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Manager Project

Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
August 13, 2018

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Syed Afzal Hussain

Career Profile

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and COBIT(Control Objectives for Information and related Technology) with expertise in project management methodologies, application development and business analysis.

Working Experience

E-Business Solutions Ltd (EBS)

Client: Samba Bank - Technology Group (Riyadh)

(Aug 2015 – Present)

Working as Project Manager in PMO

Worked as focal point to Rollout manager for solution readiness in Go-live for implementation of t24 in dubai.

Proactively coordinate with application team in Post implementation support for critical issues resolution.

Ensure to update quality information in Microsoft Project Server (EPM 2010)

Provide status update to CTO for the projects and highlight risks and issues for escalation.

During SIT & UAT of T24, liaison with team as a single point of contact for tracking and closing defects in HP Application Life cycle management system (HP ALM)

Managing & Executing Business as usual(BAU) projects like 'T24 Retrofit, Samba Access combined enhancements for regulatory, APTRA Distribute for ATM updates, SAS AML upgrade from 4.2 to 5.1 version with visual Analytics integration, performing activities like project kick off, creating Development Plan, arrange Build permit, publish Project Plan in EPM after baseline.

Liason with team for performing project activities, monitoring and controlling of project.

Worked as Project Quality Manager

Involve in entire SDLC phases of software development and enhancement projects from project kick-off to project closure, build creation, deployment in SIT and UAT environments and release the build to production live environment and review of all associated activities as per Projects' process checklists that is designed as per process Improvement models CMMI Level 3 and ISO 9001:2008

Responsible to perform Configuration Management tool related activities using IBM’s Rational Synergy and Rational change.

AL MEEZAN Investment Management Ltd.

Worked as AVP Business Applications

(May 2011 - Jan 2015)

Had tremendous experience in Business Analysis, Software development, Implementation, Project and User Management and Support Transition, I am responsible for following major roles and responsibilities:

Prepare Business

Requirements Documents (BRDs) for T24 CHANGE REQUESTS, including analyzing business need, requirement gathering for functional/business requirements

Document functional

requirements and create functional specifications (FSDs)

GAP Analysis, review User's

requirements for System's functionalities and recommend solutions.

Coordination in planning,

conduct, supervise testing

Preparing test cases

Verifying test cases and test

results in coordination with the business user group.

Strong command over T-24

R08 product/Applications including MultiCompany, Accounts (GL, PL, CATEGORY, COND variables, GL Mapping, LINE definition, CAL and CPL Balancing, ASSET.TYPES),Limits,Fund Transfer,Asset Management,Asset Management Modeling,Mutual Funds, Securities, Close of Business COB (batch)-

related programs,Year End,Post Closing

Creating new Company for

each new FUND, Parameterization & Products setup.

Online and Offline OFS, JBASE, TAFJ,develop routines and develop automated services to fetch data from t24 and update in local Dataware house(MS SQL SERVER 2012),,Version development for different core applications, adding Local Refs in existing versions,designing of Composite and Tabbed Screens,develop different type of enquiries(simple, NOF, Fast Path),User Menu and Security Access Rights(SMS, Single and Multi-threaded Routines,Template Programming,Data Migration,Creation and Restoring Data

Library (DL).

Responsible for assisting CIO for driving Technology Strategy, including evaluation of in-house versus 3rd party products (‘Build versus Buy')

Led a project for ERP feasibility analysis, conduct focus group meetings department HEADS and with vendor's consultant in requirement gathering phase.

Actively involved in gathering proposals and conduct demo/presentations from different CRM vendors for MICROSOFT, SEIBEL and other third party and open source solutions and finally select and implement VTIGER CRM solution for a company

Member of IT steering committee

Reporting to CIO and management on the course of project and the consequences of changes

to the Project Steering Committee, make plans for scoping SIT/UAT/Transition to LIVE server

Collaboration with Vender Project Manager.

Responsible for day-to-day operations of resourcing, scheduling, prioritization and task coordination.

Leading T24 support team and liason between users and TCSP for escalating issues and its timely resolution.

Actively involved in UAT till go live phase for the implementation of T24 R8 as core business application in the company.

Led internal team and coordinate with local vendor, for data migration from old/Legacy application to T24 R8.

Identify issues that require escalation to management for decision-making.

Leading a team of developers for in-house development of MIS, MANAGEMENT DASHBOARDS

and business discovery using QlikView and Microsoft SSRS, Incentive System for Sales, Member Services ONLINE module for transactions, and other Value Added integrated services like BULK account statements dispatch for customers and SMS services.

Led a project to develop complex simulators and calculators for website.

