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    • IS5540- Project Management and Quality Assurance Project Management for global banking projects Prof. Y.B. Yeung 2/4/13 November 2009
    • Learning objectives
      • Review examples of global IT projects of a major international bank
      • Understand the challenges and experience gained from these IT project examples
      • Understand the critical success factors of managing global IT projects
    • Global banking IT projects
      • Definition
        • IT projects that have users in multiple countries around the world(user focus)
        • IT projects that are developed in multiple software centres in multiple countries(development focus)
      • Many international companies have projects that fit both the above categories
      • Requires advanced project management skills
    • Global banking environment
      • International bank group operating in many countries
      • Customers need to access their bank anywhere they travel
      • Common brand and products worldwide
      • Support services sourced from different countries(IT, call centres, data entry)
      • Need to face different regulators and government
    • Study of a major global bank
      • Fact sheets
      • Two global IT projects
      • Experience gained
      • Critical success factors for managing global IT projects
    • Organisation of a global commercial bank
    • HSBC fact sheet (1)
      • One of the largest banking and financial service organisation in the world
      • Asset = USD2,421 billion as of end June, 2009
      • Profit = USD3.7b for first half 2009
      • Number of offices worldwide = 8500
      • Total staff = 295,610
      • Number of customers = >100m(25m on Internet banking)
    • HSBC Fact sheet (2)
      • Established in 1865 in Hong Kong
      • Head office in London
      • Operations in Europe, Asia Pacific, Americas, Middle East & Africa
    • Asia Pacific region operations
      • HSBC Asia Pacific
      • Head office in Hong Kong
      • Branches in 20 countries
        • HK, China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan
        • Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore
        • Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Macau
        • Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan
        • Vietnam, Korea, Kazakhstan
    • System connectivity branches branches Global Data network Software coe Software support Regional data centres Global servicing centres
    • Example of global IT projects
      • HUB(universal banking system)
        • Central core team, regional customisation, used in multiple countries
      • Internet banking
        • Multiple development teams, used in multiple countries
      • Group project strategy
        • Develop once, use in as many places as possible
    • EXAMPLE 2
    • HUB project
      • H SBC U niversal B anking project ( HUB )
      • Software that supports branch banking in various countries
      • Initial design is for small and medium size countries (eg. Thailand)
      • Functionally rich (deposits, loans, time deposits, payments, trade finance, securities, credit cards)
      • Now enhanced to handle large countries (eg. Canada, India)
    • Technology used by HUB
      • IBM mid range computer – iSeries(formerly called AS400)
      • Software in-house developed
      • Use RPG (report program generator) language
      • Front end – intelligent terminal software developed in-house using Unisys technology
      • Development started in 1984 and took four years to complete
      • First global project for the bank
    • Challenges faced by the project team
      • Technology is new and evolving(S/34 to S/36 to S/38 to AS400)
      • Technology not as robust as mainframe
      • Needs rich functionality to cater for all aspects of branch banking
      • First Group project – develop once and use many; implies building one software that cater for the needs of multiple countries
      • Difficult to gather requirements
    • Where is HUB today
      • Probably one of the best branch banking software in the world (in-house or package)
      • Implemented in many countries (all of Asia, Canada, Europe). Large sites (HK, UK, USA) use selected modules from HUB
      • Vancouver development centre is HUB COE
      • Local support provided by regional team
      • A major rewrite project has started to modernise HUB
    • Experience gained
      • Set up a Group HUB user coordination department to control scope and user liaison
        • Staffed by bankers and not IT staff
      • Have clearly defined roles
        • Core software developed in Hong Kong
        • Sites allowed to make local changes
        • Have to retrofit periodically back to core
    • Experience gained(2)
      • PPCR procedure(program problem change request)
        • Change control request vetted by HUB coordinators before passed to IT for evaluation
      • Close partnership with IBM to improve the robustness of AS400(logical partitions, multiple processors, speed improvements)
      • Strong project manager crucial to success of project
    • EXAMPLE 2
    • Internet banking project
      • PIB(personal internet banking)
      • BIB(business internal banking)
      • Software history
        • Base software purchased from IBM(from Integrion project)
        • basic functionality
