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Muhammad Abdullah

Muhammad Abdullah

Software Developer and Web Programmer

Pakistan - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

I specialize in solutions development using Microsoft Technologies for Windows, .NET, Web & Azure cloud platforms. Experienced in C/C++ (Win32, DirectX) programming, C#, F# & VB.Net development, Asp.NET web development, Windows Server & MS SQL Server Administration and Windows PowerShell Scripting. I provide services for SharePoint, Access, Excel (VBA) development & project management using Visio & MS Project. I'm passionate about exploring Microsoft technologies, solving complex problems; committed to my work & offer prompt communication.

92% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
11 hours

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

Greg Rosshirt

Greg Rosshirt

Versatile Writer

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

I have experience with business, creative, academic, and technical writing. My portfolio is diverse, so I will send whatever samples are relevant to the jobs I apply for. I can write about nearly anything given my educational background (BS Environmental Engineering, MBA) and my life experiences. I am also willing to try new things because I am very confident in my writing and research skills. I have a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering and am currently getting my Master's in Business Administration degree at Boston College. I am a variety of experience in data analysis, both in engineering and business school. I also have experience in environmental studies, programming, business topics, business analysis, and the use of computers. Although this is online work, I am easy to work with and communicate with. I will also not trick you into hiring me if I am not 100% sure I can do the job well.

75% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
0 hours

Albert A.

Albert A.

Business Intelligence & Solutions Designer Expert

United States - Portfolio: 6

I gather data and design solutions, the perfect blend of technical and business knowledge, I've been doing that since I graduated as an Electrical Engineer 15 years ago. Applied in a wide range of industries: power generation, automotive, technology, online business and ecommerce. I've Co-Founded 3 successful companies overseeing every aspect of operations, from research and development, supply chain, manufacturing, logistic, inventory, distribution, marketing and sales. I stay on top of every detail, I don't outsource until I master the skill, learning the tools required to solve my needs, I can quickly assess a situation and point out the areas of improvement. If I encounter a problem for which I don’t have an immediate solution I study, design the best possible outcome and start working the way to implement it. I'm good at establishing business relationships from suppliers to customers, managed sales and marketing teams, Apply online tools for scalability at low cost.

$22.00 /hr
0 hours

Mukesh Kumar

Mukesh Kumar Agency Contractor

Expert SharePoint Developer, Technical Writer, Website Programmer

India - Tests: 5

I am professional and expert SharePoint Developer, Technical Article Writer and ASP.NET C# Website Programmer. Currently working as a Solution Architect with multinational firm. I am crafting the right architecture to solve software problems at hand and consistently delivering projects on time and under budget. Solutions I Offer - SharePoint Development Solutions - Technical Article Writing Solutions - ASP.NET C# Website Programming Solutions - Office 365, Exchange, Lync and Outlook Web Apps - SharePoint Administration Solutions - SharePoint Designer Solutions - SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 Installation & Configuration Why Choose Me? - I accept offer only when I sure that I am the best match for the job. - Self motivated and committed to on time quality delivery. - I am skilled and have hands on experience in solutions I provide. - Quality, Quantity and Accuracy in delivered work. - Sincere, Managed and Professional. Regards Mukesh Kumar

Associated with: Patch Consultancy Services

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

Brenda D.

Brenda D.

Natural Born QA. UX Fan. Graphic Design Lover.


Wide experience in different national and international companies. Agile enthusiastic Proven experience in client contact and assistance Knowledge and experience in different business models for offshore software development Advanced level in English. Fast learner. Detail-oriented.

$22.22 /hr
10 hours

Carlos Arana Matus

Carlos Arana Matus

Project planning, Tech. drawing, Spa-Eng translate

Mexico - Tests: 4

Overall, I am a versatile guy looking to help you with any task at hand. I derive happiness from making other peoples' lifes easier. I am very relaxed to deal with, responsible to deliver and very attentive to provide value with my work. I have extensive experience getting and cleaning data from my previous job as forensic project schedule analyst. I am an excel geek, very diligent when dealing with datasets and proficient at automating tasks. I am currently studying the Data Science specialization, looking for data-related jobs. From my architecture major, I am also proficient in 3D modeling and CAD. I Can also perform basic photoshop tasks.

$15.00 /hr
0 hours

Anand Morab

Anand Morab Agency Contractor

Leverage Technology for Education

India - Portfolio: 22

I have been in the e-learning industry since 1993 and authored with Flash and Storyline/Captivate for the likes of Citibank, Apple, Adobe, Oracle, Willy and others. Over the years I have delivered complete range of quality e-Learning courses ranging from Level 0 to Level 3. I have the ability to deliver small to large scale e-Learning projects economically.

Associated with: Eduwise

86% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
0 hours

Paul M.

Paul M.


Canada - Portfolio: 4

Contract technical writer for more than 20 years. I develop user manuals, online help systems and training to help your users get the most out of your technology, and help you spend less on tech support. You can see a good sized portfolio of my work at

$75.00 /hr
0 hours