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Bernard Leigh

Bernard Leigh

Project Management, and Service Management,

Cyprus - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

Demonstrable skills and experience in both Enterprise and SME (MSP Clients) Project and Programme Management, based on the principles and methodologies of industry standards such as PRINCE 2 and PMP. With further demonstrable experience of managing teams in excess of 30 members including local hire and remote resources, together with all aspects of annual performance appraisals, and contractor negotiation, with an excellent understanding of the latest ITIL methodologies for ITSM. This specific experience has been gained from over 10 years of managing distributed teams and environments across multiple time zones and cultural forums, through Application and Infrastructure Support and Project and Change Management to have a complete understanding of the both SDLC and ITSM and how to make them successfully coexist. I have developed and managed enterprise grad SLA’s, OLA’s, UC’s and KPI’s framework, for both internal IT staff and external supplier resources to meet with industry and global regulatory requirements. Responsible for ALL Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) reporting and owner of ALL SOX controls for UK. I have a professional, adaptable, and competent approach to both Resource and Stakeholder management. I am more than comfortable with working in an integrated IT environment or as a consultant. I have a strong mix of corporate enterprise, SME and entrepreneurial experience, and to expand on that, my experience has afforded me the ability to learn the complex matrix management structures and business models which predominantly gained within Global Financial Services Industries (Investment Banking and Global, Corporate and Specialty Insurance). Where conversely some of my most recent and earlier career experience was based in one of the most competitive customer service industries, and to achieve success in this, I had to be flexible to market conditions, so that I could maintain strategic focus so as to continually meet my financial targets. The combination of my career experience has provided me with the opportunities of working in USA, Belgium, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Abu Dhabi and secondments to Brazil, Mexico and APAC, for projects that I was either managing or transferring to local piers and latterly I had responsibilities for USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark. I am confident that I have a strong comprehension of global business environments and managing diverse IT Departments across a multicultural platform. I feel that I am confident and excellent communicator and am completely at ease with interacting and influencing piers, partners, subordinates and executive management, both internally and externally to my working environment. Throughout my career, I have remained technically competent, complemented by my training and experience with Prince 2 and ITIL methodologies. I am a strong communicator, who is confident and experienced in influencing business and IT stakeholders-up to and including-CIO/Managing Director Level.

$60.00 /hr
7,951 hours
5.00
Marc B.

Marc B.

Sr. IT/Software Development (Project) Management

Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10

- Sr. QA Engineer - Sr. Project / Program Manager / Scrum Master - Sr. Business Consultant After years of experience in Management in both the Software Development and IT industry, I want to expand my horizon at my level of expertise. I'm more geared towards management of technical staff and/or projects. In this setting I have experience in a lot of different specialties (QA, Customer Support, Web Development, Development, IT, Production, Client Management, and others). I'm comfortable in a lot of environments, but I like to be able to use my own management style that is more aimed in managing through positive experiences, openness and coaching and training. I'm definitely not a supporter/believer of managing with an iron fist. My main aim is always to create a positive and productive environment in which people can feel happy and flourish, as opposed to being stressed and strained. I learn quickly and I'm flexible and precise in my work. I have experience with multiple cultures and am a good communicator. For details on my experience, see my LinkedIn profile at: http://it.linkedin.com/pub/marc-baas/19/825/96b/

$50.00 /hr
5,122 hours
5.00
Traci Dysart

Traci Dysart

Access Developer

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Some developers like to do a little of everything (the ones with all of the acronyms after their names), but I think that makes it difficult to become an expert in one area. I love Access and that's all I want to do. When properly designed, Access is the fastest (and therefore the least expensive) tool to create desktop applications. I have over 13 years experience developing Access applications, and I have a lot of code already written in my personal library that can be reused on other projects, thus saving time and reducing errors. I prefer to develop Access Applications from scratch (with either an Access or SQL Server back-end database) -- that way, I can make sure it is done correctly from the beginning. I can also clean up applications created by others, and organize / import your data in a way that keeps everything connected. I understand database design and how information in one table relates to information in other tables. I can write complex VBA code (there isn't any problem I haven't been able to solve, one way or another, in Access). I can merge Access data with PDF reports, send emails through Outlook and post the entry in a Contact Log, import / export data to other applications such as Excel, and create Administrator screens that allow the Admins to configure the database (so you don't have to run back to the developer every time you want to make a simple change). My key skills include: • Excellent analysis skills. I have the ability to sort through information, identify key problems, and focus on effective solutions. • Adaptable communicator. Since I have worked as both a programmer and a business analyst, I can communicate effectively with stakeholders with various information needs. • Strong emphasis on customer service. I help customers identify what they want, and then deliver on time and under budget. • Effective project management skills. I focus on clearly identifying the requirements and documenting them in a way that the customer can understand. Then I develop the solution iteratively, allowing the customers an early view of the work so they can give early feedback, thus reducing miscommunication and lowering project costs. If you are looking for an expert who does quality work efficiently, please contact me.

