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Date Job Posted Thursday 16 Sep 2021
Reference 5163
Category Business Analyst
Salary Neg
Employment Type Contract

Business Analyst 

Glasgow (mainly remote)

Outside IR35 contract - 6 months

The post holder will join a strategically significant team within Operations that are responsible for supporting Business Change Programmes across my Client's business. You will be required to engage with, influence and inform internal and external stakeholders as they elicit, analyse and document Business requirements, User Stories and other standard project deliverables that are required to support project delivery teams. You will lead and facilitate cross functional teams from across the organisation using established project methodolgies to complete the analysis activities and agreed outputs.

Deliverables will be, Analysis approach, Analysis Plan, Stakeholder diagram / map, Options Papers, Impact Assessments, Workshop RAID Logs, Business Requirements Specification, User Stories, Process Maps, Rich Pictiure Diagrams.

Knowledge of  Financial Services, Agile and with first class communication and influencing skills and a track record of previous succesful management of key stakeholders is required.

  • Carrying out all necessary research and understanding activities for the project to ascertain the impact on my Clients processes, products and services
  • Identifying core team and the wider cross functional team of subject matter experts required to complete analysis and requesting these through Project Manager
  • Work with a Product Manager and Cross Functional Team to complete project Discovery and Inception analysis activities
  • Elicit Business Requirements or User Stories during the discovery and Inception phase of the project by
    • Completing a series of facilitated discovery workshops,
    • 1:1 interview,
    • Document analysis,
    • Surveys,
    • Business process analysis,
    • Scenarios and workflow analysis
  • Work with the Cross functional team to establish a Minimum Viable Product that meets the needs of the stakeholders based on the identified requirements
  • Create and maintain a plan for the discovery and inception phases of the project that is agreed with the Project Manager and supplier teams
  • Analyses and evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, decomposing high-level business needs into detailed business requirements or user stories
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to ensure progress is made and issues are reported and escalated quickly
  • Work with the project manager Operations SMEs and Product Manager to identify opportunities to include fixes for defects or service improvements within the delivery
  • Leading the cross functional team in the establishing of ‘As Is’ process to ensure a common understanding across the team
  • Leading the cross functional team to collaboratively design the ‘To Be’ business process
  • Working with the Process Managers & Process Guardians to update the process framework with any changes required as a result of project work
  • Validating the Business Requirements Document or User Stories with the cross functional team
  • Providing knowledge and expertise throughout the project lifecycle  
  • Providing verbal and written progress updates to Project Manager as required
  • Leading in the review and sign off activities for Analysis Pack or User Stories
  • Providing input and support throughout the full project lifecycle including input to lower-level design discussions, management of Change Requests, input to test plans, and providing support for business implementation and business change activities
  • Creating options papers and recommendations to facilitate evaluation and decision making
  • Proactively promoting team working and collaboration and ensuring team are committed to working to shared objectives and shared plan
  • Challenging the team to ensure improvement the quality and suitability of change solutions
  • Ensuring compliance with central storage arrangements and version control of documentation
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Keeping abreast of industry developments and best practice
  • Assist with supporting the implementation of any new technology into the business.


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