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Sr. Business Analyst Resume

NY

Sr. Business Analyst
OBJECTIVE

Seeking Sr. Business Analyst position supporting business objectives through successful initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of projects and programs

PROFRESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • Over 6+ years of experience in BA profile in diverse domains such as Finance, Banking, Healthcare, Insurance Industries as a Business Analyst and System (Functional) Analyst.
  • Excellent Experience in Rational Unified Processing (RUP), Unified Modeling Language (UML), Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and Use Case Specification Documents (USD).
  • Proficient in Creating and Transforming Business Requirements into software requirement specification (SRS) using MS Word and Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Expert in creating Risk Management Plan, User requirement Specification (URS), Functional Requirement Specification (FRS), Business Requirement Documents (BRDs).
  • Proficiency in analyzing and Creating Use cases, Use Case Diagrams, Activity diagrams, Class diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams, Business Flow Diagrams and Navigational flow diagram and Sequence diagrams using MS Visio and Rational Rose.
  • Expertise in MS Office Suite, MS Project for Project Plan, MS Visio, Rational Rose, Rational Requisite Pro, Rally, and HP Quality Center.
  • Experience in performing Feasibility analysis, Risk analysis and Gap analysis.
  • Organized many Joint Application developments (JAD) and Joint Requirement Planning sessions (JRP), Interviews, workshops and requirement Elicitation sessions, Rapid Application Development (RAD) sessions and JAM session with end-user/clients/stake holders and the development group.
  • Extensively interacted with the QA Team in creation of the Test Plans, Providing Test Data, Creating Test Cases, and Issuing SRs upon detection of bugs and collecting the Test Metrics.
  • Thorough knowledge in Requirement analysis, Planning, Scheduling Tracking projects.
  • Worked extensively on B2B applications and B2C applications in transaction processing and E-commerce/web-based applications.
  • Worked on large Web-based Application development and maintained account Automation functionality which includes New account opening, Client documentation, preparation, Account Maintenance and Upgrades. .
  • Great knowledge of medical and health care standards and regulatory vehicles such as HIPAA, FDA, CMS, ICD, MMIS, EDI, HL7, XML, et al
  • Well experienced in EDI and HIPAA with multiple transactions involving claims handling and processing, with payer and provider experience (270 271, 276 277, 837 P/I/D, 834, 835)
  • Good knowledge of various RDBMS like DB2, Oracle, MS-Access and MS-SQL Server
  • Thorough knowledge of HP Quality Center and Defect Lifecycle and Triage process
  • Experience in Black Box Testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Strong business acumen, strategic thinking, interpersonal and presentation skills, adept at creating, editing, and coordinating extensive communication networks with excellent communication, analytical skills and conflict resolution skills

TECHNICAL BUSINESS SKILLS SUMMARY

Business Methodologies

Waterfall, Agile/ Scrum, RUP, RAD, Prototype model

Business Documentation

Requirements Gathering, Business Definition Requirements, Business Processes research, analysis documentation, Use Case Modeling Analysis, Functional Requirements gathering, JAD/RAD/JAR Sessions, Gap analysis, SWOT analysis, ROI analysis

Tools

HP Quality Center, Lotus Notes, SOAP UI, Rational Requisite Pro, MS Office Suite, SQL Developer, WireShark, iRise, Rally

Modeling Manipulation tools

UML (Use cases, Class, Sequence, and Deployment Diagrams), Microsoft Visio, MS Project, EA

Operating Systems

MAC OS, DOS, Windows 98/XP/Vista/7, Unix

Languages

C/C++, SQL, Prolog, HTML, UML, Java

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Technology

Web and Client/Server Applications, Standalone Applications, Automated Batch Job Applications, Unix shell Scripting

Arena/Domain

Healthcare, HIPPA 4010/5010, ICD 9/10, Banking and Finance

UI Design Tools

MS FrontPage, Camtasia Studio, SnagIt, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Oracle Designer, Visual Studio

Certification

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) training.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

March 2011 - April 2012

Client

Confidential, NY

Role

Sr. Business Analyst

Environment/Tools

Hyperion Essbase, SQL/PLSQL, Windows XP /2000, Rational Rose, Rally, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)


Project Scope:
Confidential is partnering with America's Promise, a youth development program founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Their clients are corporations, financial institutions, governments and institutional investors worldwide. The bank primarily engages in generating deposits and originating loans. Its deposit products include savings accounts, money market, and time deposits. In this project we enhanced and modified the productivity of the credit card production core application to reduce the cost of application maintenance and improve productivity. The whole application process has been updated in order to meet the business requirements of the client. Re-designed the core credit card production and billing application, developed a process-centric approach to application maintenance, and provided enhanced documentation of the current system.
Responsibilities:

  • Business Requirements are analyzed according to System specifications and to evolve a measurable Plan for the complete group.
  • Heavily interacted with the Business Users to get a better understanding of client business processes and gathered Business Requirements.
  • Wrote and maintained Business Requirements Documents (BRD) and Functional Requirements Documents (FRD) defining new systems operations for the project using Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Created Use cases, Use Case Diagram, Business flow diagram, Work and Navigation flow diagram using Unified modeling language (UML).
  • Conducted many informal sessions to develop an architectural solution that the application meets the business requirements, resolve open issues, and change requests.
  • Created Use Cases, and developed detailed Use Case Diagrams and Sequence diagrams describing how actions are to be carried out using MS Visio.
  • Linked business processes to organizational objectives and perform critical path analysis.
  • Utilized existing internal processes and improved those same processes for software problem identification, escalation, and resolution and facilitated project team meetings. Continually reviewed and revised project processes to ensure accurate and timely results.
  • Led JAR sessions and JAD sessions with end user community ensuring that the software addressed all business needs and also involved in Rapid Application Development sessions (RAD).
  • Identifying Managing risks, Resource analysis, Cost analysis, Post project analysis coordination among cross-functional teams follow-up with clients for settlement of project based issues.
  • Recorded project changes on a weekly basis using change data to update the project plan and provide up-to-date information for project status reporting using MS Visual Source Safe.
  • Business team of four FSP team in bringing about business requirements, architectural specifications, corporate priorities, functional specifications and screen mockups/definitions.
  • Participate in the analysis and definition of efficient, cost effective solutions, Gap Analysis, Business Impact Analysis Evaluate and reengineer existing systems, tools, methodologies, Standardization of processes (SQA, Test processes, and Configuration management).
  • Responsible for organizing the Quality Analyst (QA) walk through to explain proposed changes.
  • Coordinated with the test team to check the weekly status and report the same to the project manager and discussed project manager and other team regarding State Flow Process. SIPOC (Supplier Input Process Output Customer) and implemented SOX Impact Analysis.

Jan 2009 - Feb 2011

Client

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Role

Sr. Functional Analyst

Environment/Tools

WindowsXP/2000, TOAD, Rational Rose, Rally, Rational Rose, MS Visio, Quality Center, Notepad++, XML

Project Scope: The company needed to develop a Web-based platform with business process management and integration capabilities, enabling it to incorporate both best-practice business rules and third-party technologies into their processes. Modules cover origination through settlement, plus workflow management tools. Also HIPAA 5010 upgrade analysis, planning and migration was part of the project scope.
Responsibilities:

  • 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 Rational Unified Process (RUP) to configure and develop process, standards and procedures
  • Created Use cases, Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Business Flow Diagrams and Business flow diagram.
  • Created Need Analysis Documents of the requirements gathered through JAD and JRP individual elicitation sessions using MS Word
  • Created Data structure and Data model diagrams associating myself with Data modeler.
  • Created User Requirement Specifications (URS) and Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS) documents.
  • Assisted in preparation of Request for Proposal (RFP).
  • Provided management with metrics, reports and schedules as necessary and participated in the design walkthroughs meeting using MS Project
  • Participated in entering, tracking system defects in Rational Clear Quest
  • 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.
  • Reviewed and incorporated enhancement to current functional testing scripts.
  • Attended meetings with management to discuss the status of project and draft strategies for the near future.
  • Followed RUP quality Assurance and Testing Process. Interfacing with program management and executive teams regarding quality assurance goals
  • Set up definitions and process for test phases including Product test, integration test, system test and User Acceptance Test (UAT).
  • Prepared automated generic Test Scripts and Functions using Rational Robot for functional/GUI and regression testing
  • Involved in analysis of the technical specifications of the current system and the infrastructure needs performed Gap analysis.

