E-Mail: dwayne@thepraticalba.com

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A full stack project professional with strong business analysis, project management, product owner and data manipulation skills. Comfortable with any form of project management process including agile, waterfall and hybrid environments. Lifelong commitment to learning and application of knowledge, a primary driver in my accumulation of multiple industry leading project certifications.

• Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
• Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), International Institute For Business Analysis
• Professional Business Analyst (PMI-PBA), Project Management Institute
• Six Sigma Lean Black Belt in IT (LBBIT), Management & Strategy Institute
• Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Project Management Institute
• Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), ScrumAlliance

  • Trained and experienced in fulfilling multiple project roles regardless of project methodology:  

    • Agile: Skilled at backlog management, ceremony facilitation, task estimates, velocity analytics, creation of user profiles, scenarios and user stories.

    • Waterfall: Skilled at documentation development (business cases, charters, business requirements & benefit realization lifecycle), WBS driven project schedules, budget tracking and resource management visualizations. 

  • Strong change management lifecycle skills:

    • assess business processes and system inefficiencies, critically evaluate information gathered, work with stakeholders to create future state description, build product requirements, facilitate strong document management and process integration.

    • analysis of "current state", visualization of "to be" state and associated gap analysis.

    • benefit realization (KPI development, measurement, analysis, recommendation)

  • Superior business analysis skills and experience from diverse environments:

    • Skilled at formalizing objectives, written & verbal communications, stakeholder management, active listening, presentation building/execution, problem solving, time management, modeling, diagraming and data analysis.

    • Skilled at identification of improvement opportunities (proactive and reactive), negotiate needs and expectations of multiple stakeholders and translate this information into requirements, tasks and benefit realization measurement criteria.

    • Able to translate business needs and objectives into technology solutions via face to face conversations, facilitated workshops and formal documentation.

  • Strong technical and documentation skills:

    • Able to communicate complex ideas, requirements and functional specifications in a clear, concise manner across functional and technical departments.

    • Proficient in the development of wire frames, workflows, use case diagrams, flowcharts, user stories and other analysis specific documentation artifacts.

    • Proficient test scenario, test cases and usability testing development.

    • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Microsoft Visio, SQL Queries, FileMaker Pro and many other productivity applications.

  • Strong data analysis skills:

    • Able to identify and interpret trends/patterns in datasets to locate influences. Identify key drivers and use results to recommend changes and identify areas for improvement.

    • Skilled at analyzing diverse data from internal & external sources to provide insights.

    • Always enjoy opportunities to embrace tasks involving taking unstructured data, finding order within that data, employing meaning and value.

    • A champion for clean data and identify opportunities for improving data quality.

    • 10+ years of experience with data preparation, advanced calculations, relational database design and data visualizations.