Business Analyst/PM with O365 implementation

Culver City, CA 90232

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Business Analyst Job Number: 19298

Business Analyst

  1. The person in this role will serve as the primary business analyst for the rollout of Office 365 services to the user population
  2. The role entails wearing different hats in the development team – analyst, tester and facilitator
  3. The role should fit into traditional waterfall projects as well as agile scrum methodology

Skills and success criteria:
  • Must be able to drive interactive and productive requirement elicitation workshops using case frameworks, mind map, 7s framework, org charts, activity diagrams, data flows, E-R diagrams, comparison matrix, navigation map, SWOT analysis, and other techniques
  • Must be able to do a ‘ live’ break-down of the needs into requirements and stories
  • Must be able quickly extract the entities, processes, workflows, actions and human-computer interaction dialogs
  • Must be able to contribute to the incremental and rapid deliveries daily
  • Knowledge of one or more wireframing, Rapid Application Development and Prototyping tool will be beneficial
  • Must build strong working relationship with business stakeholders/product owners, PMs/scrum masters and other members of the development team
  • Must be a keen listener and notes-taker
  • Must employ assertive communications style without breaking any relationships
  • Must bring strong work-ethics to the work place
  • Must have a strong passion to learn and absorb new functional and technology domains in a quick fashion
  • Must bring great levels of initiative and dedication to quality

  • Provides business analysis, facilitation and quality assurance services to the project
  • Collaborates with the product owner and development team, facilitates and conducts requirements elicitation workshops to understand the business needs, problems and challenges using consultation, team workshops, case framework analysis and other strategic frameworks
  • Develops epics and drives the functional elaboration & decomposition into user-stories and tasks
  • Supports the product owner and scrum master in mapping the dependency and sequencing of backlog grooming
  • Builds process maps, processes, data models, workflows, class diagrams, decision tools, state diagrams, entity-relationships, use-cases and other requirements/design aids for complex user-machine and machine-machine interactions
  • Build end-to-end business processes, prototypes “ live” during the requirements gathering workshops
  • Articulates how the end-to-end business process flow will work, how the various activities can be monitored in a clear visual fashion
  • Leads change management work for the project. Articulate how the consumer facing functionalities will be received or perceived by the organization, assess the impact and come up with ideas to make the application user-friendly.
  • Contribute to developing education programs for the backend administration team and training demos for the organization
  • Develop lean requirements and functional design specifications on a need-basis
  • Develop test cases for the stories and tasks and execute them. Apply test test-driven-approach to development
  • Contribute to the development of the product and project status reports
  • Will be expected to ramp-up quickly and become an SME in the functional domain

Qualifications and Previous Experience
  • MUST-HAVE 3+ years of actual Office 365 implementation project experience as a pre-requisite
  • Must have 4+ years of degree relating to one of the areas – Computer Sciences, Information Management, Information Technology, Law, Compliance or Business Administration
  • Must have 10 years of experience as an IT Business Analyst
  • Should have strong foundational knowledge of Office 365 platform including OneDrive, Sharepoint, Email, Information Protection, Intune and Azure ecosystem
  • Previous experience as management consultant will be given preference
  • Certifications in Office 365 and Azure platform are pluses

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