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Title Business Analyst
Location Washington, DC
No. of yrs. experience 10+ yrs.
Mode of Interview Skype/Telephonic
Required Skills Agile \ Six Sigma

Client is looking for Generic Business analyst with strong experience in Agile/Six Sigma and Business process Reengineering .

The business analyst is responsible for analyzing business process and gathering business requirements for initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the Association. The analyst in this position partners with the functional groups within the business organization to communicate and clarify business needs, contribute to development of long and short term plans and ensure process and services are aligned with business needs. The analyst conducts business process analyses, needs assessments and preliminary cost versus benefit assessment; brokers other IT services; and communicates trends and requirements with business and IT staff. The analyst uncovers client requirements via industry standard model-driven analysis techniques and documents and manages requirements via the approved processes, templates and tools throughout the software development life cycle. Incumbents in this position are challenged to develop and maintain effective working relations with both business and IT in a way that demonstrates an understanding of business problems, as well as IT strategies, issues and priorities. Requires extensive interaction with IT and AAMC business leaders and program management staff.

Performs the AS-IS and TO-BE business process modeling (BPM)
-Identifies opportunities to improve and refine business processes using such techniques as Business Process Reengineering (BPR), Six Sigma, Lean and Agile.
-Makes recommendations for the TO-BE process and business flows that would achieve optimal outcomes aligned with business objectives of the Business Unit.
-Identifies and documents areas of potential business risks and communicates them to appropriate project participants.

Elicits functional and non-functional (performance, availability, security, accessibility, cross-browser compliance) requirements using a methodology most appropriate for the context of each project, such as Joint Requirements Planning (JRP), Joint Application Development (JAD Facilitates and leads the initial requirements elicitation and subsequent documented requirements review meetings.
-Applies technical knowledge and the ability to express technical concepts in terms that are understandable to the business managers.
-Achieves project participants’ consensus on requirements and ensures that requirements are non-ambiguous, estimable, non-duplicative and detailed enough to support development of comprehensive test cases and commencement of construction activities to implement them.
-Captures, defines and translates requirements into activity diagrams, system use cases and user stories with comprehensive acceptance criteria and obtains their approvals from Business Unit System Owner and IT project stakeholders. Constructs workflow diagrams that enable the development team to clearly understand the business and functional logic using UML and business process modeling (BPM