Initiates the project, obtaining authorisation to start the project and scope the project. Engages the project Sponsor and Steering Committee
Plans effectively around delivery constraints and optimises the plan to maximise benefits and minimise risk. Develops the plan within constraints, considering the delivery approach, key milestones and dependencies within the plan, requirements and scope, effort and resources, budgets and quality
Ensures the base lined scope, requirements, benefits, schedule and budget are managed as outlined in Business Transformation Frameworks. Identifies and intervenes where there is slippage and variance from plan
Proactively monitors project execution to effectively identify risks, issues, dependencies as they arise throughout the project lifecycle. Assesses the impact on the benefit realisation for the projects and takes action to minimise impact, actively challenging and removing obstacles. Takes ownership of critical issues and ensures resolution within agreed timescales and implements mitigating plans against identified risks and issues. Escalates when needed to the Senior Programme Manager with possible solutions
Plans and manages the implementation of the change, to ensure business benefits are realised and that the transition from current state to target state is smooth. Ensuring that the organisation and other change audiences are ready, willing and able to function in the new business environment
Collaborates and builds positive stakeholder and business partner relationships providing regular updates to resolve high priority issues affecting the project
Works closely with delivery partners on planning, design and estimating, bringing together delivery and business partner teams; actively managing dependencies between these teams and other projects and programmes Sets the pace and operating rhythm, driving a culture of achievement and ensures pace by identifying and removing barriers to project success
Promotes pace and energy within the team and leads by example
Keeps focus on the medium and long term goals and the Group’s values particularly when under short term pressure
Demonstrates effective financial skills to develop a detailed business case, including investments, detailed benefits and link to overall finances of the business.
Develops and reviews estimates and estimating assumptions for the project’s schedule, effort, and cost using established Global Change Delivery estimating models, best practices, and past experience
Provides timely reports on project status, risks and issues, evaluating project performance based on management information
Manages and reports on the project budget, acting on any variance
Drives a culture of achievement and ensure pace by identifying and removing barriers to project success
Maintains project change control, ensuring any changes to baseline are managed through change request and all impacts are considered
Promotes and takes accountability for project quality, identifies opportunities to improve delivery and oversees the governance process to reduce risk and ensure effective and timely decisions are taken
Collaborates with stakeholders to define the project strategy and develops a roadmap ensuring all constraints of time and resources are met.
Ensures project team follow quality assurance processes and Global Change Delivery Business Transformation Frameworks.
Experience Extensive knowledge and solid experience of project management in banking or financial institution environment
Ability to drive projects under minimal guidance in an often turbulent environment. Capable to plan project tasks while major stakeholders may have different and sometimes contradicting priorities.
Proven record of leading multi-disciplined teams and delivering complex global programmes or projects
Strong leadership, be able to communicate and influence a wide range of stakeholders, with capacity to interpret complex business or risk requirements, translate the technical details into business context, and vice versa
Excellent understanding of the project lifecycle, best practice techniques on project delivery
Confident in holding dialogue with senior management across functions and regions.
Excellent people management, planning and organization skills A highly motivated and pro-active self-starter Ability to work with a diverse and geographically dispersed project teams Holder of Project Management Professional Certification, Managing Successful Programmes, Projects in Controlled Environments, Project Management Professional, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, or Prince2 or Six Sigma qualification has definite advantage