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Sr Business Analyst Resume

East Syracuse, NY

SUMMARY

  • Around 7 years of Business Analyst Experience with excellent knowledge of industry standard methodologies like Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Iterative Software Development Life Cycle Process as per Rational Unified Process (RUP).
  • Experienced in Health Care, Auto, Electronics and Transportation industry.
  • Experienced in interacting with Stakeholders, User Clients, SME’s, SOA Architects, Test Managers, Developers and Testers while meeting the needs and goals of each parts respectively.
  • Possess excellent knowledge of Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Microsoft Project with detailed perceptive of different phases and disciples like Requirements, Analysis, Design, Development and Testing.
  • Actively participated in verification and validation of requirements in conjunction with the stakeholders and presented the results to top executives.
  • Excellent experience in Business Process Identification and Reengineering. Project experience includes Project Management, customer and user interactions, and leadership responsibilities.
  • Experienced in making Test Plans while interacting with quality assurance team and helping them in discrepancy management.
  • Excellent problem solving, team building, judgment and decision making skills coupled with good verbal, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design using UML (Use Cases, Class Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, State Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams) and RUP.
  • Excellent experience in developing Use Case Models, Activity Diagrams, State Diagrams and Data Flow Diagrams (DFD).
  • Expertise in writing and implementing test plans, test scenarios, traceability matrices for black box, system testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with ability to present technical matters in a simple, clear and concise manner to the targeted audience.
  • Creates business case documents supporting project initiatives including business cases, project functional scopes and specifications, and creates “use cases”
  • Maintained action items, issue logs and followed - up on open items and worked to resolve issues.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Business Modeling Tools Requirement Management: UML, UML CASE Tools, Rational Rose, MS Visio, Rational Requisite Pro, Quality Management

Methodologies: RUP, SDLC, Quality Center

ProjectManagement skills/Tools: Rational clear quest, Rational Requisite Pro, MS Project, MS excel, access

Databases: MS access, SQL Server 2000/2005

Languages: SQL

Functional Knowledge: Manufacturing, Multi-funcional environment.

Operating systems: Windows, Unix, Linux

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, East Syracuse, NY

Sr Business Analyst

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Clarified client requirements, business needs and project objectives, via feedback sessions and client meetings, in collaboration with all stakeholders.
  • Prepared and updated Business Process Requirements (BPR) and Software System Requirements (SSR)
  • Performed GAP analysis of business rules, business and system process flows and requirements. Ensured Forecast aligns with Core in all aspects like Unit Cost, Inventory, OCOS, etc and evaluated benefits of the new system
  • Documented and presented the Cost conversion and Cost mapping requirements from source system Khalix to ICE
  • Documented Business Process requirements for Forecasting application using SAP BI/IP
  • Worked extensively on creating Mockups for user screens and SAP BI reports
  • Prepared DLR’s for all the forecasting reports (Cost Calculating reports, Inventory Reports, Reserves Reports, etc)
  • Developed Use Cases with UML for new products functionality
  • Conducted hand off sessions and Knowledge Transfer sessions with System Analysts and Developers
  • Validated technical designs created by IT developers against functional specifications.
  • Coordinated work plans between project manager and client using MS Project; helped project manager in maintaining the Gantt Charts and development of Business Cases and Budgets with cost/benefit dimensions of the project.
  • Conducted JAD sessions with the team and customers and gathered/maintained required documentation
  • Worked closely with Financial Analysts, Cost Analysts and Inventory Analysts of all the Divisions like Fab, Sort, CCB, etc.
  • Created and maintained Traceability matrix to align high level requirements with use cases and Test Cases
  • Worked with QA team to design test plan
  • Created, Reviewed and Executed test cases for User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

Environment: ECC 6.0, BI Net weaver 2004s BI (7.0)/IP, Windows 2000/NT/ XP, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, MS Visio, RUP, UML, HP Quality Center

Confidential, Los Angeles, CA

Sr Business Analyst

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Gathered user and business requirements through interviews, surveys, prototyping and observing for the web based application.
  • Analyzed and prioritized user and business requirements as system requirements that must be included while developing the software.
  • Planned and defined system requirements to Use Case, Use Case Scenario and Use Case Narrative using the UML methodologies.
  • Created Use Case Diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams, Activity Diagrams and Sequence Diagrams in MS Visio.
  • Conducted JAD sessions with management, SME, vendors, users and other stakeholders for open and pending issues.
  • Scheduled meetings with developers, system analyst and testers to collaborate resource allocation and project completion using MS Project.
  • Helped prepare Logical Data Models that contains set of diagrams and supporting documents containing the essential business elements, detailed definitions, and descriptions of the relationships between the data elements to analyze and document business data requirements.
  • Responsible for supervising work activities (Development, Testing) to ensure that they are well-performed, coordinated among team members and consistent with the approved work plan.
  • Coordinated the design phase with the architects in improving the efficiency of the project
  • Involved in Change Management for hiring and performance management of staff, being the liaison between business strategic plans and developing technology solutions to meet the business goals; worked extensively on Content Management and Document Management.
  • Played a supporting role for the Project Manager in Risk Analysis, Time Estimation and Cost Estimation
  • Worked with QA team in identifying test cases/test data and lead the business team for UAT.
  • Documented all custom and system modifications.
  • Assigned problems to appropriate software development team for fixes; Tracked problems from start to correction and test
  • Authored progress and completion reports which were then submitted to project management on a weekly basis.

