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Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi

Anthony-claret-onwutalobi
Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
Business Analyst, Software Web Developer, Digital Marketing Consultant

Anthony-Claret is a Business Analyst with years of experience gained as part of a team, demonstrating strong leadership & ability to build and foster strong relationships both internally and externally. Claret has excellent communication, presentation abilities and interpersonal skills which enable him to engage and manage relevant stakeholders across all levels of the business and ensure that solutions are fit for purpose and meet business objectives — recognised by clients and colleagues as a consummate professional with a high degree of personal integrity. Known for a contagious passion for excellence, a talent for intelligent business solutions, and a capacity for motivational leadership.

He is a resourceful, hard-working and dedicated individual with outstanding administrative and organisational skills and the proven ability to grasp new ideas and concepts and always keen to develop new skills and expertise. Able to work well both independently and as part of a productive team, possesses excellent planning skills and accustomed to operating under considerable pressure, remaining calm and competent and prioritising wisely.

Core Competencies
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present technical concepts in business language to enable Informed decision making.
  • Effective leadership of geographically dispersed professional teams of system architects, designers, developers and testers with proven ability to motivate encourage collaboration and innovation.
  • Able to articulate industry standard models for Business Analysis and use this to improve Business analysis processes as part of the IT Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Able to initiate innovative ideas, conceptualise complexity and apply lateral thinking to different situations and unearth alternative approaches, solutions or methods ensuring that the organisation’s strategy remains relevant.
Career History
PORTIA WEB SOLUTIONS
2017 -2019
Business Analyst

PWS is a leading global professional service company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. I have worked on different projects that involve significant enhancements and managing of clients CMS website developed on both Drupal, WordPress and Joomla platforms. The projects involve requirements gathering, analysing business needs, producing business and functional requirements and specifications, preparing and executing the migration of Drupal, Joomla and WordPress  CMS websites and test phase as part of a vast application upgrade and enhancement.

Responsibilities:

  • Investigate, document feasibility studies and requirements
  • Develop user stories & join in the planning of sprints for Agile project
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to analyse data and information provided, to ensure that requirements and solutions fit the long-term strategy and needs of the client.
  • Documenting functional & non-functional requirements
  • Gather and analyse business needs, produce business and functional requirements and specifications
  • Ensuring that the stakeholders and project teams understand the technical aspects of the solution.
  • Analysing, preparing and executing the migration of websites to the Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and other platforms
  • Collaborating and working with clients/users to define acceptance tests.
  • Specification and development of test scenarios to test new and redesigned processes.
  • Records and reports test results and using the tests plans and outcomes to specify user instructions.
  • Managing projects and change requests through the full software and project life cycle
  • Defined AS-IS and TO-BE process flows
Portia Web Solutions
2014-2016
Software Web Developer and Graphic/ Web Designer
  • Concentrate on the SDLC for projects and focus on the planning and testing phase
  • Build, Migrate, clone, restore, and upgrade WordPress and Joomla sites.
  • Build websites from the ground up and manage afterwards. (from front-end to back-end).
  • Redesigned and restructured old website into a full CSS table-less driven website.
  • Prepared proposals, gathered requirements from end clients, developed programs on time and within budget and Work with clients on design suggestions.
  • Analyse websites for improvements, have an in-depth knowledge of keyword or phrases research that increases traffic to a site and Improves websites page load speed.
  • Designed and built a consistent branding image as seen across Client WordPress website (using HTML and CSS), email newsletter (using constant contact as the marketing platform) video and PowerPoint presentations, and flyers.
  • Led marketing team on tactical solutions and strategies to reconstruct the corporate website.
  • Achieved an 8% increase in the time visitors spent on the site and a 15% increase in new visitors
Ekpa & Co oy
2013-2014
Business Analyst

Manage start-up company-client relationships for contracts with companies plus working directly with an internal project owner or external client to elicit business rules and project expectations.