May 2007 Dec 2008

Client

Confidential, Danbury, CT

Role

Sr. Business Systems Analyst

Environment/Tools

Quality Center, HTML, SQL/PLSQL, MS Visio, and Windows XP/2000, Siebel CRM 7.8, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Project Scope: Confidential Financial Services is Confidential Consumer Loan Services with selected vendors which utilize a proprietary loan origination system specifically designed to function as a customized program for multiple clients. This is a web based platform that uses the latest technologies to support multiple platforms and numerous delivery channel options. It was a financial service/call center, where we act as back office for the clients (i.e. Banks and Credit Unions).This was a client-server and Web based applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered and articulated Business Requirements from User Interviews and Synthesis those requirements into technical specifications.
  • Analyzed Business Requirements and created Use Cases, Use Case Diagrams, Navigation Flow, Business Flow Diagrams and Work Flow Diagrams for applications and created Activity Diagrams / State Chart Diagrams using MS Visio and created conceptual model, behavior diagrams.
  • Conducted walk through sessions for Business Requirement Document (BRD) and Use Cases to discuss certain issues with stake holders, Architectures and Design development teams and also did GAP Analysis.
  • Conducted Joint Requirements planning sessions (JRP) as a facilitator to gather requirements from the Business User and conducted many Joint Application Development (JAD) and Joint Application Management (JAM) and conducted many Rapid application development (RAD) sessions.
  • Supported the Data Warehousing team gathering requirements for parish assessment of claims relevant to aggregates generated by Micro strategy reporting tools Business Objects.
  • Helped the Database team identifying requirements through data dictionary maintained all through the project.
  • Building reports and web forms, managing system outages and downtimes
  • Held regular meetings with the business user groups, system architects, developers, database developers, quality testers, during the entire project to assure that the critical as well as the minute details of the project were discussed and issues were resolved beforehand.
  • Extensively interacted with the Release Manager in defining scope and planning releases and also helped in data transfer and submission, data integrity and reconciliation.
  • Identified test execution method: Manual/Automated. Read and Understood Test Cases and identified the frequent functions.
  • Extensively interacted with the QA Team in executing the Test Plans, Providing Test Data, Creating Test Cases, and Issuing MR upon detection of bugs and collecting the Test Metrics.
  • Defined validations to be built into application in line with the functional requirements.
  • Participated in meetings with Developers, Project Managers and Quality Analysts to discuss business requirements, test planning, resource utilization, and defect tracking.
  • Worked closely with the UI team to model the screens, which met user, defined requirements and also company standards.
  • Develop user manuals, presentations and training manuals as per project specifications and timelines.

May 2006 Mar 2007

Client

Confidential, Troy, MI

Role

Business Analyst

Environment/Tools

Java, MS Access, JSP, HTML, DHTML, Java Servlets, Java Beans, VB, COBOL Oracle 9i, SQL PLSQL Server, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Project Scope: Confidential engages in the manufacture and distribution of automobiles, as well as in financing and renting vehicles and equipment. It operates in two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. In addition to producing and selling cars and trucks, HM Motor provides retail customers with a range of after-the-sale vehicle services and products. Financial Services sector primarily includes vehicle-related financing, leasing, and insurance. The company, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, the Project was aimed at implementation of SAP majorly, based on keep a track of the sales figures and the materials in stock. The financial module which provides many services to its customers such as online loan approval, processing, status checking, installment distribution, deals on specific models and other such features.

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with Business Owners to identify business system needs, evaluated solutions for business problems and proposed alternate methods to increase efficiency.
  • Worked as a team with other Business Analysts to make an object oriented model of the application and create Use Cases, Use Case Diagram using MS Visio.
  • Facilitated JAD sessions for requirement gathering, analysis, and design.
  • Participated in gathering user requirements, developing functional and non-functional requirements and technical specifications.
  • Developed Use Cases/diagrams, conceptual model, behavior diagrams (sequence, collaboration, state chart, Activity), using MS Visio.
  • Responsible for the delivery of Business Requirements Documents (BRD) within project timelines.
  • Responsible for interacting with the developers to explain the proposed changes and understand the system requirements to handle these changes.
  • Conducted GAP Analysis and formulated the TO-BE features based on the business requirements and pain points.


Jun 2005 Feb 2006

Client

Confidential, Fort Worth, Texas

Role

Business Analyst

Environment/Tools

Use Cases, UML, ERD, DFD, OOA/OOD, SIP, CORBA, Oracle 8.x, MS Project

Project Scope:
Confidential is a big telecom private company which created various electronic devices. Their main focus was developing softwares for the latest cell phones. They engage in both the sectors: manufacturing the electronic devices and secondly creating application and softwares for those devices.

Responsibility:

  • Participated in regular strategy planning sessions with clients to ascertain upcoming project needs and long term goals. Provided clients with technical and system strategy for new projects.
  • Evaluated and Performed GAP Analysis to upgrade the existing legacy system to a more robust solution.
  • Conducted JAD sessions to gather requirements, vendor evaluation, vendor selection and manage vendor activities.
  • Collected and modeled business requirements for the system (Use Cases, UML).
  • Worked with the System Architect to create and validate the system design and architecture (Use Case View, Design View, Process View).
  • Acted as technical liaison between project management, product development teams and technical support (team that supports client with field issues) to ensure project needs are met. (Some components of the system development was done by off-shore team, Hyderabad, India)
  • Formulated and presented business process re-engineering recommendations to company executives, which were implemented with success in the organization.
  • Developed technical support processes and training initiatives for organizations based on project scope and organizational needs.

EDUCATION

B.S in Computer Science/Information Systems

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