EZRA Z. BAR, PhD AREAS OF EXPERTISE
CAREER OBJECTIVES Business Architecture
To analyse and suggest ways to improve firm’s critical business processes as Business Process Reengineering
part of organisational structure and infrastructure, aiming at increasing Business Systems Analysis
performance and better satisfying its key stakeholders. IT Project Management
To successfully integrate software, hardware, processes and procedures,
with respect to the organisational culture and policies, and aiming at an IT Strategy
optimally working system. Business Modeling
CAREER SUMMARY Feasibility Studies
25 years of professional experience that includes Leadership and
Management, Business Architecture, Business and Systems Analysis and IS/ Multidiscipline Teams
IT Development. Governments & Municipalities
Addresses business and technical points of view and concerns; these hybrid JAD/ JRP Workshop Facilitation
skills and competencies include in-depth and in-breadth experience in the
information technology as well as in the business environment. Multi-platform Walkthrough Presentation
experience that includes IBM-Mainframe applications, Client/ Server systems RFP/ RFQ/ RFI Development
and web-based n-tier J2EE environment. SDLC Systems Dev. Life Cycle
Has an organizational view for Business Architecture and IT strategy
development, utilizing Zachman Enterprise Framework Rows 1-3, and SPECIAL SKILLS
developing Business Case and Feasibility Analysis documents. Diversified
projects that have spanned across industries and businesses, including: all Methods and techniques
levels of Governments, Education, Banking, Insurance, Clinical Research, Zachman Enterprise Framework
Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Application systems include
Logistics, Budget, HR, Payroll, MRP and ERP. Possessing the knowledge of RUP Rational Unified Process
Floor-Shop, Supply-Chain, ITIL Service Management, and CRM applications UML Unified Modeling Language
and concepts. Use Cases
Key personal traits: effectively communicate at all levels within an
organisation; outstanding writing skills, professional and academic; Non-functional Requirements
exceptional analytical thinking and problem solving; strong planning and Software Specifications
organisational skills coupled with a strategic view; outstanding research and Data Modeling
self-learning skills. These traits have enabled challenging the ambiguity and DFD Data Flow Diagrams
to cope with the fast-pace changing environment. IDEF Process Mapping
Ph.D. in Management of Engineering and Technology. Northcentral Time Boxing
University, Prescott Valley, Arizona, USA, 2008. Activity, Swim-lane Diagrams
MBA (with Distinction) in Information Technology Management Minor: Sequence, State-transition Diagrams
Business Process Re-engineering, Leicester University, England, UK, Class Diagrams
B.Sc. in Industrial and Management Engineering, Technion - Israel
Software engineering tools
Institute of Technology, 1979.
Rational Requisite Pro
Enterprise Architect CASE
Professional Engineer – Israel Ledger of Engineers and Architects, 1980. MS-Visio
Certified Business Systems Analyst – Israel Chamber of Business MS-Project
Systems Analysts, 1981. iRise Studio
PMI – Project Management Institute, 2003. Software
SECURITY CLEARANCE IBM Mainframe
Secret (Level II) – Government of Canada, effective until 2017. Client/ Server
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City of Toronto June 2007 – Present
Nº 9 Senior Business Analyst. Contract. 2 Years
Projects 1. Vital Statistics Registration Services (Birth, Marriage, Death),
2. Toronto Gaming Services (Charitable Lottery),
3. Council Expense Proactive Reporting (Internet posting),
4. Council Services (including Automation and Process Improvement),
5. Toronto’s Corporate Access and Privacy Systems,
6. Multimedia, Production and Workflow System (including Digital Assets
Activities A. Eliciting requirements through workshops, requirements verifications, and walkthroughs,
as well as by one-on-one interviews,
B. Planning and Running those Meetings, and keeping the IT Manager informed,
C. Developing the User Requirements for each system (including Use cases, Swim-lane
Activity Diagrams, Class Diagrams),
D. Developing the System Specifications for each system (including non-functional
requirements, user interface conceptual screens, reports, and database),
E. Developing system’s Simulation for User Interface and flow of screens (by Visio & iRise),
F. Preparing Business Cases for all Capital Budget IT Projects,
G. Preparing RFP/RFQ, disseminating them, and evaluating proposals,
H. Preparing Test-cases and conducting system units’ tests during development.
Methodologie UML (Unified Modeling Language), RUP (Rational Unified Process), MS-Visio, Requisite-
s & Tools Pro: Business Process modeling and Conceptual Data modeling, Use-cases, Swim-lane
Activity diagrams, and Class diagrams. iRise Studio & Visio: generating system’s
simulation and prototype. Test-cases for Gaming Services System.
Clinical Research Company, Toronto & Boston June 2005 – Nov 2006
Nº 8 Senior Business Analyst. Contract. 18 months
Activities Preparing and disseminating RFP (Request for Proposals), and proposals evaluating.
Prior to that, User Requirements, Systems Specifications Requirements, and Business
Case were developed and approved.
Assisting with implementation of improved processes and new system.
Methodologie Enterprise Architecture CASE tool was utilized for depicting UML - Process, Use-case
s and Class Diagrams.
Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Toronto Feb 2005 – May 2005
Nº 7 Business Analyst, Materials Engineering & Research Office. 3 months
Activities Preparing pre-implementation requirements document (phase 2) for a web-based Engineering
Materials Management System.
Evaluating LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) implementations in the US.