  • Assess new client needs and solutions needing improvement and help management outline custom Open SaaS solutions like (SuiteCRM, Feng Office, Orange CRM)
  • Direct kick-off meetings to ensure that team members are fully aware of project requirements, deadlines, risk factors, and overall objectives
  • Develop corrective action when needed before a project becomes a severe risk by reporting project roadblocks or risk factor in a timely fashion to both internal stakeholders and external project owners.
  • Work directly with remote development staff perform Quality Assurance testing as needed to ensure that product is without error and meets client requirement, maintain documentation of project requests and any related data files.
  • Identified threats and market opportunities by analysing competitor activities. Communicated findings to management teams resulting in redeveloped corporate strategies in sales and marketing.
  • Communicated updates with technical and non-technical stakeholders from different functional groups including vendors, customers, and internal users
  • Managed day-to-day operations of the agile development team and drive epic and sprint-level planning.
  • Collaborated with the software development team and project management team on all stages of the software development life cycle (SDLC) process, from requirement gathering to demonstration and production releases
  • Collaboratively developed testing cycles, including test plan creation, development of scripts and coordination of user acceptance testing for enhancement, bug fixes, implementation to ensure the quality of the product.
Bonasiivous Oy
2012-2012
Assist Project Support Manager
  • Facilitated the project manager in steering various IT projects, including project scoping, timeline management, capacity planning, resource allocation, and project execution.
  • Communicated project timelines, risks, roles, responsibilities, and paths to the team to remove ambiguities from work.
  • Enhanced top management’s decision-making competence through project progress reports. Defined project milestones, dependencies, deliverables, and associated risks as well as suggested corrective strategies and contingency plans.
  • Efficaciously administered change controls, project dependencies, and critical paths.
  • Introduced a tool to track project performance and progress as well as a crafted maintenance schedule.
  • Diffused escalated issues, risks, and problems associated with project quality and client relationships.
CODEWIT WEB SOLUTIONS
2010-2011

CASRI PROJECT: This Project involves overseeing the effective new web design of CASRI Finland. This project aimed to give excellent UX (user experience) to customers of the CASRI brand. The project required the ‘AS IS’ process to be analysed to re-engineer the current process to create a ‘TO BE’ using a Gap analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Investigated the business operations, taking a holistic view of the situation by reviewing people, process, technology and organisation elements.
  • Investigated and highlight where change would be beneficial to the business
  • Continued processes and systems improvement
  • Reviewed regulations and carried out a gap analysis to understand changes to be made to internal processes to become compliant with regulation Charity Commissions
  • Carried out Mapping of AS-IS processes to capture limitations and constraints of AS-IS processes
  • Ensured Re-engineering processes to achieve TO-BE processes with improvements and also eradicate bottlenecks in line with the target Operating Model
  • Identified business resources to support the development of business requirements.
  • Stakeholder management and workshop facilitation
  • Elicit, document and manage the business requirements for the business operation.
  • Documented and research options while identifying risks and issues
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Maintained up to date written procedures
  • Coordinated the annual budget and quarterly forecast process, ensuring outputs are robust and completed promptly
  • Undertook system testing of developed changes and provided UAT is being conducted in the correct way
  • Provided all Report benefits of completed changes and new business implementation
  • Translated business requirements into technical design documents for developers
Codewit World News Inc
2009-2010
Creative and Digital Marketing Consultant

To grow online presence through social media management, writing engaging blog content, creating stimulating graphic design and quality website content.

  • Creating, writing and managing websites content, social media content.
  • Overseen the option of a new company website and increased follower base by 15% on Facebook 24% on Twitter and 40%
  • Generates a report that gives analytics, highlights, recommendations and insights about social media efforts.
  • Responsible for an online marketing plan, driving web traffic and increasing online sales as well as providing monthly web analytics which showed doubling of web visits and online sales growth of 50% within a year
  • Responsible for the design, development, content and maintenance of corporate and monthly newsletter, sent to 5000 users, increasing the database by 20% in a year.
  • Managed all digital marketing) Social, web, email)
  • Promoted client’s business by increasing brand visibility online and improving clients website rankings in search engine results. Successful in increasing relevant visitor traffic and conversions up to 14 times for established websites
  • Initiated several web marketing and website development projects with new and existing clients.
INTI University College Malaysia
2006 -2008
Education Counsellor/ Recruitment officer

Created customised overseas study plans by evaluating student clients’ interests, qualification and financial status; reviewed students school application and visa documents to determine eligibility to apply; assisted students with the pre-arrival arrangement; developed and maintained the customer relationship and managed customised students’ database through the CRM system. Involved in developing marketing campaigns to promote university programs participated in a varied role that includes strategic planning, advertising, public relations, event organisation, seminar, promotion, product development, distribution, sponsorship and research.

