The Role
As the Consultant, Project Management you will consult and analyze and deliver on more complex, cross-functional
initiatives delivered in the Annity IT PMO tower. You will oversee all aspects of various initiatives through planning and
execution, including planning and managing the schedule, scope & budget, ensuring all resources are aligned according
to plan, effectively communicating with stakeholders, assessing and managing change control to eliminate project
impacts, proactively managing and addressing all risks, issues and dependencies as well as monitoring and controlling
the project with the right level of visibility and transparency.
Manages medium to large projects conforming to Lincoln Financial project management standards and processes,
including change control and project management methodology.
Defines, monitors, executes, and controls various sized projects through the system and project development
Execute initiatives with an agile mindset in order to support a fast-paced application development environment while
adhering to Agile and LFG’s Adaptive Framework principles.
Facilitates the procurement of needed hardware, software and human resources for the project (as necessary).
Work with project owners and key stakeholders to execute projects with a customer-driven and quality mindset that
drives out business value and achieves expected project results.
Attends training to grow skills and acquire or maintain PMP designation.
Executes effective project management, including but not limited to: project planning, resource planning, change
management and communications planning, managing changes to the project scope, and ensures that the project
plan is accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized changes.
Champions and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management
and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives
Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality
Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) or responsibility, assess the
impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future
Practices and promotes Lincolns specialized Agile/Scrum delivery methodology, as applicable.
Ensure Scrum theory, practices, and rules are understood and enacted as applicable.
Ability to manage projects with an agile mindset to ensure successful delivery of waterfall initiatives with agile
delivery components.
Serves as a resource to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on more complex
Collaborates with project owners and appropriate stakeholders to manage project quality.
Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines. Complies with all company and
site policies and procedures.
Remains current in profession and industry trends.
Makes a positive contribution as demonstrated by: making suggestions for improvement and learning new skills,
procedures and processes.
Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
Ability to perform with a sense of urgency.
Ability to work with others in a team environment.
Performs other duties as required.
4 Year Bachelor’s Degree or 4+ years of equivalent work experience
PMP designation is a preferred
3-5+ Years Project Management experience that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position.
Ability to work with all levels of management to gain information and insure the success of a project.
Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as knowledge of both Agile and Traditional
project management principles, practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a
project and business environment.
Political awareness in knowing who to reach out to for assistance on a project.
Strong general business acumen, preferably in the Financial Services space.
Competent in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Microsoft Project.
Ability to keep SharePoint up to date with information appropriate to the project.
Judgment to determine what tools and documentation are necessary and appropriate for different types of projects.
Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Experience and confidence doing presentations to senior management, facilitate meetings, work independently, set
priorities, and meet deadlines.
Self-directed with demonstrated leadership abilities and strong organizational and planning skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects at a time consisting of IT, vendors and/or multiple departments.
Ability to identify next steps in the project lifecycle of any project and form purpose out of uncertainty.
Ability to identify, communicate, and mitigate risks, and work with diverse stakeholders.

David Arthur Maynard Scholarship Program

The Northeast Indiana PMI Chapter offers the David Arthur Maynard Scholarship program which is designed to financially assist and encourage qualified applicants in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management or any field with any relation to project management such as business, technology, or engineering.  One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually; applications are accepted March 27, 2019 – May 23, 2019.


The David Arthur Maynard Scholarship program has been named in honor of one of our founding fathers who is still very active in our chapter.  Mr. Maynard serves on the PMI NEIC board of directors as the Director of Course Development within the Professional Development team. His work background includes the NASA shuttle program, as well as F16, Learjet 55, and Airbus A320 projects. He also worked as the General Manager of Systems Management Inc. that focused on problem projects.


  1. Any individual who is, or will be, a student in good standing at an institute of higher learning during the 2019-2020 academic period. Scholarships are limited to use at an accredited degree granting institution of higher learning.
  2. Must have a sponsor that is a member in good standing with PMI NEIC or obtain one by requesting it from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Previous award recipients can reapply each year
  4. Full-time and part-time students are both eligible for consideration.

Must submit:

  • An application.  Click hereto download the application.
  • A brief questionnaire. Click hereto download the questionnaire.
  • A copy of latest available (high school or college) transcripts
  • If selected as a finalist, must be present (at a to be announced site in Ft Wayne) to give a 10 - 15 minute presentation to the Selection Committee on the 1stThursday evening of June (6/6/2019)
  • Complete applications will only be accepted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. through 5/23/2019.
    • You will need to include “first name and lastname – PMI scholarship” in the email subject line

Application Requirements

For current High School Seniors, current Undergraduate and Graduate students, you must:

Complete the application

Complete the brief questionnaire

If selected, the presentation to the Selection Committee must be no longer than 15 minutes and include no more than 7 slides.  The presentation will be a project that you have led or worked.  You will need to describe how each of the following was accomplished, estimated, or measured:

  • Brief introduction to the project
  • Team selection and development
  • Length of project/activity and how well it remained on schedule
  • Cost and how well it remained on budget
  • Communication with your Team, was it successful?
  • Quality of the results/deliverables; how they were measured?
  • What events, good or bad, might impact your performance


 Selection Criteria:

  1. An Evaluation Committee will be convened comprised of three to five PMI NEIC members representing industry and academia.
  2. The Evaluation Committee will choose the finalists that will be passed onto the Selection Committee to make a final decision. The Selection Committee will be comprised of three to five PMI NEIC members representing industry and academia.
  3. An applicant’s immediate family member or sponsor cannot be on the Evaluation or Selection Committee.
  4. Preference will be given to the candidate who will be or is pursuing a degree in the field of project management or a directly related field.
  5. Applicants with the best combination of academic, extracurricular, leadership abilities, questionnaire results and presentation results will then be evaluated to determine the winner with the highest potential for success.


  1. Description of the scholarship, application form and the Scholarship Candidate Selection Process is available on the PMI Northeast Indiana Web site.
  2. Finalists will be notified by the preferred method listed on the application.
  3. The name(s) of scholarshsgip recipient(s) will be published on the PMI Northeast Indiana Web site and in PMI Northeast Indiana’s publications as appropriate.


  1. All submissions and attached supporting documentation become the property of the Project Management Institute – Northeast Indiana Chapter.  None of the documents provided to this organization will be returned to the applicant.
  2. All decisions of the PMI NEIC Evaluation and Selection Committees are final.
  3. All scholarships are subject to annual funds availability.
  4. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or state of physical handicap.
  5. All monies will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution.

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