          • Mainframe based engine for message routing to underlining applications
          • Server(RS6000) software for message handling, encryption/decryption
    • Internet banking project(2)
      • Components developed in-house
        • All the customer facing screens – each country/bank group member is different
        • Chinese support
        • Hong Kong will not go live without Securities Trading
        • Later addition – All corporate banking functions, including imports and exports
    • Characteristics of project
      • Core engine controlled by New York team
      • Each country has variations on
        • Web page (language, local content)
        • Functionality (products, local interfaces)
      • Regional team has to develop local functions
      • Parallel development & implementation required
      • Global and regional project management office
    • Hong Kong site – English and Chinese
    • Korean site – Korean and English
    • India – Unique NRI(non resident service)
    • Internet banking project today
      • Rollout worldwide
      • Hong Kong has over 1 million registered customers using internet banking
      • Fast growing and popular channel
      • High customer satisfaction
      • The Hong Kong system has won many rewards from trade magazines
    • Experience gained
      • Constant feedback required for Customer Experience
      • Non IT support structure(eg. Call centre) also crucial to success
      • Difficult to balance Ease of use vs. Risk
      • IT security is a constant threat but no security incidents caused by weak IT defense since launch
      • Regulators/media watch like a hawk
    • How to manage global projects effectively
      • Stick to project management principles
      • Secure support from senior management
      • Have clear roles and responsibilities
      • Good project planning
      • Setup multi-site monitoring procedures
      • Avoid scope creep
      • Have common goals for all staff to overcome geographical and culture barriers
      • Communicate, communicate, communicate
    • Stick to project management principles
      • The basics do not change
      • Variations for global projects are in:
        • Cost
        • Geography
        • Multiple teams of IT and users
        • Politics and turf war
        • Complexity of managing change
        • How many balls can you keep in the air?
    • Support from senior management
      • Essential for:
        • Funding – global projects are expensive.
        • IT strategy support – core engine plus regional customisation; mainframe hardware at regional data centres plus servers(AIX and unix)
        • User commitment – IT cannot do it alone and users pay for the project at the end
    • Clear roles and responsibilities
      • New York team – hsbc.com
        • Custody of core software; interface with IBM
      • Regional teams
        • User department – content; presentation; user acceptance test
        • User coordinator department – control the rollout schedule and user liaison with all countries
        • IT department – all technical development, testing and implementation
    • Clear roles and responsibilities(2)
      • Business departments have to allocate resources
      • Work with graphic design companies on web page design and navigation
      • Work with IT on how to construct the web pages
      • Prototype test with selected real life customers
      • User acceptance test
    • Good project planning
      • Plans have to be prepared at various levels
        • Group; region; country
      • Seek input from all stakeholders
      • Marketing department will also provide input as to market segmentation in rolling out the product
      • IT department has to input on hardware procurement, testing time slots, etc.
    • Setup multi-site monitoring procedures
      • Steering Committee at group & regional level
        • All stakeholders participate(IT and business, computer audit)
        • High level progress reporting, issues
      • Project manager has to work at the detailed level by communicating with local and remote teams
      • Periodic progress reports
      • Action quickly; escalate if necessary
    • Avoid scope creep
      • Absolutely essential especially for multi-site projects
      • Have a tight change control process on the scope
      • One small change may have significant impact to the core infrastructure and other sites
      • Project manager needs strong control on scope
      • Work with the sponsor and users
    • Have common goals
      • Differences in culture, geographies and processes must be overcome
      • Solution:
        • Built into award system
        • Communicate often through intranet, working group meetings
        • Form virtual teams
        • Have escalation process in case of impasse
    • Communicate, communicate, communicate
      • Share all information using intranet, newsletters, team meetings
      • Encourage synergy with other group members in other countries
      • Have escalation procedure in case of a communication block or tough issues
    • Summary
      • The basic principles of project management do not change for global projects
      • Complexity on scale, countries, people and politics
      • The project manager plays a key role in the success of the project
    • Reference
      • Hsbc.com website
      • All HSBC information courtesy of HSBC Group