Senior Business Analyst (IT Projects) Contract

Johannesburg

For that unique Senior Business Analyst – we looking for your skills – Multiple, integrated systems create complexity because new requirements need to be traced through the inter-related systems. Multiple stakeholders across several departments create complexity because of the number of perspectives that need to be blended into the final solution. Team make-up can also create complexity because when you blend resources from multiple organisations to implement a project, communication becomes more complex. If this is for you – please apply!

The Senior Business Analyst is accountable for

  • Gathering requirements from business.
  • Creating enabling documentation (Business Requirement Definition, Functional Specification, User Acceptance Test case).
  • Defining a functional solution in accordance with the organizational needs.
  • Tracking the requirements throughout the life cycle of the project.
  • Translating requirements into the foundation of the User Acceptance Testing and working through to UAT completion.
  • Providing inputs to partners during the project lifecycle (Reviewing Technical Solution Specification prepared by System Analyst and development team).

Plan and Organise

  • Plan in terms of documentation, tracing, prioritizing, creating baseline, change management etc.
  • Prepare for requirements elicitation, conduct elicitation activity, document and confirm elicitation results
  • Organise and prioritise requirements
  • Specify and model requirements using organization’s methodology. Determine assumptions and constraints
  • Verify requirement for correctness and validating that they satisfy the business need
  • Assess and validate proposed solutions to determine which solution fits the need.
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis to determine appropriate stakeholders for the project or project phase and analyse stakeholders.
  • Prepare a Business Analysis communication plan detailing the items for communication, the recipients, mode of communication and frequency.
  • Define solution scope.
  • Allocate requirements among releases and / or solution components in a way to maximize business value.
  • Perform cost / benefit analysis for defining business case.
  • Determine organizational readiness effectively to operate the new solution.
  • Identify and communicate risk and issues that may require changes to plans and scope.
  • Support the junior and intermediate BAs in drafting requirements, specifications, test scenarios, cases and other documents.
  • Plan and coach for adoption of new business analysis techniques and tools.

Delivery and Support

  • Communicate with solution team to assure that requirements are correctly understood and implemented
  • As part of requirements traceability management – Trace requirements (Update and maintain relationships between requirements components)
  • Perform impact analysis when changes are requested and supply this information to the change control process
  • Facilitate ongoing use of requirements for impact analysis and solution maintenance.
  • Facilitate reuse of requirements on related projects to encourage enterprise consistency of business models.
  • Contribute to the documentation of Test Plans and work in partnership with testers to coordinate testing effort throughout its life.
  • Identify, document and analyse business process risk.
  • Provide Implementation support by creating user documentation (e.g., manuals, training documentation, release notes).
  • Support project initiation phase in eliciting high level requirements.
  • Run workshops and brainstorming sessions during requirements development and / or business process improvement phase(s).
  • Manage solutions and requirements scope by creating a baseline, and managing formal and informal change control on requirements.

Monitor & Evaluate

  • Utilise tools in line with governance procedures
  • Review test scenarios, cases and scripts
  • Review Systems integration testing results and provide necessary inputs to the testing team.
  • Compare actual vs. expected costs and benefits for reporting to senior.
  • Plan, monitor and Report on Business Analysis performance.
  • Ensure that requirements and models meet the needed quality to effectively guide further work
  • Ensures that all requirements support the delivery of business value, fulfill goals and objectives, and meets a stakeholder need.
  • Improve business analysis performance by taking preventative and corrective action.
  • Monitor the business sector, industry, technology, infrastructure, legal and regulatory environment trends for assessing impact on the current business.
  • Evaluate trends and analyse adoption of new processes and tools in business analysis.

Education and Experience Required

  • Degree or Diploma in computer science, commerce or business administration, compulsory.
  • Certificate of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) or Knowledge of BABOK, advantageous.
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification, advantageous

Experience

Education and Experience Required Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in computer science, commerce or business administration prerequisite
  • Certificate of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) or Knowledge of BABOK.
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification, advantageous.

Experience

  • Minimum of 6 years’ Business Analysis experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ Process Experience
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in a multi discipline team fostering

Knowledge & Skills

  • Aris, Microsoft Visio and MS Office skills a prerequisite
  • JIRA, Confluence and other tools advantageous
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, giving attention to detail
  • Team player – approachable, ability to share and consult others
  • The ability to adapt to the requirements of the project, the needs of the sponsors, its environment and people working on it to ensure a successful outcome
  • Good organizing capability
  • Ability to apply analytical rigour to understand complex business scenarios
  • Ability to propose ideas, practices and methods and, in particular give equal weight to the various disciplines involved on the project.
  • Strong facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills · People management, mentoring and training skills
  • Delivering Results & meeting customer expectations
  • Learning & Research
  • Coping with pressure & setback

Contract length

  • 3-6 months

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