$60.00 /hr
1,365 hours
5.00
Rahul H.

Rahul H.

Project Manager / IT Consultant

India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 34 - Portfolio: 13

Seasoned IT Professional with extensive experience in Software Development, Database Technology, Project Management & Business Analysis. An innate ability to always remain on top of the situation has helped me to establish a track record where I have not missed out on a single deliverable. Core Technology Areas - Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Tools - SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, Crystal Reports - Development of Triggers, Stored Procedures using T-SOL in MSSQL Server - Designing databases - Conceptual & Physical schema - .Net framework 3.5 & 4 - Asp.net, Web Worms, C#, Ajax, Web Services, Win Forms - ORM- LINQ, Entity Framework. nHibernate - Use Cases, UML Artifacts, MS-Visio, Wireframing tools - MS-Access, VBA Abilities - Orchestrating total solutions from requirement analysis to testing and implementation. - Proven experience in project management, risk analysis & successfully leading teams - Interfacing with clients - both pre & post sales Strengths - Ability to think out of the box within defined and accepted methods of execution and delivery

$35.00 /hr
4,468 hours
4.96
Sally William Ibrahim Awad

Sally William Ibrahim Awad

Systems Analyst, ITIL , PMP & Six Sigma Process Im...

Egypt - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 9

I am Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Professional who is thinking and talking in terms of creating business solutions, not just building software systems.Creating viable solution that unites the business and IT on projects. I am a modeler of business processes using the process/workflow software to create process models which can be simulated, analyzed, and even executed directly by the business,helping the business executives in decision making by modeling/simulating “what-if” scenarios. The most important responsibilities of mine are to act as a communication conduit between the stakeholders and the team . I represent the stakeholder community to the development team and translate the business needs for them. I am usually perform the following on any traditional software development project: 1. Scope the system. Work with key project stakeholders and business people to formulate and communicate the business vision for the project, map out initial requirements and the scope of the project. 2. Interpret business Processes and needs. work with project stakeholders to translate their requirements into something that developers can understand as well as to translate the resulting questions that the developers have into something the stakeholders can understand. 3. Translate technical issues. Breaking down technical and architectural complexities so that project stakeholders can easily understand any issues that crop up. Explain what the developers are doing and why they need to do it, including explanations. 4. Spell out the project details and requirements. work with project stakeholders to identify, model and then document their requirements and business domain details. 5. Test and validation. Work with project stakeholders to validate their requirements and analysis models via techniques such as reviews, walkthroughs and play acting,writing user acceptance test (UAT) cases and be a liaison between project stakeholders and testing team during UAT. 6. Represent project stakeholders throughout the process. the developers treat the BSA as the 'customer' from which requirements, domain information and business priorities are provided. The BSA, in turn, will work with the stakeholders to obtain information and to verify decisions. My responsibilities are to: 1- Identify and model process requirements using Visio , Itp-commerce and I grafx tools 2- Identify and model data requirements 3- Identify business rules requirements ; and test requirements which includes many levels of testing. 4- Manage requirements 5- Help scope the project 6- Write use cases 7- Improve business processes 8- Design screens (or prototypes) 9-Write system technical specifications 10- Determine benefit/cost 11- Lead and manage projects I believe that my strong technical experience and education is making me a very competitive candidate for any Business process and system analysis position. The key strengths that I possess for success in this position include, but are not limited to, the following: ► My experience is over 16 years as business process and system analyst ► I have extensive experience in business & systems requirements analysis with detailed documentation using various methods like process flow diagramming, use-case/ UML diagram, ERD, Screen mockups and Data flow diagramming using Balsamiq, Visio and Smart Draw and multiple process diagramming tools. ► I apply my experience as a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Business process and software requirements analysis continuous improvement for business processes based on Agile/Scrum Methodology. ► I apply all the technical skills such as Critical thinking and Problem solving for identifying improvement opportunities. ► Solution-focused professional with excellent interpersonal and rapport-building skills. ► Responsible, loyal, reliable, and independent with high level of enthusiasm and creativity. ► Self-motivated professional achieve results and have superior ability to coordinate and perform several projects simultaneously. Skills and Competencies · Strong writing skills · Strong logical and analytical skills · Excellent oral and written communication skills · Proficient skills in process and project management Using Agile and Scrum Methodologies · Practical knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean or other process improvement methodologies · Proficient System Analysis and Critical thinking skills · Strong knowledge of industry best practices · Proficient PC skills · MicroSoft Word .Excel, PowerPoint & MicroSoft Project · Database applications like Access, SQL · Strong knowledge of Screen Mockups like Balsamiq, Visio, Smartdraw · Excellent customer service skills · Strong presentation skills Please Review also My LinkedIn Profile :http://eg.linkedin.com/pub/sally-william/22/b84/9bb

$38.89 /hr
3,639 hours
4.88
Ivaylo S.

