Senior Analyst – IT Business Analyst – Project Manager

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Senior Analyst – IT Business Analyst – Project Manager

Computing and Communications Services (CCS)

Temporary full-time from July 2022 to June 2024
Temporary absence of the regular incumbent
Hiring #: 2022-0408

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

Computing and Communications Services (CCS) is the central IT department at the University of Guelph, providing core IT services and technology solutions to the U of G community. CCS has a progressive organizational culture, including a strong learning and development focus, and is committed to its Core Values: Service Culture, Integrity, Individual Leadership, Teamwork, Agility, and Communication.

The Program Management Office (PMO) at the University of Guelph is looking for an experienced candidate to join our team of Project Managers/Business Analysts to continue to grow the PMO and the initiatives that have been outlined in the PMO Roadmap. This includes support for the IT Governance Council, overall campus project awareness, advancing the project management and business analysis disciplines, assisting in continuing the implementation of organizational change management tools and best practices, assisting the resource management initiative and the overall metrics targets set out by the PMO.

Reporting to the Manager, PMO, the successful candidate will be focused on the PMO initiatives and will also be engaged in business analysis and project management initiatives on campus as required.

The candidate will use the CCS Business Analysis framework, which utilizes best industry practices, to thoroughly review, assess and document business requirements. They elicit requirements through interviews, document requirements, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, task and workflow analysis and lead workshops. They analyze and critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconciling conflicts and deconstructing high-level information into detailed requirements.

The candidate will use the CCS Project Management Framework, which utilizes best industry practices like Agile Scrum, Disciplined Agile, Kanban and other methodologies to lead projects in the implementation of solutions. This role works with clients, technical subject matter experts, vendors and other project team members to initiate, plan, execute and control all project related items. This includes ensuring deliverables and timelines are met, changes are properly documented and approved, issues addressed.

The candidate will be part of the University of Guelph Institutional Program Management Office (PMO) and will participate in PMO activities as required (project intake, program status dashboards, educating the university in project best practices).

The following skills, experiences and requirements will set a candidate apart:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or a related discipline and several years of related work experience or a combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience in providing leadership or significant contribution to the setup of a PMO for large scale enterprises
  • Previous experience in a higher education institution with demonstrated leadership and highly developed skills of collaboration, communication and time management
  • Has worked on formal Business Analysis, Project Management and Change Management activities and understands the applicable industry frameworks. Candidate should have professional certification from a recognized provider in Business Analyst & Project Management, Change Management, such as IIBA, PMI, Prince2, Prosci, etc. This may include, but not be limited to:
    • CCBA (Certification of Competency in Business Analysis)
    • CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional)
    • PMP (Project Management Professional)
    • PMI-ACP (PMI Agile Certified Practitioner)
    • DASM or DASSM (PMI Disciplined Agile Scrum Master or Senior Scrum Master)
    • PMI-PBA (Professional in Business Analysis)
    • Change Practitioner (Prosci)
  • Has considerable experience in leading business analysis activities including process optimization
  • Has considerable experience leading both waterfall and agile project management processes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) with ability to work effectively with both business clients and technical team members

(Covering) Position Number 687-006
Classification               P05
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 06 08  
Closing Date: 2022 07 06 Extended

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