Job Title: Senior Integration Project Manager
Type of Company: I work for a private University who has a worldwide reputation for its research in the sciences
Education: Suffolk University BA in French and Government
Previous Experience: I was a PeopleSoft Project Manager for several Big 4 Accounting firms
Job Tasks: My responsibilities include support and maintenance of our University Financial System, as well as, our University data warehouse which supports the Admissions Analytical Information, the Registration Analytical Information, the Financial Revenue and Expense, as well as, the Budgeting and Planning information.
These system require me to have a good understanding of our business processes and the relevant data relationships. These qualifications allow me to gather new requirements for system enhancements and to direct how best to make use of the system tools to meet these new functions.
It is important that I have good analytical and technical skills. These help me do the detective work that is needed when problems arise. A good example of this would be when one of our staff is encountering a problem related to budgeting i.e. they cannot transfer the funds from one department to another department within their organization. I need to track down the rules that govern that capability. I must be able to determine if the staff member has proper access and security privileges to be able to effect such a transfer. If they do, I must then use tools that allow me to see with in the information if there is an issue that is data related i.e. bad department number, a bad project number, etc.
Another important facet of my job is to maintain and foster relationships with vendors and our internal staff. This helps in getting needed support for projects that are important to our University goals.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Best parts of my job is the people I work with. They are smart. They are willing to share their expertise and knowledge. Another great part of my job is the actual long term projects that bring new functionality. This new functionality is added to make what we hope is easier for the staff to do their job.
Worst parts of the job can be the long hours that we may need to work when a project has fallen behind for one reason or another. Another can be trying to adjust our staff's expectations of what can be delivered in a timely and cost effective way.
Job Tips: Tip 1 - being a liberal arts major is a benefit to being successful in information systems - allow yourself the freedom to express that your major prepared you for this kind of work and show how
Tip 2 - Believe in your ability to move from being a functional user of a software product - example you are a payroll manager who knows the ins and outs of payroll processing - and moving to be a technical support person for payroll - your knowledge of processes is important - the technical can be learned quickly
Tip 3 - take as many technical courses as you can which are used to make the software work
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