Praveen Kodi - Analyst

External Consultant at Asian Development Bank

Nationality

Indian

Work category

IT and Technology

Education

Masters/PostGrad

Profile Activity

A results-oriented professional with 12 Plus rich cross-functional experience.

6 Plus Years of expereince in Business Analysis, Strategic Management, Change Management, Process Ownership, Project Management Office, ITSM, Application Support & Training, Talent Acquisition & IT Recruitments, Delivery Management, Business Development and updating skills in ISO Processes.

And nearly 7 years of experience in General Administration, Facilities Management, Recruitment, MIS, and Human Resource Management of functions of the orginizational Management.

Good subject matter expert in ERP, CRM, SCM, Finance, Education and eGovernance Projects.

Good exposure in Data Analysis, Research (Primary & Secondary Research), Analytics, Reporting and Dashboard.

Good Exposure in Handling Software User Licenses, Service Level Agreements, Governance, Risk and Compliance.

Good exposure in writing Business Assumptions document, Project Plan, Budgeting & Cost Controlling, Resource Management, Risk Assessment, MOM, PSM, QMS etc.

Possess strong Technical Recruitment Experience in the Technological areas of Business Intelligence Technologies, Cloud Applications, SAP Technologies.


Possess excellent knowledge of recruiting and hiring processes including sourcing, interviewing, reference checking, tracking, salary negotiations, and closing.

Overseeing the full Project Management Life Cycle for the implementation of highly complex, large-scale, strategic IT and business initiatives.

An effective communicator with excellent relationship building & interpersonal skills strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Hands-on experience in SDLC & Manual Testing entailing activities related to requirements gathering, documentation, prototyping, development, testing, implementation, user training, onsite / remote support.

Praveen Kodi's Professional Experience

2012 - 2012

iConcept - Business Analyst

Responsibility of office automation with Annual Maintenance contracts. Reporting directly to the M.D Mr. Anil Kumar.

Travelling to APAC Region to Train Market Assessment and Forecasting BI Tool to its prestigious client Bayer Crop Science, APAC, Singapore.

Design Market Assessment and Forecasting BI Tool Mock-ups.

Assist in plan and spec analysis in order to provide clear, traceable and coordinated interpretations of the design/drawings for construction of Market Assessment and Forecasting BI Tool.

Participate in the continuous updating and accurate generation of as-built documents, assist with the research and preparation of field change requests to resolve design issues.

Conduct quality control activities in accordance with instructions, inspection programs, using specified control measuring and testing equipment.

Understand and perform document control functions in accordance with on-site policy and procedures, including tracking & creating of RFIs, transmitting and tracking of submittals, compose agreements.

Key Skills
automation construction Contracts
2012 - 2012

ITC Infotech - Associate IT Consultant

Managerial

Monitoring the multiple projects from conceptualisation / visualisation to the technology mapping and final execution of projects.

One of the key person in handling IT Vendor selection, IT Purchase Committee and I3L Technology Managers Selection Committee

Holding review meetings to monitor progress of the project as per schedule / budgets, ensuring timely completion and delivery of the project to the Business Partners.

Handling resource allocations and setting up of communication channels across the various horizons of the organisation structure.

Establishing and facilitating the centralized Project Governance / Compliance; analyzing the overall effectiveness of project management across the organization and identify and mitigate areas of risk.

Maintaining and creating visibility around a holistic view of the status and health of the portfolio and/or project office.

Implementing strategic policies, monitoring the system and ensuring the successful management and reporting of all initiatives taken for a project

Developing independent, objective, accurate, clear and concise reporting.

Providing both verbal and written communications regarding project status, risks and issues,

Ensuring alignment between project and program management practices.

Managing relationships with the senior technology managers associated with these technology programs; building and sustaining strong relationships with these managers.

Functional

Mapping requirements & providing them best solutions involving evaluation & definition of scope of project and finalisation of project requirements.

Understanding and coordinating client’s needs / enhancements as well as overseeing the customization of services and IT and consulting with Technical Team to provide solutions as per the delivery schedules.

Key Skills
Program Management Project Management
2011 - 2012

Nebulogic IT Solutions - Business Analyst

Planning & Delivery

Reporting to Mrs. Hosna Keyhan Nallanthi, Whole Time Director

Conduct assigned project activities in alignment with project timelines and budget

Liaise closely with the Project Manager regarding prioritisation and estimation of levels of effort, and risk and cost of implementation

Identify issues and risks, ensuring that they are appropriately captured raised and actioned

Responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of major projects.

Responsible and accountable for the timely and relevant reporting of project progress, accountable to the SMT and board of Members, as appropriate.

Responsible for identifying cross directorate and cross project dependencies, risks and activities and negotiating resolution to conflict.

Responsible for ensuring that projects are properly planned, communicated and progressed throughout the project lifecycle.

Provide project management resource to directly manage projects across the organisation, delivering within the agreed scope and timescale.

Responsible for the recruitment, supervision, appraisal, induction, development and performance management of staff working in the PMO.

