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Senior Business Analyst/scrum Master Resume

MN

SUMMARY

  • IT professional wif extensive exposure to Systems/Software Development Life Cycle and possesses 8+ years of successful Business Analysis experience and has excellent Agile (Scrum) & Waterfall methodology expertise.
  • Experience in gathering requirements by using techniques such as interviewing, questionnaires, brainstorming, prototyping, cost/benefit analysis and risk analysis wif clients and development team.
  • Great working experience of SDLC Models such as Agile Methodologies/ Iterative Model and Waterfall Model
  • Assisted and Organized Sprints wif the team and facilitated SCRUM meetings for project management process and halped team meet sprint goals.
  • Experienced in conducting Joint Application Development JAD and Rapid Application Development RAD sessions to meet the deliverables of the project
  • Experience in performing Business Process Re - engineering/GAP Analysis, SWOT analysis, Risk analysis, Mitigation plan and Impact analysis to check compatibility of the legacy system infrastructure wif new business requirements
  • Developed User Stories, Use case Documents USD, Business Requirement Document BRD and Functional Requirement Document FRD.
  • Experience in developing Use Case diagrams and Activity diagrams based on UML methodology and business process flow diagrams by using Microsoft Visio
  • Experience in developing Test Plans, Test Cases for system and user acceptance testing.
  • Involved in User Acceptance Test UAT for the final testing of the application in the deployment environment.
  • Experienced in tracing requirements throughout the development process using the Requirement Traceability Matrix.
  • Possess good communication skills, self-analysis skills, strong self-motivational skills, ability to organize own time and a good level of attention to details.
  • Involved in the periodically held JAD sessions for the purpose of project updates as well as involved in the weekly meetings to discuss the current project status.
  • Identified Use Cases from the requirements and wrote Use Case Specifications document.
  • Linked business processes to organizational objectives, identifying opportunities for business process improvement and involved in the performance of cost/benefit analysis.
  • Worked extensively on data mapping and metadata requirements. Wrote SQL queries to test the source to target data.
  • Reported status to project management and project owners on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Actively involved in developing, executing and coordinating functional and user acceptance testing UAT .
  • Maintained strong working relationship wif various business groups such as project technical/development team and external clients throughout the development process of the credit card processing system.
  • Hold a proven track record in meeting deadlines, performing well in a pressurized environment.
  • Effectively applied SDLC methodology and enforced project delivery standards.
  • Strong persuasive skills, facilitation skills, problem solving skills, business skills, verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Agile (Scrum) & RUPs Iterative based Software Development Life Cycle processes.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, MN

Senior Business Analyst/Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated wif offshore team to allocate and share test case preparation, testing and defects
  • Liaised wif onshore development team and client manager for understanding of requirements
  • Worked very closely wif the product owner ensuring the goals, scope, and product domain is understood by everyone in the team and assisted in arranging the Product/Sprint backlog to maximize value.
  • Assisted and coached the team in scrum adoption, self-organization and cross functionality to create a high value product.
  • Worked closely wif the SSA team to analyze, design, develop, and unit test IT applications, including those developed in a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).
  • Designed and developed project document templates based on SDLC methodology
  • Gained understanding of the Asset management requirements for risk analytics and developed the equity reference data mappings and equity reference data dictionaries considering the source system and target system equity reference data.
  • Identified, researched, realized, investigated, analyzed, defined and documented business processes and Use Case Scenarios
  • Designed and developed all Use Cases and UML models using Rational and Visio
  • Collaborated in building a business analysis process model using Rational Rose, RequisitePro, and Visio.
  • Prepared detailed design documents to translate business process effectively for developers and product managers using MS Visio.
  • Developed user documentation for all the application modules. Also responsible for writing test plan documents and unit testing for the application modules.
  • Executed Regression and IST sceneries in the Quality Center
  • Assisted in system and User Acceptance Testing, performed client presentations.
  • Assured dat all Artifacts are in Compliance wif corporate AGILE Policies and guidelines.
  • Performed Gap analysis for new functionality requirements, identified and documented improving areas to meet the end state requirements as well as prioritized them based on actual business needs to align them wif the product release roadmap.
  • Adjust Blue Prism reporting to highlight benefit realization and track opportunities for future process improvement
  • Involved in GAP and Feasibility analysis for the design and architecture of the new application.
  • Created and tracked product backlog using issue-tracking tool "JIRA".
  • Facilitated and participated in regular stand-up meeting.
  • Works wif cross-functional project managers to allocate the right resources, monitors performance, and assures consistency across all solutions.
  • Liaised between the lines of business and the development teams to translate business and design requirements into technical requirements in Agile Projects.
  • Worked closely wif offshore team to understand the client requirements and managing the operations aspects of project.

