Manager - Projects
Cognizant
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
23h ago

Qualification :

Bachelors in science , engineering or equivalent

Responsibility : Account Mining :

Account Mining :

  • Understand Pricing models (FB / T&M).
  • Identify & provide Inputs to Program Manager on new opportunities.
  • Account Operations :

  • 1 Responsible for the operational parameters ie continuously monitor and review operational metrics which impact the bottomline eg pyramid size, utilization etc for the project to ensure margins are met.
  • 2 Raise invoices in coordination with the account managers, as and when due.
  • 3 Submit monthly budget plans and seek approvals required in case of any deviations.
  • 4 Raise Service Order &validate Resource requirement in internal system.
  • 5 Share project level forecasts as accurately as possible.
  • Opportunity Identification and Pursuit :

  • Identify areas of valueadd in the current Project which can be taken up for account mining.
  • Support opportunity pursuit when requested (eg differentiators, estimates, underlying risks, scope etc).
  • Submit draft proposal for review to the Program Delivery Manager.
  • Contracting :

  • Build an understanding of the MSA structure.
  • Prepare or validate the SOW / work orders inclusive of scope and milestones, acceptance criteria for the Project.
  • Negotiate on resources, time, scope, milestones within the scope of the Project.
  • Program Setup :

  • 1 Project Planning : Create Project plan including aspects such as Cost, Schedule, Scope, Requirements, Risk, Quality, Communication & Stakeholder management, Effort Estimation, Resource Planning.
  • Seek review comments from Program / Portfolio Manager and customer (as required).
  • 2 Risk Management : Identify, raise flags and device mitigation plans during project onset and during the course of the project.
  • Seek approvals for action plans as required.
  • 3 Review and Communication Governance :

    Establish Project Review and Communication Governance

  • 4 Estimation and Resource Planning : Leverage scientific models to arrive at effort estimation and subsequently resource loading and scheduling.
  • Work with support teams eg Admin, HR to ensure resources are available.
  • Understand project boundaries against SOW (scope of work / out of scope, and assumptions).
  • Monitor internal and customer project environment including Knowledge repository, C20, Project administration tools / applications, helpdesk / ticketing system, customer network connectivity.
  • Coordinate for setup team work environment desktops / software / workspace etc.
  • 5 Requirements Gathering : Define requirements gathering and execution process.
  • Identify key acceptance criteria items, key dependencies and complexity to be managed.
  • Program delivery :

  • 1 Requirements Understanding : Understand high level requirements.
  • Understand and manage inter component / module dependencies and do continuous replanning and reprioritization as required.
  • Validate that the requirements given are READY and FULL to be taken up by the Technical Lead and the team.
  • Identify gaps in requirements vs the envisaged high level scope and milestone Including NFRs.
  • Usability.
  • user adoption and other implicit requirements .
  • 2 Status Reporting :

    Prepare status reports and conduct management reviews with applicable stakeholders

  • 3 Signoff : Review design and architecture artifacts through the design, development and implementation phases.
  • Oversee timely reviews and sign off by the customer (if applicable).
  • 4 Re-Planning :

    Undertake continuous re-planning and reprioritization as required to complete the project on time

  • 5 Scope Management : In case of changes in the project, conduct an impact analysis on the cost and other organizational parameters and report the impact analysis of such change to the customer.
  • Perform project estimation reviews and get approval from customer.
  • 6 Escalation Management :

    Responsible for informing the relevant client stakeholders in case of exceptions

  • 7 Metrics Management : Responsible for generating and reviewing project metrics and identify deviations.
  • Identify corrective actions.
  • Resolve any escalated issues.
  • When required, escalate the same.
  • 8 Support associate onboarding and release process.
  • Change Management :

  • Set up the Change Control procedures, which include a Change Register, Change Impact Analysis and a Change Approval Process for the project.
  • Responsible for making relevant SoW Changes.
  • Relationship Management :

  • Act as the point of contact on the project delivery, for Project related updates with the client and for regular communication of project updates.
  • Understand issues from the client perspective and provide a solution.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders (onsite project team, horizontal teams, Client team, Delivery manager, Program manager, Account managers, Client partners etc).
  • Support Program Managers / vertical teams during client visits.
  • Interact with vertical teams and account teams on a regular basis and support projects, account mining and establish relationship.
  • Knowledge Management :

  • Identify reusable assets.
  • Review any best practices / innovations as circulated within the group.
  • Identify Project level tools or other items to be built for this project.
  • Monitor creation of project level documentation (leanings, benefits, case studies etc) and monitor updating of the same on the shared drive / knowledge repository.
  • People Management :

  • Allocate work among team members.
  • Resolve team conflict & support team building activities.
  • Provide administrative support as and when required.
  • Provide inputs on goal setting and performance appraisals of team.
  • Identify skill gaps and training needs of team members and provide necessary support to address the same.
  • Provide inputs into the learning and career plans for team members.
  • Nominate team for awards.
  • Conduct training through academy and induction of new team members.
  • Establish backup plan for critical roles (for contingency).
  • Must Have Skills

  • Azure Data Lake Store
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