About The Role
The role of the APM is to lead large and complex projects and to take responsibility for the achievement of the agreed goals and objectives. A APM will spend the majority of their time project managing a large or strategically important project, which may be part of a program. The key differentiator will be their project management skills. Whilst probably using established methodology and processes, the APM is moulding them to provide a better solution.
Professional capability in project management is displayed when the leader of the project delivers the results required by all stakeholders. This requires managing the many variables that occur, during the life of the project. The projects that a senior project manager is responsible for are likely to be large and strategically important. The following responsibilities show the range of requirements the APM needs to manage.
Financial: Managing the finances of a project is of primary concern and an important part of the Senior Project Manager’s responsibilities. The authority levels and tolerances should be as defined in the governance arrangements and approved in the project plan. Any expenditure above the agreed tolerance needs to be approved by the sponsor, or if responsible for a sub-project, the overall Project/Program Manager.
Staff: APM uses staff resources provided by the line organization. It is the responsibility of the APM to ensure that his/her level of authority regarding the resources is clearly defined and understood by all parties as part of the project governance.
Key Responsibilites include
Project Integration Management
Develop Project CharterDevelop Preliminary Scope StatementDevelop Project Management PlanDirect and manage project executionMonitor and control project workIntegrate change controlClose project
Project Scope Management
Scope planningScope definitionCreate Work Breakdown StructureScope verificationScope control
Project Time Management
Activity definitionActivity sequencingActivity resource estimatingActivity duration estimatingSchedule developmentSchedule control
Project Cost Management
Cost estimatingCost budgetingCost control
Project Quality Management
Build Insurance Quality PlanPerform quality assurancePerform quality control
Project Human Resources Management
Human resource planning.Build project teamDevelop project teamManage project team
Project Communications Management
Communications planningInformation distributionPerformance reportingManage stakeholders
Project Risk Management
Risk management planningRisk identificationQualitative risk analysisQuantitative risk analysisRisk response planningRisk monitoring and control
Project Procurement Management
Purchases and acquisitions planContracting PlanRequest seller responsesSelect sellersContract administrationContract closure
knowledge and abilities
Ability to engage and partner with customer and internal staff as required.
Ability to work in a virtual matrix team environment.
Ability to identify problems and work to resolution as required.
Ability to embrace methodology and find improved ways of doing things
Good understanding of the telecoms and IT industries.
Integrating project work with Knowledge Management concepts and principles
Education, Qualifications, And Certifications
Degree in business, science (or other relevant area),or equivalent relevant experience
Project Management Certification ie PMI PMP or PRINCE2 Practitioner
Synergy Practitioner Certification
Minimum of 5 years project management experience in the telecom or IT industry managing external customer facing projects.
Virtual team management.
Working in an international environment.
1 Customer Centric
2 Solutions Focus
3 Results Driven
4 Able to cope in a high stress environment
5 Requires little direction – takes initiative
6 Highly Confident without being Arrogant
7 Ability to cope with highly irregular work hours / work across multiple timezones
8 Takes Entrepreneurial Approach
9 High Level of Personal Credibility and Integrity
10 Leadership, Teamwork and Business Acumen
11 Influencing and Negotiating
12 Industry Insight & Thought Leadership
13 Multi-cultural Diversity