Early in 2014 I left a magazine staff position to pursue freelance writing and editing full-time. I love to explain things, which I've been doing professionally for 25 years, using words, pictures and drawings. In addition, I am a registered Professional Engineer. My experience includes design and construction, with both field and office assignments, as well as writing and editing numerous articles. I also developed the curriculum for an introductory class on Programmable Logic Controllers, subsequently revising it several times, and have taught that class on a continuing basis since 1997.
I have been writing systems in various forms of Basic since 1983 the first 3 years were full time after which I moved into IT Management both general and Project. In the last 8 years I have resumed my programming activities culminating in the design and build of a full ERP system incorporating the MS Office engines for Word, Excel, and Outlook with MS Access for databases and running on the Windows platform. This is fully scaleable from a laptop to a multi location, multi organisation network. Since working with Odesk I have been doing projects to provide applications in Access and Outlook and have Project Managed a Web 2.0 build for an English University and have been recognised as one of the top 25 software providers on Odesk for July based on feedback. Outside Odesk I work as a freelance programmer, analyst, project manager, or business consultant depending on needs. I have opened two businesses and run them for 10 years and assisted in launching several others including management buyout's. I am a lateral thinker with a great breadth of industry knowledge that can be brought to bear on any systems design and build. With extensive skills in Project Management and Business Process Reengineering I am able to work in many disciplines. Gaining an MBA in March 2010 I am skilled in organisational structure and change supported by IT systems change, having an academic paper published in International Journal of Business, Management, and Social Sciences titled 'Why Information Technology (IT) systems-led organisational Change does not work' see -www.gbmintl.com/research This portfolio of skills gives me considerable knowledge of business processes and roles in many and varied industry sectors that I can bring to bear through a highly empathic approach which means I can offer advice and suggestions where improvement or a better approach can be deployed. During the last 10 years most of the programming work I have been contracted for involves building Apps or Addins for MS Outlook and Exchange, MS Access and Excel conversions and upgrades and also moves to MySQL or SQL Server Despite all of these skills, in this case I am principally looking for Visual Basic Programming or Office Integration work, Windows API work and document management within any business structure or system. Please note: I do NOT do fixed price work in Odesk
I am one of the top contractors for Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheets on oDesk. I write advanced formulas and scripts for these. I also develop codes for Google Apps for Work. Services: * Microsoft Excel -Dashboard, Cost & Budget, Tracking -Automation(Formula) -Formatting -Macro/ VBA * Google Spreadsheets -Excel to Google Spreadsheets - Apps Script -Forms -API integration (calender, email, Adwords, External) About Me: I am Md Nazmus Sakib. I am a graduate engineer and earned my degree from the top most university in Bangladesh. I published more than fifteen research papers on IEEE as an Engineering student. I started not very long ago and rapidly growing for my skills and hard work. I have received 5 stars review in 95% of my completed projects. If you need help with setting up or modifying your spreadsheets or Business Process Automation, I would like to hear from you.
I’m Professional Magento Expert with having 7 years of overall experience and 5+ years of core Magento Design, Development, Customization experience. With all this skills and worldwide eCommerce merchandise experience I’m became of Magento consultant where I can guide you through all the process of Magento, I’m always updated with all its news which I am using to deploy the best solutions for my clients. I’m oDesk Magento Verified Developer - https://www.odesk.com/contractors/?g=odeskverifieddevelopers&q=magento I’m a team player where I can support you to manage and hire best remote team for your eCommerce project playing role of Consultant and I believe its worth to have a consultant for project who have ability to develop and design robust solutions. My approach starts from understanding the business concept along with the requirement which is making me to understand the whole scenario very quickly. I've working experience with Core PHP, WordPress, Joomla, Prestashop but I only like to work with Magento eCommerce as it’s my core and professional expertise and eCommerce is my robust and attractive topic always. Below are my expertise with Magento: Magento Front end design and Development Magento Back end Development Customized Magento Extension Development Complex Coding Third Party API / Web Services Integration Payment & Shipping Method Development and gateway Integration Purchased Template Installation and Integration Magento Template Design from scratch PSD to Magento Design PayPal Payment Method and API Expertise Magento and third party data transfer bridge I can communicate/hold interview via oDesk, have good communication skills, comfortable to talk and chat over Skype, Hangout or Phone.
