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Sr. Business Research Analyst Resume

Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY:

  • I have been working in the field of IT for the past 8+years as a Business Analyst, System Analyst and SharePoint Analyst.
  • I am very passionate about my work, which has helped me throughout my career to accomplish many challenging tasks.
  • I have helped companies in Business Process Reengineering, System development and Implementation, driving the projects from road of ambiguity to clarity.
  • I posses the quality to lead and also be a solid team player at the same time with my focus being towards the betterment of business.
  • Extensive experience in gathering and understanding business requirements, communicating effectively with Stakeholders, SME's, Tech Leads and Business Users.
  • Experience in conducting Joint Application Development (JAD) and Joint Application Requirement (JAR) sessions to obtain domain level information of the project.
  • Experience in facilitating session between SME and providing them with recommendations to resolve issues for various business/technical groups.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies like Waterfall and Agile (Scrum, RUP)
  • Expertise in capturing requirements to the core and developing precise Business Requirement Documents (BRD) and Functional Requirement Documents (FRD).
  • Proficient in conducting GAP Analysis, SWOT Analysis, Risk Analysis and ROI.
  • Extensive experience with process modeling using Unified Modeling Language (UML), preparing graphical depictions of use cases including state diagrams, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams (DFD), use case diagrams, including the business workflow using Rational Rose and MS Visio .
  • Conducted GAP Analysis between Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010, also created Governance Plan for Microsoft SharePoint 2010
  • Expertise in Designing, Developing and Implementing SharePoint 2007 and 2010 with the help of SharePoint Designer2007, SharePoint2010 and MS Visio 2010.
  • Expertise in creating Static Wire Frame to help UI/UX Team develops Dynamic Wire Frame for the desired look and feel of the application.
  • Experience in working with Data Management and Data Governance based assignments.
  • Proficient with high - level Logical Data Models, Data Mapping and Data Analysis.
  • Extensive knowledge in data validation in Oracle and SQL by writing SQL queries.
  • Worked closely with the System Architect to implement Service Oriented Architecture.
  • Highly involved with Development and Quality Assurance (QA) Teams to act as a Liaison and provide a smooth channel of communication.
  • Knowledge in developing Test Plans and Test Cases ; ensuring adequate testing on software both before and after completion; conducting and documenting UAT .
  • Expertise in coping up with Change Request (CR) and conducting Impact Analysis to better understand areas affected by the change.
  • Experience working with on-shore , offshore , on-site and off-site individuals and teams.
  • Dynamic and Assertive Team Player with an ability to bring the best out of my team and meet Deliverables .

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

M thodologies: SDLC, Waterfall Model, Agile (RUP and SCRUM)

Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/Vista/7, UNIX

Operation: Research Techniques GAP Analysis, SWOT Analysis, Risk Analysis, ROI

Databases: Oracle 8i/9i/10i, MS Access, MS SQL, Main Frame

Business Process Modeling Tools: MS VISIO, Rational Rose

Quality Management: IBM Rational Manual Tester, HP Quality Center

Documentation Tool: SharePoint, MS Office Suite(Word/Excel/Power Point)

