The IT Business Analyst is expected to lead and drive business meetings with key partners to define the business problem, desired capabilities, and requirements. Apply critical thinking to determine process impacts and business benefits. Communicate a well told story, based on facts and data, which can be leveraged to make informed decisions regarding technology investments and their priority. Defines and enhances the BA methodology and tools.
The Mission is a “pull” strategy; bring the organization along through this transition with a high intensity communications approach across the organization to get to the finish line in 29 months.
They are in motion of building out the PMO. The goal for the team is to minimize risk, cost and ongoing operations by facilitating a swift but strategically sound transition and in turn creating flexible and well thought out processes to support its retail stores.
Leads large or multiple agile/waterfall/iterative projects with a focus on process documentation, requirements documents, user story development, user acceptance testing and training/communications
Acts as a strategic thought partner, propose alternatives/solutions in alignment with requirements/objectives/timelines and address issues facing the business
Acts as liaison with technical and development teams to convert business requirements into technology requirements
Develops business cases, test cases and fulfill the project SME role on various projects
Supports implementation and testing
Performs systems testing and User Acceptance testing
Help in change management plans to ensure adoption of process improvement changes and technology solutions across the organization
Ensures proper processes are followed in the systems life cycle
Provides functional/technical and application support for troubleshooting and resolving issues where required
Helps with Project reporting and communicating across all various levels of the organization
High performing communicators
Need strong, senior BA’s who can work heavily with business to do requirements analysis and development. Much of the business has never worked with BA’s and don’t even know what that means.
Someone who can write solid requirements, perform critical analysis and work/facilitate between business and IT
They will be building out new platforms - systems and applicationsWork Experience and Education requirements:
7+ years of experience as a BA/BSA or equivalent.
Waterfall, SDLC and Iterative project experience translating customer needs into business requirements.
Deep knowledge of Project Management Methodology, End-to-End understanding of project life cycle – defining scope and requirements clearly through testing and system implementation
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and ability to translate business functionality and opportunities into clear, precise and easy-to-read functional specifications
Strong business acumen to quickly learn new business processes and understand how IT needs to support the business in achieving revenue and profit goals
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical IT teams
Sound understanding of technical concepts
Experience with MS Word/Excel/Project/Visio/Sharepoint
Alignment and strong partnership building with multiple technology and business partners
This role has the ability to be located in St. Paul MN OR Duluth
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