The Business Analyst for Project Portfolio Governance supports and seeks to continuously improve the systems, processes and standards of NYU IT’s Portfolio Governance function. Areas of focus include demand management, project prioritization and selection, effort tracking and resource capacity management, reporting and metrics, and value realization. The Analyst will gather, validate and maintain project and portfolio data and produce timely and accurate reports to senior leadership, project managers, and functional managers to enable informed decision-making. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Maintaining, configuring and enhancing the systems utilized by Portfolio Governance. -Assisting with the continuous review, evaluation and implementation of tools needed to support governance/ project management activities. -Assisting in improving project governance processes, which includes defining, developing and deploying standardized tools, templates and job aides. -Conducting thorough quality checks on the business case and value analysis to determine selection, prioritization and selection of projects. -Supporting the development and maintenance of documentation of key governance processes and providing training to end users and key stakeholders. -Developing and refining resource management practices with the goals of better understanding resource demand vs capacity, including monitoring and guiding effort reporting activities. -Reporting on health status of current projects. -Ensuring the timely entry and maintenance of data by various process owners, quality checking data and reporting gaps and key insights to a variety of stakeholders.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree.
Preferred Education: -PMP
Required Experience: 5+ years’ experience in project/program management.
Preferred Experience: -Work experience in a complex IT organization. -Work experience in a Project Management Organization (PMO) or in a project environment -Experience working in higher education organization
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: -Strong analytical and process improvement skills. -Excellent communication skills with experience in presenting across various levels within of the organization. -Thorough understanding of project lifecycle management processes and Portfolio Management Systems -Thorough understanding of Project and Portfolio management processes specific to the organization -Ability to mentor, train and collaborate across the IT organization and at various levels of the organization
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: -Workfront experience or similar PPM tool. Agile experience is a plus. -PowerPoint and presentation skills -Visio and business process work flow diagraming