Faria Bhatti

User Centered Design & Engineering | Technical Communication | Usability Research




Quality Project Manager, June 2011 - Mar 2013 (WASHINGTON)
Quality Data Analyst, Oct 2013 - Dec 2013 (DUBAI)

  • Led and designed the Quality ROB for SMSGR team that offers Microsoft trainings around the world to prepare employees on selling-techniques and technology updates.
  • Monitored performance of trainings (Classroom, Virtual, Online), conducted drilled-down data analysis, used KPIs to identify problem areas, root cause analysis on 80+ courses monthly, suggested corrective actions (COEs), and ensured implementation.
  • Created presentations, updated database(s), sumarized insigts for MBRs and QBRs.
Other sub-projects
  • Managed Probation process for courses consistently missing targets and collaborated with stakeholders to ensure corrective actions were taken.  
  • Managed Beta tagging for pilot courses, removed old/ consistently low scoring courses from the systems.
  • Maintained the Data Accuracy initiative to improve accuracy of data entered into the internal databases, assisted in redefining rules to enter data, managed project, collaborated stakeholders to fix inaccurately entered data.


CEO Summit Project Manager, Jan 2011 - May 2011

  • Scoped and executed the creation of Microsoft CEO Summit book for 2011 which was attended by 150+ selected CEOs.
  • Designed project plan and digital profile templates, managed database, retrieved personal and company data from various data sources, collaborated with AMs, created tracking system.


Content Editor, June 2010 - Dec 2010

  • Edited 115+ VLCM Microsoft licenses in MS internal software, created templates, editted/debugged foreign language licenses.
  • Fixed bugs filed by the quality check and testing team, and ensured ompliance with company policies.

Data Analyst, March 2010 - June 2010

  • Verified physical locations of 5000+ businesses nationwide to update the Google Map listings.
  • Quality checked logistical data by comparing between multiple data-retrieval sources, reviewed research patterns, and brainstormed & implemented new techniques.

Content Manager, June 2008 - Jan 2010

  • Managed web content, news feed, project compendiums, and collaborated with Electrical Engineering department and Information School.
  • Designed websites, created marketing and informational material, managed online wikis, organized conferences.
  • Wrote research reports and status reports for projects in progress, and submitted to the DHS and PNNL.

Senior Project Operator, Nov 2004 - May 2008

  • Supervised, recruited and trained 7+ employees, managed end-of day financial records, designed digital documents, printed paper projects, audited end-products/orders and FedEx shipments. 
  • Finalized project quotes, transmitted orders to companies in India, outsourced orders to local vendors.  
  • Maintained orders in internal database and ensured delivery of excellent customer service. 

University of Washington
Masters in User Centered Design & Engineering
Sept 2008 - June 2010
University of Washington
Bachelors in Technical Communication
Sept 2004 - June 2008
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • OneNote, Visio, Publisher
  • Joomla, RoboHelp
  • Technical Writing/Editing
  • Data Mining/Analysis
  • Prototyping
  • Digital Designing
  • Project Management
  • User Research
  • Cognitive Walkthrough
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Ethnography
  • Heuristic Evaluation