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Working As A Director Project Management Office

  • $141,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Project Management Office Do At Northwestern University

* Leadership
* Leads the PMO in serving asthe University’s entry point for cross-functional information technology projects of Nortwestern University for project analysis and planning, and in developing sound project management in support of University priorities.
* Leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of project management policies, standards, procedures, and best practices.
* Leads the campus in looking for opportunities to work together, using or adapting new technologies and approaches to proactively support users of information technology.
* Collaborates with the Administrative Systems leadership team, NUIT management and staff members to plan and deliver effective services.
* Provides leadership to drive strategy and continuous improvements in project management, training, quality assurance, and test-automation related operations.
* Leads analysis and project management of new opportunities and other special projects as assigned by the CIO or central administration.
* Defines project scopes, goals, and resource requirements that are complete, persuasive, and justified, and presents such analyses via several delivery methods to both technical and non-technical audiences of the University.
* Has significant and detailed technical contact with vendors, suppliers, and other service providers regarding system evaluations, purchases, system integration and implementation.
* Management
* Manages and motivates the staff of the PMO in providing project management services to Northwestern University faculty, staff, and students.
* Selects project teams and delegates responsibilities to achieve the goals of a project, deliver project results on time and within budgets, while also contributing to professional development of team members.
* Develops project metrics and feedback measurements to ensure professional delivery of projects according to PMO best practices, Administrative Systems expectations and standards, and proven methodologies.
* Plans, directs, coordinates, and provides oversight to staff of internal and contract project managers related to the portfolio of Administative System projects.
* Provides direct guidance on project/portfolio, resource planning, prioritization, and budgeting.
* Responsible for project portfolio management tools implementation, enhancements, administration, maintenance, and training needs.
* Oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of training programs.
* Fosters team growth through targeted individual project assignments and establishing of complimentary mentor/mentee relationships.
* Oversees PMO supervisors in recruiting, onboarding, training, evaluating, and managing, and developing assigned staff and student employees.
* When necessary, advises subordinate supervisors on appropriate procedures for managing within University policies.
* Collaboration
* Works in partnership with Administrative System directors, other NUIT leaders, and technology leaders in schools and departments to coordinate service delivery between the central IT units and the distributed IT units (collectively known as the IT@NU community).
* Works with the University community to determine the capabilities, options, and applicability of existing technologies and services within IT, along with possible extensions in support of the University's mission.
* Collaborates with University colleagues to provide IT services that advance the strategic goals of the University.
* Consults with University schools and departments on appropriate new services that will further the University's strategic goals and initiatives, and recommends achievable goals and resource requirements.
* Identifies, analyzes, and supports shared service initiatives with other University IT leaders.
* Has extensive advisory contact with University administrators and technical staff to refine joint visions of how services may be delivered electronically.
* Has extensive contact with user services and technical staff within the IT division and with the IT staff of other divisions of the University.
* Customer Service
* Provides excellent customer service, including proactively offering services to enable members of the University community to more effectively manage their projects.
* Effectively measures user satisfaction with IT services, and works within the IT@NU community to improve services and satisfaction over time.
* Advises and consults with University schools and departments about project management needs and the appropriate use of services offered by the PMO.
* Represents the PMO at customer meetings, internal IT meetings, and meetings with senior administrators.
* Participates in national groups (e.g., Educause) to share PMO experiences, learn best practices from others, and influence policy formulation.
* Miscellaneous
* Perfroms various management functions related to the Project Management Office, including budgeting, procurement, contract negotiations, and personnel evaluations and actions.
* Helps develop the PMO budget, and manages in a fiscally responsible manner.
* Performs other duties as required and directed

What Does A Director Project Management Office Do At Healthfirst

* Oversees and advises the projects for which their pool of PMs/Scrum Masters is responsible
* Continually reviews project scope and makes sure they are well managed, monitors the budget for each project, and ensure their PMs are advancing schedules and managing the labor hours for the project
* Drive the adoption and implementation of project and program management methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, Agile, Kanban) and oversee project and program management coaching.
* Establish programs to ensure utilization and maturation of best practice project management standards and methodologies.
* Foster an environment for team and individual growth and success by providing mentoring and training in project management established processes, policies and procedures.
* Ensure that projects and priorities support the strategic plan and each project is managed to ensure on-time implementation and flawless execution.
* Manage demand by working closely with all constituents to prioritize programs and projects based on business needs, resource capacity, risk exposure and interdependencies.
* Manage the individual development plans for their PMs.
* Coaches team members regarding unexpected variances, root causes, corrective actions/options, and impacts.
* Ensure proper execution of the risk, issue, and communication management by their PMs.
* Continuously monitor projects/programs status and impact on customer relation
* Manage vendor performance across multiple projects to ensure consistency, efficiency, and expected results.
* Collaborate with EPMO and Business Transformation team to refine existing methodologies, and develop enhancements and changes that result in efficient, repeatable delivery
* Partner with EPMO leadership to align processes across the EPMO functions: Strategy & Tactics, Financial Planning and Operations
* Partner with project teams, across Business Transformation and Information Technology to identify interdependencies, conflicts and risks associated with delivery
* Additional duties as assigned

