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DBS Group - Western Cape - Gauteng - DBS Human Capital is a progressive, service focused, boutique consultancy that specialises in recruitment within the fields of Legal, Finance, IT, and Engineering thereby assuring expert attention, knowledge and advice within these niche areas.Corporate firm in Cape is in the market for a Project Manager (12 month Fixed Term Contract) Project Management: Accountable for the smooth progression of significant IT development projects through the various phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC), including requirements gathering, business and systems analysis, development, testing, and delivery Understand the project requirements and milestones, and the motivations for them, to be able to easily discern where milestones could be flexible if necessary Chair meetings, in which SDLC members provide feedback on allocated tasks Ensure any roadblocks to project progression are swiftly resolved, coordinating resolution actions between relevant parties Identify and recommend ways in which the project management process could be improved or streamlined, and implement should these be agreed upon by the IT manager or the team as a whole Planning and coordination Participate in regular project planning meetings at which the next batch of project work is introduced to the SDLC Ensure a consistent flow of work to the business analyst, developers and tester, while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to unexpected time-critical requirements Coordinate meetings between stakeholders where required (such as for requirements gathering, demos, etc.) Coordinate meetings between SDLC members where required (such as handover from analysis to development, development to testing, etc.) Coordinate project work with external suppliers where applicable Fully coordinate the launch of projects into the production environment through the change management process, including scheduling release times agreed upon by all relevant parties; considering impact on users, clients, products and services; obtaining any required authorization from management; and communicating relevant information with affected parties both pre- and post-release Documentation Consistently maintain project information and task lists, project milestones and deadlines, and other relevant data in the project management system Concisely record work performed against tasks in the project management system on a daily basis Ensure the business analyst, developers and tester are recording work they have performed against tasks in the project management system Ensure project documentation produced by SDLC members (whether analysis, user guides or other documentation) is correctly formatted and ensure it is first reviewed by the project sponsor Produce regular summary of project tasks completed, for the project planning meeting Produce regular summary of projects completed and in-progress, for the IT Manager to include in the IT department report Ensure SDLC process documentation and other project management policy/process documentation is regularly reviewed and updated as required.Create new/additional documentation where a need is identified Relevant Degree or similar qualification PM certified At least four years’ project management experience or equivalent Strong understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC) Previous experience working at professional services firm advantageous Experience simultaneously coordinating multiple tasks from different sources while managing expectations Experience of implementing financial information systems Experience with Agile methodologies advantageous xxxx Relevant Degree or similar qualification PM certified At least four years’ project management experience or equivalent Strong understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC) Previous experience working at professional services firm advantageous Experience simultaneously coordinating multiple tasks from different sources while managing expectations Experience of implementing financial information systems Experience with Agile methodologies advantageous

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