Business Analyst (Madison)

Location: Madison, WI
Date Posted: 09-08-2015
RESPONSIBILITIES
As a Business Analyst , you will be a member of a high performing team delivering software solutions to clients. Your days will normally consist of the following activities:
  • Partner with client Business and Product Owners to define project vision and propose solutions
  • Work with client stakeholders to gather business and functional requirements on current and future systems and processes
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the customer's business and functional needs to act as a point of contact between business and delivery teams
  • Contribute to iteration planning meetings to determine release and sprint capacity, estimation, and velocity
  • Write epics and user stories to detail software design for onshore and offshore development teams, using multiple tools and artifacts as needed
  • Create wireframes, prototypes, and diagrams to visually illustrate user needs
  • Participate in Agile development activities to ensure quality, clarity, and transparency throughout delivery
  • Deliver software that adds measurable value to clients, ensuring client satisfaction throughout engagement
REQUIRED SKILLS
To excel in these daily activities, a Business Analyst would make use of the following experience and skills (not all of these are required, but highly desirable):
  • Agile methodologies (Scrum, XP), tools (JIRA), and artifacts (epics, user stories)
  • Diagramming/modeling tools (OmniGraffle, Visio), artifacts (process flows, use cases) and languages (UML, BPMN)
  • User experience and UI design best practices and wireframing/prototyping tools (Balsamiq, Axure)
  • Project management processes and artifacts (Gantt charts, work breakdown structures)
  • Development/technical knowledge and skills (SOA, OOP, .NET, SQL)
  • Quality processes (test cases, defect triage)
  • Time, task, organization and meeting management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, especially client facing
  • Industry standards best practices, education and certifications (PMP, CBAP, CSM)
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