Ivaylo S.

Agile Project Manager | Certified Scrum Master | U...

Bulgaria - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

Senior Project Manager with 13+ years experience - direction, coordination, implementation, execution, quality control and completion of web projects. Agile Project Manager / Certified ScrumMaster / Accredited Kanban Practitioner. Agile Coach. Jira Admin Expert & Trainer. Axure wireframing expert. Reliable agile professional with 5000+ hours at odesk and perfect feedbacks, I have experience in the full cycle of project management, including but not limited to: - clients communication, requirements gathering, proposal building - software architect / UI designer / wireframing: hotgloo, balsamiq and axure - project documentation building - functional specifications, diagrams etc. - programming teams management and supervising - onsite and offsite - design teams management and supervising - onsite and offsite - quality assurance teams management; high level quality assurance by myself; browsers compatibilities experience - building company standards, methodologies and practices - basic PHP / MySQL / HTML / CSS skills. I have been a successful PHP programmer in the beginning of my carrier. - experience with different project management and issues/bugs management softwares and online tools - defining goals, managing team time and staying within the budget; monitoring and analyzing progress; business management - project management methodologies / practices: Waterfall, Iterative Waterfall, Agile / Scrum / Kanban / Scrumban, Continuous Integration I hold Master of Science in Computer Sciences. I have excellent English, which I have studied in Florida State University. I also know French and some Russian. 60+ perfect feedbacks prove the quality of my work. They can be shown on request.

$49.90 /hr
5,707 hours
4.92
Jyothi Siripurapu

Jyothi Siripurapu

Business Analyst | Requirements Analyst (13+ yrs)...

India - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 12

* Away on leave from April 27th - May 3rd * Agile | Interview Stakeholders on business idea | Gather Requirements | BRD - Business Requirements Document (Business specs) | SRS - Software Requirements Specifications (Functional Specs, Technical Specs) | User Stories | UML | Use Cases | Process Mapping | BPMN ✰ I am available only for hourly jobs. My hourly rate is as mentioned in my profile. Please keep this in mind when sending an invitation. ✰ ✰ Clients visiting this profile with out logging into oDesk would view only my public contracts. Log in to oDesk is needed to view both my public and private contracts ✰ The hardest part of building a software system is deciding precisely what to build. According to statistics, following are the benefits of clear software requirements: ►Reduces cost as much as 60% on time and budget ►3 times less project failures ►Reduces 70% to 85% of the rework costs ►Project overruns can be reduced by as much as 20% by reducing the number of inaccurate, incomplete and omitted requirements ►If a defect is found during the requirements phase costs one unit to fix, the same would cost more than 100 units if found after it is released Objective: Not to have my employer to come into any of above negative statistics and always keep myself in a challenging role as Business Analyst and give a efficient and effective analysis that would help the organization to achieve the best solution in business which would increase its productivity in market. ✵Summary: A Business Analyst - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_analyst and Requirements Analyst - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requirements_analysis by profession. Have 13 years of IT experience of which nine years of professional experience in business analysis alone. ✵Professional strengths: ☑ Have good oral and written communication skills ☑ Have worldwide communication skill (Ability to summarize and slow down when somebody does not understand) ☑ Have experience in interacting directly with key business users and geographically dispersed stakeholders ☑ Have experience in extracting, analyzing business requirements. Did gap analysis between goals and existing business processes ☑ Have experience in use-case modeling ☑ Have experience in writing user stories using agile methodology ☑ Have experience in creating excellent documentation on business and functional requirements ☑ Have experience to act as a bridge between customer and implementation team ☑ Well organized and structured ☑ Quick learner, analytical mind ☑ Have good trouble shooting skill ☑ Have extensively experience in working from home office remotely for almost six years with no monitoring ☑ Specialized in eliciting business and functional requirements with out a single voice call with clients. Do you have an idea for a business system, and need a business analyst, who is good in communication, who can write requirements documents that can be consumed by your GUI designers and developers then, I am the person whom you are looking for. I provide following services: ✵My services include: ✰ Initiation Phase ►Interact with business stakeholders ►Elicit and gather business requirements to understand business idea ►Convert business idea to wireframe-ready, high-level business requirements document (BRD)/ Project vision document http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_requirements that can be handed over to GUI designers to develop wireframes/GUI screen shots of the business idea. ►Business process modelling (map "as-is" and "to-be" business processes) using BPMN ✰ Analysis Phase ►Convert wire frames to code-ready, detailed software requirements specification or document (SRS or SRD) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_requirements_specification or functional specification document (FSD) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_specification that can be handed over to developers to develop the business idea. ►Use case analysis using UML, use case diagrams ►User stories using agile methodology ✰ Design Phase ►System modeling (using object oriented methodology - RUP) ►Analysis classes ►Object model ►Sequence diagrams ✰ Specific Domain Skills: ►eCommerce ►Online Market Places ✰ General Domain Skills: ►Any application that needs requirements gathering ✰ Technical skills that I acquired during my career: ►Have knowledge of UML, BPMN, RUP and Agile ►Familiar with programming concepts in VB, VB.Net, ASP, ASP.Net, HTML, CSS, Javascript ►Familiar with Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) ►Have knowledge on SQL and databases ►Tools (Please check *Other Experience* section below for the tools that I used) ✰ My profile suits for analysis and design phases of SDLC for following roles: ►Technical Business Analyst ►Requirements Analyst ►IT Business Analyst My Linkedin link - https://www.linkedin.com/in/JyothiSiripurapuBizAnalyst For more information on my deliverables and clients testimonials, please view first item *My portfolio* in portfolio section below.

