Application Readiness Workstream Lead (Windows10 migration)

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ca. 8 Monate
ITech Consult
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Reference No.: 915328TG

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Location: Basel und Region

Start Date:

Duration: Ca. 8 months (+)

Workload: 100%


Senior IT Project Manager to oversee the application readiness testing for the Windows 10+ project

Our client is launching the project for the global Windows 10 migration and is seeking support for the project initiation and define phase. Extension of the role past these phases desired if candidate is a good fit.

The following items will be upgraded:

* Windows 7 to Windows 10

* Internet Explorer 10 to Internet Explorer 11

* Microsoft Office 2010 to Microsoft Office 2016

This role is to lead the Application Readiness workstream consisting of packaged and web applications compatibility testing and remediation as well as support for locally installed and MS Office application readiness assessment. Candidate is expected to lead the coordinators for these areas who in turn have teams of their own to execute the actual testing and remediation.

Main responsibilities:

- Work closely together with the Windows 10+ project manager during the project initiation to set up project and reporting structure, in later phases, regular meetings with project manager to keep up-to-date on status, progress, risks, issues, dependencies etc.

- Provide input to Project Charter

- Set up Application Readiness Stream together with project coordinators for packaged and web applications (project internally)

- Bring SPOCs (Single Point of Contact) for the business functions on board

- Understand business functions needs and define process for collaboration with SPOCs and application owners

- Point of escalation for all application-related topics project-internally as well as towards business stakeholders

- RAID (Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies) management, especially Identify, track and handle dependencies in the application readiness area (esp. when this has an impact on the timeline and/or budget)

- Manage the triple constraints [Cost, Schedule, Scope/Quality] of the workstream delivery, escalating to project manager, business stakeholders, Functional Managers, and/or Sr. Mgmt, as appropriate to keep workstream on track, in scope, and on budget, specifically including full financial forecasting for full workstream and annual budget constraints.

- Identify deviations from the cost, schedule and scope baseline and forecasts early and raise to project management

- Track progress and provide accurate status with the right level of detail to project as well as application SPOCs of the business functions


- Experience in migration/deployment projects (eg rollout projects, handling of large data sets), ideally in the application readiness area

- Experience in IT project management (PM certification a plus)

- Desired: Background in application testing esp. for migration readiness

- Desired: CSV background and experience in working with IT Quality

- Cross-functional communication and negotiation skills; proven track record of handling escalations on all levels IT internally as well as between business and IT

- ITIL Foundation certification or relevant experience in Service Management

- Process definition

- Experience in detailed planning and tracking

- Leadership of external/internal staff

- Experience in virtual, international team settings


- Business English fluent, both verbally and in writing

- German, French and/or Polish is a plus