16 days old

Sr Business Analyst

Columbus, OH 43219
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    $40 To $60

Sr. Business Analyst:


The requirements lead is the individual who has the primary responsibility to elicit, analyze, validate, specify, verify, and manage the real needs of the project stakeholders, including customers and end users. The requirements lead serves as the conduit between the customer community and the software development team through which requirements flow.

A requirements lead is involved at some level throughout the entire system or software development life cycle. Upon establishment of the requirements baseline, the focus is shifted towards the management of the requirements specification and verifying the fulfillment of all requirements.

The requirements lead functions is a project role. The requirements lead is responsible for seeing that the tasks are performed properly either by themselves or in partnership with business analyst or solution analyst that are a part of the team.

Skills Needed:

- Interviewing skills, to talk with individuals and groups about their needs and ask the right questions to surface essential requirements information

- Listening skills, to understand what people say and to detect what they might be hesitant to say

- Analytical skills, to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a more general understanding, distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs, and distinguish solution ideas from requirements

- Facilitation skills, to lead requirements elicitation workshops

- Observational skills, to validate data obtained via other techniques and expose new areas for elicitation

- Writing skills, to communicate information effectively to customers, marketing, managers, and technical staff

- Organizational skills, to work with the vast array of information gathered during elicitation and analysis and to cope with rapidly changing information

- Interpersonal skills, to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders (such as customers, product management, and engineering)

- Modeling skills, to represent requirements information in graphical forms that augment textual representations in natural language, including using modeling languages already established in the development organization.

Knowledge Needed:

- Banking experience required with specialty in Commercial card business as a plus or card services business (i.e.retail etc)

- 10 years' experience in requirements management processes and techniques with large scale programs.

- Experience with working with vendors to gather requirements for third party system. TSYS experience a plus.

- An understanding of contemporary requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, verification, and management practices and the ability to apply them in practice; familiarity with requirements engineering books and resources

- An understanding of how to practice requirements management according to several software development life cycles in a team environment

- Knowledge of product management concepts and how enterprise software products are positioned and developed

- Application domain knowledge is a plus, to have credibility with user representatives and be able to work effectively with them


-Work with the project manager, product manager, and/or project sponsor to document the product's vision and the project's scope.

- Identify project stakeholders and user classes. Document user class characteristics. Identify appropriate representatives for each user class and negotiate their responsibilities.

- Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, business analysis, competitive product analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or viewpoints.

- Write requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely.

- Make recommendations for how requirements will be structured, stored and managed through-out across the program.

- Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements status throughout the project.

- Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements and quality, specified in an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by those must base their work on the requirements.

- Define quality attributes, external interfaces, constraints, and other nonfunctional requirements.

- Represent requirements using alternative views, such as analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios, where appropriate.

- 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.

- Participate in requirements prioritization.

- Identify requirements errors and defects, and write requirements defect identification and notification reports.

- Manage changes to baselined requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools.

- Establish and implement effective requirements practices, including use and continuous improvement of a requirements process. Assist with the development of the organization's requirements engineering policies, procedures, and tools.

- Implement ways to reuse requirements across projects.

- Identify ways to assist product management in product planning through requirements development and analysis. Propose new product features and updates.

Measures of Performance:

- Evaluation from product and program management on overall product quality and effectiveness in the marketplace of the requirements after the product has been developed

- Feedback from key customer or marketing representatives on the way in which the requirements process was conducted

- Customer satisfaction measures as defined by the program

- Satisfying or exceeding requirements development schedules, resource constraints, and quality goals

- Control of requirements creep attributable to missed requirements and leakage of "unofficial" requirements into the project


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