$36.00 /hr
2,025 hours
4.98
Asher S.

Asher S. Agency Contractor

Product Manager, Software Architect, Cloud & SaaS...

United States - Last active: 05/19/2014 - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 3

[Background] I have worked as a consultant to various companies worldwide in high-tech IT related sectors such as Cloud & SaaS, Mobile eCommerce, Automotive & more. [Vision] I believe in working with the best of the best. I am looking for new challenges where I'm given a chance to build something new, creative and completely mind blowing. [Expertise] Over the 14 year span of my career, I have accumulated expertise in the following areas: - New Product Development - Operations research & management - Social Media Marketing & Strategy - Business Development - Information Security - Big Data & Analytics - Mobile App Development - Start ups - Anything and everything cloud related - Software Architecture for large scale applications And of course, I am familiar if not an expert, in all technologies such as Java, Ruby, PHP, .NET, SQL, NoSQL, Unix, Linux, Windows, AWS, VMWare, Xen, Asterisk etc.

Associated with: ClickStrat Agency Agency
$80.00 /hr
4,027 hours
5.00
Sam R.

Sam R. Agency Contractor

The Quintessential Agile Management Pro

Hong Kong - Last active: 02/26/2013 - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 2

The quintessential 'Agile' online executive is available to tackle your next project successfully with precision. 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee! As my Employer you can expect: * A highly skilled contractor at unconventionally low rates so you can minimize your budget and maximize your results! * A native English speaking professional who was raised and educated in the West with strong credentials so you don't have to worry about language, culture, or nuances! * A skilled and well qualified executive (MBA & M Sc.Eng.) so you can count on the work I do for you being done right the first time! * An established track record of performance. Nearly twenty years at two of the top Companies on the Planet. (Big 5 Management Consulting, Far East Energy Conglomerate) So you know that I actually can do what I say I can! * A superior command of Global Best Practices that can be applied to your Organization. People, Process, & Technology. So that you know you'll get someone who is flexible and adaptive. * Focus on Quality, Innovation, Performance, & Excellence. So you'll get a commitment to growth! * A superior command of Business Needs & Technology Enablement so you will get a team player with Cross-Functional experience in delivering pragmatic solutions on-time and on budget! * An accurate Profile and Tests that have been completed without reference materials. Go ahead! Try me. I'm up to the challenge! *Availability to work on a Pro-Bono or reduced rate basis for qualified non- commercial Worthy Causes (Social Impact, Charitable). *Excellent Connectivity across Win 7 and Mac OSX Platforms including fully equipped home offices in Hong Kong, Karachi, and Singapore. I travel twice a month (off-time) between cities but remain online 100% through devices.

$138.89 /hr
2,536 hours
5.00
Andriy Feshchyn

Andriy Feshchyn Agency Contractor

Project Manager

Ukraine - Last active: 12/05/2014

A multi-skilled project manager with a track record of managing complex functional projects in various environments. Able to manage stakeholders’ expectations and willing to take full responsibility for the delivery of project objectives. I carried out planning/estimation, business analysis, testing, measurements and monitoring, requirements management and development. Besides described activities, I was worked on development documentation on company level. I am an easy going individual who enjoys challenging and diverse roles and I’m confident working with technical experts from any industries and domains. I am a quick learner, responsible and self-motivated person. Have good communication skills, ability to work in team as well as independently. Presently looking to join a company that rewards effort and initiative, whilst at the same time providing plenty of progression and development opportunities to its employees.

Associated with: Bush software development
$38.89 /hr
1,979 hours
5.00