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Product Owner/product Analyst Resume

Walnut Creek, CA

SUMMARY:

  • A versatile Agile Product Owner, Business Analyst with 6+ years of experience in IT Industry.
  • Extensive Business Analysis experience in all phases of the project life cycle from including requirements gathering, risk analysis, project planning, scheduling & testing
  • Strong understanding of various methodologies - Agile/Scrum, Waterfall and Rational Unified Process (RUP).
  • Adept at Business Process Improvement (BPI) and implementing best practices to drive business objectives.
  • Dexterity to learn and teach new concepts, adaptable to change and direct concurrent tasks.
  • Experienced in   Scrum Practices   like   User Stories, Story Slicing, Backlog Grooming , Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Spring Review   and   Sprint Retrospective.
  •   Conducted   Daily Scrum meetings.
  • Skilled in preparing Product Requirements (PRD) Documents, business requirements document (BRD), Use Case specifications, functional and technical specifications, and system requirements specifications (SRS).
  • Efficient in gathering, detailing, documenting and validating the requirements in a format that is useful to their business area experts and the technical developers using MS Access, Word and Excel
  • Conducted Joint application development (JAD) sessions with relevant Subject Matter Experts and documented reports, implementation requirements, project status reports, oral presentations, e-mails, etc.
  • Ability to lead from the front and focused to reached the set goal.
  • Conducting requirement elicitation sessions by implementing techniques such as Interviews, Brainstorming, Interface Analysis, Discovery Sessions, Feasibility Studies and Stakeholder Analysis.
  • Excellent skills in performing GAP Analysis to check the compatibility of the existing AS-IS system with the new TO-BE business requirement, and document the changes
  • Working with Project Managers, Program Directors, SMEs, Stakeholders, Business users, and clients to analyze and document business requirements and map them to high-level functional, non-functional specifications.
  • Possess superior knowledge of MS Office Suite, MS Visio, Jira and Rally
  • Strong expertise in Data analysis, Data mapping, Data modeling and development of Databases for business applications in client/server applications and Data warehouse environments
  • Experience in the documentation of system and business requirements and specifications, design and development of use and test-case scenarios and root-cause analysis, GAP analysis, developing test plans, conducting user acceptance testing, training, and implementing new processes and technology.
  • Desire to continually improve, understanding industry trends and seeking out new tools techniques
  • Superior research, business writing, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Involved in writing Test plans, Test strategies and Test cases with QA teams.
  • Experience in using defect tracking tools Rally, JIRA & HP QC to address bugs/issues and interacting with development team to fix them.
  • Demonstrated ability in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment with a high degree of endurance and flexibility
  • Worked on offshore - onshore model of project execution.
  • Facilitated User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with the appropriate stakeholders, clients and business users.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, WALNUT CREEK, CA

PRODUCT OWNER/PRODUCT ANALYST

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with the Stakeholders, Program Manager and senior Business Users in defining, documenting and diagramming the business needs and Business Process flow
  • Primary responsibilities include project management for team of mobile app developers, BA’s, QA’s in setting up new enhancement planning.
  • Created project requirement documentation (PRD's) for development of new projects.
  • Execute the product strategy and participate product planning throughout the product life cycle.
  • Develop product roadmaps, design and develop technical specifications and requirements according to the market needs.
  • Used Agile Software Development process viz. Scrum, as this was a time bound project
  • Developed new product lines, designs, products and communicated product requirements & deliverables to company directors in different countries 
  • Facilitate iteration planning meetings, lead work within individual sprints, coordinate retrospectives and demos by partnering with Scrum Master.
  • Worked with scrum master and conducted scrum meeting and daily stand-ups, Synthesized product requirement documents (PRD), market requirement documents (MRD), mockups, wireframes, user stories in JIRA 
  • Involved in requirements gathering sessions with internal and external stakeholders to understand requirements in terms of business change. 
  • Created Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) to track requirements and testing activities, as well as maintained forward and backward traceability throughout the testing and development lifecycle
  • Wrote SQL scripts for creating performance evaluation reports.
  • Pulled data from different databases and migrated data back and forth using SQL
  • Developed flowchart and process diagram using MS Visio .
  • Conducted interviews with clients to analyze their data and gather requirements.
  • Clarified QA team issues and reviewed test plans and test scripts developed by development team and QA team to make sure all requirements have been covered in scripts and tested properly.
  • Utilized JIRA to manage defect tracking, bug fixes, test scripts, and report defect. 
  • Developed test cases and test plans on the basis of requirements and also did manual testing of the functionality of the application to ensure that the application is able to handle a lot of data.
  • Played a key role in Defect Management by identifying & delegating defects, monitoring status, ensuring timely closures, and generating performance reports, to ensure quality software
  • Facilitated User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with end users by providing necessary training and setting-up testing data, test scenarios, and testing environment

