Faiza Y.
KarachiPakistan
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Product Manager, Requirements Engineering Expert, Agilist, Writer

I am a software engineer with 14 years of experience in Project and Product Management, Requirements Engineering, and Technical Writing. I have two CS degrees and have worked with cross-functional teams and projects from 5 continents. I run an award-winning community called WomenInTechPK, a coding boot camp called CodeGirls, and a career acceleration program for women called CaterpillHERS. I have done nearly two dozen certifications in Product Management, Project Management, and Quality Engineering. I have spoken at 150+ tech community engagements and have over three dozen interviews and features published, both locally and internationally. Awards: - Winner of the WomenTechNetwork Awards for 2020 in the category of Women & Diversity in Tech - Ally of the Year. - Winner of Community Work Category at Women Of Wonders Awards 2020 by Connected Women Pakistan on March 4th, 2020. - AnitaB.org Systers Pass It On Awards for 2022. I always like to work with diverse and cross-functional teams and want to help them in building products that delight their users. I love working on complex problems, and I jump on every opportunity to stretch myself and learn new things to help my clients and teams. I have worked in eCommerce, Logistics, Education, HR and Recruitment, Marketing and Sales, Digital Products, Consulting, Retail, and Automotive industries. I am a meticulous organizer, and an avid reader, and I have a knack for writing long-form articles, whitepapers, manuals, and ebooks. I can help you in the following areas: - Product Management: Product Concept Development, competitive, gap, SWOT and market analysis, user interviews and focus groups, user journey mapping and personas, backlog creation and maintenance, strategy building, roadmaps, data analytics, and optimizing user experience. - Project Management: Expertise in managing traditional and agile on-shore/off-shore teams, ability to manage complex projects in various domains, proficiency in risk, quality, and stakeholder management, an expert in developing project plans/project boards/road maps and other PMO artifacts. - Business/System/Requirements Analysis and Technical Writing: Expertise in eliciting and gathering requirements, developing software requirement specifications (SRS, PRD, FSD, Backlogs, etc.), user manuals and guides, etc. - Curriculum Design and Development for Technology and Entrepreneurship-related courses, training sessions, and workshops, including creating course plans, scripts, exercises, etc. Recent Projects: USAID, UNDP, Thinkful, SkillSoft, AirSchool, CaterpillHERs, and CodeGirls. - Ghost Writing: ebooks and books on topics such as Product Management, Project Management, Agile, Team and/or Building, Entrepreneurship, and Education. Also, long-form articles, research reports, experience reports, plans, whitepapers, etc. - Community Building and Content Creation for technology-based initiatives. - Business Process Re-engineering: Agile transformation and adaptation, SCRUM implementation, training, coaching, creating SOPs, process mapping, optimization, and automation. - Tools: MS Office including MS Project and Visio, Asana, JIRA, Trello, Redmine, Basecamp, Freedcamp, Insightly, Mixpanel, Notion, ERPNext, Zoho CRM, Mantis, Bugzilla, XMind, Mockflow, Figma, Draw.io, Team Foundation Server, Azure DevOps. Do you have an exciting project, product, or problem for me? Let’s set up a call!

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Skills

  • Product Backlog
  • Product Documentation
  • Product Analytics
  • Product Research
  • New Product Innovation
  • Product Roadmap
  • Requirements Specification
  • Engineering Management

Get started working with Faiza quickly with these predefined projects.

Get started working with Faiza quickly with these predefined projects.

You will get a book/ebook on the topics of technology/business/education

From $3,500
30 days delivery

You will get A value-driven technical/business/educational white paper.

From $450
20 days delivery

You will get a long-form article on topics related to Technology/Business/Education

From $250
15 days delivery

Testimonials

Endorsements from past clients

"I have worked with Faiza on multiple learning projects for CodeGirls, WomenInTechPK, Airschool, and other community initiatives. She is a thorough project manager who is meticulous about project deliverables and reporting. Most importantly, her transparent communication makes her a trustworthy partner to keep working with. She is also a great mentor for young professionals and gives them an opportunity to lead projects. "

Asra R. | Founder - OpenMic
AirSchool - OpenMic Bootcamp Jan 2022

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"“Marvellously Pro-active” is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Faiza. I've had the pleasure of knowing Faiza for last 2 years, during which we worked together on multiple projects from digging ideas to executing them. Above all, I was impressed with Faiza’s ability to shackle the dogmatic beliefs on Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Faiza would be a true asset for any positions requiring to uplift failed ideas and comes with my heartfelt recommendation. A very good friend always there to help and listen you. Best of Luck Faiza!!"

Adeel M. | Founder and CEO
Oct 2020

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"We hired Faiza as a consultant on tech almost about a year ago, she was and is absolutely amazing at what she does. We as a startup have come a long way since first speaking with her, and she has a huge role to play in that. Her research and then the production of various documents that would eventually lead to the development of our platform was done in a very professional & time efficient manner."

Uzair K. | CEO at MoveIt
Product Management Sep 2020

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"Faiza's amazing ability to analyse problems in depth to come up with the most feasible solutions leads to successful results. I find her attention to detail and organisational skills to be outstanding. Faiza is not only one of the most dedicated Project Managers but her professionalism is also at par. Her illustrious profile is testament to her vast experience and excellence in the field."

Sukaina A. | CEO & Founder
Technology/Ecommerce Consultation Sep 2020

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"I hired Faiza Y. on multiple occasions for Software Quality Testing and training, Agile Training, Technical Documentation as well as a Technical Product Owner. I have found her to be highly knowledgeable, upfront, and a team player who ensures project success. I wish her all the best!"

Shamim R. | COO
Product Management Consultation Sep 2020

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