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MNLARS Technology Program Manager
Ref No.: 14-01319
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Department of Public Safety
St. Paul, MN
.5-2.5 year

Business Need

Office of MN.IT Services (MN.IT) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFO) to secure a Technology Program Manager with strong experience in large and complex systems development projects. The Technology Program Manager is needed to bring several active, high visibility projects to successful completion, to enable the Minnesota License and Registration System (known as MNLARS) technical solution to be deployed and fully operational. The Technology Program Manager will be responsible for leading the MNLARS Program Management Office and managing the MNLARS IT portfolio of projects. These will include several cross-agency projects with key collaborators from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and MN.IT. Total value of the portfolio of projects being impacted is over $90 million dollars.
The successful candidate will have the experience to assume the role of Technology Program Manager on large and technically complex projects (new and active projects) which impact current processes, to develop flexible and efficient plans, lead matrixed project teams with multiple priorities while fostering an environment of team building and coordination and act as an interface between MN.IT teams, other agencies, and contractors.
The Technology Program Manager will also mentor MN.IT project managers in system development related project and portfolio management and advise/participate with MN.IT leadership on strategies to increase project management effectiveness.
It is the on-going commitment of MN.IT to provide technology solutions that are reliable and flexible enough to meet fluctuating customer demand and increasing expectation of 7x24x365 system availability, all while decreasing on-going support expenses.

Required Skills (to be scored as pass/fail)
The following skills are required for resource(s) being submitted. These are scored as pass/fail.

Vendor must be in Master Contract resource type(s)/ categories for Project Management;

Resource must have at least 10 years of project management experience;

Resource must have at least 4 years of experience managing complex system development programs where new technologies were being introduced including Agile methodologies.
Resource must have managed project teams of 50 or more team members, including outside vendors. 4 | P a g e
Desired Skills
Subject to the Statement of Work evaluation process, points will be scored based on the following criteria as well:
Bachelor's degree;
Certified Scrum Master (CSM);
PgMP certification;
Experience in creating procurement documents for hardware/software and professional/technical services;
Any project management experience working with Disaster Recovery projects;
Any experience with the motor vehicle or driver license programs;
Any experience creating and delivering new processes to streamline or define activities/processes;
Three (3) or more years of experience managing projects involving system development including commercial and custom software, hardware and integration;
Any experience training / mentoring on project management processes;
Any experience facilitating process reviews and/or change management efforts.