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Project Portfolio Manager

Boston, MA, United States

Posted on
Sep 21, 2021

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Project Portfolio Manager','210007N4','!*!About the Organization:

The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (EHS) is the largest secretariat in MA state government and is comprised of 12 agencies, in addition to 2 soldiers’ homes and the MassHealth program. EHS services directly touch the lives of slightly more than 1 in 4 residents in the Commonwealth — some of our most vulnerable children, youth, adults, and elders. EHS provides access to medical and behavioral health care, substance misuse treatment, long term services and support, and nutritional and financial benefits to those with low incomes. We connect elders, individuals with disabilities, and veterans with employment opportunities, housing, and supportive services. We steer troubled youth towards a more successful path and do everything possible to keep children in our child welfare system safe. We support individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, blind, deaf or hard of hearing.

About the Role:

The Project Portfolio Manager is responsible for the centralized management of the processes, methods, and technologies used within DPH IT. The entire project management office (PMO) will use the determined processes, technologies, and methods to analyze and collectively manage current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics. The PMO will determine the optimal resource mix for delivery and schedule activities to best achieve the organization’s operational and financial goals. This will be completed, while honoring constraints imposed by customers, strategic objectives, or external real-world factors.

Key Responsibilities:

Liaise with the executive/ senior leaders to create and maintain an operations and project
Align project goals to achieve the strategic vision and operating architecture; defining the people, processes, tools, and technology
Coordinate and facilitate the IT Steering Team (governance body for DPH IT)
Partner with business and technology partners to elicit, analyze, translate, and document business requirements into technical requirements
Coordinate the project resources to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget
Help prioritize and coordinate the appropriate projects and programs
Ensure everyone is kept up to speed in the project Lifecyle and on any escalations/ issues
Provide managers/ executives with a process to identify potential problems earlier in the project lifecycle; and the visibility to take corrective action before anything impact results
Ensure informed decisions and governance through bringing together all project collaborators, data points, and processes in a single, integrated solution
Work to create a unified view of project, program, and portfolio status; achieved within a framework of rigorous control and governance; ensuring all projects consistently adhere to business objectives


Preferred Experience, Skills & Knowledge:

5 years of experience within a PMO environment
Strong analytical skills; understanding information and business functionality
Proven ability translating needs of the organization into application or business requirements
Ability to create compelling business cases with accurate cost and effort estimations
Excellent understanding of business complexity and project interdependencies
Skilled in facilitation; an intellectual curiosity and the ability to question partners across functional areas discreetly in document applicable responses
Strong adaptability; able to adapt quickly to new technologies and change business requirements
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Proven experience quickly troubleshooting problems as they arise in work or project products
Ability to partner cross functionally in the organization with people in all types of IT roles, to identify course of resolutions
Strong understanding of basic system engineering, object-oriented design, data and information system design and risk and security guidelines, and architecture standards
In depth understanding of the various software development lifecycles (e.g. Agile, RUP, and Waterfall)
Capable of working independently or as part of a large team; and ability to take on additional responsibilities to assist the PMO office and peers
Proven prioritization skills
Modeling Techniques: Object Orientation analysis, UML (e.g. Use Cases, Activity Diagrams)
In depth understanding of the various software development lifecycles (e.g. Agile, RUP, and Waterfall)

Demonstrated experience in writing software requirements and test specifications

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

75% state paid medical insurance premium 
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans 
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs 
Low cost basic and optional life insurance 
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan 
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time 
Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities 
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options 
Incentive-based Wellness Programs 
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities 
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program 

Pre-Offer Process:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit ****and click on Information for Job Applicants.

As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website

For questions, please **** and select option #2.
','!*!First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.Please see Preferred Qualifications.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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