Project Manager

The ideal candidate should have below experience:

  • Agile Project manager (5-10 years with minimum 3–5-year seasoned Agile Scrum Master practical experience
  • Credit Risk experience within Corporate and Investment Banking is required

Extensive Experience at:

  • Sprint (increment ) management against the each defined Minimum Viable Product
  • Program Increment (PI) Planning / QBR (Quarterly Business Review) Planning
  • Sprint Gate-keeping
  • Managing Backlog refinement
  • Product owner interaction and engagement
  • Practical experience is critical so that they can guide the team
  • Beneficial to have experience on new projects as well as ongoing system support
  • Ability to manage a number of dependencies outside their project
  • Project Management Certification
  • Agile Project Management Certification

Statement of work:

End to end delivery of projects

  • Plan, direct and co-ordinate the activities of enterprise-wide projects to ensure that project goals are accomplished and to develop project plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans and allocation of available resources, in line with the business strategy.
  • The Agile Project Manager will monitor and report on project and deliverable progress, run agile ceremonies, and provide mentorship and coaching on agile best practices.
  • Agile The Project Manager will be ensuring the team is working on the right tasks at the right time, working closely with the product manager to translate epics, stories, and other items on the sprint list into actionable tasks for the delivery team.
  • Ensure successful implementation of Agile in software projects with improved quality in accordance with business needs and strategic goals.
  • Manage project priorities effectively and ensured dependencies are catered for according to the project scope during the PI planning and or quarterly business review process (QBR)
  • Ensure client needs are accurately captured in scope and that the change management process is led and supported together with the client.
  • Manage project priorities effectively and ensured dependencies are catered for according to the project scope during the PI planning and or quarterly business review process (QBR)
  • Manage delivery of large and complex projects according to prevailing project management methodology. That business change impact is conducted across process, systems and technology in accordance with change management plan.
  • Provide expert level guidance to software project team in terms of process, system, tools, methods as well as communication, integration, and successful team dynamics through weekly facilitation sessions. Manage scope of work, budget, timeframes and quality of deliverables.
  • Identify project stakeholders, communicate their roles, define their level of participation in project, and map their communication needs and stakeholder engagement strategies throughout the project plan. Be able to structure and lead multidisciplinary and multi-level stakeholder engagements with the ability to synthesize and communicate in a non-technical language
  • Ensure each stakeholder group is actively managed through the change cycle. Engage and facilitate with multiple diverse groups across a spectrum of wants and needs. Build professional relationships though engagement and regular communication and feedback with all stakeholders using quality metrics and project status reports as drivers.
  • Ensure satisfactory post implementation review and performing retrospectives/inspect & adapt sessions as required.
  • Ensure roles and strategies are defined, and behaviors and operations are understood , optimal resource allocation and enable a high performing environment
  • Ensure optimal risk management strategies are in place and that project budgets are managed within project scope.
  • Consider processes, business, technology and people in order to implement changes
  • Ensure traceability of defined benefits throughout the lifecycle of the project and escalate any deviations.
  • Ensure adherence to PMO minimum standards

Adhere and contribute to PMO standards

  • Produce agreed artefacts according to PMO minimum standards, including:
  • Sizing, Scoping, Costing, Baseline Project Plans, Risk Management, Quality Plan, Communication
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of the minimum standards and suggest necessary changes to PMO if necessary

Vendor and procurement Management

  • Follow the official procurement process to engage with any software, professional or managed services vendors
  • Adhere to RMB policies surrounding contractors
  • Ensure correct invoicing processes are followed
  • Ensure contractor on-boarding process is followed correctly
  • Partake in software contract negotiation when need be
  • Be familiar with and execute all legal processes
  • Provide feedback to vendors on contractor performance

Internal and external stakeholder relationship management

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with all key stakeholders to facilitate organizational effectiveness
  • Identify areas of concern in terms of reporting and use influence to debate and agree the best way forward
  • Act speedily to resolve problems, queries and complaints
  • Use influence and negotiation to achieve win-win outcomes
  • Initiate meetings with key stakeholders to track progress, manage expectations and ensure clients’ needs are met
  • Proactively communicate and share information and encourage discussion and debate (share successes, highlight challenges and identify and manage risks)
  • Read the cultural environment and adapt communication style to meet the needs of different audiences
  • Anticipate and manage conflict, demonstrating an ability to resolve differences, particularly where these may be stalling the implementation of agreed plans

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