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Katy, Texas, United States
March 01, 2018

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Summary of Qualification

Over 15 years of direct business engagement in multiple domains that includes core Accounting practices, Commodities Trading, Retailing, Market Research, Manufacturing, Consulting, Insurance, Securities and Brokerage.

Over 8 years of project and quality management. Enhance business decisions with real-time data from Business analytics.

An expert collaboration strategist with significant experience in identifying GAP and designing solution for large scale platforms.


Bizagi, Google Apps, Python, MS Office, MS Project, MS-Test Manager, MS-Visio, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Qlikview, SAP HANA, BODS, Predictive Analysis, Lumira, Crystal Reports, SAP TAO, FICO, MM P2P, SD OTC, PCI-DSS, XML, HTTP, SharePoint, TFS, HP QTP, Load Runner, RPT, Confluence, JIRA, HP-QC/ALM, Soap-UI, Balsamiq, HTML, CSS, SQL, Visual Studio, JMETER, .NET, Rally, Photoshop and Primavera


Texas Southern University, Master of Science, Management Information Systems, Houston, Texas, 2017

Rufus Giwa Polytechnics, Bachelor, Accounting, Ondo State, Nigeria 1999

Institute of Chartered Accountant, Associate, Accounting, Lagos, Nigeria 1996

Debis Computer Professional Institute, Diploma, Data Processing, Lagos, Nigeria 1992

Agile and PM Skill

Business value, collaboration, confidence, supportive culture, technical excellence, effective escalator, conflict resolver, knowledge broker, developer, emotional intelligence, coach, facilitator, guiding and value-driven, Adaptive Planning, Agile Mindset, Continuous Improvements, Kanban, Lean, PMI-ACP, Problem Detection and Resolution, Scrum, Servant Leadership, Stakeholder Engagement, Team performance, Benefit Analysis, Communication Management, Human Resources Management, PMP, Project Assessment, Project Management, Project Plan, Project Control, Quality Assurance, Quality Management, Risk Management.

Executives Highlights

Dimensional data modeling techniques, UML, EER, flowchart, workflows and Bizagi to depict BPMN

Capacity to manage functional and technical team on day-to-day to support applications with focuses on project deliverables.

Experience using web content management system using Adobe illustrator and photoshop

Commodities, futures Contract, Options and Forex Trading Experience

Experience in generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Planning Budgeting, Maturity and Capacity model, cash-flow forecast, Cost and Profit Center Equilibrium, Value Proposition, Revenue Model, Asset Efficiency, re-engineering entry barrier through innovation.

Experienced with CRM UX/UI and Cross Browser compatibility

Digital Transformation across multiple devices and Agile Adoption Product Concept

Omni-Channel-based Retail environment and Digital Content Management.

Derivative/FX Trading Platform Implementation

Development of technology landscape, Intelligent transportations System (ITS and RFID), OCR and AI.

Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen and Agile Practices

Business Continuity Planning, Risk, Impact Assessment, Strategy Development and Change Management identification, evaluation and documentation.

Facilitated scrum events as requested by Product Owner and effectively managed and groomed backlogs items.

Stakeholder’s management and communication process. Compelling and comprehensive release plan.

Multi-Platform and cross functional device Initiation to delivery focusing on user experience and customer values and UAT.

Coach, mentor and train team members to focus on continuous integration, process improvement and operational support activities.

Ability to influence a wide range of resources to identify and resolve complex multi systems issue.

Capacity to leverage knowledge of application architecture, industry trend and best practices to recommend process and technology changes for applications in a group portfolio.

Ability to lead team to research potential changes, analyze solution options and implement selected recommendation. Audits result for efficiency, improved quality and speed to market. Maintains product roadmap and align team structure to meet requirements.

Professional Experience

Khronos Management Sugar-Land, TX Agile Coach/Change Management Expert 10/2017 to Date

Leads Agile framework projects election and practice, coaching project stakeholders, team and soliciting cooperation and collaboration across board.

