Watson Health - Sr Project Manager - Truven

5 - 7 years experience  •  Hardware

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/20/17
Sacramento, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/20/17

Position Overview

The primary role and responsibility of the Project Manager Senior is to work with the Account Lead, Data Warehouse Lead, and functional/matrix managers and staff to ensure that projects are delivered on schedule and within budget, consistent with defined Truven Health Program/Delivery Management guidelines/processes and client expectations. This position reports to the Leader Program Management State Government with matrix reporting to the Account Leader.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain detailed work plan.
  • Obtain required resources by working with matrix managers.
  • Communicate and review work assignments with team.
  • Work with project leadership to review project scope changes.
  • Support delivery teams as part of implementation execution
  • Manage and proactively escalate project issues and risks.
  • Support development and review of Truven Health project deliverables.
  • Develop Project Management Plan, using prescribed templates, for delivery to client
  • Initiate project reporting to send to DDI Manager
  • Work with client project manager to ensure understanding of all project activities, schedules and deliverables.
  • Provide proper project communications to Account Leader
  • Assist other Program/Project Managers as appropriate, ensuring optimum use of available resources.
  • Participate in Project Management process improvement initiatives when appropriate.
  • Meet departmental guidelines for training and continuous professional development.
  • On an as needed basis, support the efforts of other groups such as Quality Assurance, Software Development, Training/Consulting, Marketing and Product Development, consistent with delivering quality products and services to our clients and the market.
  • Mentor new and less experienced Project Managers.
  • Act as a resource for questions related to project management processes and procedures.
  • Support the Program Management group for project/program reporting to senior leadership.
  • Adhere to Truven Program Management and CMMI guidelines, as defined for each project.
  • Provide to the Account Leader project related updates for Project Portfolio tracking.
  • Communicate and coordinate project management activities with client PMO, project managers, and project coordinators
  • Respond to request for information or resolution of comments from the client’s IV&V contractor


United States

State / Province


City / Township / Village


IBM Business Group

Watson Health

Primary job category

Project Management

Secondary Job Category

Other Project Management

Role ( Job Role )

Project Manager

Employment Type


Contract type


New Collar Role


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• Minimum 5+ years of experience in project management in an organization,
• Minimum 3+ years of experience in project management for implementation of information systems, preferably business intelligence or data warehouse systems
•  6+ years' experience in a management position in healthcare information OR Information Technology implementation experience.Experience implementing information systems within the healthcare field OR
• Experience managing staff in a matrix or direct reporting relationship.
• Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to lead client and internal team through the project lifecycle process.
• Knowledge of project management standards and best practices including the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK)


Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

• 3-4 years of Truven Health project management experience
5 years state Medicaid agency experience
• CMMI experience
• Process Definition
• Proposal Response Writing
• Project Portfolio Management
• Resource Management Tool
• MMIS experience preferred
• PMP Certification





Eligibility Requirements



High School Diploma/GED


Bachelor's Degree

Early Professional Track

Not Applicable - Professional Hire

Position Type



Up to 10% or 1 day a week

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?


EO Statement


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