Confidential, FREDERICK, MD

AGILE PRODUCT OWNER/ BUSINESS ANALYST

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in cross-departmental meetings to review product requirementsdeliverables and time lines. 
  • Prepare project vision, and project scope document along with the product manager and other team members
  • Worked on both backend (databases) and Frontend (UI/UX), GUI, dashboards.
  • Worked closely with the Engineering, product team, development and QA to create interaction design specifications and product requirements
  • Prepared presentations for On Demand workflow and gave demonstrations on OD functionality to executives and business users.
  • Act as product owner and scrum master host cross functional meetings to get project updates, reprioritize, and triage issues. 
  • Worked extensively with business SMEs to write complete User Stories following Test Driven Development (TDD) by including testable Use Cases.
  • Worked in Agile fashion, sprint planning (2-3 weeks' sprints), schedule and drive SCRUMS to track progress, communicate periodic status to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Participated in the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using Agile/Scrum methodology 
  • Defined Acceptance Criteria for User Stories, defined when a user story is "done", so the business requirements are explicitly listed and both business and development teams agree with what needs to be delivered. 
  • Engaged User Experience group and tech writers from early stage and throughout product development to ensure products are well designed, documented and supportable.
  • Elicited and gathered user and business requirements through open-ended discussions, brainstorming and storyboarding/prototyping.
  • Collaborated with stakeholders in defining user, system, scope and project requirements for the new system enhancement. 
  • Assisted in entering and updating Issues (Epics, Stories, and Tasks) onto JIRA Agile application
  • Performed requirements review with the business stakeholders, developers and QA team
  • Analyzed the business rules for the international user subscription and impact of localization.
  • Provided technical Expertise on the use of JIRA , which were used for Data archiving and Requirements Management.
  • Worked with SQL queries and responsible for data mapping.
  • Retrieved Data using SQL queries and did Data Mapping and Data analysis.
  • Formalized Status Report/Data request process and requirements gathering process. 
  • Maintained a record of recommendations, communications, activities, and schedules to monitor the progress of project in real time using MS Project .
  • Defect Tracking with JIRA .
  • Involved in preparing test plan, test script and test cases based of functional requirements.
  • Performed trouble shooting regression test under UAT environment to identify customer fallout details.

Confidential, ATLANTA, GA

BUSINESS ANALYST

Responsibilities:

  • Followed agile methodology for project execution, and used Storyboards as one of the requirements elicitation technique. 
  • Prepared Project Requirement Documents (PRDs) after the collection of Product Requirements for product overview.
  • Participated in daily SCRUM meetings to discuss the bottlenecks and the tasks status.
  • Prepared process flow/activity diagram for existing system using MS Visio and re-engineer the design based on business requirements.
  • Prepared Excel Reports using advanced excels features such as Macros, Pivot Tables & VLOOKUPS
  • Performed Gap analysis for the new functionality requirements.
  • Performed data cleansing, assisted with data modeling and conducted data extraction activities.
  • Involved in preparing project plans and identifying major milestones for each stage as per the SDLC model Agile Methodology.
  • Identified and documented the dependencies between the business processes.
  • Used JIRA to maintain traceability of requirements and defects .
  • Identified bugs during the test phase and reported them using JIRA .
  • Extensively involved in mapping data from various sources to the target database tables .
  • Helped improve the loading process for various external data into Oracle database.
  • Worked extensively with the QA team for designing Test Plan and Test Cases for the User Acceptance testing (UAT).

Confidential, MEMPHIS, TN 

BUSINESS ANALYST/ TECHNICAL ANALYST

Responsibilities:

  • Extracted the business requirements from the stakeholders keeping in mind their need for the application and documented them using Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Documented business functionality requirements in Business Requirement Document (BRD).
  • Organized and conducted Joint Requirements Planning sessions (JRP) as a facilitator to gather requirements from the Business User. Facilitated Joint Application Development (JAD), and Rapid Application Development (RAD) sessions when needed.
  • Maintained and monitored project progress and status through MS Project .
  • Implemented waterfall methodology of application development with its various workflows, artifacts and activities.
  • Analyzed Business Requirements and created Use Cases, Use Case Diagrams, Navigation Flow, Business Flow Diagrams and Work Flow Diagrams for applications and created Activity Diagrams using MS Visio.
  • Developed non-functional requirements and documented them as Business Rules, Quality attributes and constraint documents.
  • Effective communication made possible between the developers and the end-clients to guarantee that development efforts were within the scope of the project and the development was as expected.
  • Facilitated smooth transition of the project from the project environment to the live environment.
  • Worked with QA lead in validating Test Plan and Test Scenarios .
  • Executed test scripts in different cycles to get the perfection and logged defects in defect tab of HP Quality center .
  • Executed test cases manually. Compared and analyzed actual with expected results and reported all deviations to the appropriate individual(s) for resolution.
  • Assisted Business User during deployment in formulating User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for customized application and getting confirmation for product Release

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