The Head of IT Governance and Planning is responsible for the overall delivery of the IT component of business change and IT specific initiatives.
including responsibility for resource management across delivery, and setting IT Project Management standards. They will ensure that all team members adhere to agreed project management methodology, appropriate software development life cycle and related framework, managing the contribution that IT makes to business objectives.
Key accountabilities :
Delivery & Cost Management :
Responsible for the governance and quality of IT Projects and / or IT workstreams of business change programmes
Assigns, schedules, reviews, and monitors work to ensure that progress is within expected guidelines and is completed on time and within budget
Works with appropriate customers to estimate the workload, identify the roles of project team members and secures the relevant project resources
Ensures that risks, issues and dependencies are being recorded, monitored and proactively managed to minimise disruption to successful delivery
Manages the budget associated with IT work, monitoring expenditure and cost against delivered and realised benefits as the project progresses
Reviews actuals and forecasts with PMs and challenge overspend / underspend
Manages the cross-charging of resource and other costs to the relevant cost-centre
Accurately reports project progress to IT exec management and the Business Transformation Office
Ensures accurate and timely reporting to the various Project Boards
Delivers monthly KPIs as set by IT Function
People Management :
Responsibility for all IT project managers and the IT management support personnel
Lead and mentor the IT project managers from initiation through delivery, as determined by the overall strategic initiative and lifecycle selected.
Lead and mentor the IT management support personnel as they provide guidance on project management standards, tools and resource allocation and in-flight optimisation
Be the primary contact for prioritisation and allocation of Project managers
Maintain Demand / Supply view in relevant PMO tooling for resource allocation
Manage any technical suppliers to ensure adherence to brief, technical compliance and value for money
Influences and negotiates with senior stakeholders to ensure business analysis, development, test and implementation activities are visible and in line with agreed customer expectations