Languages: C, C#, Java, JSP, PL/SQL, HTML,J2EE, .NET,XML

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Sr. Business Research Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Elucidate and interpreted Business Requirements through interviews, surveys, brainstorming sessions, prototyping and observing past documents.
  • Performed SWOT and Risk Analysis to better understand the potential impact of the product towards the betterment of the company.
  • Enforced Waterfall methodology throughout the project life cycle and held Meetings on a daily basis to make sure Deliverables are met.
  • Created Business Requirement Document (BRD) and Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS) documents.
  • Developed different Unified Modeling Language (UML) Diagrams using MS Visio to help developers and stakeholders in order to understand business process.
  • Used UML notations for Object Oriented Design and Documentation.
  • Created Static Wireframe for UI/UX team, which was later transformed into Dynamic Wireframe and made sure it was corresponding with what business owners had in vision.
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) was used extensively across to help automate business processes across disparate applications to support and augment business.
  • Performed GAP Analysis between different applications to bridge the gap and for better integration of Confidential .
  • Implemented HIPAA privacy and security regulations to enhance the capabilities of systems to process new products.
  • Worked closely with Database Team to perform Data Modeling and also created Entity Relationship (ER) diagrams.
  • Performed Data Mapping between different Tables in the Data Base with the help of MS Excel.
  • Created various mapping documents for mapping from one message format(Source Specific XML) to the Target Specific Message
  • Prepared Requirement Traceability Matrices (RTM) and managed every change requests effectively throughout the software development life cycle.
  • Participated in the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with Stakeholders and Project Manager.
  • Execute business process analysis - As-Is system & To-Be systems & performed GAP analysis.
  • Performed Process change to align organization to process, strategy and adaptability for migrating projects.
  • Assist in development of materials for End User Support on new technology and process improvements.

Environment: Oracle, SQL, MS-Visio, MS-Access, Share Point 2010, Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), XML, JAVA, Waterfall, SOA

Confidential, Mansfield, MA

Share Point Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Served as liaison between Business Owners and IT Application Development to provide solutions to help meet end users needs.
  • Worked with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to determine requirements. Elicited the requirement using elicitation technique like Surveys, JAD, Brainstorming and Interviewing Sessions.
  • Followed a structured approach to organize requirements into logical groupings and developed Business Requirement Documents (BRD) from essential Business Process, Business Rules, information needs and insured that critical requirements are not missed.
  • Worked as a SharePoint Site Administrator to design, develop and implement intranet, extranet and internet portals using SharePoint Designer 2010
  • Conducted GAP Analysis between Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
  • Expertise in Designing, Developing and Implementing SharePoint 2007 and 2010 with the help of SharePoint Designer2007, SharePoint2010 and MS Visio 2010
  • Developed and integrated effective out-of-the-box workflows and Info Path forms for project Business Requirement Document .
  • Created Governance Plan for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to better administrate Permission level and Groups .
  • Create templates, themes , site definitions and maintain document libraries, keeping them updated for key reports and other high level projects, as well as creating landing pages, team site pages, and modifying all site settings.
  • Conduct presentations through Microsoft Live meeting , for newly created SharePoint portals , and presenting instructions through the use of PowerPoint .
  • Prepared Level of Effort (LOE) for particular enhancements to be done for the business stakeholders and getting approval from the project manager.
  • Facilitate Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions to identify the business rules and requirements and then documented them into a well format that can be reviewed and understood by both business people and technical people.

Environment : Agile Scrum, Rational Rose, UML, Use case, Activity/ state diagram, MS Visio, Windows 2000/XP, MS Office, SQL, Oracle, HP functional testing software, Microsoft live meeting

