I get a kick out of solving problems and shaping new businesses. It's one of the key reasons I quit the corporate world and set up my own small business consulting company. The more complex the problem, the more interesting it is and the more gratifying it is to solve. If you have a business problem that is hampering your ability to generate more revenue, streamline your operating costs, not bringing in as many customers as you'd like or isn't positively impacting your brand, then we should talk. I will work with you to understand your issue, partner with you to determine the best possible solution and work with you in implementing the solution. Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs accomplish what they set out to do is a passion that has not petered out in the many years I have been consulting. If anything, it has grown stronger with more success. Having a brilliant business idea and setting up a business around it are two very different things. One needs creativity, passion and critical thinking while the other requires discipline, follow-through, pragmatism, innovation and systematic implementation. I understand this very well and I can work with you to establish an organization and business that is set for long term sustainability. As an entrepreneur and consultant, I learn as much from my client and they do from me, and I apply what I've learnt on future projects. Over time, this has helped me become a better consultant and develop knowledge and skill across a wide range of industries. I work collaboratively; I simply do not believe in working any other way. My focus areas: 1. Business Planning and Market Research - I provide business planning and market research services for a wide range of budgets depending on the needs of the client. 2. Sales, Marketing and Business Development - Right from strategy development to the creation of sales and marketing collateral, implementation and project management of sales and marketing plans, I provide end-to-end services. 3. Business Process Design/Improvement/Reengineering - Whether you want to establish business processes for your new company or are looking to streamline and improve your business processes, I can work with you in developing robust and sustainable processes for your business. 4. Quality Management (Lean Six Sigma, ISO 9001) - Are you looking to implement a Lean Six Sigma improvement project or get consulting support to prepare for your ISO 9001 audit? I can help. 5. E-Business Management/E-Commerce (Non-IT) - Whether you have an existing e-commerce business that you want to scale up or you're setting one up from scratch, my experience in setting up a wide range of e-commerce businesses will add value. 7. Project Management - Whatever your business landscape, my extensive project management experience will make sure that your project runs smoothly, on time and within budget. I am very comfortable managing virtual teams and managing freelancers. I've delivered over ten successful projects in the last year alone. 8. Learning Strategy and Instructional Design - Whether you're looking to get expert opinion on the effectiveness of your training curriculum or want to develop a framework for trainer effectiveness, my experience heading training functions of large global corporations will come in handy. Right from developing content for ILT to delivering training programs, you will find a partner for all your training needs here. Industry Experience: 1. Publishing - I know the ins and outs of Amazon, Nook and other POD and e-book publishing platforms. I know what it takes to run a successful publishing business. 2. International Trade 3. Contact Center Operations - Having managed various contact centers throughout my career, I have in depth knowledge of how to set up, manage and scale any contact center operation. 4. Financial Services 5 - E-Commerce
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Seasoned Business Analyst, Business Analysis Trainer/Mentor and Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients (of varied size and industries). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the India, U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia. Experience of training in Business Analysis and CBAP preparation across individual or small batches from the US, UK. Also have experience of training large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. Proud to be Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) and happy to be ODesk endorsed as Top Rated Consultant. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.
Seasoned learning and development professional with 20+ years’ experience in managing departments and L&D projects and working in all phases of the ADDIE model for a wide range of learning formats and content types. Extensive experience in needs analysis and design. Extensive experience supporting sales through presentations and proposals. Experienced presenter and author of articles. Offerings for clients include: • Needs analysis • Training implementation • Project management • Training design • Stand-up training • Team management • Training development • Facilitation • eLearning narration • Editing • eLearning QA/keystroking • Article writing • Voice-over narration Vic’s recent successes have included: •Completed the needs analysis, design, and development of the Dolby Business Basics onboarding e learning, consisting of a graphic recording with voice-over delivered in a custom Flash interface. After taking the course, employees who had been with the company for ten years or more reported that, for the first time, they understood how Dolby made money. •Spent hours combing Dolby’s photo archives and reviewing hours of founder Ray Dolby interviews. Created a video with synched samples from the audio interviews to tell the Ray Dolby story. It was an effort that people at Dolby said could never be done. Now that Mr. Dolby is deceased, it is a priceless onboarding asset. •Delivered instructor-led Livelink delta training to encourage company-wide adoption of this content-management solution. "We had 38 attendees this morning – 30 completed evals and all were ‘good’ or ‘excellent!’" •For a year and a half, managed the Nerd Lunch program for Ericsson. Responsibilities included coordinating the lunches, planning for presenters, facilitating and recording the lunches, doing post-production on the videos, and distributing videos and other assets. Improved the recordings from Webex recordings to more professional videotaped recordings in 2013. The number of nerd lunch attendees in 2013 was 1,047.
