Business Analyst
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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 13-01571
Location: east hanover, New Jersey
Start Date: 06/04/2013

The focus of a business analyst is to understand the business environment of the

business area being supported. They facilitate work between business and IT groups

to ¿translate¿ requirements and enable creation of value added IT solutions.
 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

· With direction and support of Account Management facilitate discussions to help

business anticipate future needs and opportunities

· Identify problems and prospects by performing independent research

and assessing best practices. Understand and communicate where

technology can help.

· Work with Account Managers to raise new project proposals and mandates.

Support definition of the business case.

· Collaborate with Account Manager and business lead to determine

scope, goals and objectives

· Guide the business lead to definite business value and associated

metrics

· Quantify risks and return on investment with Account Managers.

· Conduct assessments of processes and data to detail requirements.

· Interview business partners, organize and run requirements sessions

with groups of users.

· Analyze and model relevant business processes, rules and data

relationships. Document ¿as is¿ process.

· Lead the project team in designing a ¿to be¿ process. Demonstrate the

impact of procedures and their effect on the organization. Critically review

and recommend changes to processes in part or in their entirety.

· Capture a common vocabulary. Develop use cases.

· Determine data flows and sources, identify data conversion or migration

needed to support goals and uses in a process.

· Lead authoring of the user requirements document.

· Ensure the business aligns processes (SOPs) with the system functionality

requested.

· Collaborate with Application Architect and business lead to investigate and define

solutions that deliver business value.
 

· Work with the application architect to document a proposed project

approach. Define and assess the application landscape. Outline

feasibility analysis or studies.

· As needed, support software package evaluation. Collaborate with

application / solution architect to identify potential packages and

vendors to review with the team, define selection criteria, lead authoring

of an RFP (request for proposal), review prototypes.

· Contribute to the creation of the functional specifications, design

specifications, and consult on conceptual design reviews.

· Provide strong contribution to the business lead as they prepare for

implementation of new systems and introduce or drive change in an organization.

· For new systems, help define goals and objectives of service level

agreements (SLAs), including performance expectations.

· Contribute to outlining performance qualification testing and validation

plans.

· Guide the business on creating key messages to be used in change

management plans and training material content.

· Collaborate to define deployment and business value metrics that can be

used to indicate successful roll out and use of new technology.

· In production system environments, contribute as needed to assessing

requirements for software upgrades/ version releases and ensure alignment with

business processes or contribute to their evolution. Support Application Service

Management in assessing causes or trends in change requests.

· May manage small to mid-sized projects.