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Sr. Business Analyst Resume Profile

Tampa, FL

Summary

  • A PMP certified IT consultant with 10 years of Industry experience covered Project Management, Business Analysis, Application Design, System Implementation and IT Governance Strategy
  • With status as a Project Manager and Business analyst executed projects in domains such as Retail, Healthcare, Telecom and Insurance.
  • In depth knowledge of Rational Unified Process RUP in iterative and incremental software development
  • Proficient in Cost-benefit analysis, Feasibility analysis, Business case analysis, UML - 'as-is' and 'to-be' models, and Enterprise Analysis.
  • Proficient in Requirements Management and Elicitation techniques such as JRP/JAD, Brainstorming, Interviews and Prototyping
  • Proficient in Business analysis and process modeling techniques such as UML, Data flow diagrams, Data Modeling, Sequence diagrams and Use cases
  • Ability to create and comprehend process-level and system-level documents including functional specifications, project scoping and project planning
  • Complete and thorough understanding of the entire SDLC, including version and change control and new software rollouts
  • Adept in identifying and converting business needs into technical and non-functional requirements
  • Actively involved in business process re-engineering, process mapping, gap analysis, business refinement process and risk assessment
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding in Process improvement methodologies and standards including CMMI and Six Sigma
  • Seasoned in preparing Requirement Traceability Matrix RTM and Software Requirement Specification SRS
  • Participated extensively on Change Control Board CCB and presented requirements for signoff in reviews
  • Expertise in writing and implementing test plans, test scenarios, test cases, traceability matrices for Black Box, System Testing, Integration testing and User Acceptance Testing
  • Hands on Experience with Rational Rose, Rational RequisitePro, Rational ClearQuest and MS Visio
  • Ability to communicate effectively with business users, Subject Matter Experts SMEs , stake-holders, programmers, and technical staff
  • Experience in implementing continuous improvement processes initiatives, including project life cycle error tracking and cost/benefit evaluations

Core competencies

Industries

Applications

  • Project Management
  • Retail Healthcare
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Analysis
  • Telecom
  • Datawarehousing
  • Requirements Management
  • Banking
  • Global Environments
  • Testing, Usability and User Experience
  • Insurance
  • Agile Methodology
Technologies and Tools
  • Project Management tools: Microsoft Project/Server, MS Office Suite, VISIO, MS Office
  • Requirements Management Tools: Rational RequisitePro, Telelogic DOORS, HP Quality Center
  • Version Control: ClearQuest, Visual SourceSafe VSS , MS SharePoint
  • Databases: Oracle 9i/10g/11g, SQL Server 2000/2005, MS Access, Teradata, Netezza
  • Dev. Tools/Apps: Oracle E-Business Applications, Siebel, Datastage, Informatica Power Center, Information Analyzer, Quality Stage, VSS, CVS, Clear Case, Clear Quest, WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced 6.0, TOAD Pro, Siebel Analytics 7.X, OBIEE 10/11, OBIA, Essbase 11.1.1.1.0, Web Services, EAI, XML, J2EE, VB, SQL, Oracle, SQL Server
Professional Experience

Confidential

Sr. Business Analyst

Role/Responsibilities:

  • Conducted requirement gathering sessions, brainstorming, prototyping and Requirement Workshops with the SMS project stakeholders.
  • Developed Dataflow diagrams, Process Modeling, and Use cases, and analyzed the existing and dependent business processes/gaps
  • Regularly interfaced with Nielsen product leadership to gather, communicate and validate requirements.
  • Worked closely with Application development team to drill down the business requirements to workable solutions.
  • Worked closely with testing team to resolve the defects arising from issues ranging from incorrect code or data to misunderstood functionalities of the application
  • Adhering to Nielsen Toll-gate process and SDLC standards, identified and reviewed the project templates to be used for the project documentation.

Confidential

Lead BA

Role/Responsibilities:

  • Adhering to Agile SCRUM , constructed WBS and tracked project progress on a monthly SPRINT schedule
  • Developed business cases and defined scope of Store applications enhancements
  • Performed Business analysis and Requirements elicitation with the help of tools/techniques such as Brainstorming, Prototyping, Data flow diagrams and Sequence diagrams and Use cases
  • Assessed guest and stores existing business processes, workflows and practices with respect to Guest and Stores subject areas, and to fill gaps in business desired state execution, and also suggested improvements to BI and decision processes
  • Involved in report migration from developing environment to QA environment and to the Production environment
  • Developed and reviewed test plans, test cases and testing methodology to mitigate risks and to ensure the applications meets business, functional expectations of business users
  • Managed scope changes as per Requirements changes to ensure maximum effectiveness
  • Contributed to IT continuous improvement initiatives by developing and implementing standardized procedures, best practices, testing procedures and quality assurance processes

Confidential

Project Manager/Business Analyst

Role/Responsibilities:

