I deliver products and services to market.
Delivering projects is not about using a single software development methodology, it’s about using the best development method that suits your project, the stakeholders, the organization, and the client need. I have successfully managed many types of software development projects using methodologies from Waterfall to Iterative and Incremental Development.
I am the person that takes leadership ideas, dreams, and strategies to fruition. The execution of a new product into the market is done through me. The PM is the person that works with organizational, customer, and procured stakeholders to ensure that the product meets requirements, budget, time, and quality expectations.
The PM is the resource that raises risks, issues, possibilities, solutions, corrections and actions to leadership for a final decision.
It’s not always about the project methodology — please keep in mind that methods are only tools — it’s how the tools are used to make the final product that counts.
I am the person that is accountable for the project meeting organizational objectives. I am considered the voice of the client and am responsible for meeting the client needs within moral and ethical constraints. I will not do anything that is considered illegal, immoral, or unjust.
I work with project constraints – Resources, time, cost, and scope. I follow the corporate organizational process and enterprise environmental factors which is a fancy way of saying that I follow an organization’s plans, policies, procedures, guidelines, values, mission, and objectives.
Project managers are usually responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing a project. Since projects, by definition, have a beginning and an end, they are not permanent in length and are handed off to a customer, Operations, or Product Manager as part of final delivery.
All this work must be expertly managed to deliver the on-time, on-budget results, learning, and integration that organizations need.
My tenure with Project Management goes back to 1997 when I managed part of the US version of Canada’s mBanx, the virtual online bank which has evolved into BMO Harris Bank’s online banking presence.
Recent projects that I’ve successfully managed include:
- Branch Activity Board – Bring unified activities across the US enterprise
- Retail product projects – New Savings products
- Updates to Online Banking
- Small Business Online Banking
- Standardization of credit facility risk types
- EMV Debit Cards
- Customer Credit Pre-approvals
- Integration of M&I Global Treasury Customers, Accounts,s Products and Services into BMO Harris Bank
- Customer account alignment – (numerous from M&As)
- Credit Streamlining
- Past Due Remediation and reporting
- Over Draft Litigation