Sr. Business Analyst

Alpharetta, GA | Contract

Post Date: 12/05/2017 Job ID: 47982 Industry: Business Analyst

The Senior Business Analyst will be responsible for facilitating high level discussions and conversations in order to deliver on critical project set forth by the client.  They are deeply involved in scope discussions throughout the life of the engagement and are able to judge business value of product features.  They are a champion for functional quality of the product and associated deliverables.

What you’ll be doing:
  • Facilitate large stakeholder meetings
  • Work with the project management, project sponsors and internal project stakeholders and document key conversations
  • Identify project stakeholders and user classes. Document user class characteristics. Identify appropriate representatives for each user class and negotiate their responsibilities in order to reflect the true intent of the system
  • Elicit requirements using user stories, interviews, document analysis, storyboards/strawmans, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, business analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or stakeholder viewpoints
  • Generate and maintain requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely
  • Model requirements using various engineering techniques and models to identify gaps and assist with the derivation of operational and functional requirements
  • Lead requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards
  • Prioritize requirements to meet stakeholder needs and enhance the design and implementation processes
  • Lead peer reviews and inspections of requirements documents. Participate in peer reviews of work products derived from requirements specifications to ensure that the requirements were interpreted correctly
  • Mentors those with less experience through informal channels
  • Facilitates effective team interaction

How you’ll get the job done:
  • Accountability for value in the work you perform and the service you provide
  • Establish credibility by the sharing of knowledge related to your personal experiences and work with the team to maintain strong communication throughout each relationship
  • Sticking to the game plan.  If something gets committed, ensuring it gets done
  • Making it your job to know the particular product being delivered and how it will provide business value
  • Something will always come up, and it’s better to play like you’re catching up than to play like you’ve already won
  • Whether it’s when you need help or when you’re unsure of an outcome, when in doubt, call out
  • When something is standing in your way of providing a successful solution, you have the authority to stop the assembly line until it gets resolved
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone at times
  • Taking pride in the work you have accomplished and showing it to the customer
  • Avoiding the desire to take shortcuts at times instead maintain the consistency in how we approach solutions to ensure successful outcomes.  Avoid the temptation to think that a difficult situation will be resolved simply by the passage of time and without the hard work of addressing root causes

What you’ll need to succeed:
  • 10+ years’ experience in requirements capture and high level facilitation skills
  • Aptitude and desire for learning new technologies
  • Ability to teach technical concepts
  • Ability to self-organize and manage your time
  • Ability to learn business concepts quickly
  • Ability to lead and mentor others on agile development practices
  • Ability to actively participate in discussions to solve problems with project stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate business concepts to technical and non-technical team members
  • Ability to multitask across different projects
  • Experience successfully navigating organizational issues, constraints and concerns
  • A desire to constantly learn and share new knowledge
  • A strong sense of ownership and a willingness to work with team members to drive out successful solutions
  • Become a partner and trusted advisor to clients, advising on best-fit technologies and best practices
  • Ability to listen and distinguish stated user requests from the underlying true needs
  • Ability to think analytically and to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a more general understanding
  • Ability to communicate information effectively to customers, managers, and technical staff
  • Ability to work in high-velocity environments while maintaining attention to detail, work and workmanship quality and professionalism
  • Punctuality and consistent ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to work alone in areas of core competencies with minimal guidance
  • Modeling skills, to represent requirements information in graphical forms that augment textual representations in natural language
  • A caring attitude – care about what you do, who you do it with and how you’re going to be successful in the end



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