Unfreeze status quo and institutional impediment by coaching and collaborating with middle management to increase driving forces to sustain change management and transformation approaches.

Evoke inclusivity, eradicates tribal knowledge and maintained team participatory decision model.

Leads Agile Framework on data lineage, data flow and enterprise landscape artifacts, modeling and sourcing of disparate data into the EDW. Oversee creation and documentation of Data Transformation logic, Interface Control Documents, and Data Mapping reviews.

Responsible for compelling and continuous improvement of the release management process to increase effectiveness and organizational conformance.

Ensures that the global release management process comprises release plan from all workstream appropriately.

Owns and drive weekly release plan review meeting, share and updates appropriately on the SharePoint.

Adopted a servant-leader role to rescue team from administrative control and removes impediment in a timely manner.

Held teams accountable to tenants of the agile SDLC and their internal working agreements including use of appropriate communication style, tools, standards and best practices.

Acted as a Project Manager when necessary. Take responsibility of managing dependencies among different teams and stakeholders.

Facilitated the teams assessing and planning quantitative and qualitative risk analysis.

Coached Agile team to be consistent and committed to achieve self-organizing and self-discipline statuses that promote agile mindset.

Served as Scrum Master on multiple teams simultaneously, helping them to identify and track inter-team dependencies. Scale teams and re-teaming to gain broad understanding of project goals.

Reviews detailed scrum team functionality, team scaling and decomposition of epics, business processing procedures and technical descriptions.

Set the tone and ground rules that team members strictly adhere to achieve co-operation, collaboration, communications and interactions.

Defines relational constraint rules among stories, establish data quality management with referential integrity and performs data massage, cleansing, quality check and transformation.

Provides direction to System Designers, ETL Developers, Report Developers, and testers to ensure technical solution meets needs of business stakeholders and adheres to Agile standards.

Analyzes data output from investment performance metric and identifies opportunities to expand appropriate governance.

AIG-VALIC Houston TX, Agile Business Analyst Digital Transformation, 07/2016 to 09/2017

Runs and Supervised Multiple Agile Teams to ensure Agile Framework implementation is in line with best agile practices. Develop Agile Investment Risk profile and Accounting system for managing agile project in order to align project costing with portfolio management.

Coach multiple senior levels to commit to enabling environment and recognition of the need for organizational constant evolving.

Measured and report project progress using data feed from Lean/Agile practices to produce. Develops Agile revenue model reports for top executive to solicit continuous buy-in.

Worked with management to identify Digital Retirement Program’s challenges and design solution options from marketing concept.

Facilitated change management implementation and continuous improvement at multiple level.

Evoked a high sense of desire in the team to abolish vanity from mindset.

Provided input to retrospective meeting and coach teams on Agile best practices to foster team integration, collaboration and cordial relationship with management.

Set a pathway of expectation for high performance with the team using metaphor for high performance and high-performance tree illustration.

Evangelized Agile practices from Top-down showcasing interlocking of technology solution that uses agility to resolve Business transaction problems and conflict.

Designed test automation framework and adaptive process that supports iterative and incremental delivery of value and quality.

Measure product maturity level and monitors continuous value delivery process

Co-ordinated with Product Owner to facilitates epics decomposition, stories grooming, estimation, sprint and release planning with scrum masters.

Designed incremental funding in line with systematic project deliverable to justify project undertaken and develop a revenue model that is tailored to source of revenue.

Worked with Program Manager and PSO Manager to strengthen team Agile Center of Excellence. And facilitated release planning and retrospective events at the project and team level.

Ensured scrum teams maintains management, operational reporting and metrics packages for Benefits, Budget, Production KPIs, Claims Pillar packages at the Local, Zone and National Levels.

Developed, validated and maintained register of rules and logic regarding benefits and savings calculations, Flat Fee and Hourly Rate, SIR Billing tracing and other revenue tracing applicable to each sprint.

