The IT Portfolio Analyst performs analysis activities that support the decision making regarding matching technology solutions (package selection, configuration, development) with business, user, and functional needs from stakeholders. This involves conducting market research, functional comparisons, and staying abreast of what is being done at other law firms and professional services firms. The analyst will also gather requirements, document procedures, and review the current processes.
The IT Portfolio Analyst partners with the appropriate business stakeholders and the IT Portfolio Manager to prioritize and create a project roadmap for their assigned area. With the business and IT teams, they maintain a set of institutional knowledge of what is working well within the program and what needs improvement.
Partner with business stakeholders to understand and prioritize their needs.
Analyze and consolidate all perspectives on the project – business needs, requirements, user experience, security, training, risk, time, cost, technology architecture, procurement/vendor management, operational considerations, etc. – to help the Firm reach the best technology decisions.
Manage the lifecycle of their assigned products, from inception to implementation, throughout production until retirement / upgrade.
Gather business requirements from project stakeholders to further define goals and objectives.
Drive projects and business teams toward achieving intended business results within a specified time and budget.
Stay abreast of best practices at other firms and applicable technology developments. Act as a trusted advisor to stakeholders to influence the Firm’s technology decisions based on this knowledge.
Seek input of user experience and document current procedures and processes to determine potential improvements to their assigned products.
Perform risk analyses to identify and resolve critical path issues.
Prepare and analyze program/project related data.
Review and report on program/project status.
Prepare materials for briefings and presentations to key decision makers at the executive level
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (current employees should contact Human Resources).
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field or equivalent experience
A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
Experience in current technology trends
Law firm experience
Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
Strong organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
Able to work under pressure
Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.