Project Outline

Credit Suisse had established a Waterfall PMO for their Financial Systems Transformation Initiave Programme, in line with global changes to banking regulations after the 2008 crash. I joined the programme when it was already at a very mature level.

The Role

I was engaged on a temporary basis in two occassions as a PowerPoint/Excel expert to provide support services to the Programme's Management Team. In particular, I held overall responsibility for co-ordinating the compilation and delivery of the Executive Governance reporting pack at the monthly Steering Committee meeting. I was also made responsible for updating the new joiners induction materials, and carried out a review of the team's SharePoint portal, fixing broken links and updating outdated information. Finally, I assisted the Programme Director with the transformation of the new governance model, which had been provided in verbal form, into a high-impact graphical representation. This artifact was designed to enable accurate interpretation of the methodology to be followed and to facilitate fast comprehension of the new requirements to the rest of the team.

During my second contract, I assisted the Planning and Finance teams with the tasks of verifying the quality of planning data, ensuring standardization of project plans, and the analysis of the allocation of the programme's annual budget to project level.

Project Info

  • Client: Credit Suisse
  • Engagement Partner: Badenoch & Clark
  • Job title: PMO Analyst
  • Date: 2011
  • Technologies: Microsoft Office