Transcore, Houston TX, Agile System Engineer 01/2014 to 02/2016

Lead Agile adoption for integration strategy, end-to-end validation and management of backend system migration from 3M to Xerox with various API focusing on data mappings between systems delivery for Statewide Toll System.

Facilitated team’s progress towards sprint goals, trained team to constantly engaged in innovative discussion around legacy systems while focusing on the goals of the iteration.

Worked with business analyst, project manager, product owner, and other stakeholders to develop user stories and prioritize backlog of work.

Assisted technical team to size, groom and prioritize stories. Lead the team’s efforts in continuous improvement based on the constant feedback and change management.

Organized and facilitated daily stand-up meetings, reviewed retrospective planning and outcome.

Participated in sprint and release planning, demos and work collaboratively with Product Owners, cross-functional development teams, and Technical Managers to support development and data delivery to our Business Partners both internal and external

Assisted Product Owner in user story creation/prioritization and product Backlog grooming.

racked and reported scrum team velocity and manage Sprint capacity. Managed high-level budgeting and time tracking. Resolved issues and escalated blocking impediments.

Reviewed the current and future-state of existing application and business processes to identify business problems, opportunities and recommend changes in the form of continuous improvement.

Designed several Data Stage jobs using Join, Merge, Lookup, Change Apply, Change Capture, Funnel, Filter, ODBC, Column Generator, Transformer, Modify, Surrogate Key, Aggregator,

Designed up-front architectures that translate business needs into process through UML, storyboards, wireframes and prototype.

Mined, analyzed and cleaned data from lane transaction using SQL and ETL model for continuous integration.

Used SAP Data Services tool to create object that represent data sources, dragged, dropped and configured objects in workflow and dataflow environment.

Managed metadata stored in local object library, set Data Service to trigger Job Server to run jobs for application testing.

Initiated Data Profiler to determine the quality of data for SAP Data migration projects

Analyzed data, designed mapping documents to ensure successful ETL data flow. Retrieved data from associated repository and integrates data from multiple sources

Used SAP Best Practices for Data Migration content to perform complex data transformation, manages extractions and transactions from ERP system and many data marts.

Reviewed business requirement for front office, customer service, back office and inter agency group tolling management system.

SFY Incorporation, Columbus OH, Agile Project Lead 01/2013 – 01/2014

Lead team to identify timeline considerations, established WB and sequence activities including key assumptions and constraints in line with transition to Agile.

Leveraged with IT to optimize Agile practices and principles. Lead Agile team to analyzed data using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining.

Applied all Agile best practices to transitioning from waterfall. Coach Senior Management, transitioning and steering committee on Agile requirement gathering techniques and lead design breakout discussions throughout project lifecycle.

Facilitated Product Backlog Items development that housed workflow, data flow diagram, BPMN, ER model, and run-time instructions.

Worked directly with customers, project and business leaders to give progress and status report.

Worked with the Product Owner and Development Team to deliver high quality products to the customers and stakeholders

Guided the team on how to get the most out of self-organization and self-discipline to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks

Assessed the Scrum Maturity of the team and coached team to higher levels of maturity and sustainability. Removed impediments, escalated issues and facilitated trust and safe environment for collaboration.

Prioritized and assigned responsibility, provided guidelines on team velocity and stories estimation, efforts, initial risks and mitigation recommendations. Establish business engagement guidelines and collaborate on continuous integration.

Facilitated status communication, developed executive summary for weekly steering committee briefing.

Accountable for maintaining project progress, contract review and termination. Defined process that managed complex test-driven development and analyzed metrics and established continuous improvement process.

First LeaderSoft, Richmond TX Agile Adoption Lead 07/2011 – 01/2013

Analyzed current state and future state requirements, determined gap and proposed solutions to business problems.

Owned functional and driving closure of requirements by acquiring necessary sign-offs from appropriate stakeholders

Lead projects to implement new and enhance existing business processes functionality including data/system requirements.

