Nicolas Lassen not available until 12/31/2021

Nicolas Lassen

Senior project manager (agile & classic). Business analytics expert. Business architect.

not available until 12/31/2021
Profileimage by Nicolas Lassen Senior project manager (agile & classic). Business analytics expert. Business architect. from Lasne
  • 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: 05.05.2021
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SKILLS
Hands-on Senior project and team manager with strong Analytics skills (EPM, BI, Analytics).
Full-cycle solution implementations skills (15 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 experience
- Leadership, program / project management (15+ successful programs & large projects with global reach)
- Project management maturity audits, project management process improvement and coaching.
- Agile, PMI (PMBoK), Prince 2 & ASAP methodologies. Currently cross-training to SAP Activate.
- Excellent communication and moderation capabilities.
- Requirements analysis & design, supervision and configuration of large-scale international software implementation initiatives with CxO visibility (mainly SAP / Business Analytics).
- Successfully delivered all aspects and phases of projects from pre-study / requirements analysis through design, configuration / implementation, tests, documentation, trainings, roll-out, post go-live support.
- Strong stakeholder management and project metrics follow-up.
- Leveraged off / near-shore capabilities.
- Customer change management & coaching for new solutions.
- Multiple hands-on configurations of SAP Business Analytics solutions (management, financial and operational reporting, forecasting and planning – driver and allocation based).
- Internal team leadership (15+ people).
- Main project locations: Belgium, Luxembourg, USA, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland,...
- SAP Top Talent

Key functional skills
  • Program / project management
  • 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, SAP FC (BFC / BOFC).
KPI, Dashboard, Data structure, Data analysis, Attributes and Measures, Data visualization, Big data, Data consistency.
SAP Global portfolio vision.
SAP Financial consolidation (SAP FC BOFC), 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
  • Roche (contract) - Senior Project / Program manager SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) launch program
  • Senior Project manager – SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) Launch Program.

    • Implementation of the SAC program governance structures to enable future scaling of the platform throughout the Roche organization.  Target: >10.000 users.
    • Advanced BI, analytics, predictive and planning initiatives.  SAP BW(/4), HANA based.
    • Definition and implementation of governance structure, platform processes, sub-project tracking (PoCs and projects), skill sharing and training, marketing, self-service principles, …
    • Link between IT, business (and SAP) for the efficient adoption of the strategic analytics platform.
      • Alignment of business requirements and IT teams.
    • Monitoring of individual initiatives (PoCs & Projects).

  • 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 – Change Management / 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
Fully flexible - EMEA.
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