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Pearson Associate IT Project Manager in United States

Our purpose at Pearson is to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. At the heart of this is a commitment to sustainable practices and meaningful, measurable outcomes.

The Role: The Associate Technical Project Manager (TPM) is responsible for managing technology projects using a variety of technology platforms. Operational excellence, market leadership, and innovation are our leading principles when delivering our programs.

The Associate Technical Project Manager ensures effective and efficient delivery of the technical components of an assessment program. The tasks associated with this technology delivery scope are grouped into two categories: 1) general project management and 2) technology project execution . The following is an overview of the specific activities within each category.

General Project Management

The following tasks are performed regularly by the TPM and though the scope and level of complexity vary based on the product or platform, the fundamental tasks remain consistent.

  • Schedule development and management - Create the plan and schedule for technology tasks related to a given project. The TPM will work with Product Owners, and other functional areas to help fulfill the product roadmap.

  • Project management – Facilitate and lead SCRUM meetings and work with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Developers, and testers to monitor day to day progress of sprint commitments, help resolve blocks, mitigates schedule misses with teams and escalates to leadership as appropriate.

  • Cost (hours) tracking and management - Monitoring and reporting of actual hours worked on a given project compared to annual plan, quarterly forecast, and monthly variance reports. Actions are taken based on reviews of this information with technology line managers, technology engagement managers on corrective actions or scope adjustments.

  • Risk and issue management - Identify, document, and manage risks and issues to delivery.

Technology Project Execution

The following tasks are performed by the TPM and require knowledge of the software development lifecycle (SDLC), the enabling platforms (Jira) using Agile practices. Lead Scrum events: poker, sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint retrospective, backlog grooming, sprint review.

  • Engineering work breakdown and prioritization – Collaborate with Product Owners, requirements analyst, and developer to document the detailed, lowest level tasks required to complete technology engineering and delivery work. Monitor progress and reset project priorities as needed based on capacity constraints or other factors up and down stream.

  • Product development story management - Track progress of engineering stories and resolve blocks and related inquiries from business analysts, developers, and testers.

  • Production incidents and defect resolution – Collaborate with Product Owners, Customer Support, and Tech Support to review production customer issues, and plan to provide timely resolution.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. PMP certification desired.

  • Training in project delivery using Agile Methodology (Kanban, Scrum).

  • 1-2 years Project management experience desired in a service environment characterized by multiple, complex projects.

  • Ability to understand, analyze, and communicate project issues, and project status is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage project commitments to achieve quality solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead project resources.

  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Ability to facilitate work groups with a high degree of professionalism, work ethic and integrity.

  • Ability to incorporate technical and business knowledge in the analysis of customer solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to estimate, plan, and monitor labor hours.

Work Environment

  • Flexible and collaborative with occasional travel.

At Pearson we value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We seek to infuse diversity and inclusion in everything we do, while promoting a culture where differences are embraced as strengths; opportunities are equal and accessible; consideration and respect are the norm; and all team members are supported in reaching their full potential.  We foster a work environment where we reflect our customers and learners, and where our people can be themselves.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce please click here The Power of Difference at 

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $75,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2237