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Mahesh R.

Mahesh R.

Project Manager, Business/Technical Analyst with 6+ year of Experience

India - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 2

***100 Odesk hours in first 2 months*** It is easy to develop a software when you know precisely what to build and how to build. A structured documented method of entire SDLC can reduce a person's effort to a great extent and help in builduing a solid and stable software. 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: To produce a properly sturctured requirement for my employer which can help reduce the efforts and amounts needed to develop the entire software. Summary: Business Analyst/Requirement Analyst/Technical Analyst with total experience of 6+ years. Professional strengths: ► Possess good oral and written communication skills ► Possess 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 ► Extract, analyze and understand business requirements, gap analysis between goals and existing business processes ► Experienced in logical and use-case modeling ► Experienced in business modeling ► GUI wire framing ► Experienced in creating excellent documentation on business and functional requirements ► Experienced to act as a bridge between customer and implementation team ► Experienced in performing functional verification of requirements before customer delivery. ► Well organized and structured ► Quick learner, analytical mind ► Have good trouble shooting skill ► Experienced working in multiple time zones ► Extensively experienced in working from home office remotely for almost 4+ years with no monitoring ► Specialized in eliciting business and functional requirements with out a single voice call with clients. Technical Skills: ► Possess knowledge of UML, Waterfall and Agile ► Familiar with programming Pro *C, C, PL/SQL, SHELLSCRIPT, UNIX, HTML, PHP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT. ► Familiar with Microsoft Office (Visio, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) ► Have knowledge on SQL and databases ► Familiar with Filezilla, Borland Together, Tortoise SVN, GENEVA, IRB. Specific Domain Skills: ► Insurance ► Admin & Billing ► Healthcare ► Telecom ► E-commerce ► Mobile (Iphone, Android, Corona) Do you have an idea for a business system, and need a business analyst who is good in communication? I can help you realize it using following services: Primary Services: Initiation Phase ► Interact with business stakeholders ► Elicit and gather business requirement through one to one discussions or JRD's ► Document business requirements (BRD)/ Project vision document Analysis Phase ► High level wireframing ► Translate business requirements into functional specs ► Use case analysis using UML, use case diagrams ► Document software functional requirements specifications (SRS) Design Phase ► Class diagrams ► Use case diagrams ► System interaction diagrams ► Sequence diagrams Secondary Services: Design and Testing Phases ► Functional Testing/ requirements verification ► Usability testing ► UAT (User Acceptance Testing) My profile suits for analysis and design phases of SDLC for following roles: ► Technical Business Analyst ► Requirements Analyst ► IT Business Analyst

79% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
124 hours

Ravi Chitrabhanu

Ravi Chitrabhanu

Experienced Engineering Project Manager

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

A versatile engineer with more than 12 years of Project Management experience ranging from Defense, Pharmaceutical and Industrial Manufacturing industries. A problem solver with well rounded analytical skills. Strong technical background with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.

71% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
108 hours

Gyanendra Kumar

Gyanendra Kumar

PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt

India - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

Certified Project Manager (PMP) with over seven years of experience and progressive leadership in one of the largest IT firm in India. Full exposure to both the Public and Private sectors including IT, Telecom, Banking, Finance, Government & Defense. I write technical proposal, project implementation plan, business plan, market strategy, whitepapers and related articles. Six Sigma Green Belt with proficient in Agile, Earned Value Management, Capital Planning, CPIC, Strategic Planning, Budget Analysis, and Risk Assessment. Expert in Enterprise Managed Services, Cloud Infrastructure, IT Security & RFID implementation. Additionally certified as Lead Implementer for ISO 9001:2008, AS9100:2009 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 as well as certified lead auditor for ISO 14001 and ISMS consultant. ########################My Offerings:########################### RFP & PROPOSALS '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * RFP/ RFI/ EoI preparation * RFP / RFI / EoI Response preparation * Consultancy to Banking, Finance, Government & Defense Sectors * Commercials & Budgeting * Grant Writing Proposals * Business Planning * Technical Writing PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Banking/ Finance/ Telecom/ Govt./ Defense) ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * Team Building with JD preparation * Technical Interviews for Recruitment * High-level/ Low-level Designs * Budgeting * Planning/ tracking/ dashboards preparation * Team reviews CONSULTANCY ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * ISO implementation * Industrial Management Practices * IT Security Policies * Business Process Standardization * NMS/EMS tools stack of IBM / HP / BMC * Transaction Monitoring Middlewares * ERP/CRM Consultancy ERP-CRM-ACCOUNTING PLATFORMS '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * OpenERP * Adempiere * Openbravo * SugarCRM * SalesForce * ZOHO * Tally * GnuCash * Quickbooks BRANDING & ADVERTISING ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * Product Marketing * Powerpoint Presentations & Demo * Advertising Campaigns * Marketing Videos using camtasia * Technical Writing * Datasheets preparation * Market Research * Product Reviews * Article Writing * Blogs & SEO

78% Job Success
$38.89 /hr
440 hours

Rowan V.

Rowan V.

