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Maria Lutz, Pmp, Csc, Flmi is currently living in Ontario, working as a Sr. IT Consultant in "PowerBA Consulting Inc" and is interested in Consulting, Internet / IT, Software & Services.
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Job Title

Sr. IT Consultant




Categories of Interest

Consulting, Internet / IT, Software & Services

Company Size



|27 Tidewater Crescent . WHITBY . Ontario . L1P 1M2 |
|Phone: 905-666-0309 . e-mail: |

Maria Lutz, PMP, CSC, FLMI


Unique and effective combination of project management and business
analysis skills complemented by strong technical background in architecting
and implementing enterprise solutions. Regarded as consistent high-level
performer who delivers projects on time and on budget. Particularly
interested in working on IT projects that make a difference.

Key strengths

Professional management of System Development Life Cycle; project manager
with technical expertise, capable to motivate and galvanize the team,
maintaining focus on the project\'s success; outstanding problem-solving and
organizational skills; ability to overcome variations from plan, schedule,
and budget.

Supreme communication skills; fluent in business and technical language,
expert in bridging the gap between business and technical communities;
proven ability to facilitate discussions and build consensus in large and
diverse stakeholder groups; ability to present complex topics in a way that
inspires and convinces audiences.

Recognized expertise in modeling with Unified Modeling Language (UML);
effective utilization of Business Centric Architecture in understanding and
documenting the enterprise architectural vision.

Exceptional analytical skills combined with the ability to see the big
picture and articulate the system components; construction of accurate,
complete, and readable requirements specifications, functional
specifications, high level and detailed designs; regarded as documentation

Rich business acumen; ability to quickly assimilate domain knowledge and
identify the most efficient IT solution, proactively understanding
informational and processing needs of the business.

consultant experience

Government of Ontario - Ministry of Finance
2008 - 2010

Sr. Business Systems Analyst / Lead Analyst

Had a major contribution to the success of award winning Tax Remittance
System project that provided an enterprise solution for imaging and
processing of tax remittance documents:
Led the user requirements elicitation and gap analysis.
Documented the functional requirements and validated the solution.
Scheduled, managed, and orchestrated testing preparation and execution
efforts by leading the business analysts and testers during User Acceptance
Testing (UAT).

The approach, techniques, and templates used to develop and document the
business requirements and solutions were included in the organizational
process assets.

Government of Ontario - Ministry of Government Services
2007 - 2008

Sr. Business Analyst

Had a decisive contribution to the success of award winning ONe-key ID and
IAA (Identification, Authorization, and Authentication) project that allows
the citizens of Ontario to register with a single account and access the
online government programs:
Designed, developed, and presented to large audiences the Storyboard that
facilitated the stakeholders\' consensus and led to the project\'s success;
conducted JAD sessions and walk-through analysis of deliverables with the
software providers.
Developed the enterprise architecture artifacts using UML and Zachman
framework; developed system specifications and directed the software
providers in implementing them.
Developed testing plans; offered guidance to testers and coordinated User
Acceptance Testing.

Marsh & MacLennan Canada, a Fortune 500 company
2006 - 2007

Sr. Business Systems Analyst

Conducted international requirements workshops with stakeholders from US,
Europe, and Canada to elicit the business requirements for a global web
taxation system developed for thousands of users.
Developed the system specifications that included analysis models
conforming to the UML standards and directed the development team in
implementing and testing the solution.
Conducted JAD sessions and walk-through analysis; developed HTML prototypes
and presented the proposed solution to designers, developers, QA teams, and
senior management.

Full-time employment experience

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services
2001 - 2006

Lead Systems Analyst

Led the development of an enterprise solution for Life In-force projection
software, an industry leader used by thousands of insurance agents. The
very complicated calculations and business rules required exceptional
analytical skills, extensive experience in large systems development and
the ability to see the big picture and articulate the system components.
Developed and enhanced the Calculation Engines for Life insurance products
as mission-critical components of multi-tier sales systems.

Transamerica Life Canada
1997 - 2001

Team Leader / Application Architect

Developed the architectural vision of the company\'s sales illustration
system, built a team, and designed and documented the solution for the
component-based multi-tier illustration system.
Successfully managed the project that delivered the mission-critical
illustration system used by thousands of users to sell life insurance

Multipath Business Systems Inc., Toronto 1996 -

Sr. Software Developer

Physical design and coding using C++ and SQL in Unix-Oracle environment for
the TSX Trading System.

