Integration Project Manager – LBG

February 2011 – September 2011 – Lloyds Banking Group – Integration Project Manager (Limited Company Contractor)

Advertised as Europe’s biggest Banking integration to date, Alan was seconded into Release C for LBG. An issue had been identified that would affect 3500 colleagues post the go-live weekend. The project had been running for some time with little movement until Alan was asked to take over the role of Integration Project Manager.

Core responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the 3500 colleagues had access to the future business applications by implementing a “Windows Login renaming plan” across 11 business areas including branch networks.
  • Create the strategy for the rename implementations.
  • Create plans for complete change including recovery plans.
  • Ensure continued access to current applications. 
  • Where appropriate work with business areas to create strategy for remuneration and bonus where the change would cause a breakdown between upstream and downstream processes/applications. 
  • Keeping financial records for the change including internal & external resource and forecasting.

While working to ensure continued access to current applications, Alan managed the investigations into all applications used by every business area, role and all personnel as many of these would require authentication with the Login ID. An understanding had to be gained of the upstream and downstream relationships, interfaces and links of these initial applications. Application authentication with the Login ID fell into 2 categories:

  • Authentication could be maintained by internal table update
  • Application required full development lifecycle to ensure continued access