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Sr. Business Analyst Resume

Irving, TexaS

SUMMARY

  • 7+ years’ experience in requirements gathering, project management including staffing and coordinating software development projects
  • Experience working in SDLC Waterfall and Agile Scrum Methodologies
  • Intensively involved in ALL stages of project/product life cycle. From Concept definition phase to Production, deployment phase (and Postproduction support phase /Continuous product improvement)
  • Highly proficient in working with Users and Stakeholders to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements using JAD, and Brainstorming sessions.
  • Proficiency in eliciting analyzing and documenting by collaborating with development team within a deliverable period
  • Ability to manage changing priorities and plan effectively in order to meet deadlines.
  • Strong experience in Creating process flow and high Level Design Documents, Use Case Documents, BRD Documents, Functional User Requirement documents, Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Specification Documents, Wire Frames and documenting complex business rules.
  • Co - ordinate between IT and Business teams and ensure requirements and its system implications are communicated and understood by both teams
  • Experience in documenting Test plans, test scripts and ran UAT test cases on the proposed enhancements and functionality. Documented test results for review with management staff.
  • Collaborate with developer, user and user interface designer communities
  • Effectively able to work on self-managed projects or as a team member, and able to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Experience in stakeholder management, requirement gathering, elicitation, documentation, approval & sign off process through SDLC & Agile- SCRUM methodology as part of execution for development

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office
  • Access
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • MS Visio;
  • SharePoint

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sr. Business Analyst

Confidential, Irving, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Examines the scope document and the current business process to gain better understanding of the project, interview Subject Matter Experts asking questions and carefully document requirement thus forming a communication link between the business and technical units.
  • Create use case diagram, activity diagram and sequence diagram using Visio
  • Organize and handle all business requirements documentation
  • Effective scrum master facilitating time boxing and conducting the scrum ceremonies sprint planning daily scrum and sprint review and sprint retrospectives.
  • Conducted GAP Analysis after analyzing AS IS business process and To Be Business process. Document the requirement as a user story and helped the product owner prioritize them in the product backlog.
  • Analyzed agency wide work systems to identify opportunities for improvement through automation and thereby developed flowcharts using BPM tool MS Visio
  • Report to the project manager regarding the updated and progress of the project by submitting weekly reports.
  • Involved in resolving impediments that affected the performance of the scrum development team
  • Work towards research and business analysis for client services and system enhancement by continuously interacting with the end-users.
  • Documented traceability matrix and high level design documents
  • Participate in JAD sessions with technical staff to review and discuss proposed functionality, process and improvements Participate in daily stand-ups, grooming sessions and other Scrum ceremonies with the delivery team
  • Create detailed user stories, release notes, business and functional requirements documents, use cases, and test scripts
  • Ensure project documents are complete, thorough, accurate, current and stored appropriately
  • Communicate effectively with customers to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions
  • Manage customer expectations effectively
  • Provide agreed upon service level of production system support Provides training, documentation, and change request for new developments.
  • Coordinates and enables testing within the same test environment; running programs and producing reports to aid business testing.
  • Maintains and prioritizes testing issues logs; ensuring that issues and scope changes are managed within the developers’ workflow.

Sr. Business Analyst

Confidential, Atlanta, Georgia

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare business requirement documents (BRD), and functionality Requirement Document (FRD).
  • Analyzed the business process along with the prior documentation for complete understanding of the project also interviewed SME and other stakeholders in order to better understand the business process.
  • Coordinates GAP Analysis by understanding the as is and to Be business process
  • Conducted the JAD sessions and one on one interview with stakeholders and SMES for requirement gathering.
  • Facilitates the scrum planning meeting for effort estimation and prioritization of user stories using Moscow as the priority technique.
  • Follow agile methodology and accomplished tasks as per schedule plan.
  • Plan meeting, daily scrum meeting, sprint demo and retrospect meeting
  • Daily task included researching and analyzing bugs and enhancement request.
  • Serve as the SME for the software change request process in order to effectively manage all change request from the stakeholders
  • Utilized MS Visio to create various flowchart use case and sequence diagrams to provide detail outline of the various actors of the system and how the various components of the system interacted.
  • Assisted in developing test plans, test cases and performed user acceptance testing.
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyzes tradeoffs between usability and performances.
  • Proactively notifying the project manager of any issue that could impact the scope Quality, cost
  • Participate in the weekly status meeting with team member’s project manager and technical team and generate weekly status report to the project manager requirements for various system redesigns.
  • Ensure that the respective scrum artifacts were visible to the product owner and team.

