I have an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA. I spent 5 years working as a bridge designer/structural engineer and 4 years doing process improvement, six sigma, and data analysis at a bank. I have strong analysis, process modeling, project management and writing skills. I am very comfortable using the Microsoft suite, specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Visio. I am also skilled at creating graphs and charts to deliver your data concisely to your audience.
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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.
I specialize in Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma methodologies, Sales Forecasting and S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning). My mission is to satisfy my clients by bringing significant changes to their organizations which increase productivity, decrease cost and save time. I am passionate about improving business processes and motivating new businesses. This is the main reason I quit the corporate world and set up my own small business analysis and consulting company. If you are intending to improve your Supply Chain processes or/and create new efficiency standards of work for Inventory Control, Production, Sales and Operations or just forecast your sales/demands for any purpose, I can help you. You just need to provide me with relevant data and I will analyze it and give appropriate solutions in a short time. I have over 12 years of successful work experience in manufacturing and consulting companies. I do not only analyze, but can make summaries and conclusions based on the real and specific situation, like company nature/mission, market/production trends, competitive position, raw materials price increase, profit prospects, etc. precisely emphasizing the problems/faults root and points for improvements. - I implement the process improvement changes in the organizations by writing the standard operating procedure manuals and ensuring the duties/operations are performed correctly and efficiently. I am a good technical writer. - I am proficient in Forecasting. I build sales forecast based on historical sales data applying statistical models, events, dynamic regression and judgmental approaches. I also develop sales/cash flow forecast for products combining statistics and financial modelling knowledge. - I help startup companies with their marketing plan, costs calculations, and all the aspects of the supply chain management. - I particularly specialize in B2B marketing and selling funnels. I advise companies on how to get industries, increase responsiveness of prospects, close deals, generate leads, build a network, an effective content and more. I lead B2B development projects creating the most practical sales strategy and plan with a track/measurement of performance, return on investment and success. - I am competent with Zoho CRM software. I am experienced in customizing the software to any organization structure and requirements streamlining and automating business processes. I am experienced in integrating Zoho CRM and working with other apps within Zoho suit, such as Campaigns, Reports, SalesIQ, Survey, Projects, Docs and Invoice. - I also help organizations to work efficiently saving a lot of money on not purchasing big and complicated software systems. I have already successfully completed four projects on oDesk of streamlining business processes through Google Sheets. - I have performed many Market/Niche researches while working on different projects for different industries. I conduct researches for startup companies with all the market analysis involved. I research data for developing sales/revenue forecasts, if I don’t have the data from internal companies’ resources. - I am also very experienced in designing and analyzing Surveys for making decisions from qualitative and quantitative data on customers’ needs and expectations collected in the surveys. I have completed online courses in business strategy, business development, business analysis, operations management and marketing from Udemy and ed2go. I am certified in Lean Management and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. I have strong analytical, making decision, planning and organizational skills with ability to lead projects independently. I am very practical and realistic while working on projects. I always use advanced methodologies and software to perform assignments. My areas of expertise: * Business Process Modeling *Business Process Re-engineering * Strategic Planning * Business Strategy * Sales Strategy * Business Development * Startup Consulting * Marketing Plan * Product Pricing * Market Research * Market/Marketing Analysis * Cost Analysis * Lean Management * Six Sigma * Process Improvement * Sales Forecasting * Revenue Forecasting * Demand Planning * S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) * Inventory Management * Supply Chain Management * Operations Management * Procurement * Purchasing * Data Analysis * Business Intelligence * Business Analysis * Zoho CRM * Google Spreadsheets * Google Analytics * Survey Design * Survey Analysis * Benchmarking * Financial Analysis * Technical Writing When working as Lean Leader and Business Consultant I have led tens of continues improvement and efficiency projects in different departments of organizations which included measurements, analysis, improvements and controls. These projects saved thousands of dollars to the organizations on a monthly basis. I am also skilled and experienced in ERP Systems: BAAN, SAP, AS400, QAD and SERADEX.
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
Hello, I'm Sebastian. I'm a Business Process Management and Operational Excellence professional, two times awarded with the International Process Excellence prize. I've been leading large scale transformation projects in the corporate world for 20 years. I was the Chief Corporate Process Governance of the biggest company of Argentina, and I'm still around as a Consultant of private and public large organizations. I adapted the best Project Management, BPM, Quality and Leadership practices, ready to be adopted beyond the exclusive corporate word: SME, Start-Ups, government and non-profit organizations. I'll be happy to bring you a professional, accessible and affordable service to help you leverage your organization performance.
Over eight years of financial, analytical, and strategic, decision-making experience across numerous professional spaces including Private Client Services, Corporate Finance, Not-for-Profit, Shared Services and Private Banking. I have worked at two of the world’s most well-respected financial services firms in JPMorgan Chase & Co. and T. Rowe Price, serving in a number of financial and project-oriented roles. Recently, I worked as a third-party fiduciary consultant to the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands . My skill set is comprised of an expansive knowledge of project management, process improvement, data modeling, and financial & strategic analysis, in addition to being well-versed in project lifecycle, data quality, ERP systems, client service, and data sensitivity. In addition, I have a vast knowledge base of skills related to financial planning and analysis including the development of forecast models, managing cost center budgets, creating 3-5 year profitability models and strategic plans, and reviewing financial statements. **See my detailed functional resume in My Portfolio**
I help businesses operate more efficiently! I am passionate about helping companies improve business operations using various process improvement tools and technology. I am not "just another Lean guy"... yes I use Lean tools and methods, but I also use many others. I choose tools appropriate for the position the client is in. My objective is to help you solve process problems... with whatever tool makes the most sense.
Experienced professional in communications, leadership, training, and process improvement. Consistent track record for meeting or exceeding client expectations. Produces high quality work and strives for continual improvement through open communication, while focusing on the bottom line result. Works well independently as well as collaboratively on a team. I can assist you with business development in the following areas: Customer experience , Best practices, Strategy, Communications, Lead generation, Sales, Relationship management, Quality Assurance, Training, Metrics, Data validation, Project management, Leadership training and general problem solving.
Make things done! I'm a professional C/C++ developer with more than 12 years of experience. I have been working both for a companies from Fortune 500 list, and a small local companies. My core competency lies in the world of mobile applications, SaaS and PaaS, desktop software and games development. I love to do my work right and really enjoy being respected for the things i do.
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