What Does A Director Project Management Office Do At Sanmina-Sci

* Manage the Project Managers and support staff
* Institute and maintain appropriate project management processes
* Work with the NBD teams to manage projections and anticipated projects
* Maintain tight planning and collaboration with the design execution team, sales, and the manufacturing operations
* Forecast anticipated resource needs
* Participate in contract authoring and negotiations
* Participate in the creation of Statements of Work
* Facilitate the design delivery process
* Ensure the quality of all deliverables
* Manage transfer of the designs to manufacturing operations
* Manage the ramp to mature production
* Management of the customer and customer expectations
* Scope / Change management
* Manage project financials / profitability
* Drive Customer Satisfaction
* Ensure proper training of the Project Managers
* The successful candidate will have significant experience managing the product realization process for products that include electronics content.
* The candidate must have experience in the end-to-end process of project planning, requirements management, risk management, documentation, design processes, test processes, and manufacturing.
* years experience in managing a PMO and team of project managers, ideally with PMP certification and bachelors degree in a relevant course of study and a history of successful product realization and transfer to manufacturing is needed

What Does A Director Project Management Office Do At Liberty Mutual

* Accountable for achieving the SMO’s SLAs and overall continuous improvement year-over-year.
* Championing the SMO by insuring best practices are shared and implemented accordingly, and providing the necessary resources as necessary.
* Acts as an escalation point and decision maker between LM and vendor.
* Develops and implements IT vision, critical success factors and operating plans; develops and communicates department/enterprise vision, strategies, critical success factors and plans; develops high level migration plans.
* Anticipates and manages technology evolution and relates it to business solutions.
* Sets direction based on alignment to business and overall technology standards.
* Hires and manages lower level managers and may hire and manage individual contributors; coaches and counsels team members, especially managers regarding management techniques.
* Determines and manages staffing strategy and plan (# of FTEs, skills needed, depth of experience, internal and external staffing mix) consistent with the needs of the department.
* Ensures decisions related to hiring, firing and promotions are executed.
* Defines individual performance objectives and development plans and ensures alignment with project and department objectives.
* Appraises and evaluates department and individual performance and makes compensation recommendations; oversees the appraisal process.
* Initiates and fosters business partnerships with current and potential clients, vendors, IT executives, and senior business executives; develops relationships that promote trust and increase efficiency and effectiveness; balances individual client needs with business priorities assuring alignment with the business strategies and objectives.
* Establishes financial plan for department and manages to plan; ensures project financial plans are met by managers in department.
* Jointly establishes financial targets with business partners.
* Oversees the development, implementation and execution of multiple projects ensuring scope and schedule are established for projects; oversees operating plan and resource allocation for the department, including prioritization and staff deployment; acts based on changed priorities.
* Formulates and executes process and organizational improvement direction and programs which enhance overall effectiveness; proactively seeks ways to improve human resource and other management processes.
* Understands business process, issues/problems and applies appropriate IT standards and solutions.
* Develops and maintains a network of industry contacts; performs or directs research on industry trends, competitors, business and IT products; analyzes trends and makes strategic and tactical recommendations

What Does A Director Project Management Office Do At Iridium Satellite LLC

* Financial management
* Overall program plan
* Status reporting
* Issue and risk management
* Configuration control
* Resource Management
* Change management & people leadership
* Project managers will be matrix to business unit vice presidents who are ultimately responsible for the project and the technical design, implementation, production and/or operations

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Average Length of Employment
Project Manager 3.5 years
PMO Manager 2.6 years
Top Careers Before Director Project Management Office
Director 5.8%
Consultant 5.0%
Manager 3.9%
Top Careers After Director Project Management Office
Director 7.0%
Consultant 5.3%

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Highest Director Project Management Office Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Managing Director, Enterprise Project Management Office First Niagara Bank Jul 13, 2015 $265,000
Director, Project Management Office Guardian Industries Corp. Sep 12, 2013 $106,870
Director of Project Management Office The Sum It Group LLC Jan 03, 2016 $104,350
Director of Strategic and Office Management Karlinsky, LLC Sep 20, 2013 $78,033

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Top Skills for A Director Project Management Office

  1. Project Management
  2. Portfolio Management
  3. Resource Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created project management training curriculum for over 200 domestic and international project managers and delivered using instructor-led and e-learning platforms.
  • Implemented first generation project delivery standard, delivery methodology, portfolio management structure, project templates library and PMO Intranet portal.
  • Created working relationships with other divisions and served on several committees to design resource management policies following restructuring.
  • Implemented demand management process for vetting new technology requests and preparing standardized business cases for presentation to Finance Governance Committee.
  • Worked with internal and external clients and successfully managed client expectations, captured business requirements, and facilitated client needs.

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Updated May 18, 2020