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.
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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
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.
Hello dear customer, Yes, I'm not wrong, cause after read that you will wanna to hire me ;) Well, now seriously ... I am a highly experienced verified by oDesk web developer who has primary direction of activities in e-Commerce web-developing, in that case it's a Magento area. I'am an adept of Magento and if you don't know what is it and you wanna e-commerce site you have to contact with and I will explain how is Magento awesome. I have 3 years experience in Magento and 9 years total in PHP developing with an MVC, different CMS (Wordpress), frameworks (Yii, Zend) and other. I always stick to the coding standards and follow the best practices to provide seamless, readable and reliable code. Besides developing I have some administration skills to manage servers, automate routines and can improve performance of Magento backend and frontend as well. Also I can setup the server from a scratch. I prefer a stack for Magento consists of: Nginx, Php-Fpm, Redis, Apc, Mysql 5.5 (5.6) (Percona better), SOLR/Lucene/Sphinx. I prefer do not install any control panels but if required I would prefer ISP Manager 5 Lite. Magento related Experience and Services - Optimization, load improvements, speed up - Extension development and customization - Troubleshooting - Tweaks & tricks - Bulk importing. Do you have 100k products? It's not a problem - Store migration - AWS, Rackspace building an architecture of you infrastructure - Core upgrade - Magento recurring support - Bug/error fixing - Theme design and customization - Consultation - Code review I also have some basic skills in the desktop programming (C#) and some Photoshop skills. I'll be glad to new acquaintances and long-term cooperation. I have a team of developers and every day we are expanding. Just hard to write all things what I can do. I am easy learnable for new stuff (frameworks, custom systems, foreign code). My strong side is a backend developing and have a good knowledge of a frontend side: - HTML5/CSS3 - Bootstrap - jQuery - Ajax - WebSockets, Long polling - Prototype - ExtJS - Google API, Yandex API - many other things that I can't remember at this moment. Also in a less degree Angular, Backbone and other frameworks/libs. Communication Channel : Skype/Whatsapp/Email/Phone I have listed only a little part of my portfolio cause I have many jobs completed and I can't add every job to profile.
I have a comprehensive background in product development/project management within the confines of international medical device regulations. I thrive on taking vague ideas and ill-defined needs and turning them into concrete reality. I can start a medical device company from the ground up and I can do it on schedule. This includes... From a Regulatory perspective: --Initial regulatory requirements analysis for new markets (EU, Brazil, Australia, US, Canada, etc.) --Identification of applicable test protocols (ISO standards, etc.) and management of test houses --Interfacing with regulatory agencies and identifying consultants --Writing of regulatory submissions such as FDA 510(k)s --Quality System development and implementation to required standards (ISO 13485, FDA, CMDCAS, etc.) --Identification of loop holes and temporary workarounds to ease implementation pains and maintain profitability From a Project perspective: --Using good interpersonal skills to keep people motivated and excited --"Conducting the orchestra", developing a logical rhythm of events and ensuring timely completion of tasks --Turning "unknown unknowns" into "known unknowns", forseeing problems before they arise and altering the "orchestra" accordingly --Coordination of teams on an international level --Intelligently focusing energy on tasks with the highest variability, including procurement of additional expertise as necessary --Always keeping an open dialog about the day-to-day changes in the "Good/Fast/Cheap, pick any two but only two of the three" trade-offs in milestone achievement From a Product perspective: --Development of design parameters from organization input (Sales, Marketing, Support, etc.) --Nitty-gritty technical work like engineering drawings/drafting, statistical analysis, resdesigns due to manufacturing constraints, component supplier identification. --Identification, qualification, and day-to-day management of international manufacturers --Design History File/Technical File development and maintenance --Design Transfer for complex electromechanical devices From an Operations perspective: --Part Number/Drawing Number/Revision Control development and implementation --Engineering Change Order workflow and impacts --Purchasing-Manufacturing-Sales-Shipment procedures and throughput --ERP/MRP implementation including workarounds for system limitations I am a strong believer in a person's word. If I tell you I'm going to do something by a certain date that is my word and I'm going to get it done, hell or high-water. I don't mess around: I live on a remote homestead so I grow my own food, build my own structures, fix my own car, brew my own beer. My entire life requires a high level of precision execution every single day, failure is not an option.
