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Program Manager, Prodigo

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Description

Purpose:
Manage commercial software product development for multiple projects and strategic initiatives within Prodigo Solutions, Inc. from idea inception through initial release. The primary role of this position is to work with the management team, project managers, software engineers, design team, business analysts, quality assurance personnel, and third party partners to define and deliver software products for the Healthcare IT space. Consequently, the usual activities of the position will include collaborating and coordinating the efforts of software development and delivery, collecting requirements, design work, , creating documentation, managing alpha and beta rollouts, operational readiness and deploying a working system. Under the general direction of the Director, Client Services this senior level leadership position requires excellent Program Management and communication skills along with effective planning and organizational skills. Experience with managing major commercial software engineering projects in a complex, dynamic environment is required. This person must have the ability to perform planning for large enterprise initiatives/projects as well as manage all tasks required to meet stakeholder and business needs within budget and targeted deadlines. Knowledge of Healthcare IT is expected and fundamentals and significant practiced experience of project/program management are required.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and lead project status meetings with the team members and development partners to assess progress and plan activities aimed at keeping the project on-schedule.
  • Communicate activities, statuses, accomplishments with Prodigo Solutions Leadership as needed.
  • Maintain current industry knowledge and trends, attending educational events and participates in committee work as appropriate.
  • Interface with peers throughout Prodigo Solutions to develop a strong working relationship between all groups within Prodigo Solutions. Seek opportunity to provide assistance and wherever possible thereby increasing overall service and reducing cost through elimination of duplicate/redundant efforts.
  • Prepare and present project status reports to Management and Prodigo Solutions third party partners.
  • Manage the alpha/beta testing efforts including procurement of resources outside of Prodigo Solutions to participate in testing, engaging end users and defining issue resolution processes.
  • Manage and mitigate risks. Establish escalation processes and ensure timely reporting and resolution of issues. Inform core team, stakeholders, and senior management of major issues that will impact project success. Work with senior management to resolve major issues that cannot be solved by the project team alone.
  • Participate in defining and implementing the Prodigo Solutions process roadmap and project management best practices to boost productivity, quality and efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans for enterprise initiatives. Included in the plan is the management of all related activities including the potential use of consultants and internal staff.
  • Provide inputs for staff evaluation and assists management with staff development-Provide inputs for budget and staffing processes as needed.
  • Work with management and senior staff members to help identify, develop, and manage a strategic plan for project(s) within Prodigo Solutions. Candidate will be expected to create deliverables to support the project proposal process and roadmap process.
  • Work with Development and Product Management Teams on a daily basis providing status updates, recommendations for improvements, and other inputs to provide a world class engineering development organization.
  • Manage the design and documentation of system level, IS operations level, and end user level procedures to support business applications.
  • Create and develop a team environment, including building collaborative relationships, training peers to perform at maximum efficiency and for cross-functional coalitions to ensure knowledge is shared across teams.
  • Lead cross-functional teams, will have matrix reports of engineers, designers, product analysts, quality analysts and others as needed.

Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree is preferred. - PMP certification preferred.- 8+ years of experience in managing multiple concurrent software development projects, projects of a large scale and a high level of complexity. Commercial software experience preferred. - 6+ years of Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Experience.- Demonstrated management, problem solving, organizational, negotiation and communication skills (oral and written) are required. - Possess a deep knowledge of software development processes, lifecycles, and best practices. - Demonstrated ability to motivate and manage teams to meet aggressive deadlines. - Demonstrated expertise in Project and Program Management, including project planning, driving operating and communication mechanisms. - High level of comfort presenting information to C-level executive management teams - Demonstrated experience in Project Portfolio Management coordinating and delivering complex multi-site projects. - Demonstrated experience managing matrix reports, cross-functional teams including team members from multiple business units and different operational departments. - Proven ability to make and meet commitments under pressure. - The successful candidate will be a self-motivated independent thinker with high energy and drive, and demonstrated leadership, teambuilding, influencing, and communication skills.

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Location: Cranberry Township, PA, United States
Job ID: 824401323

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