Job Description

Company Description

Today’s Best Western has been on a journey of incredible transformation, elevating our brand image, improving the guest experience and enhancing our organizational culture. Today, this culture of modernization and innovation is embraced by our more than 1,000 corporate employees, many of whom have stayed with Best Western for 10, 20, even 30+ years. We are proud to have created a work atmosphere that provides an exciting, fun and rewarding place to work every day.

Job Description

Delivers business solutions that meet user acceptance criteria and departmental standards by managing information systems projects from beginning to end.

Essential Job Results

Delivers reliable high performance business solutions and technical services that meet user acceptance criteria and departmental standards by managing all aspects of information systems projects.

Performs risk assessments and develops response strategies.  Facilitates the removal of impediments and blockers for the team. PM facilitates the resolution of complex technical problems (though is not a technical expert), removes impediments and brings teams together

Coordinates development of project scope, milestones, phases and resource requirements.  Implements and executes Agile disciplines including implementing transformational improvements (e.g. story pointing, prioritization and release planning). PM champions change and works with team to implement.  

Leads and tracks the execution of work.Facilitates Daily Stand Up (DSU) and uses Project Tracking tool (Rally - CA Agile Central) to track user story and project progress. Responsibilities includes managing cross functional projects, small enhancements and maintenance from initiation through release (backlogs, prioritizing and release planning). Manages multiple projects concurrently.

Evaluates project progress by tracking activity, overcoming obstacles, providing updates and recommending course corrections as needed. Prepares and distributes biweekly project reports, monthly summaries and monthly timesheet actuals.

Delivers measurable outcomes - PMs deliver work that meets company strategic objectives and division scorecard targets. PMs to keep Project Tracking Tool (Rally) in sync with current activities so metrics can be pulled/reported.

Prepares technical reports to summarize project results and trends.

Builds effective client relationships by managing and meeting expectations, ensuring appropriate communication and delivering project results.  Drives and delivers communication at every level of the organization - team, business and Technology Management Organization

Manages Project Budget and Reporting - Create budget which could include third party vendors, contractors and BWI hours.Create financial documentation and track budget submission to approval.Track and report on ongoing project financial status.

Protects the Company by handling business sensitive information with appropriate confidentiality.

Qualifications

Experience/Skills/Education

  • Minimum 4 years experience managing information systems projects.
  • MS Project - PWA, A Agile Central - Rally or similar tool ,Excel
  • Current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.  Intermediate to Advanced experience using Microsoft Project Server.
  • Strong project management skills including the successful demonstration of leadership skills to direct, control and manage multiple, complex projects through completion.
  • Seasoned analytical, time management and written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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