Pat Barry

Portfolio Categories

I have over 20 years of professional experience in the financial services industry, in a breadth of roles that have allowed me to apply my innate curiosity and analytical abilities to solve problems and create understanding. I have summarized my experience into the three broad categories below and have provided links to pages with samples and descriptions of my work in each area.

Links to Writing and Editing Samples page.
Technical Writing & Editing
I have gathered user requirements, documented process flows, developed project plans, and written reports of all kinds in my career. And in my graduate work, I developed and practiced skills in a wide variety of genres and styles as these samples demonstrate.
Cause & Effect Map - Leading & Lagging Indicators and Action Plans
Information Architecture, Web Design, & Usability
I performed a heuristic usablity review of the Samaritan Consulting proprietary Web site maintenance application. I also played a pivotal role on two Information Architecture teams at Allstate Life Insurance Company, in addition to re-designing the Web site for the Pat's Petals floral design company.
Thumbnail of Process Management Deployment Map
Business Process Management
I have extensive experence documenting cross-functional processes and facilitating teams to measure and improve their performance. I also worked with profit center leaders to deploy process management from the top down by defining a process that had been purely conceptual and co-faciltating them to develop and implement a Balanced Scorecard to measure progress.