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This position will coordinate project teamactivities with occasional guidance, including collaborating with investigatorsto manage current projects, as well as secure additional projects, and managingthe relationship between investigators and the informatics group. Identifiesappropriate resources needed, and develops schedules to ensure timelycompletion of project. Coordinates the activities of the team (i.e., createproject assignments and distribute workload, perform training, provide generalsupervision) by becoming familiar with system scope and project objectives, aswell as the role and function of each team member. Implements small developmentprojects or components of large projects. In addition, this position is alsoneeded to coordinate technical infrastructure and resource allocation betweenthe informatics group and other technical groups within the Vanderbiltinstitution.
Meetswith investigators to understand project scope and timeline.
Duringfeasibility discussion with investigators, understand project goals andcommunicate alternative ideas where possible to better suit project goals andbudget.
Suggestskey milestones from completing a projectâs minimum viable product withinproject budget, and additional milestones for subsequent development phases.
Providescommunication buffer between investigators and developers.
Demonstratesmastery of project communications in practical applications of a difficultnature.
Effectivelytransmits technical and business ideas and information to others, includingnon-technical audiences.
Sharesknowledge, ideas and information openly, and effectively sells new ideas andinfluences others.
Possessessufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully.delivering Project Communications without requiring support and instructionfrom others.
Communicatewith investigators to keep them informed about development progress and anypotential barriers that may arise.
Provideregular updates to project team regarding development progress; updates mayinclude quick messages, calls, screenshots, documentation, or demonstrations ofdevelopment.
Immediatelycommunicate any potential delays in project development to investigators, withexplanation of the delay and potential solutions.
Providesguidance and support to team members.
Coordinatesand oversees all phases of the project.
Performsproject tracking (milestone completeness throughout the development process)and reporting relative to task completion dates, dependency effects, problemanticipation, schedule conflicts, and assignment to appropriate staff forresolution.
Monitorpercent complete for project milestones to forecast any potential timelinebarriers
Measuresprogress toward goals and revises project objectives and documents applyingchange control procedures.
Assumesresponsibility [as appropriate] for resolving issues and seeing work through tosuccessful completion.
Providestraining to project managers and others on project related templates andtoolsets.
Developsmethods to measure customer satisfaction and obtains feedback at critical.milestones and at project completion to ensure project efforts meet customerexpectations.
Participatein internal testing of developed technology.
Stronglysuggest and provide time for iterative user acceptance testing by investigatorâs/enduserâs team.
Project Issues Management
Demonstratesmastery of Issues Management in practical applications of a difficult nature
Analyzesmoderately complex problems using technical experience and judgement.
Adeptat identifying issues before they become problems and assigning those issues tothe right people at the right time.
Possessessufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully.managing internal project issues without requiring support and instruction fromothers.
Ableto anticipate and resolve unplanned project issues as they arise.
Proposesolutions for any barriers that arise with collaboration from development teamand investigator.
Triage any reports of bugs to appropriatedevelopment team member for quick resolution.
Followingan initial feasibility meeting, provide investigators with timeline estimatebased on project scope.
Createsproject plan with milestones and timeline that fit the projectâs budget.
Demonstratesability to forecast complex resource needs, identify and break work down intodiscrete and measurable tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, scheduleactivities, prepare acceptance criteria and organize work for one or more largeprojects.
Plansfor and anticipates events outside of immediate responsibility.
Anticipatesproblems and obstacles before they arise.
Setspriorities with a proper sense of urgency and importance.
Developscreative ideas and takes innovative action to achieve planned goals andobjectives. Is proficient in the use of project management tools.
Abilityto learn rapidly about new technologies and methods
Ability to solve medium to complex problems.
Excellentwritten and oral communicationskills
Excellentcritical thinking skills
Preferredformal background in strong data and computational focus-type field (e.g.,math, statistics, computer science, economics)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.