efforts, including: selection of project management methodology, defining the processes that will be used to manage the project, and managing the relationships with stakeholders.
- Manage projects through all phases from initiation, planning, development, and design, to implementation and evaluation.
- Define participants, timelines, and project plans; schedule project-related meetings and facilitate; provide timely status reporting to project participants.
- Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track activities.
- Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to ensure project success.
- Serve as a college resource on project management.
Business Analysis - 30% - In collaboration with the IT Director, lead specific business analysis planning and monitoring efforts, including: identification of stakeholders, selection of business analysis techniques, defining the process that will be used to manage requirements, and how to assess the progress of work.
- Elicit stakeholder requirements to ensure actual underlying needs are understood.
- Analyze stakeholder needs to define solutions, assess the current state of the business to identify and recommend improvements, and verify and validate resulting requirements.
- Identify business needs, refine and clarify the definition of the needs, and define solution scopes that can be feasibly implemented.
- Work with clients to map current and future business processes and align technology solutions with business strategies.
- Analyze proposed solutions to determine which solution best fits the business need, identify gaps and shortcomings in solutions, and determine necessary workarounds or changes to the solution.
- Manage conflicts, issues, and changes to ensure project success.
Collaboration & Professional Development - 10% - Participate in related University Communities of Practice and/or professional groups to ensure CCAPS’s needs and interests are represented.
- Contribute to, understand, and carry out the IT@UMN vision and strategy.
- Build and maintain relationships within the University and CCAPS.
Required Qualifications: - Requires a bachelor's degree in business administration, communications, or a related field, and two years of work experience in the areas of project management and business/systems process analysis. - Experience with project management techniques. - Experience with applying process improvement concepts and business analysis techniques. - Experience communicating with diverse groups of people and translating technical issues and trends to non-technical audiences. - Experience with project management tools (e.g. MS Project). - Experience managing customer expectations and communicating with large groups.
Preferred Qualifications: - Project Management Professional (PMP)certification. - Experience working in a higher education setting. - Working knowledge of requirements definition techniques. - Excellent written and oral communication skills. - Excellent organizational and time management skills. - Strong conceptual, analytical, and problem solving skills. - Experience with Google’s suite of products (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Analytics, Google+).
Internal Number: 333506
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