Facilitated daily sprint meetings, sprint planning, sprint demo, and retrospective meetings

Facilitated and increased the team’s knowledge around agile processes. Analyzed process to identify root cause analysis within the scrum team

Built team’s responsibility and accountability surrounding sprints • Mentored and coached team in collaboration •

Facilitated positive and constructive conflict, motivates team’s members in a positive fashion that enable team focuses on long-term learning and growth, innovation, research, and improvement for Core Digital Transformation

Assisted in improving the team’s and overall organization’s agile processes; Built strong relationships with the Product Owner and the Development Team as well as senior management and other project teams.

Assisted the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed • Communicated directly to team members and maintained scrum board and scrum process

Tracked stories/issue and keep stories/issue on track in JIRA. Escalated impediments in timely fashion.

Schedule and run all scrum-related meetings and ceremonies efficiently • Manage the scrum board; make sure everything is up.

Provided effort estimates required to deliver proposed system changes and ensure adherence to work process standards.

Reviewed the functional specification with users to ensure work products meet the needs of the requester, with Portal Development and ensure understanding of the functional specifications.

Premier Points, Kent, UK - Senior Consultant – Business P 03/2008 – 03/2011

Identified and analyzed risks associated with supply chain activities to the business and their options and contingencies mitigating the risks.

Developed compelling release and deployment plans with stakeholders, customers and reviewed change management objective to ensure is sustainable.

Created and Maintained applications queries, forms, reports and tables in Microsoft Access that enabled rapid and accurate responses to stakeholder’s inquiries

Developed business process improvement opportunities based on ITIL Service Management framework and endured performance improvement and service stability using BPMN and UML.

Responsible for the implementation of roadmaps to ensure successful communication across business areas regarding changes and updates made to technology initiatives

Designed and developed appropriate models for supply chain optimization and recommended actions to the global business team.

Established continuous improvement process for Forex Trading platform.

Worked closely with Business partners to improve transaction processing time and reduce delay using JIT control process for Materia inflow from suppliers.

Developed and managed business continuity plan and going-concern policy. Worked with client need's assessment, innovate and formulate business solutions and technology that enhance business process.

Accurately forecasted supply chain capabilities and constraints for short, mid and long-term horizons.

Designed web content using Adobe Illustrator and photoshops

Conducted Cost-Benefit Analysis with financial evaluations of various methods that support case work. Developed project timeline, associates resource and task.

Involved in the strategy and business issues identification and resolution; provided input to project accounting and manage the strategic relationship with the stakeholders. Applied subject matter knowledge to transforms client's business by solving varieties of common and uncommon trading issues

Maintained Inventory Reconciliation, Past Due Requirements(PDR), Shipment Output Reports and Work closely with customer to resolve any system to system inventory discrepancies

Coordinated with Operations, Inventory, to prevent systematic issues, provided effort estimates required to deliver proposed system changes and ensure adherence to work process standards.

Fort Knox Investments, Lagos, Nigeria, Offshore Manager - Strategic Trading, Lagos, Nigeria 02/1995 - 2/2005

Executed future and options contract, currency straddling and reconcile open position after each trade with stock level.

Created procurement contract for direct customers and 3rd part selling channel inquiries using London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange contract terms.

Supported Microsoft Access database applications servings LBA and modified existing Access systems.

Created multiple user permission and front-end user interface in Microsoft Access.

Created currency straddling monitoring chart and applied currency contract against LIFFE fulfillments.

Validated letter of credit against warrant release in accordance with Tripartite Agreement.

Gathered market and competitive price data to assist in pricing analysis and strategy for target contracts fulfillments. Navigate target account buying process and educate entire team on various initiatives.

Coordinated and triage complex functional issues across multiple platforms and developed direct account activities for cross regional team.

Worked with LBA and Shipping Agent to obtain CIF/FOB contract, BILL Lading and processed irrevocable letter of credit to indemnify forward contract sales.

