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Sr. Business Analyst Resume

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NJ

SUMMARY

  • Over Six years of experience in business analysis, business development & IT experience. With technical and business domain knowledge, seeking to work in Business Analyst role.
  • Experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) variants and Project Development Life Cycle phases.
  • Excellent Business writing skills in developing Business Requirements Document, USE Case Specifications, Functional Specifications, Business Continuity Plan (BCP), Workflows and Unified Modeling Language (UML) Diagrams.
  • Proficient in Object Oriented Analysis (OOA), Unified Modeling Language (UML), Rational Unified Process (RUP), and Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Experience in using UML methodology for creating Use Cases, Activity Diagrams and Sequence Diagrams using MS - Visio and Rational Rose.
  • Familiar with the current industry improvement standards like Six Sigma, Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and capability maturity model integration (CMMI).
  • Modeled, managed and communicated requirements throughout the project life cycle performed Gap Analysis against requirements specifications to determine fit
  • Experience in conducting Joint Application development (JAD) and Rapid Application development (RAD) sessions
  • Well versed with Microsoft Project for project planning and reporting.
  • Experience and ability to create Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) for managing changes in System Requirements.
  • Experience in reviewing Test Procedures, defining Test Cases, reviewing and maintaining Test Scripts and User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Excellent Analytical, Problem Solving and Communication Skills, Leadership and management abilities and team spirit.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating Systems: Windows, Sun Solaris, Linux, AIX

Programming Languages: C, C++, HTML, Visual Basic, JAVA, JavaScript

Process/Design Tools: Rational Suite, UML, MS Visio, RUP, MS Project

Requirement Gathering: Rational Requisite Pro, MS Office

Data Bases: SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, MS Access

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, NJ

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised up to 13 direct reports in financial planning, forecasting, information systems, accounts payable, payroll and general ledger
  • Developed cost estimating process for quoting new business that was adapted by entire division
  • Executed credit and financial analysis of the firm’s and forecasted firms performance with use of different cause and effect methods
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting review of the financial performance against the forecast with the budget holders
  • Projected revenues based on the historical growth and industry trend
  • Evaluated business plans' viability,capital structure, and compliance with the current e-commerce industry
  • Prepared various top level reports like cash flow reports, shipping expenses reports, Payment gateways periodic performance reports etc to constantly compare the present trends with the forecasted expenses
  • Responsible for identifying and documenting business rules and creating detailed Use Case
  • Conducted user interviews at both in-house and client locations, gathering and analyzing requirements using RequisitePro.
  • Identify, research, Realize, investigate, analyze, define and document business processes and Use Case Scenarios.
  • Liaison for projects with other corporate departments, including Executive, Legal and Information Services as well as vendor relationships.
  • Acted as a resource in understanding how IS carry out business functions and assists in ensuring the timely and effective implementation
  • Used detailed knowledge of application features and functions assess scope and impact of business needs throughout analysis and completion of all enhancement specifications
  • Performed Gap analysis by identifying existing technologies, documenting the enhancements to meet the end state requirements.
  • Designed and developed Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, OOD using UML
  • Assisted with user testing of systems (UAT), developing and maintaining quality procedures, and ensuring that appropriate documentation is in place
  • Worked with development and testing teams to accomplish timely release objectives.
  • Developed timelines for project delivery, and managed projects and resources to successful completion

Environment: Extensively work on Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project, Business objects, JD Edwards, SWOT analysis, SQL, Credit card processing tool like First Data etc.

