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Nicolas Lassen

Senior Project Manager (agile & classic). Business Analytics Expert. Architect.

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  • 1380 Lasne Freelancer in
  • Graduation: Bachelor in Business and Administration (BBA) (4 years) - Top 5% in class
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  • Languages: Danish (Native or Bilingual) | German (Full Professional) | English (Native or Bilingual) | French (Native or Bilingual) | Dutch (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 17.10.2020
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SKILLS
Hands-on Senior project and team manager with strong Analytics skills (EPM, BI, Analytics).
Full-cycle solution implementations skills (20 years +).
Very strong focus on efficient and pragmatic services delivery to maximize future benefits and optimize implementation and maintenance effort of the chosen solution.
Good facilitation, presentation and communication skills.

Key achievements
  • Leadership, program / project management, configuration and supervision of multiple large-scale international initiatives with CxO visibility (mostly of Group Reporting solutions).
    • 15+ international programs & projects with global reach
      • Main project locations:  Belgium, Luxembourg, USA, Denmark, ...
    • Successfully participated in and delivered all phases of projects: Analysis, design, configuration / implementation, tests, data loading from source systems, historical data takeover, documentation, trainings, roll-out, post go-live support by applying a structured project management framework
      • Project planning (MS Project)
      • Scope, risk, stakeholder and team management
      • Reporting, communication and issue tracking
    • Leveraged off / near-shore capabilities.
    • PMI, Agile & Prince 2 methodologies.
  • Multiple hands-on configurations of SAP Business Analytics solutions (EPM Group reporting solutions:  Group, management, financial and operational reporting).
  • Customer change management & coaching for new solutions.
  • Internal team leadership.
  • SAP Top Talent.
Key functional skills
  • Program / project management
    • PM lead (PMI, Prince 2 and ASAP methodologies)
    • PM maturity audit & process improvement
  • Architect – Business Analytics
    • Excellent requirements analysis and design skills
      • Functional (financial and production) process review, analysis and design
      • Matrix (dimensional) data analysis & Data logic
    • Enterprise Performance Management
      • Group reporting
      • Management reporting
      • Budgeting & Forecasting
      • Consolidation
    • Business intelligence
      • Multidimensional financial and operational data visualization design
        • KPI analysis & definition
        • Dashboarding (financial & operational)
        • Data model design
    • Analysis and design of efficient and value adding solutions
  • SAP
  • Communication, presentation, facilitation and documentation
  • Customer Management
  • People Management
Keywords:
Project manager, Program manager (Agile, PMI framework, Prince 2), Team Leader.
Finance processes, Financial reporting, Operational reporting, Reporting processes.
SAP - Analytics, Group reporting, EPM, BI, S/4 HANA.
KPI, Dashboard, Data structure, Data analysis, Attributes and Measures, Data visualization, Big data, Data consistency.
SAP Global portfolio vision.
SAP Financial consolidation (SAP FC), SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Group Reporting (GR), SAP Intercompany, SAP BPC, SAP BI,
MS Project, MS Visio, MS Office suite.
PROJECT HISTORY
  • 10/2018 - Present

    • Amplify Resources Group
  • Amplify Resources Group - Partner - Head of EMEA
    • Initiating the setup of a Business Analytics (Enterprise Performance Management & Business Intelligence) practice in Europe from scratch (long-term 5-year plan).
    • Objective: Bring value to clients through the efficient implementation of IT solutions for internal and external reporting in Finance, Controlling, Accounting and Operations (SAP: SAC, GR, BFC, S/4 HANA,…).
    • Individual project management and implementation activities.
    • SAP licenses and services Partner.

  • 01/1994 - Present

    • Obel Energy
  • Founder - Management / Invoicing company
  • Management / invoicing company

  • 02/2020 - 08/2020

    • Roche
    • >10.000 employees
    • Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
  • Senior Project / Program manager SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) launch program
  • SAP Analytics Cloud launch program initiation.
    Establish governance framework and coaching of individual (agile) projects on the Analytics platform.
    Link between IT, business (and SAP) for the efficient adoption of the strategic analytics platform.

  • 10/2017 - 06/2018

    • KPMG Advisory
  • KPMG - Director
    • Provided guidance and shared knowledge with team members focusing on complex, specialized topics.
    • Worked with KPMG teams to plan engagement objectives and RFP responses.
    • Led relationships with software vendors for Business Analytics solutions.

  • 07/2015 - 09/2017

    • Prime Reporting Group
  • Prime Reporting Group - Partner – EPM (& BI) services
    • Successfully led and implemented Business Analytics initiatives for clients:  Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI).
      • IT solutions for internal and external reporting in Finance, Controlling, Accounting and Operational topics.
    • Provided guidance and change management best practices for clients during strategic implementations of solutions.
    • Led Business Development activities in client acquisition and services sales.
    • Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark.

  • 11/2013 - 06/2015

    • EY Belgium
  • EY - Director – Business Advisory Services
    • Delivered Program Management services (hands-on program management & audits) for large IT programs.
    • Led multiple engagement teams within the practice.
    • Drove and guided team members whilst developing their knowledge with a focus on complex, specialized topics.
    • Worked with EY team and client to plan engagement objectives and the strategy to comply with professional standards and address risks inherent in the engagements.

  • 07/2007 - 10/2013

    • SAP BeLux
  • Client Engagement Manager & Business Analytics Practice Lead
    • Developed and managed client engagements for the implementation of SAP core ERP solutions.
    • Developed and managed client engagements for the implementation of the SAP Business Analytics suite of applications (EPM – BFC/IC/DM/BPC, BI, HANA).
    • Program & Project management duties (hands-on & coach).
    • Configured SAP Business Analytics solutions (EPM – BFC/IC/BPC, BI).
    • Trained, coached and mentored all members of the Business Analytics practice team on solutions, program management (PMI, Agile and ASAP frameworks) and best practices.
    • Engaged customers in Global escalations to deliver solutions for the identified issues.

  • 05/2001 - 06/2007

    • Cartesis
  • Cartesis BeLux, Services Leader - Enterprise Performance Management
    • Developed and managed client engagement for the implementation of Cartesis solutions for group reporting.
    • Head Program / Project manager - Led and managed projects from inception to post go-live support (PMI framework).
    • Led customer change management initiatives (training development and roll-outs)
    • Configured solutions for multiple customers (Cartesis Magnitude – now SAP FC, Cartesis Planning).
    • Trained, coached and mentored all members of the consulting practice team on functional and program management best practices.

  • 01/1998 - 04/2001

    • TMA Group (Lux)
  • Senior consultant – Business process reengineering
    • Analyzed business processes and proposed improvement scenarios.
    • Hand in hand coaching of customers on introduction and follow-up of new processes.
    • Implemented formal measurement of improvements by creation of KPIs and Dashboard based reporting.

TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
Entirely flexible - EMEA.
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