Mark Sebastian McLellan
Mobile: +44 7702 459954 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark is a Senior Business Analyst with a breadth of experience across a wide range of sectors and a depth of understanding in all aspects of systems development. Key skills:
; Strategy and Business Analysis (business consultant, BPR, business reengineering)
; Business Process Design (business analyst, process design, process improvement)
; Web-based applications (CMS, UI design, usability testing, back-end fulfilment)
; Communication skills (interpersonal, written, presentations, workshop facilitation) Method consultancy and training
; Development methodologies and CASE tools (CASEwise, Select, data modelling)
; Training in methodology, consulting and business analysis skills
; Continuous process improvement using CMMI.
M&M Enterprises Ltd Director Oct 1999 -
Serco (businesslink.gov.uk) Senior Business Analyst Feb 2009 - Nov 2011
; Business analysis and User Acceptance Testing for components of the Growth and
Improvement Service - a major new addition to the website
o Events Finder - providing a searchable database of seminars, workshops and
training courses aimed as businesses
o Business Support Finder - providing a searchable database of Solutions for
Business and business recognition awards
; Defined business solution for user support for major government portal website.
Responsible for definition of requirements and design for on-line self service help
system and back-end support request management (using Kana). Key activities:
o creating user interface design for on-line help system
o creating help topic information architecture through analysis of feedback
o usability testing to validate design and information architecture
o working with technology partners to specify detailed design changes
o defining Kana Response configuration through a series of workshops
o developing process architecture for ongoing operation of solution
Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospital Business Analysis Nov 2008 - Feb 2009
; Process modelling in support of help desk package implementation. Documented
As-Is processes for first and second line support and To-Be processes based on
BT Global Services Process Improvement Aug 2004 - Nov 2008
; Provided consultancy advice on a programme and project management framework
for a major systems integration programme in Health. Developed and advised on
the introduction of robust system engineering disciplines to the programme to ensure
compliance with OGC programme and project management standards. This included:
o developing management processes and department quality plans
o working with subject matter experts to capture and document processes
o developing support collateral (templates, quick reference cards, checklists)
o refining support processes for the Programme Management Office (PMO)
o coaching in-house PMO staff in process authoring, monitoring and review
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The success of this process framework has meant it is to be adopted across the
whole of the major programmes division.
; Designed and implemented intranet process and methods portal using Interwoven's
Teamsite CMS to provide easy access to process documentation and supporting
collateral. Portal provided easy navigation and context relevant links to documents
stored in Livelink document management repository.
; Modelled system integration project framework in Casewise corporate modeller
including stages and activities cross-referenced to products and roles. Published
framework in word, html and Microsoft help file formats. The html version was
published on the intranet portal for ease of access. Created template MS Project
from the model for use in planning.
; Part of a team who assured the achievement of CMMI level 2 for the programme
and progression towards level 3 certification. Interpreted and embedded CMMI
practices as part of continuous improvement within the PMO.
SwissRe Jun 2001 - May 2005
; Business Analysis: Created business oriented documentation using process
modelling for a global reinsurance company. This included capturing the "as is"
process for the venture capital division to support a business case for document
management and reverse engineering of a workflow engine for a successful e-
; Training Development: Created and delivered a business analysis curriculum
including modules on consulting skills, analysis techniques and structured methods
for a global reinsurance company. This covered the soft skills required to be an
effective internal consultant and process modelling techniques for requirements
elicitation. These modules were subsequently supplemented with case study
modules developed in collaboration with St Galen University business school to
create a formal certification syllabus for use as part of the organisation's career
Casewise Case tool consultancy Jan 2001 - Jul 2001
; Delivered a number of foundation courses both public and in-house to clients for a
software company providing leading business process modelling tool. Provided on-
site installation support and customisation, training and method coaching for
Casewise's clients including Den Norske Bank, Unilever, Qatar Steel Corporation,
Cable & Wireless, Schiphol Airport and Scottish Enterprise.
GMAC Workshop Facilitation Nov 2001 - Oct 2001
; Contributed to planning for redevelopment of pan-European systems for the finance
arm of global automobile manufacturer. Facilitated workshops with business
representatives from four European countries. Documented "as-is" and "to-be"
business processes, plus country variants, using Casewise modelling tool.
Novartis Consultancy Oct 1999 - Dec 2002
; Methodology Consultancy: Lead on the deployment of a corporate project portfolio
management framework within the pharmaceutical division covering clinical trials of
new drugs out of research through to licensing. Defined systems development life
cycle (SDLC) component of the framework. Created online documentation of SLDC
in Lotus Notes to provide global access.
; Training Development: Defined, authored and piloted four-day SDLC method and
tools course. Provided ongoing support for project management framework. Defined,
authored and piloted three-day project management course.
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; Business Analysis: Modelled processes for introduction of electronic data capture
for patient data for a major pharmaceutical covering clinical trials of new drugs out of
research through to licensing.