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
- 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/
Azwaan A. Agency Contractor
An Accomplished Software architect, consultant and Lead Developer, with in-depth expertise on Desktop, Web, Cloud and Enterprise applications on the .NET platform as well as strong ETL and Business intelligence expertise on the SQL Platform. Highlights 13 yrs of experience in the Industry. More than 20,000 Hrs of development work. more than a Dozen certifications (MCPD, MCITP, MCTS) on various .NET and SQL Server related technologies. I write clean code, Follow SOLID principles in development, designed to to develop manageable, extensible and reusable systems Co-Founded a US Based startup Available to work on US EST work hrs Expertise on requirements analysis , estimation to Architecting solutions and leading teams on complex development projects to review and performance tune existing applications. In-depth knowledge and familiarity of developing applications for a number of industry domains such as Financial services, Energy, Lead Processing, Automobile, Telecom billing, Consumer goods and Manufacturing. Extensive experience in enterprise software development life-cycle. Agile and Scrum/XP Methodologies in managing project teams. Key Achievements Architected, Managed and led development effort to build a complete eco-system for automobile lead processing, lead delivery, inventory management and digital advertising. Founded a Microsoft technology consulting and outsourced product development firm, leading its product delivery team and delivered multiple solutions in different industry verticals. Led improvements to existing development processes using best practices, guidelines and process re-engineering on multiple engagements. Multiple successful consulting and delivery engagements turning around troubled existing systems into revenue generating applications that can be scaled to meet customer demand. Was part of team that built the world’s first Online AGM solution. Web Technologies ASP.NET MVC (2.0 to 5.0), ASP.NET Forms, HTML5/CSS3, WCF Web Services , .NET 2.0 Web Services, SOAP/JSON/AJAX/REST, JQuery, ODATA, Knockout JS Windows Applications Windows Forms, WPF, Silverlight Frameworks .NET Framework (2.0 to 4.5), Telerik Kendo UI, Windows Azure (Cloud), Amazon SDK Software Design/Architecture Patterns GRASP, GOF, MVC, MVP, SOLID, DRY, KISS, YAGNI, Domain Driven Design(DDD), CQRS Databases/Database Technologies SQL Server (2005 – 2012), SQL Integration Services, SQL Reporting Services, Geo-Spatial Data, MongoDB, LINQ, Entity Framework, SQL Azure Middleware MSMQ, Windows Workflow Foundation, NServiceBus, SQL Service Broker Development Process Methodologies Agile, Scrum/XP, Prince 2, TDD, DDD , BDD, Continous Integration (CI) Tools Jetbrains Teamcity, 3Scale API, JetBrains DotTrace, YSlow Payment Technologies PayPal, Chase Payment Tech, Speedly, BrainTree, PayPros
Fanny Nathaniel Agency Contractor
Revelling in the best conversion rate I've had so far: 71.24% in a lead generation campaign that I launched on Facebook for my client 2 days ago (14Oct2014)!. I've increased the budget and I'm excited to see where this is going to take us :-) Update 31Oct2014: It's still holding between 69-70% conversion rate, tweaked the targeting, hiked the budget and keeping fingers crossed! Update 27Jan2015: Crossed a whopping 20,000 conversions in 3 months! Conversion Rate steady at around 50%. Update 3March2015: 25,000 leads in 18 weeks & counting! Conversion Rate holding around 50% with constant tweaks to audience, budget, ad copy, etc. 30March2015: I seem to have also hit the perfect balance for another client's lead generation campaign that gave us a CTR of 24.67% for just $27.63 (Cost per click: $0.02 - 1724 clicks in just 3 days). Although I have to admit that I haven't seen anything remotely close to this conversion rate, I strongly believe that of all internet marketing efforts, Facebook Advertising truly offers value for your money but only if your advertising campaigns are managed well. That's where I come in. So, if you are sitting on the fence about FB advertising as you just don't have the time or the right people to take the learning curve, you should seriously consider hiring me to get your targeted advertising off the ground. If you've already tasted how good FB advertising can be for your business, you should hire me to keep it flying high. Or if you are on the verge of giving up as you are just not able to figure out FB's idiosyncrasies, you could let me have a look at your ad campaigns and your landing pages to see if there's something you haven't tried yet. I have been managing Facebook advertising for clients since December 2013 and find it very rewarding both for my clients and for me! I have tried and tested several ads and campaigns and have created reporting systems that make some sense of Facebook's confusing reports. I've attended several webinars by experts and brainstormed a few. I maintain a close eye on ad/campaign performance and create new ads or edit existing ads according to audience reactions. I'm really good at creating landing pages that convert. I use Unbounce and LeadPages. I work well with design and development teams. I keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening so I'm usually full of new ideas on how to make campaigns better and laser focused on conversions. I have more than 20 years experience in managing projects, organising and simplifying complicated processes, creating appropriate documentation to capture important data, hiring staff, writing and editing content, transcribing audio clips, creating presentations, web research, etc. I worked as a personal assistant to top management in 4 different organisations (Calcutta Jute Industries, Growmore Business Associates, Maranatha Charitable Organisation, Willingdon Hospital) over a period of ten years (1988 to 1998) which included extensive administrative work involving independent decision-making and business correspondence. I also ran a small business for 12 years (1996 to 2008). I simultaneously worked in the field of clinical research as a freelance clinical trials coordinator in several hospitals in Chennai, India, which involved considerable documentation, data entry and compilation, independent correspondence, etc. Both these fields involved extensive data entry and database management. I have since headed a clinical research site management organisation, Merit Medical and Allied Sciences Pvt. Ltd. in Chennai as the CEO from 2007 to 2009. As it was a start up, I did everything that is required to set up the organisation from finding the right location, hiring the right staff, interacting with clients, putting together business proposals to setting up processes and documentation. In January 2010, I broke a leg in a road accident and this kept me confined to bed for a few months when I discovered working online through oDesk. There has been no turning back since then. It has been an awesome experience the last five years, working with clients from all over the world and I wouldn't exchange this for anything else!
Arthur Jhon Alipante Agency Contractor
An Agency Manager and Financial Consultant at The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philam Life), a Health Benefit Agent at Maxicare Healthcare Corp., and a Heath Counselor at Caritas Health Shield, Inc. I am also the Managing Director of Spring Events and Productions Group Inc. My past working experience is with Lexmark Research and Development Corp., responsible in the delivery of both Mac applications and Linux print driver software for Lexmark International, Inc., with mastery in Objective C, XCode, Mac OS, Ubuntu and Fedora distributions, BASH, and Perl scripting, respectively. Through concurrent experience with HardShop Labs, LLC, I have timely and time-tested experience in technical, management, staff, and business leadership of SEO practitioners that deliver Quality Backlink Building and Article Writing. I also have highly-competent skills in PHP, HTML, MySQL, and Site Administration.