Has end to end accountability for the successful completion of the program/project. Directs and coordinates team members in creation of program/project deliverables. Works with HR and Communications stakeholders to drive change, talent, and communications planning.
Possesses an understanding of a least 1 LOB, and directs sub-project managers, business and technology resources, user groups, internal and external consultants, and contractors and vendors.
Rigorously manages project scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters, with an enterprise perspective.
Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit, and oversees governance controls to ensure that projects/programs meet all the performance, quality and compliance standards and conforms to appropriate methodology.
Identifies and tracks project risk and develops mitigation plans to manage risk (i.e. risk related to technology, change management, procurement, business process management, requirements management).
Supports project management activities following BMO’s project management methodology and practices.
Reports administrative and financial metrics back to Business Sponsors and related stakeholders to ensure transparency and accountability.
Establishes effective project or program oversight and other governance bodies, and engages the appropriate stakeholders to support the direction of the project or program and enable superior customer experience.
Contributes to the development of the seed funding request by ensuring project scope and benefits are clearly articulated and risks are identified.
Works in close partnership with Finance and key stakeholders for monthly reporting requirements (i.e. Finance, compliance, Status, Issues Management).
Manages and/or validate financial forecasts and provide on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenses.
Develops an understanding of organizational complexity to interact and engage with the appropriate matrix areas for the construction and delivery of the solution.
Develops innovative approaches to create solutions to resolve problems and significant issues within the project’s mandate.
Identifies, develops, and/or promotes best practices and applies learnings from the more fluid parts of the business.
Develops and recommends productivity aids in all aspects of assignments to accelerate delivery.
Seeks to integrate digital methods for agile, rapid prototyping, and for customer involvement.
Supports the execution of key improvement initiatives using data-driven insights to deliver positive financial and customer outcomes.
Continuously improves program/project processes in order to ensure the best possible deliverable outcome to improve overall efficiency and improve the bank.
Closes project or program spending accounts upon project closure
Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability at BMO, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks across technology.
Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning