Zeeshan Ali

MUHAMMAD Zeeshan Ali

PMP, PMI-ACP

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERORGANIZATIONAL GOVERNANCE
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

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PROFILE

Author of multiple books and numerous articles elaborating new dimensions of Agile framework and Traditional Project Management along with his work on Performance Management, PMO, Leadership, Team Building and Personal Motivation. He is best known for designing first of its kind “Performance Measurement Matrix” to calculate number-based performance indicators and scoring for both Software Engineering Individuals and Teams. Zeeshan is a great advocate and promoter of adaptation of Agile Methodologies, Processes and Team Skill building. Zeeshan has over 18 years of experience of managing 100+ mid-large scale, high visibility projects in both Public & Private sectors. Experienced in managing several significant projects simultaneously with team spread over different geo-locations.

ARTICLES

Teams
Agile Methodology

Role of Supporting Tools and Cultural Barriers in Remote Agile Teams

Some believe that the supporting tools are an essential part of Agile project management along with team empowerment and following good engineering practices (Berczuk, 2007). Without proper availability of tools, it is just like a warrior going to war with a sword. All the cultural barriers, the poor project management practices are covered by utilizing...

Teams
Agile Methodology

Agile Project Management in Virtual Teams

Agile methodologies are newly evolved type of project management which requires close coordination of team members as well as that of the stakeholders and for that concepts of daily meetings and collocated teams is promoted but with advancements in technology, it is getting very common for the teams to be located in different locations which...

Path
Project Management Trainings & Skills Development

PMP or PMI-ACP

One of the most common questions I face is regarding the preference of attempting the PMP or PMI-ACP Certification exam. This question generally comes up from the resources who have started on the project management roadmap. This question is asked from two different dimensions; ”which certification is better than the other?” and  ”Which certifications should...

PM
Project Management

Working under the wings of Project Manager

Any Organization, with a vision for excellence, will have a reasonable number of resources in their PMO Department that includes Project Coordinators. As a Project Manager, it is always good to have a Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinators not only provides the Project Manager with much more control over the proceedings but also flexibility and...

Meetings
General Management

Effective Meetings

Meetings are the important part of any project or managerial operations. No matter what stage the project is, there is always some meeting related to that. Unfortunately meetings are considered, especially by junior level resources, as some additional activity with no real value or output and just waste of time. One of the reasons for...

Critical Path
Project Management

The Critical Path

“Why so Critical?” During the early part of my career, I still remember facing one question very frequently during the interviews: “What is a Critical Path?”. Generally the response used to be that Critical Path is the shortest time to complete the project. The discussion never went beyond the basic definition of Critical Path. In reality, the...

EXPERIENCE

FromDec 2018ToPresent

(1+ YEARS)

Organizational Governance Management ConsultantsKarachi, Pakistan

Chief Executive Officer

As Co-Founder and CEO of the company “Organizational Governance Management Consultants”, responsible for the corporate strategy and decisions making, managing overall resource and operations of the company. Communicating with Stakeholders, Government entities and the public on behalf of the company. Leading the execution of company’s long-term and short-term strategy. Creating and implementing the company’s vision and mission.

FromDec 2017ToDec 2018

(1 YEAR)

Infini TechLahore, Pakistan

Principal Consultant

Heading PMO services including Project Management, PMO Setup, PMO Audit, PMO Enhancement, Project Risk Assessment, Project Documentation Management, Project Contract Management and Project Feasibility Estimations. Heading Performance Management Services including Project Performance Measurement, Resource Performance Measurement, Process Design and Implementation, Process Evaluation and Process Improvement. Heading Trainings and Development services including Standard Trainings and Customized Coaching.

FromJul 2015ToDec 2017

(2 YEARS 6 MONTHS)

Systems LimitedLahore, Pakistan

Senior Advisory / Project Manager

Manage the project team on a routine basis. Perform client expectation management. Issue resolution through communication and coordination with all stakeholders. Develop, execute and monitor full-scale project plan. Risk management, risk monitoring, contingency and mitigation planning for successful delivery of project. Conduct periodic project meetings with clients, and other stakeholders, and the project team, to provide and review status report. Work with Implementation, Development, Support, and Training teams to make sure that the timelines are adhered to and to delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel. Maintain project costing metrics, compare to proposal and take necessary corrective action. Ensure quality of the deliverables at all levels needed to achieve project goals. Conduct regular in-house trainings related to management and organizational skills.

FromFeb 2012ToJul 2015

(3 YEARS 6 MONTHS)

i2c Inc.Lahore, Pakistan

Project Manager

Plan, Execute and finalize projects according to the deadlines. This includes effectively managing multiple projects, acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of the team members to ensure on-time delivery. Prepare project schedules and other project artifacts on the advice and input from relative stake holders. Maintain Project Plan based on each task and make decisions on day to day activities to ensure project delivery. Highlight, track and manage risk for relevant areas. Develop and deliver progress reports, requirement documentation and presentations. Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas. Provide strategic support, such as evaluating data of resolving operational issues, with the guidance of other team members. Ensured career growth and development of each team member by scheduling Training and personalized coaching sessions. Implementation of RPC (Release Plan Committee) plan in release plan, preparing exception list.

FromApr 2008ToFeb 2012

(3 YEARS 10 MONTHS)

HBS TechnologiesLahore, Pakistan

Project Manager

Management and definition of complete project scope and objectives.  Build and manage project plans that deliver expected results including specifying goals, scheduling, resource plans, risk and issues management, and change control for each phase of the project. Actively manage project stakeholder expectations. Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, dependencies, and required tasks. Engage IT and business management to identify appropriately skilled staff and arranges for recruitment or assignment of extended IT and business associates to the project team. Coordinate and respond to request for changes from original specifications. Obtain, through customer satisfaction and acceptance testing, project signoff of completion. Participate in developing and maintaining processes, best practices, and templates relating to business systems analysis, communication standards, and general project management practices.

FromDec 2004ToApr 2008

(3 YEARS 5 MONTHS)

Automaticx Software TechnologiesLahore, Pakistan

Manager Projects

Study competitor’s tool and system to design use cases for the reverse engineering of the new product. Provide feedback as the end user of the product to enhance the usability and performance of the product during its development phase. Manage the full process of integration between the company’s proprietary system and 3rd party system through a middle layer. Analyze the specifications provided by the 3rd Party and cross-mapping of their specifications with database structure of the company’s proprietary system. Prepare reports/updates to keep all the stake holders updated on the proceedings throughout the integration lifecycle.

FromMay 2001ToDec 2004

(3 YEARS 8 MONTHS)

Services InternationalLahore, Pakistan

Business Analyst

Understand the business issues and data challenges of client’s organization and industry. Identify client organization’s strengths and weaknesses and suggests areas of improvement. Review and edits requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solution. Work with client personnel to identify required changes. Assist in enforcement of project deadlines and schedules. Manage resources in accordance with project schedule. Making presentations to the stake holders.

EDUCATION

CERTIFICATIONS & SKILLS

PMI-ACP

PMI-AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP)

Project Management Institute (PMI), USA

2014

PMP

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI), USA

2013

OCP

ORACLE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (OCP)

Oracle Corporation

2000

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

PERFORMANCE
BUSINESS STRATEGY
SKILL DEVELOPMENT
TOOLS & PROCESSES

EXPERIENCE DIMENSIONS

TRADITIONAL
AGILE
DISTRIBUTED TEAMS
MULTIPLE PROJECTS

AWARDS

RECOMMENDATIONS