Issued Warehouse Warrants for Commodities, deposit instrument with finance house and issued release from tripartite obligations.

Released commodities warrant against stock against out-of-the-money traded options

Ensured critical process were identified, defined, documented and proactively managed.

Oversees disbursement and receivable ageing Analysis.

Developed impact analysis on planned process and ensured identified impacts of planned process were appropriately communicated to all levels.

Reviewed team trends related to SLA compliance and recommend correctives actions appropriately.


PMP – Project Management Professional PMP® #2154100

PMI-ACP – Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP® #1776313

SSGI – Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – In view 03/25/2018

LSSYB - Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, TSU

MTA - Certified Microsoft Technology Associates, Microsoft® #F351-9625

ASTQB - America Software Testing Qualification Board, ASTQB® #11-CTFL-02136-USA

IATF - Certified International Agile Tester Foundation - Scrum Academy

IPO - Certified International Product Owner - Scrum Academy

ISM - Certified International Scrum, Master - Scrum Academy


PCI-DSS – PCI DSS Awareness.

SSGI - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Lean Six Sigma, Implementation Data Warehouse with SQL Server 2012, SQL Server Integration Service, ArcGIS Essential Training, SharePoint 2016 Essential Training, Microsoft Project 2010, Atlassian JIRA, Problem Solving Technics, Requirement Elicitation and Analysis, Digital Marketing, Process Improvement, Contrarious Improvement.


PMI - Project Management Institute

Lean -

ALN - Agile Leadership Network

ASTQB - American Software Testing Qualification Board

IIBA - International Institute of Business Analyst

TDWI - The Data Warehouse Institute


Quantitative Risk Analysis – The EMV January 9, 2018

Digital Evolution Over E-commerce – Business Analysis Work. Published on September 29, 2017

Internet of Everything – IoE. Published on March 17, 2016

Microsoft Windows 10. Published on March 22, 2016

Agile is not Anti-Pattern. – Published on December 8, 2016

Why Agile is Not A Method. – Published on December 28, 2015

The Vault, A Collection of Poetry, March 2nd 2005

Cocoa Trading in Nigeria, An investment Guide, June 12, 2002.

Future, Options, Commodities Brokerage and Trading – Review of LIFEE experience, April 15, 1999.


The Hiring Manager,

As a Modern Technology Strategist, I considered market trend as a trigger that align project and product management with organizational objective. Products and services remastered digitally, provides a competitive advantage/edge and on-demand value proposition when combined with operational excellence. Agile and Lean practices emphasize on people and product whose efforts is consistent with the voice of customer. I approved this value, which affirmed that customer feedback is succeeded by continuous delivery of quality and value. The incremental delivery of Value and Quality is embedded in digital adoption/transformation for all products services.

I imparted knowledge, guidance and experience through mentoring. I utilize Technical Mastery that focuses on promoting technical craftmanship through coaching. My Technical Mastery applies business strategy and management frameworks that exemplifies Agile-Lean Practices as a leading force using Lean Start-Up, product innovation techniques, flow-based business process management approaches and business acumen.

My accounting background and experience in Generally Accepted Accounting Principle enables me to contribute immensely to core business rules engine which includes GL, Budgeting & forecasting, Cashflow metrics & Business Case Essentials (ROI, IRR, PBP, NPV, EMV), P&L, Balance Sheet Items, debit and credit entry, Aging Analysis, reconciliation, fixed asset depreciation, transaction types in database schema, journal entry, chart of accounts and financial use cases.

Identifying business problem and opportunity in this information age has gone far beyond sound management doctrine alone, as a lead Transformation Mastery, I helped organizations to build capability that master and remaster products, services and process digitally. My coaching ability creates highly successful human resources in any industry and provide a competitive advantage/edge when operational excellence is combined with digital transformation. Strategically, I believed project is a better tool to define objectives and each project should therefore be tailored to give values to customers based on the market trend.

Thank you

Michael Areola

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