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David Whipple

Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

Visual design specialist

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Yehia Haikal

Beirut, Lebanon

Web Video Editing with a Storytelling Focus

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Fatema Patrawala

Atlanta, GA, USA

Unique content writer & UX designer

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Ariel Sit

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Virtual Business Manager | Growth Marketer

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Rochelle Roberts

Toronto, ON, Canada

If there are 24 hours in a day...I'm your 25th

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Ana Rivas

Alexandria, VA, USA

20+ years exp. Virtual Assistant extraordinaire

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Kedir Omer

United States

Transforming data into opportunities with AI/ML

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Freddie Gotanco

New York, NY, USA

Culture-driven Agency Operations Pro + Seasoned PM

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Ravindra Vala

Surat, Gujarat, India

Top-rated Flutter Pro at Your Service

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Lorielle Pimentel

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Creative Social Media Manager 🎨✨

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Immaculate Wanjiru

Nairobi, Kenya

Dedicated Brand Executive & Project Manager

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Vardan wadhwa

Delhi, India

AI Project Manager for Business Growth 🚀

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Raja Faisal Bhatti

Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Agile Project, Product Management Expert

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Pierre Tardivo Martin

Montreal, QC, Canada

Experienced Project Manager and Consultant

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Daryl Pooran

Toronto, ON, Canada

Google/Facebook Ads for Local Business 🎯

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Gabe Cenizal

Boston, MA, USA

Career Coach and Project Management Professional

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Sebastian Rodríguez

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mission-driven and people-focused creative aid

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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