Project Manager

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment

Our client is looking for a passionate Project Manager who can join their team and become part of a Dynamic and Growing Online gaming industry to be part of a technical team to providehigh quality technical product support. The successful candidate will be responsible for the end-to-end delivery of small tomedium sized, low to medium complexity projects.


Initiation and Planning:
  • Accountable for end-to-end project planning and a Project Management Plan - including plans for Scope, Communication, Risk & Issues, Cost and Stakeholder Management.
  • Responsible for the Charter and defining and agreeing the high-level scope, milestones and initial risks early in the project.
  • Responsible for defining the Project Benefits, Measurements and Critical Success Factors in the Charter.
  • Responsible for defining roles and responsibilities for the project team and stakeholders (RACI) in the Charter.
  • Responsible for setting up the Project Governance and Systems to effectively manage the project.
  • Accountable for creating, implementing and maintaining the Project Schedule and obtaining approval from relevant stakeholders.
Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling:
  • Accountable for proactively tracking the end-to-end project schedule and driving corrective action where required.
  • Accountable for stakeholder management regarding the project.
  • Responsible for proactively managing risks, issues and dependencies on the project.
  • Responsible for proactively managing change - including Time, Cost and Scope changes.
  • Responsible for executing on the Project Communication Plan and ensuring the relevant stakeholders are kept informed.
  • Responsible for tracking project decisions made on the project.
  • Responsible for monitoring costs on the project, as required by the Business Unit.
  • Responsible for supporting Product Owner in quality product delivery.
  • Accountable for project status reporting as defined in a Communication Plan or as required by the Business Unit.
Operationalise (Pre-Go Live, Go Live and Post Go Live):
  • Responsible for execution and communication of Deployment Plan (Pre-Go live, Go Live and Post Go live tasks). Responsible for arranging training for production teams to allow them to support the product / project after go-live.
  • Responsible for arranging training for operators to allow them to use the product after go-live.
  • Responsible for engaging and communicating with external stakeholders.
  • Responsible for ensuring resourcing availability for go live monitoring and troubleshooting.
Project Closure:
  • Accountable for measuring the delivery of project objectives and benefits, including Critical Success Factors as defined in the Charter.
  • Responsible for facilitating Lessons Learned sessions and collating all the feedback.
  • Responsible for prioritising improvements from Lessons Learned and ensuring action owners are assigned and informed.
  • Responsible for driving improvements by following up with action owners from the Lessons Learned.
  • Accountable for following the appropriate process for closing the project.
  • Accountable for communicating project closure to all stakeholders.
Benefits Realisation:
  • Responsible for assisting Business Units in getting any required benefits monitoring and reporting in place.
  • Responsible for actively tracking and measuring Project Benefits, including Critical Success Factors.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent.
  • Should have experience in the following
  • MS Office.
  • MS Project.
  • Experience in the end-to-end delivery of small to medium sized, low to medium complexity projects.
  • Three years' Project Management experience or two years' project management experience and one year's relevant.
  • Experience in a software or IT environment.
  • Basic understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) or IT Delivery Cycle.

Posted on 15 May 15:12

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