Syed Ali

  

Practice Lead, AAJ Technologies

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

South Florida SUG (SOFSUG)

Biography

Syed Ali started his IT career as a software engineer in 1994 so over all he has more than 15 years of experience working as a technical resource or IT project manager. During his technical tenure, Syed has worked on many large and enterprise scaled projects for Financial, Healthcare and Hospitality industries. During his technical services, Syed has worked as team member and team lead as well. Syed has hands on experience of working and leading small to large sizes teams of developers and testers.

Syed started his journey as an IT Project manager in 2005. Over all he has over 10 years of experience as a senior IT project manager and leader. Syed has worked on many critical and visible projects for the large organizations like Commercial bank of Qatar, Mednax, Kerzner, Florida Virtual School and Independent Living System. To strengthen his project manager skills, Syed has gone through many trainings and certifications like PMP in 2005 and CSM in 2011. Syed is also an active member of PMI and Agile organizations and has participated in various seminars and conferences. Syed has worked/developed the policies and best practices for establishing PMO for the clients. Syed has worked to establish IT PMO and effective agile teams to deliver successful projects for the business. Syed was recognized as a highly professional and successful project manager in his many projects. There were challenges and failure as well but that it was all because of the out of control situations and because of these failures Syed was able to learn very positive lessons and keep the teams motivated and high performing. To cover verticals across the businesses, Syed has managed successful projects related with Healthcare, Financial and Hospitality enterprises. Size wise, Syed has worked on projects of duration of one month to more than a year and having teams of size from 2 developers to 30 developers. His strengths are leadership by example, project management by style and teamwork by profession. Syed has developed many PMO documents which were implemented very successfully. In his previous job at Qatar, he designed a very simple and easy to use project tracking system. The system was highly appreciated by the users and higher management. Overall Syed is a full package of seasoned project manager, consultant and leader.

Agile/Scrum Profile: Since 2010 Syed is using Agile/Scrum methodologies in almost all of his projects. When he studied this methodology and used in his first project, he became a big fan of this approach. He feels that it matches with his working style and the personality. His assignment at ILS, he is successfully managing multiple projects using Agile/Scrum approach. He is an active member of South Florida Agile Association and a certified scrum master since 2011. Overall his engagement with Agile is almost 4 years. He has hands on experience of managing product backlogs, user stories and rules of working under an agile approach.

Healthcare Experience: More than 3 years’ experience of managing the projects for Healthcare related organizations like Mednax/Pediatrix and Independent Living System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work experience

AAJ Technologies, Scrum Master & Agile Practitioner
March 2011 - Present, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Responsibilities include managing the projects which require custom development and implementation. My role is to work with clients and offshore development team as onshore agile project manager and client liaison.*

Commercial Bank of Qatar, Senior Agile Project Manager
April 2006 - February 2011, Doha, Doha, QA
Responsible for leading the internal and external technical project teams. Working with business users to finalize the requirements and then converting them to functional specifications. Managing vendor relationships from commercial negotiations to implementations. Responsible for end-to-end project management covering complete project life cycle. Responsible for resource planning Developing project plans, testing plans, production deployment plans, costing and budgeting plans.

AAJ Technologies, Project Manager
August 2000 - March 2006, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
On behalf of AAJ, I have worked as consultant for various AAJ’s clients. During my employment period at AAJ, I have been working as Software Engineer, Team Lead and Project Manager. I was involved in all the phases of project life cycle.

Chartac Business Services, Project Manager
March 1994 - November 1999, Lahore, Pakistan
Responsibilities included systems analysis, design, data modeling and developing decision support and online transaction applications per customer requirements. Most of the developed applications belong to the manufacturing and financial industry.