Job Description :
Job Posting Title: Business Analyst / Scrum Master (7542)
Location: Reston VA
Duration :6+ Months

Job Description:

Works closely with the product owner on the IT side to help understand business vision, requests and needs.
Write epics and user story based on detailed analysis performed on prioritized features
Maintains and informs the IT project manager about key decisions, risks, and status of requirements activities.
Scoping and Planning:
Maintain the product backlog/scope list for the project.
Interacts with business owners, SMEs, and key stakeholders to:
Determine feature roadmap and release planning.
Provide a prioritized product backlog/scope list for each sprint planning. Work with the development and testing team to help estimate level of effort for each sprint.
Maintain the sprint backlog/scope list during the sprint iteration.
Review and prioritize defects during and after sprint and decide where to include them.
Is available to the development/QA team during the entire sprint process including grooming, planning, development and QA time in order to provide input and clarification in a timely manner.
Requirements Elicitation:
Conducts JAD sessions to elicit requirements using IT best practices. Analyze and translate business requirements into system requirements (functional and non-functional business requirements) and document requirements using various types of requirements artifacts such as System context diagrams, Use Case models, Use Cases, User Stories, and Activity Diagrams to further define system requirements.
Conducts reviews of requirements with the product owner to obtain agreement.
Conducts reviews of requirements and issues with development and testing team.
Develops service definitions and specifications and provides to service delivery organizations
Communicates agreed upon requirements as well as answer any requirement questions to/from key stakeholders.
Ensures requirements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, verifiable, and that they conform to College Board standards.
Follows Agile scrum methodology
Experience using Wiki, Jira and agile plugins
Utilizes UML techniques to conduct business process analysis.

Preferred Skills:

5-7+ years of IT experience in business systems analysis in a large-scale environment across multiple hardware and software platforms.
Experience with requirements management tools primarily Atlassian Jira and wiki
Experience using Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Office tools, preferably.
Experience using Wiki, Jira, IBM Rational Requisite Pro and IBM Rational Clear Quest are desirable.
Related Skills & Other Requirements:
Understanding of software development life cycles (SDLC''s) .
Understanding and application of several software development methodologies, depending on the methodology employed by the project.
Experience in business and systems analysis, design and documentation.
Demonstrated high competency in systems analysis for multiple large projects.
Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership with strong abilities in relationship management.
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Experience in process analysis and documentation.
Strong organizational skills.
Experience in meeting facilitation and meeting notes documentation.
Understanding of various issues tracking/resolution, scope estimation and scope management processes.
Understanding of use case and activity diagrams and use case specifications or user stories.

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