Mortgage Arrears Project
A career defined by constant change has brought Derek Tierney to the elite status of IPMA Level-A Certified Projects Director - one of only six level-As in the country. His current role in the Department of Finance has seen him move away from working in manufacturing, engineering and transport based industries, to putting in place a programme management framework. This is to assist the delivery of the recommendations of the report of the Interdepartmental Group on Mortgage Arrears (“the Keane Report”) as one part of the Government’s overall strategy to ensure a return to a stable and fit for purpose banking system.
This new role involves setting up a Project Management Office for the Mortgage Arrears Project to support the project Steering Group, chaired by the Department of Finance, and comprising senior representation from other relevant Government Departments as well as the Central Bank
This project will see the implementation of four main project elements as follows:
Derek’s role is also to support the implementation team, comprising several Project Working Groups that have been established to ensure focus and delivery of these elements. It will also involve developing all the elements of a Project Execution plan and process with key project management focus on schedule/resource management, reporting/analytics/dashboard tools from implementation workgroups to steering committee to cabinet sub-committee, communication, stakeholder and decision management.
“It’s about developing a framework for a programme delivering four interlinked projects, understanding their objectives and the context that they are being delivered within.”
Derek’s view is that, “more and more organisations, whether they are public, private or non-profit are realising that well managed projects are now seen as critical for success, in order to minimise waste and the burden to our economy through improper project selection, formulation and execution.” IPMA accreditation is valuable to achieving any project’s objectives. He is confident that this project management support underpinned by this globally recognised certification will be a valuable contribution to achieving this project’s overall objectives.”