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Sr. Business Analyst Resume

Lansing, MI

SUMMARY

  • Experience in working in multiple projects.
  • Solid experience in Scheduling and facilitating meetings with the SMEs and project stakeholders for developing Business Requirements, Functional Requirements, design documents, and technical specifications through interviewing, brainstorming, JAD and JAR sessions and various other techniques.
  • Sound experience in developing and tailoring processes, planning and monitoring, configuration management, metrics analysis, generating project documents, defect management, defining and collecting metrics, establishment and process deployment
  • Able to manage multiple projects / assignments at a time.
  • Ability to work effectively on projects independently as well as a part of the team and performing research necessary for their completion of my own.
  • Experience in various Software Development methodologies including, Waterfall, V & V, Iterative, Agile and Scrums.
  • Highly competent, very confident, persuasive, strong sense of responsibly, self - motivated and good sense of team spirit.
  • A good team player, willingness to work hard, capacity to withstand pressure, always work as the member of the team activities.
  • Believe in discipline, punctuality and cleanliness.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Process/ Modeling Tools: Rational Rose, RUP, Requisite Pro, MS Visio

Database Tools: Oracle, SQL Server

QA Tools: HP Application Lifecycle Management

SDLC Methodology: Agile, Scrum, WaterfallIssues Management Mantis, Wiki, JIRA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Lansing, MI

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing software, system study and creating business requirements description documents
  • Worked with product owners, scrum masters and teams to create good product backlogs.
  • Process modeling by facilitating meetings to review and discuss current and existing processes and the User Interfaces with the business users, suggest process improvements and translate the process improvements into the business requirements.
  • Documenting existing processes in technical model format using Pega DCO in order to evaluate and define new IT solutions and implementation processes.
  • Working with the team (across all phases (inception through user acceptance and testing)) in identifying and defining requirements, process flows, use cases, user interface and drafts during Direct Capture of Objectives (DCO) sessions with the clients.
  • Scheduling and facilitating meetings with the SMEs and project stakeholders for developing Business Requirements, and Functional Requirements, through interviewing, brainstorming, JAD and JAR sessions and various other techniques for various P&C LOBs (Commercial Property, General Liability, Garage, Dealers Blanket, Commercial Auto, Underwriting and Claims).
  • Responsible for working with the Scrum Master, Product Owners in facilitating Scrum meetings - Sprint Planning meeting, Daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Review meeting, and Spring Retrospective meetings.
  • Make certain that user stories are good, has business values and story points and to ensure that the user stories have acceptance criteria.
  • Guide the development teams to break down large and complex user story into simplified tasks for execution during the Sprint Planning meetings.
  • Test the user stories for accuracy and compliance to ensure undisputed acceptance and validation of stories.
  • Creating test cases, test conditions matrices, and test scripts based on system and business requirements and reviewing test results.
  • Actively assisted in the acceptance and validation of the stories by testing the delivered stories.
  • Accountable for ensuring user stories to have acceptance criteria.
  • Managing scope, changes and defects to avoid delays
  • Conducting peer reviews for scheduled upgrades, enhancements, and software fixes to verify intent of change is carried through the entire project
  • Determined criteria used by automation test frameworks.
  • Designing and development of automation of features of the system.
  • Got appreciated by the client (both by the Business and Quality Heads) for the quality of requirements documents and the UAT plan and test scenarios generated for the complex systems and organization of the complex business requirements and delivering the documents ahead of schedule.

Environment: PEGA PRPC 6.x, Java, J2EE, FACETS, Oracle, Rational ReqPro, HP Quality Center, QTP, and MS Visio

Confidential, Farmington Hills, MI

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • To define the vision and scope statement for the web delivery platform to deploy various products currently running on different platforms
  • Responsible for all client interactions, anddeliverables to the Business.
  • Responsible and accountable for the coordinated management of multiple related projects directed toward strategic business and other organizational objectives.
  • Responsible for facilitating Scrum meetings - Sprint Planning meeting, Daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Review meeting, and Spring Retrospective meetings.
  • Scheduling and facilitating meetings with the stakeholders to understand the stakeholder needs to define the functional requirements for the common web delivery platform
  • Transforming the business requirements into functional and system requirements for the development team.
  • To act as a liaison and a bridge between the key stakeholders and the development team
  • Create User Stories and Use Cases to support functional specifications
  • Generating use cases to highlight new functionalities in system designs for presentation to stakeholders and technical team
  • Manage requirements backlog and assist with iteration planning
  • Managing the scope, migration and release of multiple releases in various development and support phases
  • Interacting with the testing teams for creating the test cases, test scenarios and reviewing test results

Environment: MS Project, NIKU, Rational RequisitePro, Java, J2EE, JSP, XML, XHTML

Confidential, Bloomington, IL

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing software, system study and business requirements description documents
  • Responsibility includes defining, developing and tailoring and setting up processes for onsite / offsite / offshore development.
  • Generating business requirements and coordinating with the testing team in creating test scenarios, test cases, test conditions matrices, based on system and business requirements using Agile Scrum methodology for the new initiatives.
  • Ensured that user stories are good, has business values and story points.
  • Accountable for ensuring user stories to have acceptance criteria.
  • Proficiently helped development teams to break down large user stories for execution.
  • Worked with product owners, scrum masters and teams in creating good product backlogs.
  • Scheduling and Participating in Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions with the software development team and the client representative for facilitating discussion regarding necessary application changes / enhancements
  • Actively assisted in the acceptance and validation of the stories by testing the delivered stories.
  • Managing scope, changes and defects to avoid delays
  • Conducting peer reviews for scheduled upgrades, enhancements, and software fixes to verify intent of change is carried through the entire project
  • Participating in user acceptance testing and creating user acceptance testing scripts for the customer to demonstrate system reliability

Environment: Business Objects, DB2, Oracle, Rational LTS and MS Visio

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