Key Achievements:

  • Liaising with Malaysian institutions for business plan & Sales strategy development.
  • Provide appropriate information and assistance to prospective students in University application, admission requirements, acceptance procedure, accommodation arrangement, airport pickup and Malaysian Student Visa submission.
  • Responsible for the smooth operation of student recruitment to INTI Universities colleges to hit student recruitment target per intake.
  • Achieved a high conversion rate and exceeded the sales target for Business and computer science programs.
  • Promoted to Team leader, following a superior performance during (6) six months building up a strong client base.
  • Contributed to developing an outstanding customer service by regularly reviewing students feedbacks to identify an area for improvement, and updating internal procedures to correct gaps.
  • Examined and analysed metrics to identify weakness, solidly strengths, and increase efficiency.
  • Achieved measurable outcomes that added value to the company by circa RM800,000 per semester.
  • Organised successful exhibitions, seminars, interviews programs, education fairs in Singapore, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South African as the keynote speaker to promote INTI University college and its partner institutions.
  • Assist the management to prepare, organise and host all recruitment events that relate to INTI college recruitment and Strengthened awareness of the university and recruited a significant number of students.
  • Designed and edited marketing materials such as emails, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and handouts.
  • Utilise a custom developed Student/Agent management System to enter, organise, schedule and manage customer data.
  • Managed the marketing department IT system including all computers, office equipment.
  • Provide counselling (Walk-in, Phone or email) and advice to prospective students for further study options in Malaysia.
  • Reduced the time spent on month-end visa procedures by improving the Visa documents checklist at the detail which automated the enrolment/ Student visa process and 100%, student visa success rate
ValuePlus SDN Malaysia
2004-2004
Software Tester Intern

Liaising closely with the software development team to understand what a software programme is meant to do. Then developing test plans and strategies and examining all aspects of the application from a client or end user’s perspective and finally finding and resolving issues, Analysing and accurate monitoring and recording results.

Key Achievements:

  • Meeting with system users to understand the scope of projects
  • Testing software to identify and resolve problems from an end user’s perspective;
  • Creating test packs (using the SDLC methods) and Establish and understand user requirement for development projects
  • Accurately monitoring applications and software systems and recording results in test documentation;
  • Preparing detailed test plans, acceptance criteria and test scenarios for each project;
  • Liaising with developers and programmers to swiftly resolve faults;
  • Analysing, writing reports & communicating results to colleagues & managers;
  • Monitoring the testing process and identifying and logging test failures;
  • Testing in different environments including web and mobile;
  • Involved in Performance Testing, Scalability / Stress and Load Testing;
  • Compile accurate user test plans, test data and test cases including expected result
Education History
University of Wollongong, Australia
2006
BSc. (Hons) Computer Science 1st Class Honours
University of Helsinki, Finland
2010
Distributed System And Data Communication
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
2015
Diploma in Asian Business and Business
Sedu Aikuiskoulutus Finland
2016
Diploma Business Planning and Development
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Science, Finland
2016
Bachelor of International Business and Logistics
Lahti University of Applied Science, Finland
2019
Master’s Degree in International Business Management (MBA
Certification
SCRUM Institute
2019
SCRUM Product Owner accredited certification
Organisations
Anambra State Association Finland Ry
2016-2019
President
  • Presided over all meetings of the General assembly and executive committee.
  • Enforced the rules and upholding the constitution, policies, rules and regulations governing the association at all times.
  • Oversee the efficient operation of the committee structure and the general operation of the association.
  • Determining a time and need for regular executive or general meetings with the majority consent of all members present.
  • presided over planning and strategy at committee meetings.
  • accountable for policies not implemented or procedures not followed.