Methodologie UML (Unified Modeling Language), RUP (Rational Unified Process), MS-Visio, Business
s Process modeling and Conceptual Data modeling: Use-cases, Activity diagrams, Sequence
diagrams, and Class-diagrams.
Syneron, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada July 2004– Dec 2004
Nº 6 Senior Business Analyst. Contract. 6 months
Activities Computerising the company’s clinical trial process (for a medial device). Developing RFP,
disseminating, and evaluating proposals.
Methodologie UML, RUP, Use-Case, Data modelling.
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Environment Internet-based standard system, J2EE, MS-Office, Visio, MS-Excel.
Israel Ministry of Environment, Business Registration Department.
Oct 2003– July 2004
Nº 5 Business Architect, Acting Project Manager. Contract. 9 months
Activities Project management, Enterprise business architecture, Business process analysis/ Re-
engineering; Business systems analysis; planning and performing unit, system, and
integration tests, System and processes implementation, developing the Business Case,
preparing RFP and proposals evaluation.
Achievements • The Israel Ministry of the Environment, Business Registration Department, is more efficient
and effective in its supervision and control activities, which includes all three levels of the
department – national, regional and local/municipal,
• The department’s clients, businesses as well as individuals, receive better services,
• Planning of hazardous materials’ transportation through the country is improved, and a
central emergency control has been attained, equipped with the latest information
Methodologie Utilizing Agile Development principles with Reuse, Iterations and Time-boxing. Following
s Zachman Enterprise Development Framework rows 1 (scope), 2 (enterprise model), and 3
(system model) artefacts; UML, RUP, Use-Case, Object modeling and Oracle Object
Environment Oracle, Client/ Server, n-Tier J2EE, PL/SQL, MS-Office, MS-Project, Visio, MS-Access, MS-
Israel Ministry of Defence, Procurement Branch, New York.
Jan 2000– Dec 2002
Nº 4 Business Architect, Senior Business Analyst. Contract. 3 years
Activities Leading and participating in teams and projects of business process analysis;
Enterprise business architecture, business systems analysis; evaluation of responses to
Achievements Provided the office with solutions for systems, processes and policies, and carried out
Methodologie DFD (Data Flow Diagrams), RUP (Rational Unified Process), Use-Case and Object
s modeling, UML (Unified Modeling Language), IDEF process mapping, Zachman Enterprise
Development Framework row 1 (context and scope), row 2 (conceptual enterprise model),
and row 3 (logical system model), ISO-9000, TQM, Six-Sigma, PLC Project Life Cycle,
SDLC Systems Development Life Cycle, RAD Rapid Applications Development, DSDM
Dynamic Systems Development Method, PRIDE Projects in Dynamic Environment
Environment IBM-MF, Oracle, Client/ Server, n-Tier J2EE, PL/SQL, DB2, Sapiens, Visio 2000, and SPSS/
Bank of Montreal & Canada-Life Assurance, Toronto. Apr 1998 – Oct 1999
Nº 3 Systems Analyst, Group Life and Health & Computer Aided 18 months
Activities Supported users and business analysts; Monitored the system’s activity and integrity;
Gathered users’ requirements for changes, interpreted and prioritised them, tested and
promoted the changes into the production mode.
Methodologie SDLC Systems Development Life Cycle, Structured Systems Analysis & Design Method.
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DFD Systems Ltd., Israel Oct 1986 – Feb 1998
Nº 2 General Manager and Senior Business Systems 11 years
Activities Carried out all business activities of the consulting company (including marketing and
responding to RFP/ RFR, cash-flow control, employee recruiting and leading, and projects co-
Managed a number of diversified IS/IT and business analysis projects and teams at a time;
Acted as a liaison to projects’ steering committees (more details in “Use of Time”).
Achievements • Established and successfully managed a prosperous open-minded consultancy (with more
than ten professionals employed, and more than sixty projects in USA, Israel, Germany and
• Provided excellent project’s time, budget, and quality management, multi-tasking and team
• Developed a close, long relationship with customers, based on integrity.
• Saved more than US$2 million a year in direct expenses for a US$5 million project, for a
government ministry. Also, provided the organization with improved business processes
(which have become organization’s Standard Operating Procedures) and a customized smart
Methodologie DFD Data Flow Diagrams, UML Unified Modeling Language, IDEF process mapping,
s ISO-9000, TQM, Project Life Cycle, SDLC Systems Development Life Cycle, Structured
Systems Analysis & Design Method, PRINCE2 Projects in Controlled Environment.
Use of Time 40%: Business systems analysis, Business Process Re-engineering, Change management,
Requirements management, Strategic planning, Gap/ SWOT analysis, Feasibility study
and Cost-Benefit analysis, Activity Based Costing, Data and Statistical analyses, RFP/ RFI
preparation and proposals evaluation, Workshop facilitation and participation, MRP
systems and processes Implementation.
30%: General management, marketing, bidding and responding to RFP/ RFR, project
management and administration.
30%: Systems analysis and design, prototyping, systems testing, training and
Israel Air force Computer Centre. Mar 1981 – Oct 1986
Nº 1 Head of Department, Logistics and Budget I.S. 6 Years
Activities • Managed and led a department of twelve professionals who reported directly to me, teamed
into four functional groups: procurement, inventory, maintenance and budget systems;
• Managed projects of IBM-Mainframe-Based applications development and enhancement,
while carefully maintaining and sustaining existing systems;
• Planned and monitored resources for development and maintenance projects.
• Completed two terms of service with distinction and a military rank of Major.
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