Northern Telecom, Brampton 1996 -1996

Sr. Software Engineer

Developed data entry and calculation modules using Pro*C and stored
procedures in Unix-Oracle environment for WIP Tracking System project that
delivered an enterprise solution used by thousands of users from Canada and
US. The user interface was highly appreciated by the end-users.


Diploma of Licentiate, Faculty of Cybernetics, Academy of Economic Studies,
Bucharest, 5-year program; equivalent through content and duration with the
Canadian Bachelor of Computer Science degree with a major in Mathematics
and a minor in Statistics.

professional designations and affiliations

|PMP |Project Manager Professional designation |
|CSC |Canadian Securities Course designation |
|FLMI |Fellow of Life Management Institute designation |
|CBAP |Certified Business Analyst Professional - currently pursuing the |
| |designation |
|Member |of the Project Management Institute (PMI) |
|Member |of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) |

Skills summary

|Project Management | | |
|Change control |Large projects |Schedule management |
|Conflict management |Large teams |Scope management |
|Critical Path |Motivating |Stakeholder management |
|Directing project |Monitoring and |Supreme communication |
|execution |controlling | |
|Earned value |Planning |Strong leadership |
|Influencing |Quality management |Team building & management |
|International projects |Risk management |Software vendor coordination|
| | |Work Breakdown Structure |
|System Development Life Cycle |
|Agile |Object-oriented |Structured Systems Analysis |
|Extreme programming (XP) |Open-source |and Design Method (SSADM) |
|Merise |Rational Unified Process|Waterfall |
| |(RUP) | |
| | | |
|Architecture |
|Architectural Vision |Enterprise Architecture |Object-Oriented Modeling |
|Business Architecture |Information architecture|Process Modeling |
|Component Based |Logical architecture |Service Oriented |
|Architecture |model |Architecture (SOA) |
|Data Modeling |Metadata |Unified Modeling Language |
| | |(UML) |
|Design & programming |Multi-tier architecture |Zachman framework |
|patterns | | |
| | | |
|Business Analysis, solution design, and documentation |
|Data Dictionary & glossary|Requirements |Solution design & assessment|
| |communication | |
|Functional decomposition |Requirements elicitation|System Specifications |
|Gap analysis |Requirements management |Traceability matrix |
|Iterative prototyping |Requirements |User Interface design & |
| |specification |usability |
|JAD sessions |Requirements workshops |User training |
|Requirements analysis |Scenarios and use cases |User Acceptance Testing |
| | |(UAT) |
| | | |
|Software development tools, platforms, and application software |
|.NET |JavaScript |Rational Rose |
|C / C++ / C# |MS Access |Rational Robot |
|COM / DCOM |MS Excel |SQL |
|COTS: eFIRST |MS PowerPoint |SQL Server |
|COTS: Entrust |MS Project |UNIX |
|Enterprise Architect |MS Visio |VBA |
|Front Page |MS Word |Visual Basic |
|HTML |Oracle |Web Browsers |
|Internet |PowerBuilder |MS Windows |
|Java |Rational RequisitePro |XML |
| | | |
|Personal characteristics | | |
|Achiever |Energetic |Professional |
|Can-do attitude |Ethical |Result-oriented |
|Creative thinking |Facilitator & negotiator|Self-starter |
|Customer-oriented |Fast & continuous |Senior level of |
| |learner |accountability |
|Drives results |Leadership mindset |System thinking |
|Easy to work with |Problem-solver |Team-player |
| | |Trustworthiness |
|Industry & Business acumen| | |
|Document imaging |Investments |Security and privacy |
|Financial Services |Marketing / Sales |Statistics |
|Government |OPS I&IT standards |Taxation |
|Insurance |Payment processing |Accessibility and Usability |

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Maria Lutz, PMP, CSC, FLMI
Name: Maria Lutz, PMP, CSC, FLMI
Location: Ontario,Canada
Job Title: Sr. IT Consultant
Company: PowerBA Consulting Inc

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