Confidential, Westborough, MA

Sr. Business System Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Help achieve successful integration of transactional systems (Accessioning, Resulting and Result delivery systems) with the aid of interviews and JAD sessions .
  • Followed the company's standards in documenting Business requirements document and Functional requirements document of the system.
  • Worked closely with solution architects, Functional leads, Business Analysts and Project Managers. Conducted meetings and actively coordinated with Developers and Business Team.
  • Prepared the Core User Requirements Specifications (CURS) and the Functions Specifications (FS).
  • Prepared the Business Flows.
  • Experience working on Oracle Fusion Middleware Enterprise Manager Console
  • Created various mapping documents for mapping from one message format (Source Specific XML) to the Target Specific Message (XML, RXML, HL7, CCD)
  • Used object-oriented analysis and the Waterfall model for business requirements, business processes design (Use Cases using UML).
  • Prepared Requirement Traceability Matrices (RTM) and managed every change requests effectively throughout the software development life cycle.
  • Performed SWOT analysis, GAP analysis for the modules in production, conducted Feasibility study and performed impact analysis for proposed enhancements
  • Assessed current operational procedures , input and output variable and security requirements.
  • Interfaced with internal clients and technical vendors on new feature requirements.
  • Used UML methodologies to design, Document and manage requirements throughout the full lifecycle of the project, i.e. definition, design and testing phases.
  • Prepared various Business process documentation and workflow analysis, business process models, data flow diagrams in UML using Visio, data mappings, data dictionaries and functional requirement specifications (FRS).
  • Conduct massive requirement sessions with the stakeholders to elicit and analyze requirements.
  • Execute complex integrated systems planning and solution alternative analysis and design.
  • Execute business process analysis - As-Is system & To-Be systems & performed GAP analysis.
  • Performed Process change to align organization to process, strategy and adaptability for migrating projects.
  • Involved in Risk-Management Process , whereby identifying critical areas of business risk and modifying the business process to reduce the same.
  • Responsible for maintaining the SharePoint site for project tracking, financials, milestones and other deliverables.
  • Performed Data modeling, data mapping and XML Mapping . Worked in SOA environment.
  • Experience with writing SQL queries and stored procedures .
  • Involved in formulating the test strategy, test plans, test scripts, reviewed QA test plans for appropriate test coverage and conducted system testing (functional, regression and integration testing.)
  • Assist in development of materials for new technology and process improvements.

Environment: Oracle, SQL, SQL Server, MS-Office, MS-Visio, MS-Access, MS-Project, Share Point 2007, Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), XML, JAVA, Waterfall, SOA, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Fusion Middleware

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Exhibited outstanding skills Technical and Business Writing, Business Process Flow, Business Process Modeling.
  • Documented and Analyzed User Requirement Document , Business Requirement Document (BRD) and Functional Requirement Specification (FRS)
  • Followed Application Development Process ( ADP) standards to capture functional and Non - functional requirements of the process.
  • Used the guidelines and artifacts of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) to strategize the Implementation of RUP effort in different iterations and phases of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Six Sigma methodology was used during the project.
  • Worked as an Interface between the Users and the different teams involved in the application development for the better understanding of the Business and IT Processes .
  • Followed a structured approach to organize Requirements into logical groupings of essential Business Processes , Business Rules , and Information needs that insures any Critical Requirements are not missed
  • Followed the UML based methods using Microsoft Visio to create: Use Cases Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, State Chart Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams and Collaboration Diagrams .
  • Prepared Logical Data Models that contains set of Entity Relationship Diagrams and Data Flow Diagrams and supporting documents and descriptions of the Relationships between the data elements to analyze and document the Business Data Requirements.
  • Worked extensively with the QA team for designing Test Plan and Test Cases for the User Acceptance Testing.
  • Responsible for providing analytical support in the Design, Development and Implementation of Project.

Environment: MS Office, UML, RUP, MS Visio, Amdocs, MS Project, Oracle, Java

Confidential

Jr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interviewed Business Users to gather Requirements and analyzed the feasibility of their needs by coordinating with the project manager and technical lead .
  • Prepared Business Requirement Documents (BRD's) after the collection of Functional Requirements from System Users that provided appropriate scope of work for technical team to develop prototype and overall system.
  • Interacted with users for verifying User Requirements , managing Change Control Process, updating existing Documentation
  • Conducted Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions with IT groups. Identified the Key Changes, and participated in Stakeholder Management to communicate effectively with them
  • Prepared graphical depictions of Use Cases , Use Case Diagrams , State Diagrams , Activity Diagrams , Sequence Diagrams and creation of technical design (UI screen) using Microsoft Visio .
  • Assisted to develop the Test Plan , Test Cases and Test Scenarios to be used in testing based on Business Requirements, technical specifications and/or product knowledge.
  • Conducted User Acceptance Testing , gathered and documented User Manuals and Business Rules

Environment: MS Office, MS Visio, Agile Scrum, SQL, SharePoint, UML, Mainframe, .Net, MS Access, Mercury Test Director.

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