Confidential

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with client groups to determine user requirements, Business rules and goals. Utilized Rational Unified Process (RUP) to configure and develop process, standards, and procedures and create a Business requirement Document (BRD).
  • Interacted with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and stakeholders to get a better understanding of client business processes and gather business requirements.
  • Analyzed business requirements and segregated them into high level and low level use cases, activity diagrams, and sequence diagrams using Rational Rose according to UML methodology.
  • FollowedAgile Iterative development approachand was involved with all iterations of the development life cycle and risk management.
  • Prepared Business Process Models and business rules that included modeling of all activities of business from conceptual to procedural level.
  • Understood and articulated business requirements and rules from user interviews and then converted requirements into technical specifications.
  • Extensively worked with Project Manager to determine the current best practices for requirement gathering
  • Set up Demand deposit accounts automatically to adjust with interest rates when rate changes occur in money market accounts like mortgage accounts, bond accounts.
  • Used MISMO standards in an open process to develop, promote and maintain voluntary electronic commerce procedures and standards.
  • Analyzed the strategies of Risk management, Mortgage, Fixed Income and Derivatives in the investment division and conducted Portfolio Performance measurement: return, calculation and attribution.
  • Used Rational Clear Case as Version Control System for any changes to documents related to project like Use Case documents, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams etc.
  • Created and participated in JAD sessions to analyze and prioritize competing business needs.
  • Involved in reporting the schedule and the plan of the project using Business Intelligence.
  • Managed business requirements in Rational Requisite Pro while making them available to all team members.
  • Examined, analyzed and modeled test plans, test scripts, test procedures and use case scenarios based on RUP methodology.
  • Used Test Director to coordinate and manage the master test plan, test scripts, testing resources, pass vs. fail cases and the entire testing process.
  • Wrote clear, concise detailed system requirements specification (SRS) documents and user documentation in accordance to guidelines and standards of a level where developers can interpret, design and develop the application with minimum guidance.
  • Designed the business requirement collection approach based on the project scope and SDLC methodology.
  • Defined program and project goals, objectives, products, services, constraints, assumptions, risks and facilitated processes by working with the project team, sponsor, and stakeholders to baseline the scope of the work and enable development of the plan.
  • Responsible for extensive level of project documentation.

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

Confidential, TN

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed and analyzed the business requirements document to derive the functional specifications document and assisted in the preparation of System Requirement Specifications.
  • Participated in requirement gathering for the COTS software package.
  • Facilitated functional requirement gathering from system users and prepared business requirement documents (BRD).
  • Co-authored detailed Functional Specification Document.
  • Responsible for gathering requirements from users and performing data mapping on the application and testing the application as per the specs.
  • Data Mapping of Pro-V Care profiles against Physicians and Pharmacists Database.
  • Prepared Use Case scenarios for a clear understanding between the vision document and stakeholders using MS Visio.
  • Created WBS, Project Schedule and Project Timelines using MS Project.
  • Maintained the Requirements Tractability Matrix (RTM).
  • Used the guidelines and artifacts of Rational Unified Process (RUP) to strategize the Implementation of Rational Unified Process effort in different iterations and phases of the SDLC.
  • Performed GAP analysis.
  • Participant in different phases of STLC.
  • Understood the Business Logic, User Requirements and test-objectives to develop Use Case, Test plans, Test cases, Scenarios.
  • Highly involved with Unit testing, System testing and Integration testing.
  • Coordinated UAT.
  • Developed and maintained quality procedures and ensured that appropriate documentation was in place.
  • Responsible for conducting weekly meetings with stakeholders and production group in order to meet milestones and highlight areas of concern.

Environment: MS Access and MS Excel 2003, UML, MS SQL Server 2008, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Rational Rose Requisite Pro, MS Visio2005, COTS, HTML, Load runner 8.0, Oracle, Win Runner 8.6, Test Director 8.0.

Confidential, CA

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted sessions for understanding business expectations and for gathering requirements from various SMEs (Subject Matter Experts)
  • Created functional requirement specifications (FRS) for Loan Management, Appraisal and Pricing modules
  • Facilitated and participated in joint application development (JAD) sessions for communicating and managing expectations with the business users, senior management and end users
  • Analyzed business requirement documents and developed use cases, use case diagrams, activity diagrams, state chart diagrams
  • Transformed underwriting guidelines into pricing rules
  • Performed impact analysis on vendor management system due to changes in loan manager module
  • Aided JAD session follow-ups for project plan updates and gained consensus for User Acceptance Testing requirements
  • Wrote specs to utilize Web services (Axis) for data-retrieval from external systems
  • Worked with the Quality Assurance Team to test different releases and to develop test plans and test cases
  • Worked with UAT team to validate the developed application meets the business requirements
  • Conducted training sessions for the end users and documented various training manuals
  • Production support - to end users as well as development team during initial system deployment
  • Analysis and resolution of end-user queries and bug reports
  • Benchmarking functional requirements met against those expected by running test cases and writing PL/SQL statements and SQL queries to retrieve and check database contents
  • Presented the application walk-through and the business know-how to higher management, business partners, and project managers.