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CSC Computer Sciences Ltd Principal Consultant Oct 1989 – Oct 1999
BAe Systems Project Management
; Managed a six month Solution Demonstration Lab for a military aircraft manufacturer
implementing an ERP package (Baan) as part of a major change initiative.
Supervised over 60 staff, reporting to the client's IT Director. The lab involved six
sub-teams defining and executing business scenarios using the package in a
workshop environment to design how the re-designed business processes would
work in practice.
Anglian Water Business Architecture
; Lead a team defining business vision and future processes for the area of Jobs and
Resources for a water utility company. Facilitated process modelling workshops with
representatives from across the organisation. This cross-organisational area
includes reactive jobs (repairs), planned jobs (maintenance, customer appointments),
resources (vehicle and plant, stores) and people (payroll, HR records).
Various clients Process Modelling
; Modelling "as is" and "to be" processes for a variety of clients to improve business
effectiveness and capture requirements for systems development:
o Nissan Retail: redefined roles and processes for Field Force and Head Office
Support as part of initiative to restructure their dealer network and combine
the Sales and After-Sales Manager roles.
o ICO Global Communications Ltd: developed high-level business processes
for business operations centre.
o BAe AVRO: authored a number of QMS procedures on management
reporting, change control and Quality audits for ISO9000 certification for
retained staff following outsourcing.
Various clients Data Modelling
; Captured information needs using entity relationship diagrams to record data
requirements for both business and systems oriented projects:
o Coutts & Co (International): developed a Corporate Data Model to support
feasibility and business case for rationalisation of global IT systems.
o HM Treasury (Statisticians Dept): used Third Normal Form data analysis to
convert MVS schema to Entity relationship diagram for pilot migration of
existing systems from a hierarchical to a relational database (MVS to DB2).
o Coutts & Co (UK): advised MIS department on data modelling for project to
rationalise reporting using automated feeds from disparate operational
Various clients Methodology Consultancy
; Ensured better fit of systems to business requirements and improved quality of
system development through the introduction of structured methods, tools and
techniques. This involved tailoring of CSC methodology for use by client’s in-house
IT development department, introduction of disciplined approach and techniques for
detailed analysis and design, defining standards for work products, providing
method QA on client's analysis work products and general method advice. Clients
included: Cellnet, Bradford and Bingley Building Society, BOC, The Savings
Corporation, Nissan Retail, Coutts & Co.
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CSC Internal Assignment Professional Development
; Implemented and refined a corporate competency based career framework for a
major systems integrator. Authored interviewing checklist and guidelines for CV
evaluation. Conducted training for staff managers in staff appraisal processes for
project and annual reviews.
; Developed and delivered in-house training in consulting skills, problem solving
sessions for the consultancy group within CSC. Certified Zenger-Miller trainer for
Ford Europe Facilitation
; Facilitated focus groups to gather feedback on a prototype electronic workshop
manual for a US automobile manufacturer moving to electronic delivery of technical
publications to reduce costs and increase maintainability. These focus groups ran
over 4 months in several European countries. Elicited usability requirements from
mechanics for on-line viewing of manuals and recommended enhancements for data
and viewer to maximise usability of on-screen delivery.
CSC Internal Assignment Product manager
; Product manager for an upper CASE tool developed to support CSC’s methodology
with responsibility for all aspects of the product's support. This included managing
the Help Desk, controlling sales and maintenance invoicing, supporting the Sales
Channels and providing demonstrations to prospective clients.
Catalyst Country Manager Methodology Consultant
; Managed rollout of CSC's corporate system engineering methodology in the UK.
Conducted awareness and education campaign, produced regular newsletters,
articles for internal magazines and delivered awareness briefings to all major offices
and client sites. Liaised with Training and Development to ensure supporting training
course was available and managed distribution of manuals and computer based
Inforem Ltd Senior Consultant 1986 - 1989
BIS Applied Systems Ltd Senior Consultant 1981 - 1986
Coopers & Lybrand Consultant 1979 - 1981
J. Sainsbury Ltd Senior Programmer 1978 - 1979
Oxfordshire County Council Programmer 1976 - 1978
; B.A. (Honours) Chemistry Hertford College, Oxford 1971 - 1975
Structured methodologies, SDLC, SDL, Casewise, training development and delivery,
process modelling, process improvement, data modelling, CMMI, teamsite, content
management systems, CMS, usability testing, KANA, agile, testing, UAT, user
interface design, UX
; Music, Cinema, Cycling, Walking, Fine wine, Webmaster, Blogging.
Address: 28 Fairfield Street Nationality: British
Wandsworth Date of Birth: 20-Sep-1952
London SW18 1DW Marital Status: Married, no children
UK Driving Licence: Full UK, clean
Telephone: +44 20 8870 6669 Fax: +44 20 8355 0862
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