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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

Brian Turner

Brian Turner

B. R. Turner Writing & Academic Development

United States - Portfolio: 1

A Headmaster, Dean, grantwriter, business analyst, teacher to adults and children, course designer, State Dept. correspondent, online program manager - I'll put all this experience to work for you! With both a business finance and academic development background, I have experience in many different professional arenas. I have started new businesses, launched successful educational programs, obtained government funding through grants, taught college, high school, and primary school students, presented, represented, recorded, budgeted, consulted, and traveled.

$18.00 /hr
77 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

David A.

David A.

Because Quality must not be Expensive

Spain - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

Professional English- Spanish translator, writer and VA, native of Spain with several experience working in various experience in several topics. I focused my work into offering the best for any kind of project that goes to me. Instead of subject, objective or source, I am committed, with quality as this translation or VA work will make the difference for yourself. As Spanish native, I can assure you the best result from any text. Make yourself a favor and help your work goes far, allowing to get in touch with every Spanish speaker around the world. Something that only a Spain native translator like me could do. And more, because translation, writing and VA work have a vital importance for a buyer because it show his public image. Quality is a must, and customers take cares so. Something showed in my portfolio with lots of satisfied customers those recommend my services. No trouble about how large or small is your job, I can get to any shoe, as you require. Translation: I specialize in ENG - ESP pair, where I offer translation services for all kinds of text and content: manuals, websites and software, sales papers, books and eBooks and anything that your business might require. My qualification in business and marketing helps your text to be better if your goal is achieved more sales, more customers, improve your company image or any other required objective. And if you need a more didactic or compressive text, as a sample for a manual or a textbook, I also can get the best of your text to help your readers to get in touch. Writing: on the same way of previous work, we also can create any kind of Spanish text for your website, manual, software, sales campaigns and nearly everything that you can need. If the text to be written or translated requires SEO purposes, it could be implemented too. Also happens with marketing or educative texts. You will get your text fitted into your main objective. Just let me know what you need and get it done, fast and accurate. VA work: experience is a must for a good VA. Experiences build both in offline and online work. I have spent several years on customer support, administrative and organization positions so I know what is needed to do and, best of all, how doing it better. The same happens in real world, where I have worked into customer and sales support for a travel site, or on sales support for a financial site. So just let me know what you need to be done and sit to watch it done. I fit to your project length and extension, offering great quality and short delivery, but without losing any quality in the process. Work is always done looking for best results, no trouble how much effort must I use to get it. So just tell me what is on your mind and together will find the best way to make it done

100% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
353 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

Charudatta Mundale

Charudatta Mundale Agency Contractor

Expert Technical Writer with Software Testing experience

India - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 14

Over the last 13 years, I created various user guides, administration guides, reference guides, troubleshooting guides, installation manuals, and Web help systems for a various engineering and software products and projects. My core competency lies in managing end-to-end documentation for software projects. But, I also work on improving and maintaining the existing documentation or create printed guides for a product. After working on different documentation projects, I developed professional expertise in using various documentation tools, such as Confluence, HelpGizmo, Wordpress, Help & Manual, Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Visio, MS Office, and technologies, such as single sourcing, DITA, and content management system. In addition to documentation tools, I have good understanding of the software languages, such as C/C++, Java, PHP, CSS, HTML, and databases, such as MS Access, MY SQL, and so on. I am seeking opportunities to develop documentation from the ground up for your business.

Associated with: Charudatta M.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,130 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
108 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

Shahzad Rana Younus

Shahzad Rana Younus

CISSP/Cloud Expert/Technical Writer/Tableau/Project Manager

Pakistan - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

I am certified, experienced and seasoned IT professional. Over the past 14 years, I have accumulated a vast range of experience which entails me to tackle most IT situations I encounter quite easily and efficiently. If you want the work done related to IT, I am the guy to hire. If still skeptical, have a look below at my achievements. Progressive experience with administration, and directing a broad range of Corporate IT initiatives & business focused solutions using leading ICT technologies with industry best practices and standards. Specialties: IT Security and Infrastructure development (CISSP - Certified Information Security Professional - Member ID 302621) ITIL Foundation, COBIT 5 BI Tools - Tableau / QlikView Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning Network Administration and Database Management CISCO Networking Virtual/Cloud Computing Network security and Server Administration Technical Writings SEO/WordPress/WHMCS LinkedIn profile:

94% Job Success
$12.50 /hr
122 hours