  • Adhering to Agile SCRUM , constructed WBS and tracked project progress on a monthly SPRINT schedule
  • Developed business cases and defined scope of Store applications enhancements
  • Performed Business analysis and Requirements elicitation with the help of tools/techniques such as Brainstorming, Prototyping, Data flow diagrams and Sequence diagrams and Use cases
  • Assessed guest and stores existing business processes, workflows and practices with respect to Guest and Stores subject areas, and to fill gaps in business desired state execution, and also suggested improvements to BI and decision processes
  • Involved in report migration from developing environment to QA environment and to the Production environment
  • Developed and reviewed test plans, test cases and testing methodology to mitigate risks and to ensure the applications meets business, functional expectations of business users
  • Managed scope changes as per Requirements changes to ensure maximum effectiveness
  • Contributed to IT continuous improvement initiatives by developing and implementing standardized procedures, best practices, testing procedures and quality assurance processes

Confidential

Lead BA

Role/Responsibilities:

  • Involved in RFP, RFI, and RFQs and established performance metrics to measure conformance to service level agreements and managed the ongoing vendor relationship and sets vendor priorities and direction
  • Conducted requirement gathering sessions such as Brainstorming, Focus groups, Interviews, Prototyping and Requirement Workshops with the Nielsen and Kraft Business users
  • Developed Dataflow diagrams, Process Modeling, Sequence Diagrams and Use cases to anlyze the existing and dependent business processes
  • Regularly interfaced with Nielsen leadership and Kraft Business Unit Sponsor and developed Delivery Strategy
  • Coordinated development activities by managing the technical requirements in a requirements traceability matrix
  • Interacted on a daily basis with the IT Project Manager to provide the stakeholders with status updates and adjusted schedules and estimates of efforts to prioritize the requirement
  • Participated in UAT to track and resolve defects arising from issues ranging from incorrect code or data to misunderstood functionalities of the application
  • Responsible for obtaining signoff on the application and migrating the code from sandbox to production environment and providing support after deployment

Confidential

Project Manager/Business Analyst

Achievements:

  • Implemented 15M Business Intelligence OBIEE / OBIA / Siebel Analytics applications Integrated with enterprise software packages such as Oracle EBS , PO, OM, AR, GL .
  • Implementation of a GUI-based system for better control, audit capabilities, and tracking of Intercompany and value add transactions.
  • Implementation of a GUI-based Dimension and Reference Data application that allowed Finance managers to interactively define the underlying data structures governing data warehouse OLAP reporting.
  • Built and managed onsite-offshore development of BI-DW and distributed database conversion applications.

Role/Responsibilities:

  • Performed Project Resource allocation, Resource levelling, Creation of Project Management plan, and Project Roadmap and time lines as per Motorola PMO guidelines
  • Defined project scope and requirements to meet both North America and Europe client needs
  • Gathered the requirement, completed the proof of concept, designed various reports using Business Objects
  • Analyzed and validated the business model by performing consistency check, validating logical source tables, logical columns, and also validating universe level calculations done in the business model layer
  • Designed and developed Cubes, multiple Dimensions Drill-Down Hierarchies Logical Facts / Measures
  • Documented Project risk management plan. Project communication plan and Project test strategies. Coordinated with Business users and stakeholders in the process of execution of test cases.
  • Ensure the proper change management procedures and techniques, Suggests improvements to change management processes and Coordinates the business unit specific change activities
  • Designed many Reports / Dashboards with different Analytics Views Drill-Down / Dynamic, Cascading Style Sheets, Pivot Table, Chart, Column Selector, Tabular with global and local Filters
  • Worked on OBIEE Apps 7.9.6 like OBIEE Financial Analytics, OBIEE Supply Chain Analytics, OBI Apps Financial Analytics reports
  • Involved in complete SDLC life cycle by adhering to Motorola specific quality processes and align them with client quality Standards
  • Communicated the Status of milestones and project status report with Strategic and Internal stakeholders

Confidential

Business System Analyst

Achievements:

  • A state of the art, BI system, allowing the bank to retire 8 different legacy reporting applications in the first 12 months of deployment and cutting annual support costs by 250K per year.
  • Strategic and operational activity based costing ABM , revenue and profitability reporting Data warehouse and BI applications to facilitate financial analysis and cost management.
  • Implemented Hyperion Financial Management application and Smartview cubes to support enterprise financial reporting.

Role/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated and presented deliverables to business team and development team
  • Sourced requirement documents and produced functional specifications
  • Presented functional and technical requirements information in-group settings
  • Worked extensively with Physical Layer, Business Layer and Presentation Layer of the Repository
  • Configured Repository on the Physical, Business and Presentation levels
  • Identified data sources, corresponding Mappings and Logical Joins
  • Designed the Siebel RPD Physical layer and created the Star Schema in Business Model
  • Performed the scope analysis of the user requirements and determining the Complexity Level of the Data Model and Repository
  • Identified Facts, Dimensions, and grain of the Dimensional Model and Data Warehouse
  • Identified the source tables, source columns, and referential joins using Siebel Tools
  • Analyzed and validated the business model in Siebel Administration Tool by performing consistency check, validating logical source tables, logical columns, and also validating repository level calculations done in the business model layer
  • Used TOAD to debug the SQL query to identify inconsistency in the warehouse tables, and to debug SQL query issued during report execution

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