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.
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- 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/
I have a UK university PhD, in Artificial Intelligence, and the business management skills to match, together With 15 years of Delphi, C++, Java, SQL, and Object-oriented analysis and design experience. I specialise in development including protocol specification, thread management, distributed communication and database transaction management. I have retro-fitted software in tasks ranging from installing improved modules to sophisticated Artificial Intelligence sub-systems. I can provide the often essential empathy with the contract holders, and the pragmatics to satisfy the demands of management. I have 20 years of competency in the software industry, and have a proven track record that will guarantee the successful realisation of your system requirements. I have designed and implemented systems used by multi-billion turnover corporations around the world, saving millions of pounds savings per year. My scope in system design and development ranges from individual utilities and embedded operating systems, through to large-scale corporation-wide distributed architectures. I am also able to provide a code debugging and fixing service, either onsite or online. I can give workshops and can facilitate training of new software developers, both in-house and online. I have managed my own team and maintained their skills matrices, ensuring training has been current. I have defined and managed new product releases and have written instruction manuals for new and "super" users at the customer end of the project.
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.
Ana H. Agency Contractor
I am an experienced software project manager & Certified ScrumMaster (Scrum Master) with 14 years of experience in the technical field. I have managed large complex software application development (including web application & mobile application) with budget of more than half a million dollars. I have been involved in restructuring development process to help clients succeed in releasing their software. In addition to my project management skills & scrum expertise, I am also skillful in UX design as well as UI design. For Mobile App designs such as iOS including iPhone, I am very particular with the user interface guidelines, making sure that the UI design and UX design I produce complies with Apple’s HIG. This eventually saves the client time and money before they even dive in into the development phase. Contact me and let me know how I can help. ScrumMaster-Certification- http://scrumalliance.org/profiles/158753-ana-harris Professional Portfolio- http://www.anaharris.net Uxdesigner21.com - http://uxdesigner21.com/ My Services include: Managing Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Software as a Service (SaaS) Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Agile Scrum Methodologies Consulting & Coaching Product Management Mobile App Development Project Management Web Application Development Management User Experience UX Design UI Experience UI Design Web Designing Mobile App Designing (iPhone App designing) Prototyping & Wireframing Business Analysis Information Architecture Quality Assurance Testing
Zoran Z. Agency Contractor
To briefly introduce myself, I am skilled software professional with more than 10 years of professional experience related with various aspects of Software Development. I hold PMP certificate since 2009. and have worn the PM hat on lots of projects. Nowadays I prefer the role of Solution Architect but am always ready to jump in and lend a hand to the PM if situation requires so. I also hold Administrator, Advanced Administrator, Developer, Service Cloud and Sales Cloud consultant certificates issued by SFDC which provide formal verification of my knowledge and skills related to Salesforce and the way it should be used. I have extensive experience working with modern telco clients with very complex product and process portfolios and I am confident that I can provide high quality deliverables in any role related to software development and consulting. I am willing to provide a list of references regarding the projects and work that I have done in the past. If you need any additional information related to my experience and qualifications, please feel free to contact me.
* More than 5 years' experience providing IT consulting services to major insurance and financial companies, developing large enterprise applications. * Great experience managing cross functional teams from varying countries around the world * Outstanding skills working with external customers and outsource teams I am looking for a position in product management with a focus on product development and team leadership. Preferably in a high paced startup.
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.
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
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.