Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, business analysis, competitive product analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or viewpoints.
Write requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely. Represent requirements using alternative views, such as analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios, where appropriate.
Plan and facilitate project discovery sessions.
Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements specifying an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by those that must base their work on the requirements.
Write user stories with relevant acceptance criteria and review/update with the development team at refinement sessions and Scrum events as needed.
Work with the product owner to align with priorities and build product backlog with refined stories for the development team.
Plan, manage, and track team work items.
Identify the current- and future-state business processes; define quality attributes, external interfaces, constraints, and other nonfunctional requirements.
Perform requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards.
Translate business requirements to System/Functional specifications, and pass them on to Application Developers.
Coordinate Business Validation to verify that a set of end-to-end business processes function as intended.
Participate in peer reviews and inspections of user story maps, epics, user stories, requirements documents, and work products derived from those artifacts to ensure that the requirements were interpreted correctly.
Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements status throughout the project.
Seven (7) years of experience in an IT Business Analyst role
Three (3) years of working as an IT Business Analyst on Agile project/product teams
One (1) year of experience as a Scrum Master
Experience working with Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Systems
Business Analyst Certification (IIBA certification or equivalent)
Certified Scrum Master
Experience with backlog management, story writing, and story refinement.
Experience working with Agile work management tools such as JIRA.
Analyzing, defining and documenting requirements for object oriented applications, relational databases, complex queries, interfaces, extraction processes, reports, and dashboards using multi-system data.
Leading the design and implementation for multi-faceted, complex, application development projects involving multiple stakeholders and IT functions.
Problem-solving skills in problem definition, information gathering and research, alternatives analysis, applying creative solutions to unique and/or immediate problems, and appropriate resolution implementation.
Ability to communicate clearly, present complex information to users in a comprehensive style, and translate technical and system information for non-technical stakeholders.
Ability to collaborate, work effectively as part of a team and maintain working relationships with all levels of business customers and technology staff.
Leadership, mentoring and coaching skills for IT professionals.
Experience performing, and advanced knowledge of, Quality Assurance and Project Management activities.