IT Project Manager

  • Megan Forg Consulting
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Jan 11, 2017
Permanent Information Technology

Job Description

Location: Cape Town, CBD


Purpose of Role:

Manage delivery of projects to meet the defined benefits and ensure that the project produces the required deliverables, to the agreed standard of quality and within the specified constraints of cost, risk and time.



Diploma / degree level with a professional project management qualification 

Accreditation to PMI, Prince2 or PMP

5+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams

Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel

A proven track record of successfully implementing projects using Agile methodologies

Experience within a Financial Services/Banking Company

Experience within a Customer service operation

Balanced business/technical background

Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value

High Level computer literacy- Excel, MS Project, Word, PowerPoint, Visio

Performance driven, and able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Strong analytical skills and ability to identify patterns and trends in data



Be the Project Management lead for a number of projects

Handle day-to-day project management within a Global Multinational Customer Services Operation

Work across a range of projects (e.g. major features, new products, remediation, product retirement) to develop, agree, manage and monitor specific project plans to ensure delivery against the overall product roadmap

Engage with internal and external stakeholders to understand the needs of the business and communicate project requirements to minimize exposure to risks

Ensure follow up documentation is complete and actions/status updates are complete so that the overall implementation remains on track

Identify and champion project management best practice, encouraging innovation and sharing knowledge, to maximize efficiency and effective delivery of projects

Apply practices, procedures and standards to ensure activities and decisions are compliant with the client’s risk appetite, legal and regulatory requirements.

Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects

Facilitate regular project meetings with business stakeholders and product team to ensure all parties are kept informed, work is coordinated, and risks/issues are flagged and escalated in a timely manner

Coordinating and managing a set of projects/and or activities that have some common factor or dependency between them as a unit so that they deliver the required outcomes.

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