Sr. Business Analyst

Confidential, El Segundo CA

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted Interviews, JAD sessions and distributed questionnaires to gather business requirements and create presentations of issues
  • Managed effective communication with internal and external customers to determine their business needs
  • Created Business Requirements Document by emphasizing on documenting Assumptions, Dependencies, Constraints, Business Requirements, Key Business Indicators, Business Risk Assessment, and Critical Success Factor
  • Worked closely with the development team from inception through deployment, making use of the Agile methodology
  • Participated in sprint planning, daily scrums, testing, retrospectives and sprint reviews
  • Participated in the development and grooming of Project Backlog Stories (requirements) with business
  • Created various functional flow diagrams using Lucidchart
  • Assisted in entering and updating Issues (Epics and stories) in to Jira
  • Assisted in testing associated sprint stories for acceptance signoff.
  • Conducted GAP Analysis after analyzing AS-IS business process and the TO-BE business process. Wrote down the requirements in the form of user stories and helped the product owner prioritize them in the product backlog.
  • Acted as Scrum Master, facilitating, time-boxing and conducting the Scrum Ceremonies-Sprint planning, daily scrum, and sprint review and sprint retrospective meetings.
  • Involved in resolving impediments that affected the performance of the Scrum Development team.
  • Drafted an updated the sprint burndown chart and product burndown chart to calculate the velocity of the team during the sprint.
  • Assisted product owner in re-prioritizing the product backlog during the sprint review meeting and velocity calculation.
  • Involved in setting timelines during the sprint retrospective meetings.
  • Engaged in reporting to the Program Manager regarding the updates and progress of the project by submitting weekly reports.
  • Created use case, use case diagrams, activity diagrams and sequence diagrams using Lucidcharts.
  • Ensured that the respective scrum artifacts were visible to the product owner and the team.
  • Facilitated Scrum planning meeting for effort estimation and prioritization of user stories using MOSCOW technique

Business Analyst

Confidential, Bellevue, WA

Responsibilities:

  • Work with stakeholders to identify and understand their needs and concerns, understand the environment in which they work, and ensure stakeholder's actual underlying needs are understood, rather than their stated desires.
  • Manage and communicate requirements appropriately to ensure stakeholders and the project team remain in agreement on the solution scope, how requirements are communicated to stakeholders, and how knowledge gained by the business analyst is maintained for future use.
  • Create benchmarking criteria for business systems and assist stakeholders with ongoing analysis to highlight areas of improvement.
  • Identify a business need, refine and clarify the definition of that need, and define a solution scope that can feasibly be implemented by the business. Techniques used include: problem definition and analysis, business case development, feasibility studies, and the definition of solution scope.
  • Plan business analysis approach, activities, communications, and requirements management process
  • Manage solution scope, requirements, and requirements traceability
  • Maintain requirements reusability
  • Prioritize and progressively elaborate stakeholder and solution requirements in order to enable the project team to implement a solution that will meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and stakeholders. Techniques used include: analyzing stakeholder needs to define solutions that meet those needs, assessing the current state of the business to identify and recommend improvements, and verifying and validating of the resulting requirements.
  • Coordinated the User Acceptance testing with the end users
  • Documented Test Plans and Test Cases using Rational Test Manage

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