AGILE BUSINESS ANALYST
£34,000 - £38,000
Our well established client in Bristol are looking to expand the team by looking to hire an enthusiastic Agile Business Analyst. An excellent opportiunity with a fantastic company in the trendy area of Clifton in Bristol.
Facilitate Agile and rapid releases of functionality benefitting the business.
Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
Drive, challenge and shape business units thinking on how to successfully execute their plans.
Work independently with stakeholders to define concepts and take the lead on implementing them.
Supporting Business Case development to inform Executive Team decision making on whether to proceed to project start up.
Business Analysis & Requirements Capture
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and ensure root cause business problems are identified.
Proactively communicate and collaborate with internal stakeholders (and external when required) to analyse information needs and functional requirements and deliver the documentation as needed: User Stories, Requirements, Documents, Project Briefs, GUI, Screen and Interface designs.
Evaluate, define and prioritise high level business requirements.
Facilitate the definition of, and gains agreement for the, requirements, subsequent analysis of change requests and work collaboratively with domain experts (e.g. Quality, Marketing, Finance, IT) to further refine the agreed business requirements
Produce requirements fit for the Agile teams to work from. This may consist of user stories, and/or Business Requirements Spec.
Ensure full business engagement in the Agile development process.
Supporting Testing and User Acceptance Testing.
Leads and delivers analysis projects for business process improvement, or other feasibility projects as requested.
Identify the need for new & amended business processes.
Identify the need for changes to organisation structures, role profiles, skills required and staff headcount requirements.
Ensure all actions to successfully launch the change into the business & make it 'stick' are identified and implemented e.g. training/comms.
Strong Business Analyst experience, on Agile projects.
Experience writing user stories, refining backlogs and participating in sprint planning and retrospectives.
Business orientated with a technical background
Successful track record for delivering time-sensitive technology projects.
Knowledge and experience of one or more Agile frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban.
Experience in the use of Agile project management software and producing Roadmaps
Experience working closely with Software Teams
Technical knowledge of software development methodologies
Has delivered scope definition & requirements management (elicitation, analysis, documentation) on Agile projects
Has utilised business analysis methods, tools and techniques
Confident leader to facilitate requirements elicitation workshops & interviews
Evidence of ensuring that change initiatives 'stick'.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
Working with an organisation that utilises an agile software development methodology & implementation planning tools
Working on strategic change projects
Knowledge of government funded apprenticeships
Degree (or equivalent) - preferably IT
Professional qualification e.g. ISEB CCBA, CBAP, APM, MSP
Would suit someone who;
Is a team player, social and great communicator.
Delivery focused, attentive and proactive
Is customer focussed, puts the user at the centre of everything.
Has the ability to build, establish and maintain influential relationships.
Responds to challenging priorities with a sense of urgency and pace.
Can effectively plan to enable timely deliverables.
Reflects a true picture, does not communicate only good news.
Looks ahead for potential problems and takes preventative action.
Has the ability to take a pragmatic approach to meet required deadlines.
Is able to present complex information clearly and simply.
Is highly analytical, with excellent investigation skills.
Has good commercial acumen; sound knowledge of business operations.
A diplomat, able to resolve conflict.
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to lead and motivate others and communicate to technical and non-technical individuals.
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