As a Certified Online Business Manager I ensure my clients have "peace of mind" by implementing tools & systems that help them to achieve their goals and grow their business! I possess more than 15 years of experience in the areas of Business Management, Project management, CRM, Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing. I hold Maters degree in Business Administration, Business Management certification, Marketing Certification, Project Management Certification and a bachelor degree of commerce. My background in Business Management, Project Management and Internet Marketing has enabled me to hone my organizational and time management skills; consequently, juggling multiple projects will not be a challenge for me. I work with Coaches, Speakers & Business owners who value collaboration! They have a purpose & passion to serve in the world. It motivates them to create exceptional work, with a standard of excellence. I partner with them to sustain the level of excellence & continue to build the structure that will in turn, free the client to develop and influence the purpose & passion they are meant to serve. Result; you are more focused and have more balance in your life. With the right processes and systems implemented you "allow your brilliance to shine"!
Branden Moskwa is a Doer and Achiever, having competed in NCAA College Baseball, Scout to the SanDiego Padres in the 2005 NL West championship season and Assistant coach at TRU for the 2005 National Championship. After injuries continued to sideline his competitive sports career he returned home and became one of the trail blazing pioneers to complete a newly offered and nationally acclaimed entrepreneurship degree program offered at Mount Royal. During his studies Branden also re-found his love of technology, ingrained in him from childhood, where his father would lug a “Luggable” computer up and down flights of stairs so that Branden could learn the artful skills of programming when growing bored of the unbeatable tic-tac-toe games. Just months after graduation quit a stable job with a fortune 500, to begin building his mobile advertising empire. Within another 4 months, before the days of social media and online viral campaigns was featured in over 30 traditional media outlets including CBC, CNN, and the Globe&Mail. Using technology unseen in the industry, as an accelerator Branden took lead of the new and emerging market space. Several years later, after negotiating international licensing agreements, Branden closed one final deal and ventured onwards to new entrepreneurial experiences. Branden co-founded Tradeopolis Communications in 2006, and grew this organization into a profitable consulting firm with increased profits year over year. Branden believes that to survive in business requires obsessive focus and relentless determination, coupled with genuine and honest interactions with all those around him. He marries these together in perfect harmony. Nominated for the 2013 Guardian Small Business Leader Of The Year, Branden is passionate about connecting and building relationships, specifically with entrepreneurs and works in an advisory capacity with various clients he believes have the "it" factor.
I have a degree in Business and Economics and work part time doing cost projections, accounting, process streamlining and assisting the administration of a large janitorial company in San Salvador, El Salvador. I excel at writing down processes and business plans, and I'm helping the aforementioned company implement procedures under the ISO 9001 norm. I'm well adept at using MS Excel, Access, and Visio as tools for my work. I'm also trilingual: I know English, Spanish, and French, with knowledge of basic Mandarin as well (it's a work in progress). Languages are a passion, so I often tutor friends/acquaintances wanting to learn Spanish/English in my free time and enjoy translating in general. Studying for my degree and taking courses in photography, culinary arts, gardening, and music in English, Spanish, and French has expanded my vocabulary in these three languages, enabling me to be a fast and accurate translator, with impeccable writing style (I use Strunk & White for English). As a curious fact about me, I enjoy classical music (opera) and have been training almost 4 years to sing it. So I'm also up for the odd singing or voice-over job.
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.
Proposal Lead and Writer, Cost Savings Technologist, Project Manager, Project Planning and Strategic Thinker. Business and Executive mentoring, personnel development and trainer. Consultancy services including: • Commercialization and Innovation • Business Transformation and Planning • Business growth strategies and development • Project Management • Risk Identification and mitigation planning • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability • Business Capture Management • Proposal Architecting and Writing I am a recently retired experienced Senior Program Manager with over 30 years experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry looking to help others with their projects. Specializing in program management, technical management and subcontract management team leadership. I have led program management development programs that has trained and certified program managers for large aerospace company. I have led large proposal teams for management and cost volumes for proposals with value greater that $250M USD. Relevant background and program experience in defining and managing the work scope for subcontracts and teammates in large distributed development environments. Strong managerial skills with proven success in project definition, project planning, negotiation and execution Earned Value Management Systems. I am a proven highly effective team leader with excellent interpersonal, coaching and mentoring skills, communication, and team building skills. I am an experienced and trained Black Belt-Six Sigma Facilitator. As my profile shows I currently have oDesk contracts with five major IT companies that utilize my skills and expertise to assist with project management and proposal writing consultancy. I had a past client who has left me somewhat questionable feedback due to unhappiness he experienced. I learned from this experience to only communicate with the hiring client on proposal requirements. He had delegated daily communications with an employee of his who provided conflicting guidance. I followed his employee's guidance, which wasn't the strategy that the hiring client had. Let these four active oDesk contracts and my past experiences be your guide on my abilities and experiences. Linked In Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jhoxsie