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Cloud Technical Project Manager - Azure

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    City of London, London

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £75000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kate Balfe

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Cloud Technical Project manager will support the client's cloud and will be tasked with leading cloud migrations (Azure), operating model improvements and decommissioning of legacy infrastructure

Project management of multiple projects either within a programme or as independent projects

  • Where managing projects/workstreams within a Programme, provide support to Programme Manager and deputise in their absence.
  • Driving and managing the process of project initiation including working with cross disciplinary teams to shape goals, solutions, estimates, schedules and costs. Work with these teams to develop business cases including the detailed mapping-out of desired benefits, business benefit owners and expected realisation triggers/timeframes
  • Adherence to the defined Project Methodology, Stage Gates, RACI and mandatory artefacts
  • Supporting project sponsors (business or technology) in the process of presenting and gaining approval for business cases
  • Supporting business and technology teams in the process of presenting and gaining approval for PIDs and other key project deliverables and key project decisions such as go-live 'go / no go' decisions
  • Creating and maintaining appropriately detailed project plans with full resource allocation and the tracking of actual progress against these plans, in MS Project
  • Creating and maintaining detailed project budgets and the tracking of actual spend against these budgets - along with realistic financial forecasts
  • Proactively managing project Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies (RAID) including the maintenance of fit-for-purpose project RAID register
  • On-going communication of project objectives, plans, status, risks and issues to both business and technology stakeholders ensuring adequate visibility and buy-in is maintained at all times - following agreed governance reporting and meeting processes
  • Drive overall project execution, quickly identifying any project deviations and taking rapid, effective corrective action to bring the project back on track
  • Effectively managing changes to the key project parameters (scope, plans, costs, benefits) so that the right decisions are made for/by the business - and expectations managed - with clear communication as to the outcome to all affected parties
  • Maintaining the project business case and ensuring the forecast project benefits reflect the solution scope as the project progresses
  • Leading people to perform by assembling, directing, enthusing and motivating cross disciplinary project teams to sustain intensity, optimism and clarity of purpose
  • Procuring resources required by the project, ensuring that appropriate authority is received and that compliance is maintained with all of the client applicable financial and supplier management processes and policies
  • Working collaboratively and energetically with the project team and with all other stakeholders to ensure informed, rapid, effective decision making and issue escalation and resolution
  • Participating in broader the client wide programme management processes, maintaining constant communication with other project managers to proactively manage cross-workstream dependencies, priorities, issues and risks
  • Coach business reps and Business Analysts to ensure they follow a KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach to requirements i.e. Balancing excessive requirements and solution complexity with the cost of resulting business processes and IT delivery and support costs
  • Ensure that key The client experts in Finance, Compliance, Risk, Customer Services, Operations, IT, Sales & Marketing, and Human Resources are fully engaged and involved throughout the project as required - fulfilling their agreed accountabilities
  • Ensuring effective business project activities are planned, owned and actioned in the creation of business project deliverables e.g. business case and realisation plan creation, business requirements gathering, process design, business implementation planning, business testing, training
  • Ensuring effective business change (soft skills) such as communication and influencing via change champions to engender business associate buy-in and readiness thus enabling successful take-on of business changes and technology tools when implemented.
  • Driving Post Implementation and Post Project Reviews to ensure lessons learned are identified, documented. Ensuring lessons are followed through post project.
  • Ensuring post project benefit realisation status is understood and effectively handed over to business owners for continued delivery and reporting to agreed stakeholders
  • Effectively manage IT partners/suppliers ensuring win:win outcomes achieved
  • Proactively drive improvements in Portfolio Management and Business & IT Change Lifecycle Management processes and associated governance processes
  • Proactively identify, raise ideas and opportunities for new, value-adding projects for inclusion on the project portfolio.
  • Must have full Visa or UK Passport status and pass stringent security checks


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