Ahmed Saleh

Freelance Business Planner & Business Consultant

Location:Loveland, Ohio, United States
2 Skills
6+ years of experience in business/Data analysis, business requirements modeling and development of web Based and client/server applications extensively in business domain of Information Technology.
Knowledge of Expertise in System design and development required for business process.
Having a thorough understanding of how IT interfaces with multiple functional groups within an organization.
Able to test business applications from a business perspective to ensure that all client requirements are incorporated into the design.
Extensive experience in large, complex, technology projects in large corporations as well as small size businesses.
Thorough knowledge of Business Processes, Business Process re-engineering, Business Requirements gathering, Process Flows, UML Modeling, Content Management, and related technical processes.
A proactive problem solver with excellent planning and leadership skills.
Experienced in gathering user requirements, analyzing and preparing Project Deliverables such as Project Charter, Business Requirement Document (BRD) and Functional Requirement Document (FSD) and proposed changes for process improvement.
Extensive experience writing User Stories and Functional Specifications documents.
Skilled in Object Oriented Analysis and Design with experience in creating Use Cases, Class Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, State Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Unified Modeling Language (UML) using MS Visio and Rational Rose.
Demonstrated ability to work actively in different phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in Waterfall and Agile environments and in multi-tier web-based architecture.
Demonstrated ability to work actively with different Design Tools to create Use Cases and UML diagrams such as Use case diagrams, Work Flow Diagrams/Process Flow Diagrams; and Entity Relationship Diagrams and Data Flow Diagrams.
Proficient in transforming business requirements into functional specifications, focusing on workflow analysis and design, business process reengineering, user interface design, portal design, and process flow modeling.
Highly proficient in working in agile methodology with users and stakeholders to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements using JAD and Brainstorming sessions, identify Functional, Non-Functional, and Business Rules, and then subsequently model them to meet SLAs.
Comprehensive understanding of the Organizational Framework that help to map the AS-IS and TO-BE model using the GAP Analysis and plan and monitor effective approach to build/buy solutions to the business problems/needs/opportunities.
Excellent Documentation skills to generate Business Requirement Document (BRD), Functional Specification Document (FSD), and Project Charter.
Knowledge and experience in creating Test-Cases and Test-Plans, hands-on experience of different QA Testing Methods for Defect tracking including Functional Testing, System Testing, GUI Testing, Cross Themed testing, UAT, and Black Box Testing.
Strong business development acumen of managing multiple business relationships.
In-depth working knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), with thorough understanding of various phases such as requirements gathering, analysis/design, development and testing procedures.
Hands on experience writing SQL Queries for Data Validation and Data Integration.
Proficient in developing project schedules, timelines, status, system schematics and process workflows using MS Project.
Excellent business writing skills in writing business requirements document, functional specifications, systems design and requirements specification.
SCRUM methodology and sprint runs with integration for SCM and Retail domain using Agile methodology.
SQL based development and maintenance of strategic database common to 8 projects and reporting for them to higher management for planning and change management purposes.
Conducted highly interactive JAD sessions with project stakeholders, subject matter experts (SME’s), users, QA analysts and project management team for requirement gathering, and identifying and resolving issues.
Expert in business process engineering and software development life cycle, including analysis, design, development and implementation of software applications.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel for data analysis and data manipulation.
Highly proficient in interacting with business users and authoring use cases, use case diagrams, sequence diagrams, workflow diagrams, activity diagrams, collaboration diagram, class diagram, state-chart diagram, component diagram, based on UML methodology using case tools like MS Visio and Rational Rose.
Experienced in conducting JAD sessions, project meetings, reviews and walkthroughs.
Proficient in creating MS PowerPoint presentations to highlight the changes in business processes to the upper management.
Experienced in documenting existing and proposed process flow and conducted GAP analysis.
Interacted regularly with the development team, database designer and the higher management to meet the deadlines of project milestones.
Highly motivated team player with excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, always willing to work in challenging and cross-platform environment.