PMP and CBAP certified Professional having more than 11 years of Project Management & Business Analysis with in - depth knowledge of business processes in retail banking, mortgages, credit, wealth management, capital markets and insurance.
Comprehensive knowledge of PMBOK and BABOK best practices and various tasks, elements, tools and techniques and leadership course from University of Schulich.
Seasoned professional with outstanding project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing skills with ability to support multiple simultaneous projects in various organizational structures
Effective leader capable of motivating and guiding project teams to attain business goals while balancing project constraints and managing expectations.
Planned, Scheduled and tracked progress an delivered projects adhering to prescribed standards and budget
Highly effective in resource allocation, task delegation, support project teams and ensure with laws, standard practices and company policies
Strong Business Analysis Skills including in depth knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), having thorough understanding of various phases like Requirements, Analysis/Design, Development and Testing along with Waterfall, Agile and RUP.
Thorough understanding of various phases of Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC)
Thorough knowledge of financial and investment management industry in diverse areas such as Risk management and analysis, Fixed income instruments, and major aspects of Investment Banking and Investment Management
High proficiency with development of various deliverables like project charters, Business Requirement Document (BRD), Functional Specifications, Software Requirement Specification (SRS) using scenarios and use cases, data mapping, data warehousing & migration, QA testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) plans.
Excellent communication skills with solid experience of facilitating requirement workshops, Joint Application Design (JAD), brain storming sessions of large group of stakeholders, Walkthroughs and Customer interviews.
Proficient in all phases of requirement management, including requirement elicitation, analysis, detailing, traceability, prioritizing, verifying and validating requirements.
Extensive stakeholder management skills achieved through influencing, setting, managing and meeting expectations and collaboration to create winning situations.
Experience in strategic planning and business case creation including cost benefit analysis, scope analysis, feasibility study and analyzing “as is” and “to be” state.
Demonstrated high capacity to learn new technologies rapidly with minimal or no formal .
TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT / TOOLS:
MS Project, MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Access, MS-PowerPoint, Web based reporting and tracking tools and Visio.
Manage project scope and revise as appropriate for change management
Identify resources needed and assign responsibilities for project deliverables
Develop project plans and project governance documents.
Track project deliverables and milestones.
Manage project risks, issues and decisions and escalate, mitigate and communicate in line with Fraud authorities.
Ensure project artifacts and control documents are completed and filed according to PMO standards.
Assign tasks and responsibilities to the project team.
Oversee the production and approval of project deliverables.
Lead or facilitate project meetings.
Document minutes and action items from project meetings.
Effectively conducted workshops to facilitate gap analysis of the Risk Management diverse business processes using the Rapid Approach Development (RAD) methodology.
Facilitated and coordinated JAD sessions with high level management officials, resulting in the identification of the major gaps.
Interfaced with business stakeholders and senior management to ensure high level business requirements support the end state alignment to BCBS principles.
Mobile Application Development
Planned, Scheduled, monitored and tracked progress and delivered projects adhering to prescribed standards and budget.
Direct the coordination of all implementation tasks involving third party vendors as well as provide consultation to clients on system implementation.
Create, monitor and track control PMF/SDLC documents such as Idea Creation, Project Charter, High level requirements and Commitment to Deliver
Manage issues, risks and assumptions and take mitigation as well as correction action as required.
Ensure the quality of services and solutions to Business Partnerswith timely delivery
Conducted requirement gathering sessions to identify key challenges, define project scope deliverables and ultimately developing the application features for their benefit.
Establish quality metrics and reports for Executives via establishing communication standards and driving the steering committee
Performed analysis on the current online banking application.
Performed competitive analysis on other mobile applications available to baseline and benchmark the requirements against them and prioritized based on minimum benchmark.
Worked with developers and QAs to ensure alignment with requirements and maintained traceability.
Conducted lesson learned and ensured final archival of documents for historical purposes.
Lead Business Analyst
Captured requirements by analysis of the online banking system.
Performed competitive analysis with other financial institution similar mobile apps to establish minimum benchmarking criteria.
Facilitated sessions with SMEs to ensure completeness of the requirements and timely approvals.
Collected Business, System and Functional requirements by conducting detailed interview with clients, business users, and Subject Matter Experts (SME’S) and developed the Business Requirements and the Functional Requirement documents using Use case Models.
Followed the UML methodology to create UML diagrams including Use Cases Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, and Data Flow diagrams and thus defining the business process Model and Data process Models.
Worked closely with trading floors, middle office and Sungard to gather and document business requirements in order to integrate market data/trade data (data mapping) to ensure correct VaR/Stesed VaR/ESR/DSR risk measures are captured using Historical Simulation
Conducted data analysis by running SQL queries and presented the information in a Structured walkthrough
Integrated trade data/market data from internal trading systems including WSS, Optex, Xtrader, Calypso and also external system such as Bloomberg and Reuters
Verified input files(CSV, XML) to Sungard and output file (DAT files) to ensure accurate data mapping and processing
Managed small projects such as FX Implied Rate engaging trading floor and technology
Wrote RSI Market Data manual
Worked closely with technology and business units to clarify requirements
Involved in understanding the current business process, defining scope of the project along with position statement
Met with users (primarily Advisors and Planners) and other stakeholders to understand the domain, gathered customer requirements through surveys, interviews (group and one-on-one) along with JAD sessions.
Led the creation of a prototype for a risk based scoring system based on a ratings generated through the questionnaire
Identified areas of risks, assessment, monitoring, having security and audit controls in place.
Proactively managed systems development, implementation and risk via the use of SDLC.
Interfaced with Business in understanding the current functionality of Portfolio tab and defining the phases in which the complete migration was to be accomplished
Developed the requirement gathering plan with concentration towards the first 2 phases of PMLC.
Conducted user interviews, gathered Requirements, analyzed the Requirements and managed change requirement.
Led interview sessions with end-users to collect requirement and business process information.
Functioned as the primary liaison between the business line, operations, and the technical areas throughout the project life cycle.
Collaborate with stakeholders to elicit and review Requirements and Design.
Project Control Officer
Developed the business case with emphasis on NPV, IRR and ROI.
Assisted Project Manager in managing cost budget to allocate overall cost estimate to individual tasks.
Produced project status reports, managed the team and resolved day-to-day issues with emphasis on SDLC.
Developed project plans for project profit and loss.
Monitored project activities and advised Project Manager of issues due to resource availability.
Provided project turn-around expertise at the customer site with emphasis on regaining customer confidence.
Responsible for prioritization and forecasting.
Project Analyst / PCO
Define project scope and identified cross functional team members
Collaborate with cross functional representatives to establish project execution priorities
Create project milestone plans, activity and resource schedules
Identify and manage project risk and manage project crisis
Establish and manage a project organizational structure appropriate for the magnitude of the project scope and task
Coordinated timely development and execution of quality and test plans to support customer quality and reliability goals
Set in motion numerous other support functions such as personnel evaluation, accounting, procurement and Information systems