Master Scheduler

Location: DIAC, DC
Date Posted: 01-17-2018
The Master Scheduler serves as part of a team working with the program office and Product Owners to capture and maintain their project plans in an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) in MS Project. They work with teams to create a hierarchical schedule facilitating program analysis including critical path. The successful candidate will:
  • Develop and maintain an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for all activities across the program.
  • Coordinate with project teams to gather all levels of project plans and schedules; integrate schedules into server and manage dependencies across multiple schedules.
  • Coordinate with all technical and functional disciplines to ensure plans and schedule are comprehensive and accurate, encompassing defined requirements and scope.
  • Participate in program activities related to the preparation and communication of Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Participate in project planning and risk reporting; control and track changes to the schedule baseline.
  • Review, compare, and analyze schedule performance against baseline program plans.
  • Provide schedule performance visibility to program management through metrics, reports, and briefings.
  • Forecast performance and perform risk analysis of schedules, and provide management with an understanding of the current schedule, risks, opportunities, and recommended actions to address variance and predict future performance.
  • Communicate and report summaries of program schedule.
  • Familiarity of scheduling best practices and ability to implement best practices in a dynamic environment.
  • Support training and communication efforts
  • Coordinate efforts with other specialists
  • Become familiar with the organizational structure of the Enterprise Platform Services (EPS) team and the internal and external dependencies that teams have.
  • Establish professional relationships with those you will be supporting
  • Understand the structure of the EPS team.
  • Understand daily, weekly, and monthly workflows
  • Begin looking for solutions to issues that arise within the program
  • Review current processes and procedures, making recommendations on alternatives and options
  • Handle projects independently
  • Initiate ideas to better the day to day roles of the schedule team
  • Four (4) years of leading schedule management activities on a large IT Programs.
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle including Agile.
  • Expert knowledge developing, implementing, and maintaining schedules in MS Project. Microsoft Project and Project Server proficiency to include schedule planning, schedule development, and schedule analysis.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently with Product Owners, verbally and in writing.
Required education:
  • Bachelor's
Required experience:
  • Scheduling: 4 years
  • MS Project: 4 years
Lauren Newton
SoundWay Consulting, Inc.
Office:  571-210-0624, ext 120
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