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  1. Sally William Ibrahim Awad

    Sally William Ibrahim Awad

    Scrum Product Owner, Solution Architecture & Lean Process Improvement

    Egypt - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 9

    19+ years of proven experience in both IT solutions project and product management. Including: 5+ years as Agile Scrum Product Owner. Focus on building IT systems solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity, working closely with the client to examine existing business models. processes and flows of data, discussing the opportunities for improvements with the client, and designing the suitable software solution that satisfy the business needs. Ability to use both Agile or Waterfall methodologies for managing Software Development Cycle with a wide variety of tools. Extensive experience in managing software development cycle ( + 85 Projects) for SaaS, web, mobile, and desktop devices in various Business sectors with proven Leadership skills and motivating teams to achieve projects and business objectives. Equipped with Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Professional certificate with extensive experience in business process modeling , documentation ,assessment, reengineering/ improvement, and automation . I believe that may strengths are customer focus ,achieving open communications, maintaining positive relationships, converting conflict and challenge into success, facilitating consensus and commitment, ensuring accountability, promoting progress and feedback, and expanding and adapting agile techniques for maximum effectiveness – all of the above while working with culturally diverse teams, since it is my believe that diversity is a strength. 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. 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 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 Scrum ,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

    $38.89 /hr
    3,730 hours
    4.90
  2. Arthur Jhon Alipante

    Arthur Jhon Alipante Agency Contractor

    Sales and Support Agency Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am currently serving as a Customer Support specialist at gTeam FZ LLC providing valuable phone, chat, and ticket-based assistance in business software solutions in the fields of Human Resources and Payroll Management, Profitability and Cost Management Solutions, Mobile Field Service and Workforce Optimization, Portfolio and Management Solutions, and Enterprise CRM Solutions. I have also heavily engaged in the same position in providing Platinum Support in the same fields. I am also an Agency Manager 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. with heavy Sales and Marketing experience for consumer and enterprise customers, as well as thoroughly handle after-sales support to all clients. I have previously served as a Software Engineer for over 5 years with Lexmark Research and Development Corp., responsible in the delivery of both Mac applications and Linux print driver software for Lexmark International, Inc., as well as fulfilled a leadership role to lower support tiers of the CSSC group which handle global consumer and enterprise customers of the company, with concentrations on US and EMEA customers to which our business are very relevant. I have also previously served as an Operations Manager of HardShop Labs LLC, with the responsibility of technical, management, staff, and business leadership of SEO specialists that deliver Quality Backlink Building and Article Writing. This experience has provided me early but timely experience in managing on-site and remote workers in meeting the company's vision.

    Groups: Pro Customer Service

    Associated with: Spring Events and Productions Group Inc.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,272 hours
    5.00
  3. Swati P.

    Swati P.

    Expert Business Analyst, CBAP, BA Trainer, Process Improvement, Agile

    India - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

    Seasoned Business Analyst, Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), Business Analysis Trainer and CBAP CCBA Trainer and practicing Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients from varied industries and size). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the U.S., U.K., India, Germany and Australia. I have trained several batches (individuals or small batches) of students from the US, UK and India. I have also trained large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. 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.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,742 hours
    4.99
  4. David A.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,126 hours
    4.93
  5. James H.

    James H.

    Program Manager, Proposal Writer, Business Plans & Strategic Thinker

    Thailand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    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

    $33.33 /hr
    1,641 hours
    4.95
  6. Michael C.

    Michael C. Agency Contractor

    Operations Manager, Project Manager, Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Philippines - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 4

    Recognized throughout my career for being a visionary and innovative leader, leveraging knowledge of reporting, feedback, engagement and planning to significantly increase productivity and achieve targets and long term goals and seeking a position in your company, bringing 12 years of working experience, management and leadership. I will be able to help you with the following: - Operations Management - Project Management - Lean Six Sigma / Process Improvements - Call Center Consulting / Call Center Setup / Campaign Broker - Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding - Business & Management Consulting - Reporting & Business Analysis - Customer Service, Sales Training & Quality Assurance - Workforce and Scheduling - Admin Setup (Salesforce, Five9, Zendesk, ZohoCRM, etc) - Technical Training & Product Training - Training Modules and eLearning Courses Author - Technical Skills (Level 1 - 3 Tech Support Expert) - Internet Marketing (Adlinkr, Response360, Constant Contact, PureSend etc) - Web Development (Wordpress, Joomla, etc) - Web Design, SEO, Web Hosting, VoIP, Call Center and other services Glad to be of service!

    Associated with: Performance 360 Solutions OLD, Performance360 Solutions Inc

    $22.22 /hr
    7,213 hours
    4.91
  7. Andrew Norcott

    Andrew Norcott Agency Contractor

    Statistician Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt (BSi Certified) Create excel dashboards and analysis tools ranging from very simple to highly complex. Provide solutions to business issues you have to help you active business goals. More than just programming but also providing solution after working in some large corporations, I understand what businesses need and want. Highly skilled in most statistical tools. Advanced Microsoft Office user. VBA/Excel/Powerpoint/Access/SQL/Word Minitab/Visio/ Can create excel dashboards and tools to high specification and deliver basically anything the customer needs. Also will help with consulting to provide a solution that maybe better suited.

    Associated with: Innovative Solutions

    $40.00 /hr
    2,844 hours
    4.65
  8. Fanny Nathaniel

    Fanny Nathaniel Agency Contractor

    Facebook Ads Expert (Assess, Strategise, Implement & Manage)

    India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

    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 May 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!

    Associated with: Competent Solutions, Competent Solutions

    $50.00 /hr
    6,055 hours
    4.87
  9. Regina Gue

    Regina Gue Agency Contractor

    Result Driven and Customer Focused Administrative Support

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 3

    Am passionate about providing efficient business solutions to my clients. Dependable and proficient in data entry and database management functions, I also boast to be a quick learner who's very result oriented. I love learning new things; research work appeals much to me. On top of that, I also love information gathering, data mining and playing with numbers; as a by product , presentation is also one of my strong points - . Formal employment wise, I have had approximately 10 years with the customer service industry and I find joy in making situations better for the people I work with. I have had experience with continuous improvement and it's one of the skills that I've built with the people I've worked with. Never be satisfied with status quo as your competitors will definitely gain a lead on you - I don't want to end up saying "Who Moved My Cheese?" Should there be projects involving learning, growth and improvement, let's talk. :)

    Associated with: Brilliant Solutions, Ferrero

    $9.00 /hr
    4,917 hours
    4.77