Key Achievement

  • Negotiated and managed Ravintola Paiva project that generated profit for the Association
  • Organised a family picnic to Suomenlinna. 
  • Organised a successful end of year party for 2years
  • Organised and executed An Anambra in Europe Convention in collaboration with ASA Europe
  • Organised a cultural carnival and Galante
  • Produced Association professional brochure, association Almanac,
  • Developed Association website, event website,
  • Ensure the use and implementation of account mgt System and attendance mgt for the association to smoothen organisation process.
Igbo Union Finland Ry
2008-2014
Secretary General
  • Executed data entry and maintenance for computer hardware and software requisition tracking, which ensured adequate inventory throughout the organization
  • Typed various correspondence, reports and other written material from rough drafts, corrected copies, dictated notes and other source material, and completed forms in accordance with company procedures and policies
  • Set up and managed paper and electronic filing systems, managed incoming and outgoing mail, answered telephones, directed calls and took messages, and routed various documents throughout the office
  • Ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minuted
  • Maintaining effective records and administration
  • Project management and event coordination,
  • developing and maintaining a website,
  • overseeing mass mailings
  • Upholding the legal requirements of governing documents, charity law, company law etc (where relevant).
  • Communication and correspondence
  • Maintain office scheduling and event calendars
  • Composed, typed, distributed daily reports and routine correspondences.
  • Collected and coordinated the flow of internal and external information
  • Managed office equipment and office space
  • Established the administrative work procedures for tracking staffs daily tasks
INTI University College Sarawak
2002-2004
Student Union President

Organization description- Led different departments such as Computer Science, Business, Public relations, Arts and Culture etc.

  • That consists of 40 international student representatives to organise 10+ events inside the university throughout the academic year.
  • Negotiated and managed events for 500+ international students from 50+ countries in the university.
  • Liaised and collaborated with five student unions
  • Disseminated information between the school and students.
  • Made decisions on behalf of the student union
  • Learned team management and networking skills
  • Prepared monthly report to the school to help keep track of progress
  • Counsel students who are experiencing personal, social or behavioural problems.
  • Establish and supervise peer counselling and peer tutoring programs.
Codewit Global Network Ry
2009-2013
Project Coordinator
  • Maintaining and monitoring project plans, project schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures.
  • Organizing, attending and participating in stakeholder meetings.
  • Documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings.
  • Preparing necessary presentation materials for meetings.
  • Ensuring project deadlines are met.
  • Determining project changes.
  • Providing administrative support as needed.
  • Undertaking project tasks as required.
  • Developing project strategies.
  • Ensuring projects adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project.
  • Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable.
  • Ensure stakeholder views are managed towards the best solution.
  • Chair and facilitate meetings where appropriate and distribute minutes to all project team members.
  • Create a project management calendar for fulfilling each goal and objective.
Soft Skills
Ability to liaise with all level of stakeholders
Solution-oriented and Can-Do attitude
People management & leadership skills
Collaboration & Teamwork
Excellent communicator (Verbal & Written) & Presentation
Ability to Work Under Pressure
Decision Making & Time Management
Self-motivation & Positive Mental attitude
Adaptability & Professionalism
Problem Solving & Analytical Thinking
Quantitative and Analytical
Attention to Detail & Workshop facilitation
Creativity & Innovation
Office Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Microsoft Visio
Access, Outlook, MS project, Microsoft Marco & Sharepoint
JIRA & Mind maps
Pivot Table, VLOOKUP
Business Requirements Analysis Skills
Stakeholder and Client Management
Requirement gathering
Change Management
As-Is, To-Be
GAP Analysis ,SWOT Analysis , Cost-benefit analysis
Business Requirement documentation (BRD)
UML Techniques, Use cases, Flow charts
User acceptance testing (UAT)
Cross Functional, User experience (UX)
Business Process Modeling (BPM).
Writing documentation and specifications
Requirements Engineering
Modelling of systems and processes,
Hard Skills
CMS development (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento etc.)
CRM (Salesforce, SuiteCRM, SugarCRM)
C++, PHP, HTML5, CSS, XML and JavaScript/jQuery, MYSQL
Basic knowledge in SAP & Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver
Event Planning, SEO / SEM Marketing
Case Management Systems
Documents management
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