About

Burak ULUOCAK, Ph.D.Candidate, MBA, PMP,CSM                                                                                                         

Professional Profile

  • CSM (Certified Scrum Master), accredited by Scrum Alliance, since 2009
  • PMP(Project Management Professional), accredited  by Project Management Institute, since 2005
  • over 3 years of portfolio and program management experience, responsible from aligning business strategies and customer needs with IT projects and o perations
  • over 5 years professional project management experience, that covers all project management activities from initiation to closure, in Project Management Offices
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Management and Organizations field
  • MBA Degree
  • an effective project manager who blends his project management experience with his 8 years success business analysis background
  • a successful problem solverand decision maker who analysis situations and conditions, evaluates all possible solutions and selects the best solution with excellent analytical thinking capabilities
  • a strong team leader who is capable of building teams from cross functional groups, leading, guiding, motivating and influencing teams with superior interpersonal skills
  • an excellent communicator who negotiates and manage expectations of stakeholders in a diplomatic manner at different levels
  • good at risk management which defining, analyzing risks accurately  and be prepared against to them at all times
  • a result-oriented professional who is capable of managing simultaneous projects under pressure and tight deadlines successfully

Area of Expertise

  • Portfolio & Program management
  • PMI Methodology
  • Agile Project Management
  • Aligning business strategies with IT projects and operations
  • Building and executing work plans
  • Building and leading project teams
  • Risk management
  • Problem and issue management
  • Time management
  • Scope management
  • Quality management
  • Control and change management
  • Stakeholder and expectation management
  • Negotiation and communication management
  • Vendor, contract and procurement management
  • Waterfall and RUP SDLCs
  • MS Project, CA Clarity
  • Business Analysis

Professional Experience

  • Consulting Project and Program Manager – IBTECH A.Ş. (Finansbank IT) | Project Management Office, Kocaeli, Turkey,  May 2007 to present
  • Project Leader & Project Analyst – Yapı ve Kredi Bank | IT – System Development Group, İstanbul – Turkey, 1998 – 2007

Certifications

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)                          Certified on 31 January 2009
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)    Certified on 07 June 2006

Educational Background

  • 2008 to present            Yeditepe University, Istanbul     Ph.D. Management and Organizations Completed Courses:  Management Philosophy, Organizational Behavior, Organization Theories, Advanced Micro Economy, Strategic Management, Research Methodologies, HR Management and Innovation &Technology Management  (Grade Point Average: 3.82 / 4.00)

 

  • 1998 – 2000                      Yeditepe University, Istanbul  MBA    (Completed Courses: Contemporary Management, Accounting, Marketing, Managerial Finance, International Business, Banking Technologies, Banking Strategies, Treasury Management,  E-Commerce, Digital Future, Final Project (Smart Card Technology) Grade Point Average: 3.78 / 4.00)

 

  • 1994 – 1998                      Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul,  B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering   (Grade Point Average: 3.00/4.00)

 

  • 1994                                    Özel Doğuş High school, Istanbul

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