Responsible for defining project budgets and ensuring that they are well managed for the accountable budget holder.

Maintain the project management methodology including document templates, identifying project phases, reporting and planning information for successful project delivery.

Quality Assurance and Testing

Convert the requirements and design documents into a set of testing cases and scripts that can be used to verify that the system/process meets the project deliverables

Execute or supervise the execution of those test cases and scripts

Key Accounting Clients

California Public Utilities Commission (Government of California, USA)

Louisiana Government (Department of Child and Family Services, USA)

Key Skills
negotiating PMO Project Management project manager recruitment SMT supervision
2009 - 2011

Morsal Technologies - Consultant

Actively managing project contracts, finances and personnel to ensure projects are delivered within time & budget

Identifying, developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships Contributing to meeting and workshop design

Preparing User document learning of the programme and share them with a larger e-Governance User's

Change Management

Validate Change Management & Capacity Building plan submitted.

Provide strategic guidance and direction to the Change Management component of the project.

Develop the change strategy including communication, training and resistance management plan.

Oversee & monitor training, communications and assessment of the project.

Assess the organizational and project related issues affected by the change.

Plan the schedule for implementation of the program, monitor and evaluate the progress of change implementation.

Assist District as well as Local Government in financial evaluations of external agency proposals related to implementation of various e – governance initiatives

collection of additional data fields Seeding the databases with Aadhaar numbers

Engage software agencies that will carry out the software changes, migration of the databases into the modified database structures etc

Develop action plans based on the capacity building roadmap and training strategy to achieve the Districts wide capacity building targets

Conduct assessment of the existing training infrastructure in the District and develop action plan to improve their capacity to lead the training interventions in the State

Assist in / liaise with identified agencies in development of course content and training programs aimed at capacity building

On need basis assist the State in identification of additional training agencies.

Provide support in development/ roll out of programs aimed at sensitizing the senior political and executive leadership towards e – governance initiatives

Key Skills
Contracts data strategy
2007 - 2009

Fujitsu Consulting - Senior Systems Executive

Project Planning

Serves as Team Lead day-to-day assignments

Reporting to Mrs. Mary Ann Prince – senior Vice President

Provide business analysis and recommendations for Fujitsu - Japan and support the rest of the Nordic Knowledge & Insights team with commercial insights from the Japan market.

Collect information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems.

Research, plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade software interfaces with the operating system. Analyze and evaluate present or proposed business procedures or problems to define data processing needs.

Research and recommend software development, purchase, and use.

Developing Long-Term & Mid – Term Business Plan, formulating strategy to achieve the plan, supporting business development, Identify strategic opportunities and future business growth & trends.
Manage Engagement Projects

Record and maintain hardware and software inventories, site and/or server licensing, and user access and security.

Conduct technical research on system upgrades to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system.

Diligent co-ordination of all meetings/schedules/travel plans and appointments of Software Engineers, Project Manager’s, Practice Manager’s and Dealing with vendors, arranging seminars/dealing with the event managements .

Very well versed with Reqtrack 2.1 tool. For clarify the doubts of internal as well as external employees of Fujitsu and the Customers

Ensuring smooth operations at all times and maintaining proper decorum & discipline by implementing & modifying the policies & procedures.

Organizing various meetings and conferences; collating papers for meetings, preparing and circulating agendas and setting up presentation equipment.

Key Accounting Clients

Emirates Airlines
Verizon Wireless
Conagra Foods
GE

Key Skills
Business Analysis Business Development data Data Processing engineers project manager Project Planning Software Development strategy Team Lead
2005 - 2007

Scripps Software Private Limited, Hyderabad - Busines Analyst

Reporting to CEO and Delivery Head Mr. Ramesh Kasavaraju

Handling Event Reviewers offshore team of 15 members.

Pick up events from the shared folder with the team lead credential and distribute the work to the team members.

Customer feedback report on Event Review Services of Scripps software send it to the Top Management.

Training the team to the Event Review software and Implement the software in the real time scenarios.

Major role for the quality of the of the delivery process of event reviews.

Significant experience in working with customers, project managers and marketing teams for securing & executing projects.

Maintaining Scripps Development Center and Scripps Reviewers Center Employee database.

In case of emergency, recruitment can be handling through third party vendors.

Planning preparing documents maintaining the confidentiality of the documents, maintaining files & records, Provision of administrative & Secretarial support involving handling of top & confidential correspondence, document flow, screening telephone calls, attending visitors. Coordinating office correspondence entailing reports/ other documents and work on data entry functions.

Maintaining record of important papers and reports as required and producing the same as and when required

Monitoring staff attendance and performance within the team and providing feedback to the Management.

Key Accounting Clients

Ford Technology Services, Chennai
Smart Drive Systems, USA
Credit Sussie

Key Skills
data Marketing recruitment Reports Team Lead
2002 - 2005

Techno-Fab - HR Administrator

Reporting to Director Human Resources Mrs.Meenakshi Prasad

Oversee and reviews work of D2,D3 Projects

Leads and guides Rig 3 Project staff meetings, taking notes regarding important details to be sent to other staff members

Assist with accountability of Rig 3 Project

Development of new documents and policies enabling effective ministry.

