IBM Watson Health - Sr Project Manager - Truven in SACRAMENTO, California

Position OverviewThe primary role and responsibility of the Project Manager Senior is to work with the Account Lead, Data Warehouse Lead, and functional/matrix managers and staff to ensure that projects are delivered on schedule and within budget, consistent with defined Truven Health Program/Delivery Management guidelines/processes and client expectations. This position reports to the Leader Program Management State Government with matrix reporting to the Account Leader.Essential Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain detailed work plan.

  • Obtain required resources by working with matrix managers.

  • Communicate and review work assignments with team.

  • Work with project leadership to review project scope changes.

  • Support delivery teams as part of implementation execution

  • Manage and proactively escalate project issues and risks.

  • Support development and review of Truven Health project deliverables.

  • Develop Project Management Plan, using prescribed templates, for delivery to client

  • Initiate project reporting to send to DDI Manager

  • Work with client project manager to ensure understanding of all project activities, schedules and deliverables.

  • Provide proper project communications to Account Leader

  • Assist other Program/Project Managers as appropriate, ensuring optimum use of available resources.

  • Participate in Project Management process improvement initiatives when appropriate.

  • Meet departmental guidelines for training and continuous professional development.

  • On an as needed basis, support the efforts of other groups such as Quality Assurance, Software Development, Training/Consulting, Marketing and Product Development, consistent with delivering quality products and services to our clients and the market.

  • Mentor new and less experienced Project Managers.

  • Act as a resource for questions related to project management processes and procedures.

  • Support the Program Management group for project/program reporting to senior leadership.

  • Adhere to Truven Program Management and CMMI guidelines, as defined for each project.

  • Provide to the Account Leader project related updates for Project Portfolio tracking.

  • Communicate and coordinate project management activities with client PMO, project managers, and project coordinators

  • Respond to request for information or resolution of comments from the client’s IV&V contractor

• Minimum 5+ years of experience in project management in an organization,• Minimum 3+ years of experience in project management for implementation of information systems, preferably business intelligence or data warehouse systems• 6+ years' experience in a management position in healthcare information OR Information Technology implementation experience.Experience implementing information systems within the healthcare field OR• Experience managing staff in a matrix or direct reporting relationship.• Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to lead client and internal team through the project lifecycle process.• Knowledge of project management standards and best practices including the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK)

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