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Abdul Ahad

Program Management / Product Management, Altimetrik


Ph: 8904588525

e-mail: aahadqj@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

11 years of experience in project, product and program management in IT Project


Implementation and Business Improvement
Executed over 20+ complex projects for different corporates with a maximum project budget up to
~ $2 million
Key expertise include Program Management, Project Management, Product Management,
Business Analysis, Change Management, Process Re-engineering, Training, Coaching and
Mentoring
Deep understanding in managing end to end software product development from concept to
release with proven track record of handling multiple software product releases
Successfully deployed business and technology solutions for Fortune 500 companies across
Media & Entertainment (Publishing, Content Management, Education & Cable), Legal (Court
Reporting), Card Payment, Health Care and Mobility
Developed media based frameworks and solutions in Java programing language
Coaching next-level leadership team in projects/program management, and delivery & operations
Managed the development of Java/J2EE, ASP .NET, mobility applications
Manage Transition of IT Services from incumbent teams / third parties
Ensuring Standards and processes are implemented, and desired ROI is achieved by business

Area of Expertise
Project & Program Management

Software Design & Development

Software Delivery Management

Production Support

Innovative Solutions

Quality Assurance

Documentation

Training & Team Management

Customer Service

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
TIMELINE

Sep 2005 to
Jun 2011

Jun 2011
to Jan
2012

Jan 2012
to July
2012

Aug 2012 to
Feb 2013

Mar 2013 to
Feb 2014

Mar 2014 to
Nov 2016

DESIGNATION

Product
Manager

Senior
Product
Manager

Senior
Product
Manager

Sr Business
Analyst /
Project
Manager

Project
Manager

Program
Manager

COMPANY

Wipro
Technologies

Merrill Corp

NCS Group

Altimetrik

Altimetrik

Altimetrik

LOCATION

Chennai, New
York,
Minneapolis

Chennai,
Minneapolis

Singapore

Chennai

Bangalore

Bangalore

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Company: Altimetrik, Bangalore | Aug 2012 Nov 2016
Role: Program Manager
Responsibilities:

Recent initiative1: Developer Academy


o Program Management for the UI Developer Academy, University Hire, Learning Portal for the
Organization
Recent initiative2: Oracle PRM Implementation Project
o Responsible for managing the configuration and rollout of the Oracle PRM cloud
implementation for Altimetrik India
eBay Support Engineering Project (Apr 2015 May 2015)
o Managing the Agile Support Engineering for eBay.in application
o Managing and be responsible for resource and personnel management aspects of the
Customer Delivery team
PE Analytics (Jan 2015 to Apr 2015):
o Evaluating the latest tools and techniques for generating analytical reports for the HR
Operations
o Managing the development of generating Analytical reports for the Altimetrik Organization
which has an employee strength of 2500

A2E (Aspirant to Employee) Project (Aug 2014 Jan 2015):


o Leading d the mobile app development for A2E project which is focused on displaying the
Open Jobs at Altimetrik. The candidates can search for jobs and apply for the jobs relevant
for their Skill-set
o Employing the User Behavior Model and Design Thinking Model to design the UI/UX for the
mobile app
o Developing an A2E application for Andrioid as well as iOS Platform

Altimetrik HCM Transformation (Sep 2014 Jan 2016): Enabling the Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud
Implementation for Altimetrik
o Managing a team comprising solution architect, technical & functional consultants
o Working with the team to integrate Oracle HCM and SAP Payroll
o Responsible for facilitating release & sprint planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, and so
forth
o Presentation of Altimetrik products to prospective clients

AltiFin mobile Product Development, Bangalore (Feb 2014 Aug 2014): Developed a world
class Financial Inclusion mobile app for the Indian and African Markets
o Managed over 50 team members including Development, Testing & Operation teams. The
development team included Java/J2EE, server, UI Developer and Android developers.
o Involved in setting up sprint planning, conducting daily stand-up meeting, sprint demos and
retrospective meeting for the AltiFin track
o Introduced innovative idea brain-storming sessions to find better ways of accomplishing our
customer objectives

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Managed the L2 and L3 teams for the AltiFins Banking Correspondent Customers
Responsible for integration between Oracles FlexCube and AltiFin product
Worked with the business analyst to provide functional solutions for the AltiFin product
Weekly Status Reporting to the Customer and the Governance team
Presented and prepared project documents for CMMi 3 certification for the Organization

Ford, Detroit & Chennai (Mar 2013 Jan 2014): Managed HealthCare solution for Ford
Technologies. Completed the project 3 months before schedule. The project was developed on
classic ASP.
o Managed over 20 team members (BAs, Technical Lead, Software Engineers and Quality
Analysts) to deliver new requirements and enhancements
o Trained the onsite + offshore team on Agile Methodologies
o Led the business analyst team to gather requirements and perform business analysis for
Fords Occupational health system and Injury Investigation Module
o Designed and developed business process flows workflows of To Be Occupational Health
and Safety system
o Played Subject Matter Expert for the Ford OHSIM project
o Weekly status reporting to the Ford Management team

