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Sr. Business Analyst Resume

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Charlotte, NC


  • Over 9 years of experience as a Business Analyst in the Finance industry in requirement gathering, analysis and business processes management with a strong knowledge of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using Waterfall, RUP and Agile methodologies.
  • Extensive experience in creating and analyzing Business Requirements Document (BRD), Functional Specifications Document and Systems Requirements Specifications (SRS).
  • Leading JAD sessions to facilitate discussions of Requirements Scope, Priority, and Dependencies. Work with application Architects, Developers, Testing teams thereby coordinating efforts
  • Experienced in performing Gap Analysis and SWOT Analysis to check the compatibility of the existing system infrastructure and server technology with new business requirements.
  • Coordinating efforts within a team of Project Managers, reporting Actual costs, projecting Estimated forecasts, and evaluating reports on monthly basis.
  • Adept in using MS office applications like MS Visio to draw UML diagrams like Activity, Sequence, Collaboration, Use case diagrams, Workflows, Data Flow Diagrams.
  • Expertise in Equity Valuation, Quantitative Methods, Portfolio Management Theory and Applications.
  • Profound knowledge in Options, Futures and Derivatives, expert in Corporate Finance, Budget Allocation and Forecasting and excellent understanding of Investment strategies & World trade markets.
  • Dedicated & Self - motivated, proven leadership capabilities and time management skills. Proven track record of adding significant value while participating on project teams following a structured project management methodology.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and documentation skills along with good process management skills to gather requirement.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others, initiate action and adapt to change
  • Possess a strong work ethic, goal oriented, and experienced in group and project management.


  • Win 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/8
  • MS Office Suites
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Access
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Project
  • MS Visio
  • RUP
  • Test Director
  • Crystal Reports
  • Business Object
  • Rational Requisite Pro
  • UML (Unified Modeling Language)
  • Microsoft SQL Server (2000 & 2005)
  • Rational Rose
  • Rational Clear Case
  • Rational Clear Quest
  • Crystal Reports (9i 11i)
  • SharePoint
  • HP Quality Center


Confidential, Charlotte NC

Sr. Business Analyst


  • Liaise with technical, project management, SME, client teams and other Business Analysts to assist in the development, testing and deployment of applications
  • Gather, analyse and document requirements from business partners and subject matter experts using DOORs
  • Provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet business requirements
  • Own and update the Project Definition Document (PDD) after kick-off, develop and present Business Requirement Documents (BRD) and ensure traceability of each requirement using RTM (Requirements Traceability Matrix)
  • Work with user groups to provide training, resolve questions, assess user needs, and recommend changes
  • Develop Use case diagrams, Process flow diagrams, and Sequence diagrams based on the business and technical requirements using MS Visio and Enterprise Architect (EA)
  • Perform extensive GAP and Workflow analysis for new functionality requirements as well as prioritize them based on actual business needs
  • Create and manage project templates, use case project templates, requirement types and traceability relationships
  • Assist the Project Manager in developing a detailed project plan using MS Project and follow through with the document approval process.

Confidential, Wilmington,DE

Business Analyst


  • Prepared specifications for system changes and developed systems test plan components and test scripts
  • Conducted Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions with stakeholders.
  • Provided timely and complete UAT testing of multiple websites and internet tools for sites and applications focused on financial markets
  • Gathered requirements from Business Partners/SMEs.
  • Provided technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet business requirements
  • Conducted Impact and GAP analysis on the business requirement.
  • Created a new workflow to accommodate the new Federal credit card regulation related to fee, over limit and over limit fee.
  • Created a workflow for suspending and un-suspending DDA numbers directly from the customer care advisor screen to facilitate the credit card payments.
  • Conducted reverse engineering of the existing vendor system (OBTM) and developed the solution in-house for better integration with existing chase systems.
  • Modified existing workflow to accommodate change request from the client.
  • Updated Impact and Trace Matrix.
  • Using information gathered from the stakeholders; produced various artifacts such as use-case specifications, software requirements specifications, screen mock-ups, workflow, Functional. Specification Documents, use case/diagrams and activity diagrams as per JPMC SDLC methodology
  • Maintained ongoing communication with back-end developers ensuring that modifications and requirements were addressed in a time manner and monitored all revisions.
  • Participated in functional and technical reviews.
  • Worked with QA team to design test strategy and test cases for User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