Environment: ASP.Net 2.0/ASP.Net Shopping Cart, IIS, Crystal Reports, MOSS2007, SQL Server 2005, XML, MS Office 2007 ( Excel, Access, Power point ), Oracle 10g, Windows Server 2003, Rational Rose, Rational RequisitePro, RUP, UML, MS Project, MS Visio, HP Quality Center, UAT.

Confidential, Skaneateles, NY

Sr Business Analyst

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Gathered requirements, interacting with users and created requirement specification artifact.
  • Elicited demands from the BPOs and analyzed them for consistency, flexibility and completeness.
  • Organized workshops with Business Process Owners to obtain domain level information.
  • Developed a vision document that defined the primary goals and objectives of the project.
  • Implemented an integrated RUP solution with complete line of traceability for all the artifacts of web development projects.
  • Worked closely with eCommerce Reporting solutions team to prepare documentation/ presentation for gap analysis.
  • Trouble shooting when necessary to minimize down time.
  • Involved in the creation and maintenance of the Workflow plans and artifacts.
  • Prepared Business Process Models that includes modeling of all the activities of the business from the conceptual to procedural level.
  • Created Business Object, ERD, DFD Models and Use-Case Models using Rational Rose to depict Actors and Use-Cases in various Business Processes.
  • Designed BI dashboards and generated scorecards, ad hoc reports (slice/dice), graphs/charts and created presentations for senior management. Worked with the BI developers in designing reports using Crystal Reports
  • Involved in Data Conversions using Stored Procedures.
  • Played a supporting role for the Project Manager in managing the project along with identifying project artifacts as per SDLC.
  • Worked with Project Manager in developing Project Plan and assisted in Scalability, Interoperability and Portability Analysis
  • Involved in developing techniques for requirement gathering including interviews, brainstorms and meetings with Business Process owners.
  • Designed Quality Assurance standard and processes to all levels of project team.
  • Documented the defects and their trailing history in the CaliberRM and helped developers identify the modules and code sections to be fixed by executing the related scenarios with different combinations of data.

Environment: Business Objects XI R2, Windows, Oracle9i, SQL, XML, MS Office tools (Excel, Access, and Power Point), Borland CaliberRM, RUP, Rational Clear Quest, IBM Rational Requisite Pro, HP Quality Center, Rational Rose, Unit Testing and UML

Confidential, Syracuse, NY

Business Analyst

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Determined user, business and functional requirements using interviews, prototyping and UI (User Interface). Created vision, scope, and use case documents; business process models, use case diagrams, activity diagrams, and state chart diagrams.
  • Utilized RUP to configure and develop process, standards, and procedures.
  • Performed GAP and Risk analysis of existing system and evaluated benefits of new system.
  • Conducted Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions with stakeholders throughout SDLC to resolve open issues.
  • Validated technical designs created by IT developers against functional specifications.
  • Worked with QA team to design test plan and test cases for User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Coordinated work plans between project manager and client using MS Project.
  • Created documentation for training and Help Desk teams.

Environment: Requisite-Pro, Rational Unified Process (RUP), UAT, JAD, Primavera Team Player, MS Visio, MS Word, MS Excel, Test Manager, Java, Windows NT/2000, F-Secure Client.

Confidential

Business Analyst

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Conducted workflow, process diagram and GAP Analysis by identifying existing technologies, documenting the enhancements to meet the end state requirements.
  • Was responsible for creating and reviewingbusinessrequirements, functional specifications, project schedules, documentation and test plans.
  • Designed thebusinessrequirement collection approach based on the project scope and SDLC Methodology.
  • Conducted SMEs meetings, one on one interviews at both in-house and client locations, gathering requirements, providing functional specifications and analyzing requirements using Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Worked with project managers with the development of Project schedules, development of requirements, and preliminary design for client applications
  • Designed and developed Use Cases Diagrams, Activity Diagrams and Sequence Diagrams and conducted JAD Sessions.
  • Identified and documentedbusinessprocesses and Use Case Scenarios.
  • Developed timelines for project delivery, and managed projects and resources to successful completion.
  • Maintained Organization Structure by specifying respective Relationships between various object types.
  • Expertise in writing and implementing test plans, test scenarios, traceability matrices for Black box, System testing, Integration testing and User Acceptance testing.
  • Involved in Incident reporting and Change Control procedures using Quality Center and reports to track process of defects and determine the current quality of the application.

Environment: Windows 2000, IBM Rational Suite (IBM Rational Requisite Pro, IBM Clear Case) Oracle 9i, SQL, Test Director.

Confidential

Business Analyst

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with SME’s, asking detailed questions and carefully recording the requirements in a format that can be reviewed and understood by both business people and technical people.
  • Understood and articulated business requirements from user interviews and then convert requirements into technical specifications.
  • Analyzed software requirement specification documents. Created processing model diagrams in UML using the business process information captured in the business context analysis documents. Present high-level requirements using use cases, and interaction diagrams to user groups, as well as documenting requirements and getting them reviewed and base lining the same.
  • Elicit requirements by employing information-gathering techniques (e.g., Interviews, surveys, business process analysis, competitive product analysis, reverse engineering of existing systems, etc.). Interacted with the user community to enhance understanding of the solutions project timelines and impact
  • Utilized Rational Unified Process (RUP) to configure and develop processes, standards, and procedures
  • Used the UML for structuring / modeling the whole project. Identify Use Cases and developed Use Case Diagram using UML

Environment: Rational Rose, RUP, Rational requisite Pro, MS Project, MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Outlook), MS Visio, Java, SQL

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