Data Scientist, Data Developer, Visualization

United States - Tests: 7

I am passionate about quantitative investigative methods and data analysis. I have experience utilizing a variety of methodologies and tools, including R, Python, JavaScript, and Tableau in order to answer data-related questions. Currently @Twitter, formerly at Spartz, Inter-American Development Bank, and Cambridge Energy Labs. I have a B.S. from MIT, and have a strong background in experimental design, statistical analysis, data visualization, and machine learning techniques. With over 10 years of programming experience and a strong statistical background, I can help you make sense of your data. I am able to provide writing and coding samples of my past work, for a few of my past projects, please check out

$80.00 /hr
9 hours

Diego San Miguel

Diego San Miguel Agency Contractor

Senior Chief, Project Manager

Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 15

Over the last 10 years, I have worked as a chief operations officer and a project manager, leading teams in website development, home development, research analysis, and helicopter operations. I am a team leader, with the experience to not only lead teams, but to add creative insight into projects. In addition to project management, my work history includes: web design, web development, community management, research analysis, news editing, technical writing, game design, customer service, promotions, sales, construction, risk management, technical drawing, emergency response (utility), and commercial fishing. As an individual, I am driven to exceed expectations and provide the best quality support, communication, and work in every task I undertake. I believe in setting a positive example not only in my work, but in my personal life. I enjoy being close with nature, hiking, swimming, and volunteering in the community. I believe the best gift is the one you can give. Thank you for taking the time to read this far, and I look forward to working with you, and helping you achieve your business goals.

Groups: Pro Customer Service

Associated with: The Vision Quest Team Agency

95% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
94 hours

Joseph Jansen

Joseph Jansen

Sr. Application Engineer

United States

23 years experience in industrial automation. I've worked most aspects of the industry including plant engineer, designer and engineer for several integration companies, and support engineer for automation distributors. Strong in ladder logic, Red Lion / Crimson 2 & 3 design work, Wago PLC programming, industrial networks including Modbus RTU, ASCII and TCP. Profibus, Devicenet, Ethernet/IP, and have developed custom protocols for specific applications that include checksum verification, automatic retries on delivery failures, FIFO queueing of datagrams, etc.

$50.00 /hr
1 hours

Yauhen Kanavalau

Yauhen Kanavalau Agency Contractor

Project Manager, Business Analyst at Yellow Hedgehog

Belarus - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Belarusian State University Solid background in math, algorithms and data structures Advanced level of English and 5+ years experience of work with native speakers Working in IT industry since 2005 Founder of the Yellow Hedgehog Company 3 Years of successful Project Management experience in 2 different companies • Finished 5 projects of different size and complexity. • Always keep in mind the big picture. See the forest and the trees at the same time. • Punctual and meet deadlines. Find alternate solutions to problems that occur. • Honest, Reliable, Responsible, Loyal. • Effective Team Leader, able to co-ordinate project resources, mentor and motivate team members to achieve tight project deadlines. Enthusiastic and Optimistic. • Strong Technical background, which gives me natural authority and solid strategic insight. Very precise in Estimations and Planning. 5 Years experience in Business analysis in 4 different companies • Successfully finished 8 projects. • Strong communication skills, Inquisitive and Engaging. • Critical thinker, accurate to details, concentrated on absolute Clarity. • Expert troubleshooter and Problem Solver, always ready to rise up to a challenge. • Good at specification writing and visual modeling. • Great analytic and strategic mind, always ready to learn new Domain. 3 Years of Web Development experience • Professional working experience in HTML, SQL, CSS, JS, Java, Ajax, jQuery. • Participated in 2 projects. • Made modernization of an old project with new web interface as part of my diploma project. • Full stack developer experience. 5 Years of Software Development experience in 3 different companies • Professional working experience in C++, CUDA, Java, Lotus Notes, MySQL. • Successfully Finished 5 projects. • Developed a small math framework using graphic processors. • Created a global Belarusian Geology database.

Associated with: Stone Labs Agency, Yellow Hedgehog

$30.00 /hr
1,872 hours

Teri M.

Senior Business Analyst (CBAP), Project Manager (CAPM)

Canada - Tests: 2

MA in Communications and Technology. Hold CBAP and CAPM designations, as well as business process management specialist (bpmS) and an enterprise content management practitioner (ecmP) certifications. My areas of expertise are: critical thinking and situation analysis, process evaluations and improvements, project management and coordination, technical and business writing, requirement elicitation and analysis, and solution validations. I have experience with a variety of ECM platforms such as SharePoint and Oracle UCM, and a variety of management tools such as BaseCamp and MS Project. I've also worked for many years with ERP systems such as PeopleSoft, Oracle, and SAP. All projects involved business process work, in terms of mapping, modeling, and/or re-engineering.

$66.67 /hr
6 hours

Devesh B.

Devesh B. Agency Contractor

Senior Security Researcher and Consultant, Google Hall of Famer

India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

Information Security Consultant with over 6 years of experience. He is primarily focused in the application Security space. He has managed and executed multiple projects involving network penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing of thick clients and web based applications, Wireless penetration testing and several process audits. Brilliant understanding and practical exposure to OWASP TOP 10, SANS TOP 20, CWE, OSSTMM, ISSAF standards Completed his graduation in Electronics and telecommunication engineering in 2007. Some of the key projects worked on: -Internet Banking Application threat modeling & security testing -Security testing of IVR phone banking application -Conducted process audits, IT general controls testing, SOXA, SAS70, Shared assessments -Tested production applications in the areas of Banking, Education, Retail, Healthcare, and Telecommunication. He has written content for PenTest Magazine ( and has contributed for the latest versions of CSA’s papers on cloud security. He also has rich experience in data loss prevention and Privileged Identity mangement tools. He has designed a framework for securing mobile application particularly android and IOS. He has also been involved in designing a methodology for securing the applications in cloud (SaaS)

Associated with: test

$88.89 /hr
798 hours