Confidential, MD

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Created use case models and UML diagrams to reflect use case narratives
  • Acted as liaison between Information Systems group and Business User group
  • Conducted business requirements, functional and technical walk-through meetings
  • Adherence to Rational Unified Process (RUP) to define the development life cycle
  • Developed end-to-end staggered approach for a phased roll-out of the entire application in conjunction with the business desk
  • High-level functional and gap analysis
  • Made presentations to business users and other stakeholders outlining system changes and expected benefits.
  • Assisted project manager in tasks related to project implementation
  • Worked across all levels of management to track project requirements and ensure compliance in development effort
  • Identifying, capturing and tracking risks in the Risk Management Database
  • Involved in white box testing of the java code with developers in the unit testing phase
  • Documented test plans and test cases and established testing guidelines and procedures for unit and integration testing
  • Reviewed and evaluated all enhancements before delivery and deployment to ensure its meeting the standard criteria
  • Contributed to organizational change management by facilitating robust User Acceptance Testing and supporting the training phase of project.
  • Participated in team meetings and discussions on new product development. Involved modeling of functional requirements, converting business requirements into technical specs using Use-case models for various engineering projects.
  • Involved in feedback of the activities of team members whose primary objective was to develop/support software.

Confidential

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked extensively with the users and with different levels of management to identify requirements, use cases and to develop functional specifications
  • Maintained and monitored project progress and status through MS Project
  • Created Use-Cases and Business Use-Case Model after accessing the status and scope of the project and understanding the business processes.
  • Integrated Requisite Pro with Rational Rose to provide all teams visibility and maintain tractability among requirements, use cases and change requests.
  • Managed all the requirements in Requisite Pro, making requirements available to all team members.
  • Designed use cases and sequence diagrams using Rational Rose
  • Created requirements analysis and design phase artifacts using Requisite Pro, Rational Rose and MS Visio to create Use cases, Activity, Sequence and Collaboration diagrams.
  • Interacting with various cross-functional teams on building business use cases and understanding expenses and revenue stream.
  • Interacting with the developers to report and correct bugs.
  • Used the change management from rational to track changes to multiple artifacts by versioning artifacts, associating requirements specific change requests to streamline the defect/change tracking process.
  • Wrote SQL queries to test the database backend.
  • Prepared detailed reports of the Bugs, Pass-Fail report, Comparison Chart
  • Contributed to organizational change management by facilitating robust User Acceptance Testing and supporting the training phase of project.
  • Participated in team meetings and discussions on new product development. Involved modeling of functional requirements, converting business requirements into technical specs using Use-case models for various engineering projects.
  • Involved in feedback of the activities of team members whose primary objective was to develop/support software.

Confidential 

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed specs for business logic agents - components within OMS which asynchronously communicate with various systems or other BLAs to take the order to completion
  • Re-design of components to comply with new design patterns incorporated as part of and enhanced J2EE system
  • Used XML to map data elements for messaging between various system components through a centralized bus
  • Acted as liaison between business users and development team to clarify requirements and problems encountered during development
  • Worked with developers to make sure they understand the use cases and worked with quality control teams to develop test plans and test cases
  • Assisting the PMs in setting realistic project expectations and in evaluating the impact of changes on the organization and project plans
  • Participated in bug review meetings to discuss outstanding issues with QA team and developers
  • Worked with UAT team to validate that the developed application will meet the business requirement
  • Identifying potential problems, taking corrective measures and tracking risks to closure
  • Production Support - first point of contact for trouble shooting the system

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