Tools and Technologies :

Microsoft .net frameworks, c#,, ASP, INFO BASIC,


Microsoft Visual Studio, QlikView, Microsoft BI Stack (SSAS, SSIS, SSRS), CRYSTAL REPORTS,

Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Project 2010, Visio, MS Office, Source Edit

AMFCO International

Worked as a Senior Application Consultant (Dubai/Karachi)

(July 2009 - April 2011)

Major Responsibilities were as follows:

Identify business requirements and stakeholders needs analysis plan multiple projects (schedules, risks, estimates, procurement, communication and quality measures)

Manage a team and led projects related to Banking Reconciliation (CORONA -Smart Stream), Microsoft Unified Communication, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft CRM, (VLS) Voice Logging systems and IEX Workforce management system.

Managed a team and led internal deployment for all Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 server roles including Front end server, Mediation Server, Edge Server, Web Access Server and integration with PBX and Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging.

Liaison with Microsoft for the verification of internal deployment and playing a key role for the company for achieving voice competency

Propose, upgrade and adapt the technology according to the business needs.

Led different projects from proof of concept (POC) till final implementation of Microsoft and other

products for different customers (locally and in UAE).

Worked as senior developer in the development of Voice recording system using .net and parrot

voice recording card API.

FORAS International Investment Co. (Jeddah)

Worked as IT Project Manager

(Feb 2009 - May 2009)

FORAS was a newly established investment company. As an IT Officer I was responsible to provide all IT services to the company and Liaison between internal users and vendors to provide the following services:

Design, Document and Implement IT Policy for the company.

Accountable for SLA's quality, delivery and process improvements

Demonstrate competence and experience in all phases of support/Development cycle.

Communicate with senior management in formal reports and presentations and via ad hoc


Demonstrate Project Management skills across multiple projects and responsible for tracking


Participate in organization wide initiatives

Liaison between users and vendor in the implementation of Financial Application ‘Focus'

Coordinate between vendor and user to provide customized reports from Financial application


Worked as single point of contact in IT dept. to provide all the IT related services to the

company including Infrastructure, Networks, Application implementation and Databases

Alfalah GHP Investment Management Limited.

Worked as Manager Information Solutions

(April 2005 - Dec 2009)

I joined Alfalah GHP with a launch of this company and served as a key role for IT setup and provide IT services to business. Following are some of the key roles which I had performed during my tenure:

•Worked as project manager and liaison between users and software vendor during the implementation of Portfolio Accounting Management System (PAMS), Unit Holder Accounting System (UHA), Fixed Asset Register (SAMS), GL and Payroll

•Website management and updates.

•Accountable for SLA's quality, delivery and process improvements

•Coordination with software vendors for implementing Business applications within the organization.

•Testing of new releases of software on testing server

•Follow up of bugs/errors and new requirements with the software vendor using standard forms (documentation)

•Maintaining logs of previous installation and keep up-to-date releases on every client within the company.

•Administration of User Access Rights, implement and manage User Access Policy.

•Monitoring the primary, ongoing operational support for all corporate databases.

•Developing plans of database backup, recovery, reorganization, security administration, design update and data migration, performance monitoring and tuning and capacity (space, processing capacity).

•Planning and management for production and testing environments.

•Participate in strategic database architecture and decisions/ policies.

•Manage Backup and Restore operations for the business applications using VERITAS as Backup & Recovery tool.

•Support / Helpdesk of Applications Software.

•Supervise & facilitating IRM / Statutory Audit of IT.

DEFLOG (Pvt.) Ltd.

Worked as Senior. System Architect

(Oct 2003 - March 2005)

DEFLOG is a subsidiary of French company DCN Log which mainly bridge between Pakistan Navy and DCN Log to provide submarines and its parts procurements. I joined DEFLOG as a Senior System Architect for the software development of OMTS (Order Management and Tracking System) which is a distributed software application. It consists of many client applications running at different clients (PNS SMSD, PNS RAZA etc) in offline mode and a server application running at DEFLOG.

Technology/Platform : Windows 2000, IIS Server 5.0, VB.Net, ASP.Net and SQL Server 2000.


• To design and develop database table structures, stored procedures, and web services to for the development of order management user interfaces/forms and Reports.

• To work closely with management, customers, QA, BA, design, product management, and customer support to maintain and develop new modules.

• to provide technical leadership and management for a team of software engineers in a fast-paced environment

Ideal Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd.

Worked as Software Engineer/Analyst (Mar 2000 - Sept 2003)

Major Responsibilities were as follows:

-Design, development and maintenance of key modules in the enterprise application of company.

-Communicate with the system users to identify requirements and functional specifications.

-Performing code optimization in different modules resulting in significant performance boost.

-Planning and conducting code review sessions to ensure code meets the highest industry


Academic Record

M.C.S, Masters in Computer Science, University of Karachi

M.Sc, Masters in Statistics, University of Karachi


Certified PMP (#1506054), having solid project management experience

Certified COBIT professional with advanced organizational capabilities by establishing standards, processes and methodologies for business and technical functions using COBIT and other project management best practices.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

Certification of INTERNAL AUDITING ISO 9001:2002 by Qualitas System management consultants

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