IT Program Manager, Ref: 1195634 – Online Interview Questions

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Ref: 1195634

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Senior Management Program; Prince 2 and ITIL Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Annual Package Range: South African Rand - ZAR 951 000 - 1.1 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 30 Years

IT Program Manager

 

 

 

Current / most recent job title?

IT Program Manager

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Delivery of complex and strategic IT and Business projects to functional departments within Finance and Treasury ( banking) and primarily Retail and HR.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Budget
Committed Project team and Stakeholders (Buy in from all for the project)
Clear Scope and Terms of Reference
Realistic timeline and accountability for delays, from all professional vendors, including consultants

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Prince certified and commercially focused IT Program Manager experienced in proactively leading and delivering all phases of large-scale and complex IT/Technology implementations across a variety of key industry sectors. Adept at liaising between business and technical areas to achieve project scope, budget and delivery expectations. Able to merge User and Vendor needs with business requirements, budgetary restrictions and competing team priorities to meet project deliverables along with the business value.

4. Ideal business title: 

IT Program Manager
IT Project Manager

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Being trusted with the responsibility, accountability and decision-making with the JD for the required role.

6. Skill area of competence:

Leadership and Team Building, Communication, Cross-functional oversight, Vendor and Team Management, IT and Business Planning, Proactive, Decision Making, Technical Competence, Execution, Integrity, Honesty, Building Trust, Adaptable.

7. Career summary:

6 years Banking (retail, finance, HR and Treasury)
3 years Oil and Gas
3 years Manufacturing
3 years IT
6 years Short-term Insurance
5 years Government Services
3 years Retail

8. Achievements: 

Oil and Gas – delivery of APC projects where financial benefits were quantified as part of the sale and exceeded after the project delivery.
Banking – delivery of an innovative multi-currency pre-paid card which was the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Banking – delivery of Basel III, after the project was declared a failure by Business and the termination of the previous two PM’s.
Banking – implementation of a Loan Origination System that reduced the loan processing turnaround from 7-days to 1-day.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Delivering a project with a team that was committed and contributed fairly so that the success can be celebrated and enjoyed by all.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Non-discriminatory
Inclusive for all
Walks the talk
Supportive and collaborative
Provides for growth
Provides for responsibility and accountability
Acknowledges ideas and values input
Fun
Value system

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