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Business Analyst Resume

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Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY

  • An accomplished Business Analyst/Functional Consultant with nearly a decade of experience in IT Business Analysis, Client Relationship Management, Project Analysis, Workflow Analysis, Requirement, Finacial Statement Anlysis and Gap analysis.
  • Outstanding accuracy in quantitative and qualitative research, financial analysis and report development.
  • Worked across Banking, R&D Product Development, CRM and ERP domains.
  • Well - versed with SDLC Methodologies, OOPS concepts, UML, BPM and gathering techniques such as interviews, brainstorming, workshops and JAD sessions.
  • Knowledgebale with various modeling tools such as Rational Rose, Enterprise Architect and MS Visio.
  • Working expertise in Software Development Life cycle (SDLC), Project Life cycle, Business Process Modeling (BPM), Software Development Methodologies Waterfall, Spiral, and Agile with SCRUM process.
  • Actively used Joint Application Development (JAD) and Rapid Application Development (RAD) sessions with Business users, SME’s and Stake holders alike in defining, gathering, documenting, and managing requirements to identify the real business need of the client company.
  • Efficient in translating Business Requirements and user expectations into detailed specifications employing Unified Modeling Language (UML), and documenting them using MS Visio, Rational Rose, and Enterprise Architect.
  • Extensive experience in producing documents like Business Requirements Documents (BRD), Functional Requirement Documents (FRD), Software Requirement Specifications (SRS), Creating Request for Proposals (RFP), creating Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM).
  • Experience in developing and imparting pre and post implementation training, conducting GAP Analysis, cost/benefit analysis, SWOT Analysis.
  • Understands the client context and owns the preparation of RFI/RFP response and proposal documents.
  • Extensively interacted with the stakeholders to gather requirements using various elicitation techniques like interviewing, questionnaires, brainstorming, workshops, JAD and prototyping.
  • Dataflow analysis using use cases, activity diagrams and sequence diagrams.
  • Creating artifacts like the Business Vision, Business Glossary, Business Architecture Document, Business Modeling Guidelines and Business Use Case Models. (BRD, SSD and SRS).
  • Checking and validation of requirements in conjunction with the stakeholders.
  • Conducted GAP Analysis and formulated the TO-BE features based on the business requirements and pain points.
  • Tracking changing requirements using requirements management using tools like Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Effective communicator with excellent skills in making Business Presentations, Documentation, writing and developing Business Reports and Technical Specifications.
  • Proven ability to contribute significantly to projects independently and in a team environment.
  • Proven capability to prepare wireframes and Prototypes using Axure Pro 6.5 & Balasmiq.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating systems: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/VISTA/ Windows 7, Linux

Languages: UML, C, C++, java and Microsoft technologies as Middleware

Packages: MSWord, PowerPoint, MS Excel, People Soft Financials

Databases: Oracle10g, MS Access

SDLC Methodologies: Sequential(Waterfall-Model), Iteration(RUP), Evolutionary (Spiral) Agile and Scrum

Software Modeling Tools: Rational Rose, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Visio

Wireframes Software: Axure Pro (Prototypes), Justin Mind Prototype, Balsamiq

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Documented detailed business requirements for automated journal entries, automated financial reporting and automated process notifications to relevant departments.
  • Gathering requirements from Checking group, Savings group, and Mortgage group, identifying functional requirements and documenting them into SRS.
  • Use tools like MS-Visio and Enterprise Architect for creating Use Cases and Activity diagrams.
  • Conducted and participated JAD sessions with stakeholders and system users.
  • Assisted test manager in writing various test cases from use cases.
  • Participate in bug-review meeting with developers, QA engineers, managers, suggested enhancements to the existed application from business perspective, provide solutions to existing bugs.
  • Handled in preparing Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) and Software Requirement Specification (SRS)
  • Tested security privileges of application for individual users as well as group access.
  • Good in conveying information through e-mails, discussions, meetings, etc and make sure that everyone stays on same page avoiding ambiguities.
  • Worked on People Soft financials application in the Business-Banking domain.
  • Subject matter expert in technical and functional aspects of Financial PeopleSoft applications, including experience in implementing, supporting, maintaining, installing upgrades and applying updates and fixes.
  • Strong focus on best practices, methodologies, excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Well versed in onshore/offshore working model.
  • Acted as a liaison between the business, data and technical terms throughout the project life cycle.
  • Performed requirement analysis by gathering both functional and non-functional requirements based on interactions with the process owners & stakeholders, document analysis, JAD sessions, user interviews, and documented those requirements in the BRD.
  • Developed UML Use Cases, for the application and prepared the detailed Work flow diagram based on the proposed enhancement for the system.
  • Analyzed the as-is and to be systems to perform GAP analysis and make recommendation for system enhancement.
  • Making sure current project requirements are being met by using Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM).
  • Responsible for weekly status meetings showing progress and future testing efforts.
  • Developed, executed and validated user acceptance test plans (UAT) and implementation support.

