Reports to: Agile Business Analyst Supervisor
Functions Supervised: None.
Primary Functions: Business Analyst's (BA) are members of the
Feature Definition Team. The feature definition team is responsible
for supporting analysis, feature definition and triage of new ideas
in collaboration with business units and business product owners -
AND - as an extension of the Feature Definition Team, BA's will
also support project implementation within Agile Project Teams.
Business Analyst (BA) will participate in discovery analysis,
feature definition/triage, testing, and implementation of new ideas
and projects.The BA analyzes the business process and user
interface requirements for ideas and projects by working closely
with the business stakeholders and project/product teams to ensure
success.Business Analyst is responsible for engaging with Product
Owners and idea/project stakeholders and SME's to define Epics,
stories and features. BA's will ensure appropriate upfront research
and analysis has been conducted and groom feature backlog.The BA
clearly understands the needs related to the product by working
closely with the Product Owner, SMEs, and other business partners,
so they can clearly communicate the product vision and client's
needs to the Agile project team and stakeholders.Duties and
As a member of the Feature Definition Team, BA clearly
understands the needs related to the Business Unit product by
working closely with the Product Owner, SMEs, and other business
partners, so they can clearly communicate the product vision and
client's needs to the Feature Definition Team and Agile Project
team. Assists with research and analysis to ensure that the
appropriate information and context is available for the Fusion and
Agile Project Teams to conduct productive story writing sessions.
Reviews or creates process and flow maps to understand the business
processes and system flows, in order to fully document the business
domain. Documents any necessary business rules and logic needed to
fully incorporate a business process into the system. Documents and
identifies story dependencies to help facilitate backlog refinement
and prioritization. Manages a regular cadence for story definition,
story writing, story review, and story prioritization to maintain a
well-refined and prioritized backlog of sufficient length to
support the team's velocity. BA reviews or creates process and flow
maps to understand the business processes and system flows, in
order to fully document the business domain. Assists the Product
Owner with defining what business value means to the client and how
to assess each feature/story based on that business value to help
maximize the value the team delivers. (2)+ years of Business
Analysis experience or proven experience as a Business Analyst.
(1)+ years' experience as a member of an Agile team, preferably as
an Agile Business Analyst, Product Owner or Scrum Master.
Experience working directly with business stakeholders. Experience
performing Business Analysis responsibilities.
Education: Bachelors degree required in a discipline such as
computer science, information systems, or equivalent work
experience. Certifications in Agile, SCRUM, CCBA, and/or CBAP
Creditable Experience in Lieu of Education: Equivalent technical
education and/or related work experience.
Experience/Skills: Ability to effectively communicate both
verbally and in writing at a variety of levels to include business
stakeholders, vendors, technical teams, customers, and management.
At least a year of professional experience as a Business Analyst
and/or System Analyst. Familiarity with Agile and DevOps practices
and methodologies to include SCRUM and Kanban. Familiarity with
software development lifecycle, operating systems, tools to test
software applications/systems, development/modeling tools,
organization and time management skills. Able to work as part of a
large or small team.Tenure: Assignment to the Business Analyst I
category 09, Business Analyst II category 08, or Business Analyst
III category 07 will be determined by the candidate's education or
experience. Advancement requires management recommendation and will
be based on the candidate's certifications and/or performance.