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Project Managers
Ref No.: 15-00471
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Business Need
MN.IT @ Client is issuing this Request for Offers (RFO) to secure an additional 5 10 Project Managers with strong experience in large and complex systems development projects. The Project Managers are needed to bring several active, highly visible projects to successful completion to enable the MNsure technical solution to be deployed and fully operational. The Project Managers will be responsible for managing a pre-identified MNsure IT project portfolio. These may include several cross-agency projects with key collaborators from MNsure, MN.IT and the State Client (Client). The total value of the total portfolio of projects being impacted exceeds $50 million dollars.
The successful candidates will have the experience to assume immediate responsibility for 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 simultaneously fostering an environment of team building and coordination. Updated 12/8/14
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.
Project Deliverables
The Project Managers will be responsible for managing the development and enhancement of complex information technology solutions and services delivered by MN.IT@ Client, supporting MNsure. Some of the technologies include systems to support integrated and distributed server environments in the delivery of the enterprise scale of software for the MNsure application. PMs will work with the Information Technology staff to manage project decisions relating to the design and development of new applications as well as enhancements and modifications to existing applications in order to meet the needs of the MNsure office. More specifically, for each project, the Project Manager will create:
scope definition document
project plans
communication documents
project budget and regular updates to clients
procurement documents
risk assessments and risk plans
resource requirements definitions
For each current, assigned project, the Project Manager will:
review all current project artifacts and bring to light deficiencies which may impact project deliverables/schedules
actively monitor and manage risk mitigation plans and activities
recommend strategies to move projects forward to completion
manage overall scope of the MNsure project work

Responsibilities of the Selected Consultants
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide project and program management and leadership for projects with MNsure technical solution impacts including technical, resource, schedule, communication and financial plans
Management of a pre-identified MNsure project portfolio.
Provide guidance and direction to technology vendors. Responsible for developing and directing strategies, approaches, and procedures for the MN.IT MNsure IT Solution
Communicate and incorporate business owner's visions, business plans, and key objectives. Establish and communicate clear performance expectations to members of the MN.IT MNsure IT Solution
Provide updates as required for MN.IT, MNsure and Client leadership
Provide project management and vendor management mentoring to State and other vendor staff as required
Foster a culture that supports and drives staff engagement and collaboration in support of State objectives
Establish, manage, and leverage business and technology relationships both internal and external to the MN.IT MNsure IT Solution
Transfer knowledge to MN.IT @ Client staff.
Required Skills (to be scored as pass/fail)
The following skills are required for resource(s) being submitted. These are scored as pass/fail.
B.S or B.A degree (4 year) or 7 years proven experience as a Project Manager
Five years experience in a Project Manager role
Eight engagements lasting more than three months in a Project Manager role
Desired Skills
Subject to the Request for Offers evaluation process, points will be scored based on the following criteria as well:
Computer Science or Information Technology degree
Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Master Project Management (MPM)
Proven experience with all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Any experience with the health insurance programs
Any experience training / mentoring on Project Management Best Practice processes
Proven experience working independently with minimal direction