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Lead Business Analyst - Nottingham

Project Delivery
Ref: 182 Date Posted: Thursday 28 Feb 2019
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A leading and well-established digital entertainment company are looking for a Lead Business Analyst to join their Transformation Delivery team at their Nottinghamshire based office.

You will be expected to have vast experience working with IT Systems, Infrastructure, Databases and Software in order to effectively discuss these with other IT specialists and other stakeholders. Therefore, relationship building skills with business and technical stakeholders is essential.

Experience working with Business Analysis techniques and tools including UML, Business Process Modelling and with prioritisation techniques including MoSCoW.

Familiarity with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies is highly advantageous.

Experience in managing a team of Business and Process Analysts with exceptional people skills with the ability to draw and share best practice within the Analyst team.

The role

You will be responsible for gathering requirements across their projects, using a variety of tools and techniques. You’ll need to work closely with their colleagues in IT and the rest of the Business, as well as 3rd parties, to ensure requirements are complete, accurate and unambiguous. You’ll also be supporting their Test and UAT teams through the defect triage process, and providing guidance and support as projects transition to live.

In addition, you will be required to line manage 4 Business and Process Analysts day to day. Work with the PMO to produce key working artefacts by collaboratively extracting best practice from the team.

The responsibilities

  • Gather business requirements (functional and non-functional) through workshops, interviews and software shows.
  • Apply your amazing analytical skills to business requests (which are often high-level or lacking in detail); prioritise and document these in a clear and unambiguous manner.
  • Conduct detailed analysis to ensure that requirements are consistent and complete using appropriate tools (Use Cases, Screen Designs, Process Flows, Gap Analyses, State Diagrams, Class Diagrams, User Stories etc).
  • Work with the Project Manager to ensure that business stakeholders are fully engaged in specifying project requirements.
  • Work with our development and testing teams to define acceptance criteria.
  • Facilitate the interactions between the business and development team through daily stand-up meetings as well as detailed documentation.
  • Work with the team to identify changes in scope and manage these through prioritisation, backlog and change control processes.
  • Facilitate scoping and estimating sessions at both Project Initiation level and through planning and re-planning sessions within the project.
  • Review completed requirements and facilitating document sign off with the business.
  • Support testing and UAT phases by providing key input to processes such as defect review and triage.
  • Management of 4 Business and Process Analysts

Who you are

• A minimum of two, ideally at least five years Business Analyst experience, ideally within Retail, Gaming and/or Digital environments.

• Experience using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and toolsets.

• Experience managing a team.

• Strong Microsoft Office skills (including Visio or similar).

• Appropriate Professional Qualifications (e.g. BCS).

• Educated to Degree level or equivalent.