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Senior Business Analyst Resume

Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY:

  • Business Analyst/ Project Manager with over 10 years IT Project experience who leverages a strategic mind, analytical and technical acumen to assist team in delivering desired solutions and operational efficiency.
  • Worked in a senior capacity on small and large project teams of 20+ of both internal and external resources for full life cycle projects.
  • Experience with eliciting requirements and managing project life cycle for highly complex financial solutions; web based applications, as well as off the shelf applications requiring customization.
  • Skilled in communication between third party vendors and off shore developers to build strong partnerships towards meeting strategic objectives.
  • Managed formal change and transitional process across business groups.
  • A highly analytical problem solver who gives 110% to get the job done.
  • Adept at taking on the challenge of a new industry and applying seasoned analytical and documentation skills .

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

SOA,SQL, Oracle, DB2; Java, J2EE, .NET, XML, Web Sphere, Data Warehousing, Business Objects, Quality Center, Rally, Jira, Top Team, IBM Rational Software (Clear Case, Clear Quest, Requisite Pro, Software Architect SharePoint, Ms Office, Ms Project, Salesforce.com, Bloomberg, Calypso,, ALGOSound knowledge of methodologies, to include Agile, RUP, Six Sigma

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Business Analyst

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

  • Authored business cases.
  • Emphasis on requirements definition, process review and gap analysis.
  • Authored business requirements specification.
  • Created AS is and TO be process flows using Visio.
  • Produced use cases and system requirements specification
  • Met project timelines and deliverables
  • Ensured continuous alignment with higher level program objectives and road map.

Senior Business Analyst

Confidential, Marietta, GA

  • Biweekly sprints with daily scrum
  • Requirements gathering, authoring of user stories
  • Mock ups for proof of concept
  • Design input working closely with QA team to ensure adequate test coverage with clearly defined acceptance criteria

Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager

Confidential, Dunwoody, GA

  • Extensive Analysis of business problems to define the scope of the project.
  • Worked with various business groups to produce transformation plan and roadmap.
  • Emphasis on solving Gaps, including requirement definition, process review, impact assessment and operational streamlining where appropriate.
  • Skilled presenter and communicator liasing with Directors, VP’ and C Level Execs, globally across business groups.
  • Authoring of Capital Paper to present business case and obtain funding up to $3M.
  • Exceptional use of analytical ability to break down complex concepts and present them in a logical manner also to assess business problems and prioritize against stakeholder requests
  • Current State vs Future state documentation, authoring of project plan/roadmap, user stories.
  • Enlisted the cooperation and support of cross functional team member participation where other teams don’t have the same commitment or prioritization.
  • Prepared questions and managed vendor RFI/RFP responses for a Build vs Buy Analysis

Senior Business Analyst/PM

Confidential, Marietta, GA

  • High profile challenging short term project in Medical Testing arena to analyze a specific department and deliver a case study and project plan for the future direction.
  • Elicited requirements using interviews, document analysis and reverse engineering of existing system.
  • Identified and documented gaps in off the shelf solution and directed plans for delivering additional functionality.
  • Created project plan and produced weekly status reports.

Senior Business Analyst

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

  • Facilitated JAD sessions to extract requirements across business groups.
  • Produced requirements document, functional specification, assisted with Wireframes.
  • Created AS is and TO be process flows using Visio.
  • Semi Agile, development in iterations (sprints) with a successful demo.
  • Process improvement, creation of work flows and data mapping.
  • Creation of UAT Test Plan and Scripts, some execution
  • Management of UAT Process, use of SharePoint for document management.
  • Used best practices as guideline for project documentation and process improvement for both for business and technology.

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Senior Business Analyst

  • Managed project delivery across teams, both internal and external reporting to senior management.
  • Managed budget and timelines.
  • Created user stories .process flow diagrams from requirements in product backlog.
  • Managed and prioritized product back log, daily stand up, sprints were monthly.
  • Project management practices based on business, technical, and time to market requirements.
  • Introduced a unique risk mitigating strategy to ensure timely delivery.
  • Mediated conflicts between business and technology.
  • Managing UAT and test artifacts to a successful implementation.

Senior Business Analyst

Confidential

  • Worked with a broad range of business stakeholders from front to back office to develop, document and manage project requirements across various business groups.
  • Managed cross functional project requirements from inception through to full development life cycle and implementation and produced the requirements document, use cases, process flows.
  • Conducted detailed study to define requirements, establish gap analysis and justify project costs.
  • Defined project change management process and supported change requirements through accurate systems analysis, data analysis, and data process design and data maintenance strategy.

Senior Business Analyst

Confidential

  • Drove combined BA and PM effort for project to integrate newly acquired entity into Lehman’s infrastructure, redesigning organizational structure, functions and business processes.
  • Managed project across cross functional teams to including traders, operations and risk management staff to provide solutions from Front to back office in the trade processing area.
  • Conducted gap analysis and impact analysis for equity derivative operations processes
  • Defined project scope/timelines and ensured overall scope of the impacted business areas was properly understood, documented and reflected in TO - BE solutions (target operating model).
  • Waterfall environment with all business analysis documentation to include, requirements, functional specification, use cases, work flows, etc.

Business Analyst

Confidential

  • Member of the IT Management team reporting to the Group Director of IT, responsible for the implementation and delivery of key strategic projects/programs with annual project budget worth millions.
  • Produced BA documentation as required, to support team, requirements document, use cases, functional specification, and process flow diagrams.
  • Managed business/IT and vendor/3rd party relationships, working closely with heads of various business units to analyze business strategies and requirements with a view to determining IT solutions that meets both business objectives and technical infrastructure requirements.
  • Set standards for product management, prioritizing and managing the planning and implementation/supervision of projects, monitoring budgets, risks and issues.
  • Responsible for resource planning and driving overall implementation process to meet agreed project objectives within schedule.
  • Regularly presented project status reports to respective project boards.

Business Analyst/ Project Manager

Confidential

  • Key member of the Abbey Risk business change team, providing consultancy, support and guidance for the implementation of several of Abbey’s projects such as personal banking, unsecured personal loans, data migration and the various phased mortgages projects.
  • Worked with stakeholders to identify, clarify and document requirements (process flows, functional items, policies, scorecards, data items, reporting).
  • Ensured business requirements were fully tested and signed off.
  • Monitored the projects’ risks, actions, issues and dependencies.
  • Worked with complementary projects to ensure consistency of delivery.

Junior Business Analyst

Confidential

  • Conducted feasibility studies, requirements gathering and analysis.
  • Setup and managed project team, liaising with custodians and 3rd party administrators.
  • Designed the project workflows and involved in the development of project planning requirement related activities, documentation and operational procedures.
  • Participated in the reviews of technical deliverables of architectural and system analysis models and worked closely with IT developers, testers and project managers and also acted in this capacity when the need arose.

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