Visa, Bangalore (Aug 2012 Mar 2013): Performed requirement gathering, analysis and business
process design of the Saral Money Platform Micro ATM solution
o Designed business process flow s for interoperable mobile money transfer
o Designed the system integration for various Visa system
o Enabled the development of VISA based routing directory

Vattikutti Foundation: Business analysis of the Patient Management System for Robotic Surgery

Mobility Division:
o As part of the Mobility division, I was responsible for hiring android and iOS developers.
o Development of the responsive marketing app for mobility

Company: NCS Group, Singapore | Jan 2012 Jun 2012


Client: John Wiley & Sons, UK
Role: Product Management
Responsibilities:

Product Management of Wiley Online Library Maintenance track


Carried out business analysis on the change requests
Responsible for managing the IT service and support operation
Responsible for accomplishing the Project Objectives within the constraint of the Project
Led multiple teams for successful delivery of the applications using agile methodologies
Analyzed and produced business requirements to design Customer Holdings application for Wiley
Online Library
Developed the requirement specification according to the standard template
Utilized JIRA for tracking and outlining the user stories/defects during the project
Collaborated with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and
analyzed tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
Actively involved in walkthroughs and meetings with development team to discuss related issues

Performed User Acceptance Testing and Functional Testing for all change requests for the Wiley
System

Company: Merrill Corp, St Paul, MN | Jun 2011 Dec 2011


Role: Product Manager
Profile:
Merrill Corp is a leading provider of litigation and media based solutions in the US market.
Responsibilities:

Worked with the Merrill Product Owner to develop the business requirements and product roadmap
for Merrill Legalinks project.
Worked within an Agile team to develop and deliver solutions for the Court Reporting business
Produced user stories and supporting documents that provide the detailed product definition for the
development team
Responsible for estimating effort (T-shirt sizing) and evaluate high level design and architecture to
execute project assignments
Managed the product backlog and involved in Sprint planning and releases
Performed gap analysis of existing Reporter Base7 software to determine the user stories,
wireframes and business data definition
Worked with the Technical Architect and the Project Manager to define the database migration
strategy

Company: Wipro technologies | Mar 2011 June 2011


Project: Media Business Solution Unit, Wipro Technologies
Role: Functional Consultant

Responsibilities:

Carried out functional consulting for the media based proposals.


Was involved in understanding the AS-IS system and proposed functional solutions for the TO-BE
system
Led a team of developers to setup MINERVA Wipros Media centric requirement repository

Company: Wipro Technologies | Dec 2010 Feb 2011


Client: Comcast, PA
Role: Functional Consultant
Profile:

TV Everywhere is an authentication system whereby certain premium content (TV shows, movies, etc.) are
available online. It provides cable content on multiple platforms through a universal authentication system
Responsibilities:

Analyzed the functional aspects of the TV Everywhere implementation and presented to the team
Carried out Functional and technical analysis of the issues faced in Comcasts TV EVERYWHERE
implementation
Developed executive and developer dashboards to collect metrics for STB interactions with the XRE
server using SPLUNK.
Analyzed the server logs to determine memory and performance issues
Worked with the Wipros management team for building the Comcast team (recruitment, mentoring
and coaching)

Company: Wipro Technologies | July 2010 Nov 2010


Client: Kaplan, New York
Role: Senior Business Analyst
Profile:
Kaplan Test Prep offers programs to prepare professionals for a variety of licensing and advanced
designation exams as well as continuing education in various fields.
Responsibilities:

Analyzed the integrated end-to-end system for authoring, packaging, managing, and delivering
instructional content
Performed JAD meetings with the Product Team and the Business Users to collect the business
needs for Product assembly and management system
Performed documentation of content conversion, product package and management module
Provided wireframe inputs to the Usability Consultant

Company: Wipro Technologies | Mar 2010 July 2010


Client: Pearson Inc, Minneapolis
Role: Senior Business Analyst / Product Management
Profile:
Q-Global project is an initiative to integrate QLocal, ASSIT and PCC assessment desktop platform. This
global online platform will cater to the Clinical and Talent Assessment
Responsibilities:

Collected and analyzed the requirement for Pearsons Assessment Platform


Facilitated JAD sessions with management, business users, subject matter experts and other
stakeholders to define the project and to reduce the time frame required to complete deliverables
Presented Business Requirement Document (BRD), business solutions to the Project stakeholders
Used MS-Visio extensively for functional flow diagrams.

Led a team of Business Analysts to document complex Assessment requirement


Worked closely with the UI team to design the screens which complied to companywide UI standards
Proposed solutions to business problems and suggested reusable solutions/best practices
Consulted and assisted the Project Manager in developing Proof of Concept, solution approach and
project estimation

Company: Wipro Technologies, Chennai | Oct 2009 Mar 2010


Client: Platts / McGraw-Hill, New York
Role: Business Analyst
Profile:
Platts has been monitoring the energy industry for more than 75 years. The company offers energy and
commodities information and analysis on the oil, natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, coal, petrochemical,
and metals markets. The company sells subscriptions to its content, which is offered through Web sites,
newsletters, and magazines, to traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry executives.
Responsibilities:

Requirement analysis of the proposed Plattss Publishing Platform


Organized meetings with the business team to discuss the requirements
Creation and validation of Test cases
Functional testing of the Publishing Platform
Worked with the QA team to determine and develop test strategies and methodologies for unit
testing, integration & functional testing according to functional complexity

Company: Wipro Technologies, Chennai | Dec 2008 Oct 2009


Project: Media Center of Excellence, Wipro Technologies
Role: Business Analyst/Technical Lead/Project Management
Profile: An XML based content authoring and delivery solution for media companies to rollout content
products and Ads quickly and cost effectively. This platform caters to content authoring, content
management, content production and content delivery. This platform uses the power of MarkLogic as a CMS
for content retrieval, repurposing etc. From the authoring standpoint, it uses a mix of web editor, Microsoft
word technology and Adobe InDesign/InCopy system. Further it is bundled with Wipros FlowBriX Business
Process Management tool. This platform will be very useful for Publication Companies looking for easy to
print option with systematic process leverage.
Responsibilities:

This project was developed in Java/J2EE


Carried out market analysis of the Publication Industry and analyzed the latest technology trends in
the Publishing Platform & Content Management front
Led a team of developers for building Wipros Publishing Platform
Carried out task allocation, code review and audits by Quality Process
Presented the demo on Integrated Publishing Platform and numerous solution concepts to the
potential clients

Consulted and assisted the managers in developing dedicated proof of concepts, flowcharts and
reports to ensure validity and viability of the data flows and process flows of the business model.
Worked on proposals/ proactive proposals in Education and Publishing Domain
Prepared Education 101 deck for Wipros Media and Entertainment vertical
Worked on generating ideas, Solution Concepts in the Media Space
Preparation of Use Case, FRD and BRD documents

Company: Wipro Technologies | Year: 2006-2008


Client: Grow Network/McGraw-Hill, New York
Role: Project Engineer
Profile:
PLS is a web-application to help the students in understanding the subject in a tutorial flow and launches an
assessment after each tutorial. Students will be allowed to download their study guide based on their test
performance. On the other hand, Teacher can monitor the students progress and performance.
Responsibilities:

This project was developed in Java/J2EE. I was responsible for developing coupling of features for
this product set.
Mentored the team on Python, PLSQL, and Clients proprietary technology
Involved in Knowledge transfer sessions with the development team to translate the application
requirements to the technical team.
Back-end Development using Clients proprietary technology, Python, PLSQL
Developed dynamic education assessment reports and study guide
Interacted with the Business team for requirement gathering, requirement analysis and Data
Management
Onsite Coordinator for Assessment Reporting Projects
Carried out Project Estimation, Task planning, and Resource Allocation

Company: Wipro Technologies | Year: 2005-2006


Client: Matrix One
Role: Project Engineer
Profile:
MatrixOne is a Project Life Cycle Management Software. The manufacturing companies can utilize this
software in managing their product. Products can be managed from the stage of conceptualization to the
final product using this software.
Responsibilities:

Involved in writing and implementation of Test Plan


Performed Functionality, System and Spot Testing

Technical Skills:

Languages : XML, SQL

RDMBS/DMS: SQL, MySQL, Oracle 7.x/8.x/9.x, Oracle 10g, Sybase

OS : Windows XP/NT/ 2000

Applications : Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point

Modeling Tools : MS Visio, Rational Rose

Tracking Tools: JIRA, Microsoft Team Foundation

Other : Rational Requisite Pros, Agile, Microsoft Access

COURSES /WORKSHOPS ATTENDED


Common Project Management Methods 24.06.2013
Ford

28.06.2013

Basic program on Finance for non-finance

28.01.2011

28.01.2011

Emerging Leaders Program

15.01.2011

17.01.2011

Development of Need and Analysis

29.11.2010

30.11.2010

Adobe Advanced FLEX Training

23.01.2010

23.01.2010

J2EE Training

09.10.2009

16.10.2009

Successful 06.05.2009

06.05.2009

01.04.2008

05.04.2008

TC Oracle 11g:SQL and PL/SQL New 04.03.2008


Feature

04.03.2008

J2EE Module 2

03.04.2007

05.04.2007

Tech Ladder J2EE Mod I

26.03.2007

28.03.2007

Eight Competencies
Business Analyst
Adv PLSQL Training B-1

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EDUCATION:

Bachelors in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Anna University, Chennai, India


High School Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kalpakkam, India

HONORS & AWARDS:

Project Manager Award Ford OHSIM IIM Project (Year 2013)


Feather in My Cap award For Innovation Initiatives (Year 2009)
Feather in My Cap Award For leading Newsletter initiative (Year 2009)
Thanks a Zillion Award For the delivery of high profile Project (Year 2008)
At Prithvi Conference, the paper Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases: A viable future source
of Energy was selected for presentation (Year 2005)
Third Prize in Paper presentation at National Technical Symposium, TECHNOVITA05, conducted by
IEEE student Branch of PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore during February 2005

First Prize in Paper presentation in Engineering Problems at National Technical Symposium, Bhava
2004, conducted by TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala
Among top 10 in All India Mathematics Olympiad (Year 1999)