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MDM Validation at Cognizant in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Project Manager

Qualification:


Bachelors in science , engineering or equivalent

Responsibility:

Project Planning and Setup:


  • Understand project scope.


  • Based on the analysis of the type of the project provide inputs on project methodology to senior stakeholders (Project Manager / Architects etc).


  • Consolidate inputs from developers and collectively provide inputs on activities/ tasks, task level estimates, schedule, dependencies, risks etc.


  • Consolidate inputs from developers and collectively provide inputs to testing strategy, configuration, deployment, hardware/software requirement etc.


  • Analyze in detail resources required for every phase, conduct estimation of time utilization of different resources and activities, prepare resource and development plan or provide inputs and review with PM.


  • Participate in KT sessions conducted by customer/ other business teams.

Requirement Understanding and Analysis:


  • Along with the Business Analyst, gather requirements (functional and nonfunctional) from customer.


  • Analyze requirements for feasibility with regards to testing and implementation.


  • Provide inputs for requirements prioritization.


  • Debrief team on the requirements gathered and seek feedback.


  • Participate in client calls and seek clarifications if any.


  • Create and maintain requirements traceability matrix along with BA.


  • Provide inputs during creation of operational concepts and scenarios.


  • Work with administrators to setup security requirements.

Design:


  • Understand various functional and non functional requirements and HLD in order to provide inputs to create LLD and review.


  • Recommend make/ buy or alternate solutions.


  • Provide inputs in designing end to end solution from a technical perspective.


  • Create code development checklist.


  • Prepare UI specifications / mock ups for reports / dashboards and provide guidance to team members/ designers for creating data mapping documents or unit documents for ETL & BI.


  • Provide inputs to data modeling based on the project understanding.


  • Walkthrough the design along with PM to the customer and coordinate to seek signoff on design and other artifacts.

Coding:


  • Guide team in coding as per design.


  • Define the Development framework, reusable templates based on the organization repository and past experience.


  • Allocate modules to developers for coding.


  • Provide inputs for setting up development environment.


  • Provide guidance to developers and set standards.


  • Review pseudo codes written by developers and provide a go ahead for code development.


  • Review final codes written by developers on adherence to standards/functionality and approve for testing.


  • Monitor code merge to build environment and provide consolidated feedback to design.

Testing Management:


  • Provide inputs to testing strategy / approach at a high level.


  • Review test cases written by team.


  • In case of small projects, review/ guide for SIT and other testing.


  • Provide support for development of unit/ integration test cases as required.


  • Check if peer review is completed at each step of test execution.


  • Monitor defects raised and closed.


  • Conduct root cause analysis to avoid repetition of defects.


  • Follow up with team assigned for rework on code defects and close the same.


  • Attend QA audits as and when required.

Deployment:


  • Setup instructions.


  • Understand release and deployment environment and provide inputs for release/deployments plan.


  • Resolve issues that arise during project deployment/ closure.


  • Check that all action items mentioned in the deployment checklist have been completed.


  • Monitor and review smoke testing, mock runs.

Project Execution Monitoring & closure (Support to Project Management activities):


  • Provide status inputs to the project manager.


  • Support Project Manager in creating a weekly status report including tasks achieved in the week and plan for next week.


  • Provide guidance to team through SDLC.


  • Track metrics wrt plan and monitor the same.


  • Collect and present metrics (utilization, time spent on each activity / team etc) to the Project Manager.


  • In case of change in the project, support in creating a first level impact analysis.


  • Support project manager in gathering all documents required for audits and maintain them regularly.

Service Support and Maintenance:


  • Create transition plan.


  • provide transition walkthrough to the maintenance team.

Stakeholder Management:


  • Understand internal stakeholders (Account Manager, Project Managers etc) and client expectations.


  • Follow through on commitments, achieve timely resolution of issues.

Knowledge Management:


  • Provide guidance to team members to maintain all documentation related to project.


  • Create/ guide creation of knowledge articles on the problem, workaround solutions, best practices, new methodology implemented, retrospection report etc.


  • Monitor and report the usage of knowledge articles.

People Management:


  • Provide assistance in selection of representative employee groups for training.


  • Conduct training or knowledge sharing sessions.


  • Mentor team members in project teams with respect to product and domain skills on projects.


  • Conduct technical, face to face interviews.


  • Conduct / support managers in conducting appraisals for team members and share final ratings with the relevant stakeholders.


  • Coordinate with the project/program manager in understanding how the employee can better contribute to the project, seek feedback and address concerns.

Sales Support:


  • Understand RFP.


  • Participate in ongoing calls with the vertical team members.


  • Provide references.


  • Create relevant parts of the proposal and identify the case studies to be included.


  • Provide time and resource estimates based on technical complexity and type of work done earlier.


  • List out the challenges, dependencies, assumptions and timelines required for the project under guidance.


  • Provide inputs on technology preference based on the project requirements.


  • Review with the applicable vertical teams and incorporate their feedback.


 

Must Have Skills


  • IBM CDC


  • IBM MDM Testing


  • IBM MDM PME


  • IBM MDM Advanced Edition


  • IBM MQ

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SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 IBM CDC PL1 Required
2 IBM MDM Testing PL1 Required
3 IBM MDM PME PL1 Required
4 IBM MDM Advanced Edition PL1 Required
5 IBM MQ PL1 Required