Confidential, New York, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Managed and monitored various scrum events through agile delivery process, worked closely wif project manager, product owner and stakeholders to ensure their expectations are met.
  • Conducted Gap Analysis for the system considering AS IS and TO BE features.
  • Gatheird requirements, developed Process Model and detailed Business Policies.
  • Generated a streamline process to understand the various steps in the loan lifecycle and desired functionality of the new system by interacting wif users, management, SME (Subject Matter Expert), stakeholders, lenders, underwriters.
  • Participated in techniques such as SPRINT planning, Product Backlog management, agile estimation, daily SCRUM, metrics such as Burn-down & Velocity charts, Sprint summary report, Sprint review/retro meetings
  • Conducted User Story grooming sessions.
  • Broke down the business requirements into Epics and Features.
  • Experience from Front to back office, worked wif fund managers, financial advisors and technical team members.
  • Designed asset management portfolio for its customers as per business requirements.
  • Interacted wif Fixed Income business heads to finalize the Business Requirements for the application.
  • Wrote SQL statements to extract data from the Tables
  • Planned and defined system requirements to Wire Frame wif Use Case, Use Case Scenario and Use Case Narrative using the UML Unified Modeling Language methodologies.
  • Designed Use Cases using UML and managed the entire functional requirements life cycle.
  • Utilized Commercial Lending banking application and was responsible for the design and process flow of the system.
  • These specifications included UML-based use case models and activity diagrams, and usability analysis/user interface.
  • Identified and solved problems using Root Cause, Pareto analysis.
  • Maintained test plan/cases working wif business teams- Had Exposure to quality center tools like AML.
  • Developed user manuals, presentations and training manuals as per project specifications and timelines.
  • Interacted wif diverse and multiple teams to maintain the bottom-line objectives.
  • Proficient in writing good SQL queries.
  • Provided overall project management to multiple projects successfully completing them on-schedule and on-budget.
  • Built and managed a cohesive team to meet deliverables per project / track assigned.
  • Provided customer support as required to meet service level agreements.
  • Prepared the Business Workflow using MS-Visio wif input, output, and Pre and Post conditions.

Confidential - Falmouth, ME

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Performed requirements gathering and analysis from the business users of the system and SME's while adhering to SDLC Software Development Life Cycle industry best practices. Used the Agile-scrum methodology for software development.
  • Gatheird and documented business BRD, FRD from both formal and informal sessions and validated the needs of the business stakeholders.
  • Interacted wif Software development team and Business users as a liaison in halping developers to understand the business requirements, Functional requirements BRD, FRD theirby ensuring the proposed applications complies wif the business specifications.
  • Worked wif the business users and wif different levels of management to identify requirements, use cases and to develop functional specifications using the agile methodology for software development.
  • Interacted wif business area experts, IT experts asking detailed questions and carefully recording the requirements in a format dat can be reviewed and understood by both business and technical teams across organizational lines
  • Provided continuous support to the development team in order to make sure dat business requirements are being converted into a desired software product
  • Documented Requirements for Activity management, Fixed Income, Asset Management Services, Client portfolio management, Order management system, Performance, Equities, Reconciliation, transaction capture Execution and reporting requirements for the user interface.
  • Conducted project due diligence and created testing document to meet Sarbanes-Oxley and other Compliance requirements
  • Worked wif Fixed Income, Bonds and Bond Trading Cycle, Bond Pricing, Equities, Trade Cycle, Derivatives Options and Futures, Portfolio Management, Sales and Marketing.
  • Involved wif the trading activities of Credit Derivatives, Credit default swaps, Interest Rate Derivatives, FX Derivatives, Equity Derivatives and Commodity Derivatives and Futures including Commodity Futures Contracts and Financial Futures
  • Followed UML based methodology using Rational Rose for creating Business Cases and Use Case Models after assessing the status and scope of the project and implementing technology based solutions dat will meet their strategic business processes needs.
  • Interacted wif the Subject Matter Experts SMEs and stakeholders to get a better understanding of client's business processes.
  • Participated in and contributed to As-Is and To-Be Process Modeling Sessions, and build process models.
  • Understood the business requirements and mapped them into functional and technical requirements.
  • Analyzed and designed the data flow and data modeling using power designer tool.
  • Performed Gap Analysis and Impact Analysis to identify the deficiencies of the current system and to identify the requirements for the proposed system.
  • Created use case models and activity diagrams using Unified Modeling Language UML notations using Rational Rose.

Confidential - NYC, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted wif end users to identify and clarify requirements.
  • Conduct business and systems requirements analysis at code and data level, such as data mapping and data conversion analysis.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the business architecture.
  • Assist wif technology requirements gathering, design, implementation, management, and support of various technology components, wif primary focus on analytics and testing.
  • Performed UAT (User Acceptance Testing) on various system test cases to improve quality of the new system releases and upgrades.
  • Liaison between client area and technical organization; planning and conducting and directing the analysis of highly complex business problems to be solved wif automated systems.
  • Provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures dat are cost effective and meet business requirements.
  • Assisted wif project team in the whole project lifecycle phases including scope analyzing, requirements gatherings, developments and quality assurance.
  • Used MS Visio for Process modeling and Business Process flow diagrams.
  • Conducted interviews wif various business users to collect requirement and business process information using MS Visio, Requisite pro.
  • Conduct extensive analysis on security trading cycles provide consulting on financial disclosure, regulatory and Compliance issues
  • Monitored client expectations and skillfully negotiated wif clients through client involvement and all types of communication wif the client's team throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Actively involved in designing of the system wif the system architecture and the development team, supporting the technical team in the product development and delivery process and translated the business requirements into Functional Specification Document FSD.
  • Elicited meetings on credit card application process and payments.
  • Conducted Agile stand up meetings and created user stories
  • Worked closely wif project owner in backlog management and continuous delivery of features.
  • Functional Support and End to End Functional Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Global Implementation support, Upgrades, Business Analysis and Strategies.
  • Preparing the weekly status report and sharing to the Manager to discuss on weekly progress.

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