Anthem Technology Program Manager -- Norfolk, VA -- PS4797 in Norfolk, Virginia

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/ Your Talent. Our Vision. /* At Anthem, Inc., * it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we willdrive the future of health care.

  • Technical Program Manager *

    Responsible for the development and ongoing management of one or more multi-year programs. Manages Enterprise wide programs of $7 M - $10M size with multiple concurrent sub-projects or equal complexity. Responsible for applying project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to ensure delivery of project deliverables, processes, and systems. Supports continuous improvement of project execution and delivery processes.

    Able to lead and manage program / project business and IT stakeholders in a collaborative manner in order to successfully deliver planned scope, with quality, and according to approved timelines.

    Individual should be able to work independently and align with direction provided by leadership for executing according to organizational project management and execution methodologies.

    In addition to all responsibilities of a project manager, which include managing all aspects of a project including initiation, planning, execution, and closing, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Demonstrate strong leadership with professionalism and respect for team members

    • Provide transparency to issues, risks, internal / external dependencies, and understand when escalation is needed to overcome obstacles

    • Timely identification, documentation, and management of risks to drive mitigation

    • Build trusted sponsor and stakeholder relationships

    • Communicate effectively by adapting style and message for diverse audiences

    • Demonstrate confidence in resolving issues through negotiation with business and IT partners to achieve project goals

    • Demonstrate understanding of Agile framework and iterative development practices and implement methods for tracking deliverables generated within this model

    • Incorporate Anthem Agile / SAFe concepts into execution activities as appropriate and as directed by the IT PMO and the Agile Center of Excellence

    • Understand program/project scope, critical path functionality, and relationship to testing

    • Monitoring and tracking to completion all Program development, configuration, and testing activities to ensure readiness for project milestones

    • Ensuring responsible testing leads establish an efficient process for workgroup-level Test plan submission, review, and creation of an integrated program-level Test Plan

    • Leading project meetings; identifying, documenting and prioritizing scope changes; facilitating approval process; maintaining / updating project documents

    • Developing resource, risk, quality, cost, and scope management plans

    • Identifying process improvement opportunities to increase standardization, repeatability, and enterprise-wide alignment

    • Ensuring stakeholders are held accountable for assignments and escalation is conducted when needed in a timely manner

    • Coaching and mentoring project team members on project management methodology informed by Anthem project delivery guidance

    • Setting and managing expectations with team members; providing performance feedback

    • Project Management Institute PMP certification required

    • IT career experience/background and/or BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with IT focused degree

    • Minimum of 10 years professional project management experience managing increasing project size and complexity

    • Experienced working with both business and IT stakeholders

    • A strong background and experience in testing and managing program level cross-functional and end to end testing activities

    • Demonstrated application of and proven success of project management methodology, management tools, analysis and research tools, documentation tools, and reporting tools required.

    • Tracking and managing time and budget against plan

    • Experience in coaching and mentoring project team members

    • Experience in creating an effective team environment

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts

    • Experience communicating with a variety of both business and technology stakeholders and cross-functional groups

    • Experience with Agile/Scrum software development framework

    • Experience working with Agile/Scrum teams and iterative development approaches

    • Experience with application development related to web-based portal solutions

    • Excellent organizational and planning skills

    • Ability to work independently while handling multiple projects with changing priorities and deadlines.

    • 3-5 years of experience in broad-based information systems, full life-cycle application development and/or building enterprise applications and/or data warehouse planning and development

    • Working with business and IT stakeholders to develop project scope and manage the requirements development process

    • Working with business and IT stakeholders to develop a work breakdown structure for monitoring and controlling assigned work through deliverables completion

    • Working with business and IT stakeholders to develop test plans

    • Maintaining issues, risks, and other required project logs; facilitating resolution of all outstanding items

    • Executing communication plans & regularly reporting status to the Program/Executive leadership

    • Applying project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, and systems

    • Preparing and participating in quality review checkpoints to obtain and archive necessary approvals

    • Experience in highly integrated multi-tier large scale applications

    • Experience in creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, solving problems and issues, resolving conflicts, managing resources in a matrix environment, communicating and influencing effectively at all levels of an organization

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Title: Technology Program Manager -- Norfolk, VA -- PS4797

Location: VA-Norfolk

Requisition ID: PS4797