Business Analyst, Consultant
Area of expertise:
Do you know what people want and how they can get it? So do we.
As a Business Analysis Consultant, you will contribute to and own portions of the customer relationship building and maintenance process including stakeholder identification and needs assessment. You will contribute to and own portions of requirements analysis, management, and change approval. You will be a key supporter in the creation of the BA project and communications plans including, the quality measurement and tracking. Additionally, you will share the responsibility of identifying and communicating risks and issues that may require changes to plans or scope. You possess an improved knowledge of many BA techniques enabling you to contribute with the limited supervision of senior BA counterparts.
Day-to-day you will:
Lead the evaluation and analysis of project complexity, assumptions, constraints, and dependencies
Refine the creation and maintenance of stakeholder relationships and engagement, including contributing to communication plan
Engage appropriate audiences/resources and formalize documentation from requirements elicitation sessions
Participate in the creation of requirements repository structure and ensuring quality and traceability in requirements
Participate in determining how the value of a solution will be measured
Own individual and/or small team efforts in requirements documentation and subsequent communications throughout the course of a project
Improve understanding of the business needs by driving the business case, project scope and task assignments
Collaborate with senior resources on defect response for implemented solution, including documentation and communication
Participate in the transfer of functional requirements to development and test team members
Participate in the test execution of delivered requirements
Mentor and guide analyst-level roles across activities to improve team capabilities
Your knowledge and skills include:
Writing backlog requirements and user stories
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrates presentation and facilitation skills
Shown ability to identify and communicate project issues and risks
Comfortably interacts with clients and can develop business relationships
Proven ability to communicate effectively with partners and customers
Demonstrated ability to apply BA knowledge independently, requesting assistance as needed
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Familiarity with contributing to the creation and execution of project plans
Familiarity and knowledge of the content and purpose of project communications plans
Demonstrated ability to guide the work effort of team members
Self-starter, able to complete work you're leading on time
Detail oriented in approach to tasks and deliverables
Passionate about IT projects and learning new technologies
Extensive Scrum/Agile experience preferred
Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Technology, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience
At least 3+ years of relevant professional experience
Experience with Microsoft technologies
Professional Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Product Owner certification a plus
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