FOWOWE AYODEJI O.
Over 10+ years’ experience of business analysis and project management in different sectors.
Managed numerous multi - million-dollar projects with a high level of quality while completing on schedule and within/under budget.
Work directly with internal business clients on activities that include developing agile user stories iteration planning, business analysis planning requirements elicitation and analysis and business case creation.
In collaboration with the product owner & Scrum team, prepared sprint backlog, estimated user stories as per effort & organized daily scrum.
Follow-up on issues with respective vendors and IT teams to tackle impediments.
3 years Agile Scrum experience
Procurement management experience
End to end Application management lifecycle experience
Industries: E-learning, E-Health, Financial Services, Government, E-Commerce
Agile Coach, helping teams to adopt the framework to be more agile
Burn-down chart to analyze the progress & tackle challenges causing variance.
Successfully executed projects within the scope, budget and schedule, ensuring quality in delivery
Prepared project plan, budgets, statement of work
Point of contact to the clients with regards to project progression and changes to normal workflow, adjusting budget as required
Resource management, allocating tasks within project team with help of relevant KPIS
Business Analysis, Requirement gathering & converting to use-cases, bridge between project
team & client, prioritization of deliverable monitor project progress, preparation of technical/business reports and presentation to project team & business.
Project Methodologies: Scrum, Waterfall, Agile(SCRUM), Iterative
Business Applications: Microsoft Office Suite – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Business Modelling Tools: MS Visio, Tableau, Erwin
Project Management Tools: MS Project, Teamwork project, MS Excel, Smartsheets, Clarizen
Operating Systems: MS Windows, Unix, Linux, MAC, Solaris
Application Lifecycle Management Tools: Trello, Jira, Agile Board
Requirement Workshops: Joint Application Development (Jad), Brainstorming, Brainwriting
Design/ Presentation: MS office Suite (MS Visio, PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Outlook)
Shielding the Team
B.Sc. Business Administration, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Diploma. Marketing, Boston Business College, Pretoria, South Africa
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION & COURSES
Certified Scrum Master offered by Scrum Alliance
Scrum Certification Prep +Scrum Master+ Agile Scrum Training (Udemy)
Scrum Master March 2017 - January 2020
Worked in agile team environment alongside product owners, scrum masters, developers and architects for well-defined projects, ensuring that the project deliverables meet business specifications
Assisted Product Owner with Backlog grooming and refinement, User Story development, prioritization, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Scrum Meetings and other agile activities.
Coordinate all Scrum Ceremonies including Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Sprint retrospectives
Facilitate and organize daily stand- ups, sprint planning, retrospective
Empowered teams to self-organize and grow cross-functionality.
Created user stories along with other BAs, BSAs, conduct story point estimation and sequence user stories from backlog for delivery in each sprintUsed Jira to Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress
Track and remove internal and external impediments for the scrum team.
Identify and prioritize risk issues, facilitate development of action plans
Facilitate retrospectives at key project milestones and final project completion.
Responsible for Product Backlog Grooming
Facilitated the development of Acceptance Criteria for user stories
Collaborated with sprint team, QA team, business team to achieve sprint goals and objectives.
Facilitate estimation meetings using relative effort estimation techniques
Facilitating team discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan Nigeria
Client: Multiple Departments
Role: Procurement Manager Mar 2015 – Jan 2017
Develop, hone and execute new improved procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing
Evaluate and enhance our operations in local spend while researching and prospecting developments in global spend
Delegate tasks and supervise the work of purchasing and procurement agents across all departments
Manage every aspect of the supply chain and notify the senior management team of any possible obstacles to ideal efficiency
Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will reduce our overall expenses while increasing productivity
Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks
Create policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation
Created scope and vision documents that defined primary goal, objective and scope of the project
Collected, interpreted and analyzed data from a wide range of existing data sources and maintained relationship between customers, internal and external stakeholders
Conducted meetings and working with business partner, IT Team and Business project teams during business requirement gathering to prepare BRD.
Facilitated virtual team meetings and documented meeting outcomes
Owned responsibility for timesheet compliance
Generated invoice & Billed clients
Interviewing business stakeholders to gather business requirements (BRD); translated requirements into technical specifications (SRS), and created use cases, process flow and activity diagrams.
Created use case design, requirement gathering, designing activity and sequence diagrams.
Managed and facilitated application relationships in conjunction with software vendor to coordinate problem resolution and use own judgment to ensure vendor solution was appropriate, effective and timely
Provided an end user perspective to the Quality Assurance process and helped QA to translate business requirements, design documents and use cases into detailed test plans and test scenarios covering all areas of functionality included in release.
University College Hospital, Ibadan
Procurement officer December 2011 – March 2015
Perform key responsibilities in initiating planning, execution, and monitoring, controlling and closing projects.
Release Bidding Documents for Quotation to the clients
Receive tenders from clients.
Receive, evaluate and make selection of the bids
Negotiating contracts with the suppliers
Provides advice and guidance to clients on procurement matters
Managing supplier relationships
Obtain approval of the approving authority before making an award
Carrying out appropriate market and statistical surveys and on that basis prepare analysis of the cost implications of the proposed procurement
Analyze procurement requirements and select the most appropriate method based on interpretation and assessment of established policies, practices, and experience.
Responsible for managing small to medium projects For example the construction and equipping of the Kidney Dialysis Centre and Multipurpose Hall.
C Beyond Export Company 902 Santa Maria Building, 2011
140 Celliers Street Sunnyside,
Pretoria,0002, South Africa.
Administer and monitor the financial system in order to ensure that the municipal finance is maintained.
Assist with preparation of the budget
Establish and maintain supplier accounts
Maintain financial files and records
Supervise completion of the payroll
Ensure transaction are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system
Administer employment agreements
Assist with preparation and advertising of contract document
MTN Nigeria 2008- 2009
Maritime House, Oshodi Apapa Express,
Reconciliation of post - paid accounts of MTN
Writing reports on the account reconciled
Preparing of invoice for the accounts reconciled
BHS Digital and Spatial Solution April 2006 - Sept. 2008
Technical Sales/Business Development Manager
Present and sell company products and services to current and potential clients.
Prepare presentation, proposal and sales contracts.
Prepare action plans and schedule to identify specific targets and to project the number of contracts to be made.
Identify sales prospects and contract these and other accounts as assigned.
Manage account services through quality checks and other follow up.
Establish and maintain current client and potential client relationship