Program Lead
Dubai, Dubai, AE
منذ 4 يوم
source : WHATJOBS


The role is responsible for establishing and managing Support & Control IT programs in the bank, as well as providing business analysis support and oversight of the IT Demand portfolio, to deliver all activities within agreed constraints of time, budget and quality

You will be expected to lead the delivery of internal and outsourced projects from project initiation to transition to operations so as to deliver projects on time and within budget and to meet the desired business objectives

Demand Management

  • Collect & manage new Requirements and projects
  • Prioritize the requirements and projects aligned to business goals
  • Consolidate demand and projects to manage IT delivery and resources in an optimal manner to ensure business strategic goals are met
  • Portfolio Management

  • Direct the delivery of programs through active sponsorship, leadership and involvement in specific initiatives to ensure they meet time, cost and quality requirements
  • Implement an effective review, reporting and presentation structure for all projects / programs
  • Conduct program evaluations
  • Work closely with key stakeholders responsible for delivery of the constituent workstreams within the program
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all senior business unit
  • Ensuring portfolio resources are appropriate to enable the necessary operational and strategic capability
  • Project Management

  • Managing a portfolio of multiple projects managing their interdependencies, resourcing and any proposed changes which may affect project priorities
  • Identifying resourcing needs in line with the portfolio plan
  • Establish project plan and initiate project mobilization by confirming project scope, estimate, resources, roles and responsibilities
  • Monitor and control execution of project though Analyze, Design, Build, Test and Release
  • Provide leadership and decision making support by establishing project governance
  • Managing senior stakeholders in uncovering and resolving potential conflicts or disagreements about project priorities
  • Perform project reporting including overall performance of the program and project completion documentation
  • Lead efforts around work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports.
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of business perspective work plans to determine the required tasks and resources (process, functional, etc.
  • for complex projects spanning multiple business units

  • Provide appropriate performance feedback for project team members.
  • Coach and mentor project team members on best practices, including solution delivery and IT value.
  • Provide input around the hiring, supervising, training and promotion of candidates as needed.
  • Lead medium to large scale IT projects for a business unit within time, budget and specification constraints.
  • Demonstrate competency in coordinating all aspects of a large, complex project involving multiple IT disciplines. Coordinate projects with other on-going efforts.
  • Manage the scope change process and issue identification / resolution with all stakeholders.
  • Monitor and communicate status to senior leadership. Communicate and incorporate feedback from customers.
  • Craft and implement communication plans requiring cultural change within the organization.
  • Identify and anticipate risks and issues. Facilitate resolution, mitigation, and appropriate escalation to senior management.
  • Define quality standards and ensure compliance.
  • Prepare project completion documentation with project performance, lesson learned.
  • Ensure access to sensitive information pertaining to the Bank, and ongoing and future projects are maintained in strict confidence
  • Requirements

  • Extensive understanding in IT Project Management, IT Investment Portfolio Management, IT Finance and IT Vendor Management
  • Excellent understanding Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology (processes, and deliverables)
  • Excellent understanding of Banking Domains (Retail & Corporate, Banking Network, Product Development, Transaction Banking)
  • Graduation degree or more.
  • Professional certification in Project Management
  • At least 10 years of experience in Program and Project Management, Business Analysis, Portfolio Management, IT Operating Model and IT Management
  • Excellent understanding of waterfall and agile development methodologies and its pros, cons and implication in different scenarios
  • Exceptional track record of on-time, on-budget and to-specification delivery of projects
  • Experience of managing multiple and complex projects to quality, time and budget
  • Strong track record of on-time, on-budget and to-specification delivery of projects
  • Ability to manage Agile and Non-Agile projects
  • Ability to manage relationships with internal business customers
  • Excellent written and verbal English communications
  • Analysis, conceptualization
  • Leadership and team management
  • Planning and organization
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent Interpersonal relations skills
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Able to multi-task and work under stress in a fast-paced environment
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