Nigel reported to me for 9 months as a senior business analyst at Pillar Administration and did an outstanding job producing very high quality business requirements documents. Nigel dealt directly with customers and a large number of internal stakeholder to analyse highly complex business requirements for a major product development initiative for two large and important customers. The customers provided written feedback to Pillar management and executives on the quality of Nigel’s work.I highly recommend Nigel as a senior business analyst in any industry.
In my capacity as Project Manager / Business Lead, I’ve worked with Nigel on a couple of large projects and have found him to be a great help in translating business needs into technology speak thus ensuring that we had a great working solution. If I had a question about the technical aspects of the project, I knew Nigel would know the answer or would find it for me. Nigel was great to work with and would love to have him as the technology lead on any of my projects.
Project ManagerSt.George BankSydney
Nigel was exceptionally helpful, engaged and pro-active in his role as analyst and development lead. Nigel provided direction and often facilitated working groups to ensure the best solution for the problem at hand. He demonstrated a strong ability to bridge the gap between the business and IT by applying his extensive technical knowledge but with a strong focus on the business process and needs. Nigel completed thorough reviews of Functional Design and Technical Specs often identifying gaps or challenging design. Nigel demonstrated his versatility in his ability to lead, write Specs, review documentation and work through problems with BA’s, developers and testers. Nigel was a true mentor and the ideal analyst/development lead.
Nigel is technical. You are technical or you are not, Nigel is. Exellent programming skills and specification / requirements gathering. I will miss having Nigel in the team!
Development Co-ordinatorBenchmark Estimating SoftwareNowra
Nigel is thorough, complete and disciplined in his approach to gathering and documenting his work. He has completed the “one ugly job” considered too hard and too detailed by others. He has kept his reporting chain informed of his challenges and successes at all times. He has been able to work at all levels of the business. As for the golden rule, would I work with Nigel again, ‘yes, definitely’.
Program ManagerAllegis GroupSydney
I had the pleasure of working with Nigel on numerous system enhancement projects for our company. Nigel was the Lead Analyst on these projects. He was responsible for business needs analysis, prototyping, and presenting back to key business stakeholders to meet their objectives. Nigel was very quick to understand our requirements. He provided in-depth analysis of the business needs, organized and chaired meetings with people from our business to make sure the end product is of good quality for us. He created use scenarios and use cases to document complex requirements to the lowest level of detail. Nigel always kept his clients’ needs in mind. Nigel’s detailed approach ensured the specifications were met while keeping these projects on schedule with minimal to no rework. He was very articulate explaining complex technical issues and functional capabilities to our business stakeholders allowing us to meet our business objectives while improving customer satisfaction. I highly recommend Nigel for any complex project that requires a highly skilled and analytical professional.
Manager Estimating & Modelling, nbn(tm)Sydney
I can highly recommend Nigel to any solution design or development role. He has a excellent understanding of software design and development. He makes good use of Agile methods and has software quality as a primary goal. He would be a great addition to any software development team.
Nigel worked on a number of quarterly releases where his main role was to produce the artefacts (Functional and Technical Design documents and XML schemas) necessary for the development team. He demonstrated his various skills (attention to details, excellent communications, quick understanding of Business needs) to achieve his given tasks resulting in project milestones being met well within the expectations. Nigel was also involved in other facets (estimation and testing) of the Software Development Life Cycle and proved to be a very valuable member of the Integrated Delivery Team at St George Bank.
Development ManagerSt.George BankSydney
Nigel is a gifted IT professional. Because he has many years experience in both solution design and development, he knows a variety of methods to ensure meaningful outcomes. His calm personality makes you feel completely comfortable, even when the going gets tough. In my capacity as project manager I have personally witnessed his work helping to both supplement the delivered solution and apply technical rigor to support a strong foundation for future enhancements. If you want to improve the quality of deliverables quickly, hire Nigel!
Learning Analytics SpecialistUniversity of WollongongWollongong
Our business needed to make signifigant changes to our enterprise estimating solution to suit a Client’s new quoting framework. Nigel was extremely thorough and determined in understanding the complexity and ‘off-piste’ development required to satisfy both us and our Client. Nigel was diligent with his documentation, great at providing workable alternatives and always followed through to validate outcomes. He is the consumate professional, proud of his work and a delight to work with. AAA recommendation.
Contact Centre Management ConsultantDowner NZAuckland