Tools & Technology: RUP, Rational Requisite Pro, QC, Viso, CRM, Oracle, MS Project, MS office suite, Applications: PeopleSoft Financials 9.0/8.8/8.4/7.5/7.0.

Confidential, Rockyhill, CT

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted with the project manager, business analysts and system teams to analyze the scope of the project.
  • Facilitated JAD sessions and review meetings with the users and members of the development team to ensure understanding of the new functionalities.
  • Responsible for writing the Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS) for the application.
  • Followed UML processes and standard operating procedures in developing Use Cases, Use Case diagrams using Rational Rose.
  • Played a key role in the planning, testing, and implementation of the new enhancements and conversions.
  • Performed Gap analysis to check the compatibility of the existing system infrastructure with the new requirements.
  • Used prototypes for users to explain the intended systems Interface design and sign off documents.
  • Performed Risk analysis of the requirements to identify the key business risks areas for the project and prioritized the application development and testing.
  • Involved in Walkthroughs and meetings with the development team.
  • Monitored user expectations through user involvement and communication throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Tracked and maintained user requested enhancements and changes.
  • Participated in User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Understood client’s requirements and mapping the same with the Product.
  • Interactedwith the business users and high-level stakeholders.
  • Gathered and managed requirements and did project coordination.
  • Executed requirement analysis.
  • Performed User Acceptance Testing.
  • Created Non-Functional Prototypes (NPVs) using Axure.
  • Drew Use case diagrams, Class diagrams, and prepared Requirement Traceability Matrix.
  • Used Microsoft Visio, RUP and UML tools effectively.
  • Complete effort estimation with the help of system analyst.
  • Interacted with offshore clients.

Tools & Technology: Scrum, MS-Project, MS Office, Rational Rose, Rational RequisitePro, UML, Java, Microsoft SQL Server 2005. J2EE Technologies, Web Server: IBM Web Sphere Portal Server, JBoss, Apache Tomcat 5.5/6.0, IIS, Database:, Sybase, MySQL, Oracle 9i, 10g, SQL Server 2000, MS-Access, Power Builder, XML, HTML, UML, SQL, J2EE, OOAD, Win 95/98/NT/2000/XP, Linux, Solaris

Confidential, East Hartford, CT

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Created and deployed a fully redundant, fault-tolerant production Internet Web-server solution.
  • Implemented the application across 50 stores across Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island & New Hampshire.
  • Utilized Rational Unified Process (RUP) to configure and develop processes, standards and procedures and created a Business Requirement Document.
  • Closely interacted with designers and developers to understand application functionality and navigational flow and kept them updated about business user’s sentiments.
  • Created the business process model using Rational Rose and presented it to the SME for validation and getting the sign-offs.
  • Developed the test plans for quality assurance based on functional requirements.
  • Created mini-specs to be used by developers, project managers and software architects in constructing the product.
  • Identified and supervised project scope creep and user expectations.
  • Facilitated the weekly meetings with the review teams to continuously improve the QA process for the application development.
  • Used PowerPoint presentations for conducting walkthroughs with the stakeholders.
  • Conducted User acceptance Testing.
  • Helped in creating end user manuals.

Tools & Technology: RUP, Windows NT Server, UNIX OS, Rational Rose, Microsoft Office, Java,Open source solutions, Open Standards, and accepted best practices, DB2, Oracle, MySQL Databases, Enterprise-level Electronic Commerce Web architecture and integration.

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