Job Details: PeopleSoft Functional Manager


Job Title : PeopleSoft Functional Manager
Job Ref No : 25607-0001
Job Posted Date : 8/29/2017
Job State : Texas
Who Can Apply : US Citizens & GC
Domain : Finance
No of Openings : 1
Skills Required : Peoplesoft,

Job Description :


Functions as second in command for the PM on project collaboration and coordination. Responsible for cross-team strategic planning, collaboration and communication for critical project needs. Organize and lead the Project teams approach to resolution of project risks and issues. Support PM to monitor and control all aspects of project team work, including defining and assigning units of work. Organize regular meetings (stand-ups, 1-on-1s, etc.) to facilitate communication, monitor status, address issues and promote progress toward project goals and milestones. Communicate Expectations, Roles and Responsibilities to team members and hold them accountable to meet these expectations. Facilitate communication and collaboration between Functional and Technical team members and external entities. Directs the Functional and Technical teams by assigning, monitoring and prioritizing tasks related to testing, conversion and other tasks as needed. Responsible for developing approaches for major project phases such as Conference Room Pilot, Conversion, Testing, Deployment and leading the project team in the execution of the project milestones. Validates project resource requirements against the project plan and its tasks. Participates in meetings between stakeholders, resources, senior managers and executives to communicate all aspects of the project status, design, and execution in alignment to clients project objectives; Support PM in planning and conducting regular status updates to Executive Steering Team Recommends and escalates issues to project management leadership and project sponsors as needed to support the delivery of the project milestones; Responsible for identification, documentation, and reporting of project risks to Project Manager and Project Team to determine the appropriate response strategy; Supports the PM in ensuring the Technical, and Functional teams are kept in sync and develops strategies to validate milestone delivery from both is on-time and of high quality. Responsible for leading special Project sessions to address issues and risks of a critical nature; Collaborates with the technical and functional resources to hand off functional requests requiring coding, conversion of data, reports, interface logic and or customizations for PeopleSoft and Maximo are delivered on schedule; Supports PM in communications between external IV&V and the project team to provide a clear understanding of Key Design Decisions from a Technical and Functional standpoint. Supports the evaluation of existing PeopleSoft 9.2 and Maximo 7.6 customizations and configuration to determine a Keep/Drop customization list and future operating system configuration and improved automation. Oversees and supports stable and productive Application Design/Conference Room Pilot sessions, while assuring that accurate and complete documentation is collected and retained as part of the project archive; Responsible for ensuring Leads consistently use standardized processes and forms to manage project documentation, including but not limited to, Functional Design Documents, Key Design Decisions, Change Controls, Risk Registers, Scope Documentation, Work Packages, Business Process Flows and other project documents as needed; Determines the approach of the training group and module leads to provide an accurate design of training materials before they are presented; Oversees the Fit/Gap analysis is accurately documented in the Requirements Traceability Matrix by the Project Team; Responsible for tracking, and reporting the execution progress of all Test Phases (Unit, System, Integrations, User Acceptance) to the Project Manager. Also responsible for assisting PM identification of barriers and their escalation for the Project Team when needed. Assists the PM in building out the detailed project plan tasks and durations for the Functional Team and validates the execution of those detailed plans according to the project milestones; Works with LCRA Enterprise Financial Operations Re-engineering (EFOR) PM and team members to identify and mitigate risks proactively and resolve issues as they occur throughout implementation as needed; Completes tasks in an efficient and timely manner while keeping project stakeholders informed; Provides various administrative services and reports necessary to control the project budget, schedule, scope and quality. The worker should have extensive experience within PeopleSoft Baseline version 9.2 Functionality and Configuration Capability. The worker should have a history of success leading functional teams for PeopleSoft Implementations using project management best practices. Other Special Requirements (Optional): All entities replying to this request must be able pass an LCRA background check. In addition, all entities must sign a Confidentiality Agreement for any and all data not available to the general public as a condition of employment.

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