Hands-on technical leader with extensive experience driving design, development, and enhancement programs for critical IT systems through the end-to-end project life cycle. Advanced technical architect adept at designing highly integrated systems that support and promote overall business performance. Skilled at collaborating with non-technical colleagues to identify underlying user needs while promoting understanding and efficient use of complex technologies.
WHO I AM I'm a seasoned business analyst / UX expert with more than 10 years of experience in the IT field. WHAT I DO - User stories - Use case modeling - UX using dynamic Axure prototypes or static wireframes whenever necessary. - Information Architecture - Business process modeling I also consult on how to set up requirements process and fine-tune it to fit the project and development methodology that is being used. MY APPROACH Common sense. Occam's razor. And the notion that you do not design a solution until you've analyzed the problem. WHERE I AM I'm a digital nomad, I'm travelling around the world as I work. At this moment I'm living in Cartagena, Colombia. I'm here until July, after that I'm back to Europe. AM I AVAILABLE Yes, I do have some free time at the moment, ~20 hrs/week. So if you have a project that needs a meticulous and responsible business analyst, please feel free to contact me, I`ll be happy to help. *** RISK-FREE TRIAL *** Depending on the project, I may be able to offer you a risk-free trial to let you see how I actually work. The way it works is as follows: we agree on a task that's worth a few hours, I deliver results (no strings attached), you decide whether I'm a good fit for you. If yes, you hire me, and I bill you for those hours. If not, we just move on, no harm done.
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. Over decade of experience in Information Technology, I decided to focus on what is my real passion, helping individuals to reach their personal and business goals. I can provide you with the satisfaction and commitment to your business needs. As a Freelance IT Professional, I have not only worked with businesses of different nature but I have also assisted many clients on a personal and business basis around the globe. I enjoy the challenges that everyday this profession brings to me and realize the importance of getting the job done whether big or small.
I love to work with data and create creative reports, flowcharts and many other data-driven tools for my clients. I have a hard-working and flexible schedule and love to come alongside and assist my clients with any kind of secretarial or administrative support I possibly can. Please contact me if you need someone with a great phone and person accumen, a can-do attitude with lots of flexibility and a data-driven skillset to suit your needs. Seasoned Data Quality Analyst, as well as Project Coordinator/Business Analyst with over 8 years of experience in Information & Business Systems. Seasoned Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant with over 9 years of experience. Experienced in CTMS, Siebel-based platforms, Salesforce, Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Publisher, FrontPage, Teradata, Paint Shop Pro, Project, HTML & web publishing design, QuickBooks, Acrobat, Business Objects, MyMail, MySQL, SAS, SPSS, BrioQuery, Filemaker, and Pledgemaker. Guru-level design in Excel including V-lookups and VisualBasic programming. In depth knowledge of working within the non-profit sector; experienced in utilizing donor and donation software programs including Grant writer. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Enjoy working within the non-profit sector, social services, outsourced solutions and healthcare industry.
With more than 3 years of of progressive experience in the quality management and process measurement field, I’m here to bring your projects to the finish line. I've created over 100 manuals, standard operating procedures, working instructions and other template documents which describes processes of different companies, lead and participated in projects of the implementation of Balanced Scorecard mechanism and help process owners to define, set up, measure and track Key performance indicators through excel dashboards. I can and will deliver great results with a process that’s timely, collaborative and at a great value for my clients.
Effective project manager with excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a passion for improving processes and driving results. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, works well with all levels of management, and effectively manages teams both internal and cross-functional.
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