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Samantha Russell, PMP

Collingwood, ON, Canada

Expert in telecom project management 📶

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Sam Azimi

United Kingdom

Delivering a pro job is a must

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Alain D.

Paris, France

Framer & Shopify Expert

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Eliana Ifill

Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela

Creative Project Manager Specializing in Notion

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Grace Cho

San Francisco, CA, USA

Community I UX Designer

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Naima Jordan

New York, NY, USA

Result-driven Project manager and brand consultant

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Madhuri Konduru Hanumantharaju

Canada

Project Manager | Scrum Master | Online Business M

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Emre Sümer

İstanbul, Turkey

Reliable Product/Project Manager for Your Success

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Colleen Finnell

Portland, ME, USA

Global Project Manager 🌍

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David Borgaily

Reading, PA, USA

🚀 Expert Project Manager & CAPM Certified 🥇

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Biya Tolla

Ethiopia

🌟 Expert Database Admin & Customer Support 🌟

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Alex Jackson

Calgary, AB, Canada

🚀 Asana Expert Leading Digital Transformations

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Jeanne Nicole Buensalida

Philippines

🫡6+ Yrs in Project Mgmt: Your Operations Expert

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Mary Beth Shields

Edgewater, MD, USA

🌟 Seamless Project & Program Management 🌟

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Matthias Austin

Bend, OR, USA

Project Manager 🛠 Focused on Change Management

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Luciana TM

France

Bilingual IT Specialist Driving Cultural Change

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Santolo Mele

Italy

Boosting Operations with AI & Automation

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Devon Livingston

Keene, NH, USA

Project Manager | Architect & Interior Designer

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Marco Roncato

Germany

Global Project Lead & Multilingual Translator and Copywriter

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Kristine Ghulyan

Armenia

Proactive Project Manager | Planning & Communication

Common projects for Program Managers

Planning and executing a new project from scratch.

Managing a team for a specific project.

Overseeing a software development project.

Coordinating and executing a product launch.

Developing and implementing a project management plan.

Managing a project's budget, timeline, and resources.

Tips for working with and hiring Program Managers

Define the scope

Before hiring a freelance Program Manager, ensure you have a clear understanding of your project scope and deliverables. This will help the Program Manager to effectively plan and execute the project.

Check their experience

Evaluate their past experiences and projects. A good Program Manager should have a track record of successfully managing similar projects. Their experiences can provide insights into their problem-solving skills and ability to handle complex projects.

Communication is essential

Effective communication is key to successful project management. Ensure the Program Manager freelancer is open to feedback, communicates regularly about the project's progress, and is available for discussions. This should be done through Contra's communication channels.

Understand their methodology

Different Program Managers may use different project management methodologies. Understanding the methodology your freelancer uses can help align your expectations and enable smoother collaboration.

How to hire Program Managers

Define your project

Have a clear understanding of your project scope, deliverables, and timeline. This helps the Program Manager understand what is expected and plan accordingly.

Post a detailed job

Create a detailed job post on Contra including information about your project, the skills required, and the project timeline. This helps attract Program Managers who are a good fit for your project.

Review applications

Review applications and shortlist candidates based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Interview the shortlisted candidates. Ask questions about their experience, approach to project management, and how they handle changes or adjustments to a project's scope or timeline.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right Program Manager, make an offer through Contra. This should include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Program Managers

1. Can you describe your approach to managing a new program or project?

2. Can you provide examples of similar projects or programs you've managed in the past?

3. How do you handle changes or adjustments to a project's scope or timeline?

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Frequently asked
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A Program Manager is a professional responsible for overseeing and coordinating multiple projects (or programs) to ensure they align with the company's strategic objectives and goals. They manage the interdependencies between projects and resolve issues that might impact the overall program.

A Program Manager is a professional responsible for overseeing and coordinating multiple projects (or programs) to ensure they align with the company's strategic objectives and goals. They manage the interdependencies between projects and resolve issues that might impact the overall program.

Hiring a freelance Program Manager on Contra provides flexibility and access to a wide pool of experienced professionals. You can manage contracts, payments, and communication in one place, ensuring a smooth and efficient hiring process.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Program Managers who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of Program Managers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require Program Manager skills often involve complex, multi-faceted initiatives that need to be coordinated and managed in a structured manner. This could include software development projects, product launches, or strategic business initiatives.

The cost of hiring a Program Manager on Contra can vary based on the complexity of the project and the freelancer's experience. However, the usual hourly rate for Program Managers on Contra ranges from $60 to $80.

Freelance Program Managers on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Each milestone is funded individually at the beginning of the project and held in escrow. The funds for each milestone are only released after the client approves the deliverables for that milestone, or automatically within three days.

Program Managers often use project management tools such as Asana, Jira, Trello, and Microsoft Office 365. They may also use communication tools like Slack for coordinating with teams.

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