Creative and intuitive Rig 3 Project ideas and development.

Rig 3 Project staff responsibilities as described in the staff manual.

Communication between staff, teams, and offshore team regarding meetings, outreach, fun night, orientation, date of arrival, housing options, schedule, etc.

All staff are expected to adhere to the rules, guidelines, and procedures as presented in the

Assist with preparation and advertising of contract documents

Organizing monthly welfare meets for direct interaction of employees with the management and addressing their grievances.

Responsible for maintaining and controlling the Management Information System., delivering presentations on monthly productivity, targets and achievements

Capturing customer's concerns accurately and addressing the same for resolution to the right person

Creating a positive and friendly environment within the team without compromising on the discipline, productivity, policies and the procedures as per the company norms.

Key Accounting Clients

GAIL
ONGC
Reliance Industries Limited
Bakers & Hughes
Cairn Energy

Key Skills
2001 - 2002

SB Motor Corporation - Customer Support Executive

Respond to customers' enquiries relating to information, product functionality and fault calls
resolving as many queries as possible on the first interaction.

Logging and classifying all calls and requests for assistance in the customer relationship
management system.

Filter and escalate enquiries relating to other aspects of the Maruti Cars business and
handover to the appropriate department.

Manage the resolution process for customers relating to data and applications for a particular
products.

Track enquiry resolution progress and proactively call customers with a status update or resolution if queries cannot be resolved on initial interaction.

Follow the appropriate procedures to respond to issues and update our customers when outages of a major nature occur.

Identify and escalate problems affecting a number of customers or influencing the timely resolution of one customer's enquiry. This would include escalations to the team leader and other support, sales, engineering or resolver groups as appropriate.

Recognise and escalate recurring problems, inferior processes or outdated procedures.

Accept additional projects or areas of responsibility that will improve the team's performance.

Key Skills
data engineering team leader
2000 - 2001

Hindu Modern School - Office Assistant

Responds to inquiries from district staff, students, parents and the public to provide information, clarification and/or direction to appropriate parties.

Prepares and distributes documents (e.g. correspondence, forms, newsletters/bulletins, student data, reports, schedules, etc.) to provide information to district staff, students, parents and the public.

Inputs data into computer system (e.g. student enrolment, attendance, student information, etc.) to ensure timely and accurate information is available.

Maintains office/school supply inventory to ensure adequate supplies and materials are available to students and staff.

Maintains office equipment and adequate supplies; orders office equipment supplies as necessary to meet school needs.
Processes documents (e.g. attendance/enrolment, payroll, student data, etc.) to ensure accurate and current information is maintained.

Maintains files and records (e.g. student files, discipline reports, absence reports, payroll, etc.)

Assists school principal with daily operations, as required, (e.g. securing substitutes, building emergencies, student discipline, attendance, overseeing students in the office, enrolment, etc.)

Schedules activities (e.g. PTA, community, staff, etc.) held at school facility.

Key Skills
data Payroll Reports

Praveen Kodi's Education and Qualifications

2009

Bachelor/Degree - CDRMF, Comphrensive Natural Disaster Risk Management

NIDM & World Bank Institute

2009

Bachelor/Degree - ADHRM, Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management

Ajax Management Institute

2006

Masters/PostGrad - CCDM, Climate Change and Disaster Management

NIDM & World Bank Insitute

2006

Bachelor/Degree - MSc, Information Technology

Karnataka State Open University

2004

Bachelor/Degree - MBA, International Business and Marketing

Andhra University

2000

Bachelor/Degree - B.Com, Management Accountancy and Income Tax

Andhra University

1996

Bachelor/Degree - Intermediate, Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Government Junior College, Rajahmundry

Praveen Kodi's Additional Information

Interests

Business Analyst
Project Management Office
Talent Acquisition & Recruitment
SAP Business Objects Global Trade Services
SAP SD
SAP CRM

Memberships

NSR an Initiative of NASSCOM, Member New Delhi
ITPIN: 791005183385

BBC Global Minds, Member, A community created the BBC

World Trade Organization, Registered Public User (non-Journalist), Switzerland, 1st, February 2010.

10 EQS, Senior Researcher, Switzerland

VVS College of Technology and Management, Advisory Member, Rajahmundry

Awards

•Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding performance in FAD SRS Project, 23rd November, 2007

•Successfully Completed the test in “ITPM-2006’ IT Policy Manual Self Attestation from FORD Information Technology, Chennai, 26 July, 2007

•Successfully Completed the test in “IT Security and Controls Overview from FORD Information Technology, Chennai, 26 July, 2007

•Certificate of commitment for outstanding performance and delivery from Scripps software Pvt. Ltd.

•University second in M.Sc.

•College First in Business Statistics