Confidential, St. Louis, MO

Business Analyst


  • Worked with user groups to provide training, resolve questions, assess user needs, and recommend changes
  • Performed multiple testing assignments simultaneously and communicated with multiple LOBs to coordinate testing constructively
  • Obtained a detailed knowledge of business process involved in the project environment.
  • Extracted the business requirements for the end users keeping in mind their need for the application and developed the BRDs
  • Established Business Analysis methodology using Agile Extreme Programming to create Architecture and Interaction models.
  • Interacted with numerous internal groups and formed productive and positive working relationships with staff with varying technical and business backgrounds and skill levels across the organization.
  • Used business process modeling techniques for reengineering.
  • Conducted Gap Analysis to show the current and proposed functionalities of the system.
  • Generated reports using business objects.
  • Extensively involved in JAD sessions to converge early towards a design acceptable to the customer and feasible for the developers.
  • Involved in the back office operations using data from Bloomberg.
  • Generated advanced reports related company’s performance that would help the business users in managing their portfolio.
  • Helped the business users in portfolio management by giving additional information such as; beta value, target price and performance charts for the last five years.
  • Created artifacts and defined milestones and iterations plan for inception and elaboration phases.
  • Assisted in testing the application whether all the user requirements were catered to by the application.
  • Involved in preparing a simple and detailed User manual for the application for intended users.

Confidential, Memphis, TN

Business Analyst


  • Facilitated Kick-off meeting with all major stake holders including the Director, SMEs and Project Manager.
  • Gathered and documented business, functional and technical requirements in the form of detailed business processes from Confidential SMEs through surveys, open house meetings, direct interviews and JAD sessions.
  • Responsible for preparation of RD.050, BP.080 and BR.100 documents.
  • Analyzed and prioritized user and business requirements as system requirements that must be included while developing the software.
  • Identified effort related to automating interfaces & linkage to the legacy systems and determined if competitive replacement exist from Oracle products.
  • Developed Use case diagrams, Process flow diagrams, and Sequence diagrams based on the business and technical requirements using MS Visio.
  • Analyzed existing legacy systems/applications within all divisions.
  • Elicited requirement for replacement of legacy systems through Oracle ERP/Apps Modules including Oracle Financials (AP, AR, GL, CM and FA), Human Resource, Public Sector Budgeting, iSupplier, iSupport and iProcurement.
  • Used detailed knowledge of application features and functions, assessed scope and impact of business needs throughout analysis and completion of all specifications.
  • Worked as a liaison between developers and users.

Confidential, Westlake, TX

Business Analyst


  • Served as a liaison between the business team, project team by assisting the business team in identifying, understanding, and documenting their business needs. Collected and documented business processes as well as business rules.
  • Created UML Diagrams like Sequence Diagrams, Activity Diagrams and Process flow diagrams to elaborate the new processes using Rational Rose.
  • Gathered business requirements through interviews, surveys, prototyping and observations of account managers and UI (User Interface) of the existing Broker Portal system.
  • Built and maintained market financial analysis models.
  • Conducted controlled brainstorming sessions with project focus groups.
  • Analyzed and prioritized user and business requirements that were included while developing the software.
  • Planned and defined system requirements to Use Cases and Test Plans.
  • Conducted JAD sessions with management, SME (Subject Matter Expertise), vendors, users and other stakeholders to develop specifications.
  • Authored progress and completion reports, which were submitted to project manager on a weekly basis.
  • Wrote Test Cases and developed strategies with Quality Assurance group to implement them.

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