The role of the Project Manager (PM) in the Office of Business Excellence is to drive results and business solutions by using project management and associated process improvement best practices. The PM will be responsible for planning, managing, and executing primarily IT systems development, network changes, or software customization projects. The PM will manage multiple projects through all life-cycle phases—keeping all stakeholders informed of status, risks, and issues during the course of the project—and will ensure projects are completed in an effective and transparent way. Projects may be staffed by ASHA staff, contractors, or a combination.
Lead project team’s development of key objectives, scope, and success criteria, including the development of the project charter.
Help facilitate and support business analysts in tasks for collecting and documenting requirements.
Plan, schedule, and track all project deliverables.
Lead project team meetings to engage all team members.
Maintain project timelines by managing a clear project schedule while also addressing issues, risks, and scope changes.
Track and manage project budget.
Communicate project status to all project stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
Facilitate testing and efficient quality assurance practices.
Conduct project evaluations upon project close-out.
Knowledge Typically Acquired Through
Obtaining a bachelor's degree,
3 to 5 years' related experience managing software development and other information technology projects,
Formal project management training,
Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
Detailed knowledge of and experience with
Scalable project management methodology,
Project management software tools,
Knowledge of or prior experience with Agile methodology preferred,
Knowledge of or prior experience with Lean and/or Six Sigma methodologies preferred.
Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge
Experience serving as a project manager on technology projects,
About American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatme...nt, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.