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Business Analyst Resume

Charlotte, NC

SUMMARY:

  • Having 4 + years of diverse experience as a Business Analyst in Finance, Banking & Insurance domains.
  • Excellent understanding of Business Requirements Gathering, Evaluating Database Sources, Translating Requirements into Specifications and Application Design.
  • Proficient in Technical and Business writing, Business Process Flow, Business Process Modeling and Testing.
  • Experience working in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Experience of financial instrument (Equity, Fixed Income and Derivative equipments).
  • Experience of financial management: Financial statements, cash flow analysis, cost analysis, risk management
  • Experience in facilitating Joint Requirement Planning (JRP) sessions with Business User Groups, conducting Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions with IT Groups and Conflict Management with Project team members.
  • Profound Knowledge of Rational Unified Process (RUP) methodology, Use Cases, Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD).
  • Proficient in using Agile and XP methodologies, performed roles of Scrum Master following sprint/standup sessions and used Rally software extensively to write user stories, assign tasks to individual team members, analyzing the Iteration Burn Down charts and Cumulative flow charts, logging and reviewing defects .
  • Competent in Creating Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams such as Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams. xtensive experience in developing Use Cases, creating Screen Mockups, conducting Gap Analysis and Impact Analysis, SWOT analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, Risk Analysis.
  • Facilitated Change Management across entire process from Project conceptualization to Testing through Project Delivery, Software Development and Implementation Management in diverse Business and Technical Environments.
  • Expert in Tracking and Managing the Requirements using Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) that controls numerous artifacts produced by the teams across the deliverables for a project.
  • Involved in Test Planning, Test Preparation, Test Execution and Issue Resolution and Report Generation to assure that all aspects of a Project are in Compliance with the Business Requirements.
  • Experience with Business Reporting Tools such as Crystal Reports, Excel.
  • Strong Experience in conducting User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and documentation of Test Cases. Expertise in designing and developing Test Plans and Test Scripts.
  • Involved in training of end users. Documented Training Manuals for new product release. And suggested screen design to the developer in Visio 2007
  • Excellent analytical & problem solving skills and a team player with strong interpersonal and communication proficiency.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Environment: Windows 9x/XP/2000/XP/Vista, UNIX.

Methodologies: Rational Unified Process (RUP), SDLC, AGILE.

Business Modeling Tools: Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, Requisite pro.

Databases / Query Tools: SQL, MS Access, Oracle 8i.

Utility Tools: Ms Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook.

Reporting Tools: Crystal Reports, Business Objects.

Testing Tools: Win Runner, Load Runner & Test Director.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Charlotte, NC

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with the business community to define business requirements and analyze the functional requirements and gathered the requirement form portfolio management.
  • Responsible for Requirement gathering, Business Process flow, Business Process Modeling and Business Analysis with Document and Records Management.
  • Conducted technical/non - technical presentations to the management and training workshops for the clients.
  • Employed SDLC for the purpose of monitoring the project and also followed the step-by-step procedure.
  • Knowledge of cash flow analysis, cost analysis and Account Receivable/Payable
  • Worked directly with clients to prepare financial reports, assisting clientele and resolving concerns regarding accounts or statements.
  • Knowledge of financial management: Financial statements, Financial and Strategic Planning and Expense Analysis.
  • Experience with portfolio management, order management system, systems analyst and Asset Management client are undertaking a new project to implement a portfolio management system.
  • Perform data validation between various systems and drive changes that ensure the integrity of financial data, along with creation and consolidation of reports.
  • Prepared and presented Business Requirement Document (BRD), System Requirement Specification (SRS) and Functional Requirement Document (FRD)
  • Used agile development methods to promote development iterations, team work, collaboration and process adaptability.
  • Performed Gap analysis by identifying existing technologies, documenting the enhancements to meet the end state requirements.
  • Coordinated with system architects and developers to convert business requirements into system requirements.
  • Participated in and contributed to As-Is and To-Be Process Modeling Sessions, and build process models responsible for analysis and reporting of invoices.
  • Designed and developed Use Cases and UML models using Microsoft Visio.
  • Analyzed business requirements and segregated them into Use Cases. Created Use case diagrams, activity diagrams, Sequence Diagrams using Rational Rose according to UML methodology.
  • Created and managed project templates, use case templates & requirement types.
  • Facilitated JAD sessions with management, users and other stakeholders to define the project and to reduce the time frame required to complete deliverables.
  • Maintained various versions of the documents generated during the project using Rational Clear Case.
  • Experience with Business Reporting Tools such as Crystal Reports, Excel.
  • Designed and implemented basic SQL queries for QA testing and report/ Datebase validation.
  • Knowledge of client-server and web based applications, strong Database design (SQL) and modeling experience with project management skills.
  • Performing Database analysis by identifying the different Database sources, creating logical Database models and establishing relationship between entities.
  • Performed UAT and participated in writing test plans, and developed different testing strategies like Black Box testing, and Load testing.
  • Analyzed test results and reported the necessary corrective actions.
  • Responsible for managing the documented System Requirements and Requirements Traceability Matrix using Rational Requisite Pro.

Environment: RUP, JAD, UML, Requisite Pro, Rational Rose, Clear Quest, SQL, Window NT.

Confidential, Tyson Corner, VA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered User and Business Requirements through interviews, surveys, prototyping and observing Stored and modified requirements.
  • Worked as an Interface between the Users and the different teams involved in the application development for better understanding of the business and IT processes.
  • Met with Clients & Stake Holders groups to determine User Requirements and goals.
  • Utilized Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to configure and develop process, standards procedures.
  • Involved in the project called Account performance where the Institutional Clients and groups logged in for their Asset and Investment (Fixed income, Derivatives, Bonds, Liability and Securities) Management and visualized the performance of the Accounts.
  • Analyzes, designs, plans, programs, tests and implements very complex systems software and programs for the payment online payment process.
  • Created Use cases, Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Business Flow Diagrams and Business flow diagram using Rational Rose and Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Created Need Analysis Documents of the requirements gathered through JAD and JRP individual elicitation sessions using MS Word.
  • Experienced with CRM applications like Share Point, Team Site
  • Created Database Structure and Database Model Diagrams associating myself with Database modeler.
  • Created User Requirement Specifications (URS), Business Requirement Document (BRD) and Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS) documents.
  • Maintained various versions of the documents generated during the project using Rational Clear Case.
  • Experience with Business Reporting Tools such as Crystal Reports, Excel.
  • Designed and implemented basic SQL queries for QA testing and report/ DATABASE validation.
  • Experience in Database Management using SQL server 2005.
  • Strong understanding of DATABASE Warehouse Concepts.
  • Actively participated in, group and individual based, problem solving and decision making throughout the different phases of Agile. Authored progress and completion reports, which were then submitted to project management on a weekly basis.
  • Collaborated with Quality Assurance Analyst in Rational Clear Quest to track defects and used Rational Clear Case to maintain consistency in the builds.
  • Set up definitions and process for test phases including Product test, Integration test, System test and User Acceptance Test (UAT).
  • Worked closely with testing team to make sure all the changes made to requirements documents are implemented in there Test Cases.
  • Involved in analysis of the technical specifications of the current system and the infrastructure needs performed Gap analysis.
  • Involved in maintaining the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) across the deliverables for a project.
  • Conducted Training Sessions to familiarize users with system.

Environment: Windows XP/2000, Rational Suite (Rational Rose, Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Clear Quest), MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook).

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