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Project Manager

 

Profile

 

A conscientious Project Manager with over 15 years experience of project delivery in blue chip financial services organisations.

 

Particular expertise in delivering required scope to key criteria of time, cost and quality.

 

Expertise

 

  • IT Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Change Management – Proven delivery skills in multiple initiatives
  • Risk Management – Experienced in managing risk and compliance including internal audit and risk governance.

 

Achievements

 

  • 12+ years in senior PM positions with a track record of successful delivery

 

2006

Leading US Bank, Senior Project Manager

Responsible for planning and managing a portfolio of 31 IT Projects, in line with the clients project management methodology, delivering IT and process change across the IT Department to address audit control issues.

2005

Leading UK Bank, Senior Project Manager

Responsible for planning and managing the delivery of PC scanning tools for establishing hardware and software inventory, and subsequent review of software usage across the organisation.

2004

Leading UK Bank, Senior Project Manager

Responsible for planning and driving the roll-out of BlackBerry devices to Executives and Senior Management. Responsibilities included:

 

·          Development and deployment of business and IT elements of the Pocket Email Service

·          Development and deployment of IT infrastructure for the service

·          Supplier management

·          Cost control and management of budget

2003

Leading UK Bank, Programme Planning Manager

Responsibility for Quality management of Programme delivery approach relating to integration of acquired organisation into the Group. This included :-

 

·          Development, implementation and maintenance of programme plans and the related processes to support these plans

·          Quality management ensuring consistency between project plans and project progress reports, risks and issues logs

·          Ensuring that dependencies and assumptions within project plans were managed effectively across the Programme

·          Ensuring project disciplines applied effectively by reviewing processes with project managers

·          Define plan quality standards and monitor the quality of plan deliverables against standards 

·          Ensuring and contributing to, the performance of checkpoint and post implementation reviews, with respect to planning success

2002

Leading UK Bank, Senior Project Manager

Responsibility for planning and managing implementation of the IT components of the new portfolio management system into the organisation.

 

Responsible for:-

 

·          Managing the production of a technical design for the new system in accordance with Group design principles and IT strategy

·          Establishment of a consistent and scaleable infrastructure for delivery of new system

·          Managing integration of existing (retained) systems to the new system

·          Managing internal supplier and bid process for providing hosting services

·          Managing external supplier to deliver within agreed timescales and budget

·          Establishing professional standards of project documentation and practice aligned to Group standards

·          Planning and managing proof of concept testing, and benchmark testing to verify supplier recommendations on hardware configuration and network requirements.

·          Providing input to business case for IT costs

2001

Leading UK Bank, Senior Project Manager

Responsible for planning and delivery of business change for implementation of a new business product/proposition in a specific sector of the organisation.

 

Responsible for:-

 

·          Managing the end to end project in accordance with Group governance standards

·          Working as part of the Core Programme Team to review progress and manage risks and issues 

·          Ensuring that the IT solutions delivered met key business requirements and the needs of the affluent UK market

·          Managing review of Business and Technical Design

·          Managing production and agreement of Business Operational Design, including fit with operational design for other channels/internal service providers

·          Managing Service Management workstream to define SLA's, OLA's and support arrangements with IT support team

·          Managing production of marketing strategy and plans

·          Planning and managing business change activity (including user acceptance testing, communications, brochure ware, training and procedures)

·          Managing production of Benefits Realisation Plan

·          Review of Business Case and obtaining sign-off from the Executive

·          Managing MI requirements

·          Producing and managing project plans and RAIDS logs

·          Negotiating resourcing requirements

·          Managing Operational Risk Assessments

·          Producing Implementation Plans

1993 - 2000

Leading UK Bank, Multiple Project Management Roles

·          Delivery of business change to enable cross selling of Mortgages to sector specific Bank customers

·          Formulate plans and strategy for the launch of a group of internet based companies. Planned and managed all stages of project including preparation of business case, design, build, testing and implementation

·          Planning and controlling the activities of 18 staff to deliver the Finance Department’s Change Programme for new products and systems developments


·          Planning and controlling tasks and activities for delivering all aspects of the implementation of SAP general ledger and peripheral systems

·          Management and control of investment in infrastructure, hardware, telephony, PC and office equipment.

·          Planning and co-ordinating financial activity to provide information for decision making. This included both routine production of management information, forecasts and budgets as well as medium term planning and investment appraisals.

·          Managing the Finance sub-project to replace the current loan processing system for part of the business.  Specific tasks and responsibilities included planning, Raids, Status Reporting, business requirements, systems design, managing user acceptance testing and implementation.

 

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