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Business Analyst

Chicago, Illinois, United States
May 19, 2017

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Abhishek Digaskar # (312)***-****

Professional Summary

Certified Scrum master and Agile Master with over 8 years of experience as an IT Business Analyst/ Product Manager with the ability to analyse complex business requirements of clients in Financial Services domain

Involved in co-ordinating weekly status reporting, estimating schedules, maintaining project documentation and

managing workloads using MS-Project

Experience in identifying the key stakeholders through Stakeholder Analysis (RACI), understanding existing process flows, Standard Operating Procedures, and conducting gap analysis

Strong facilitation skills and experience in leading Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions, use

Case walkthroughs and functional requirement sessions

Analysis of Business requirements with UML Diagrams such as Use Case Diagrams and Class Diagrams

Expert in creating Business analysis artifacts such as Business Requirement Documents (BRD), Functional Specification Documents (FSD) and extensive Data Modelling using tools such as MS-Visio

Involved in generating test cases, test scripts, developing requirement traceability matrix (RTM) and resolving User Acceptance Testing (UAT) issues by communicating with QA team.

Experience in Extensive Data Analysis using SQL and Advanced Excel (Pivots, Vlookups etc.)

Experience in application lifecycle management and SDLC Methodologies such as Iterative Waterfall and Agile

Excellent communication and organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritize and

Manage complex issues

Technical Skills

Business Productivity: MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Visio, JIRA, MS Access

Data and BI Tools: Minitab, Tableau

Methodologies: SDLC, AGILE/Scrum, UML, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Rapid Application Development (RAD)

Databases: SQL, Oracle10g

Rational Tools: Rational Rose, Rational RequisitePro


Certified Agile Master Tableau 9 Essential Training

Certified Scrum Master Six Sigma: Green Belt

Certified Agile Project Manager Excel -Business Statistics

Professional Experience

BMO Harris Bank – Business Analyst (MIS) Sep 16-Present

Regulatory reporting and compliance management driven project involving phase-wise migration of critical data inventory to a centralised data repository and automation of business managed applications and reports used in mortgage lending operations. Scope of the project is to create an integrated solution to replace the existing isolated systems.

Assisted in obtaining business requirements needed to carry out and improve applicable business processes

Participated in the development and review of processes and procedures, workflow analytics, and reporting

Worked with stakeholders to manage reconciliation of data across sources and to assess data needs tied to regulatory and compliance reporting

Managed requirement changes via change control process

Partnered with product/process owner to educate end-users and processors regarding new enhancements

Supported the development, analysis and distribution of relevant reporting

Environment: Share Point, MS Project, Spotfire, MS Office, Visio, Access

Topping Capital –Business Analyst Jan 16 -Jun 16

Agile Project which involved integrating diverse CRM data sources of a client’s application to assist them in identifying and targeting potential investors for venture capital investing.

Worked with internal stakeholders to identify needs, gather requirements, develop user stories, and propose business solutions

Worked closely with the Product Owner and Development team to ensure user requirements, stories, and acceptance criteria are well understood

Facilitated Continuously grooming of user stories in the backlog to ensure the appropriate level of detail is captured at the right time

Supported the Product Owner in generating and maintaining the product roadmap

Ensured delivered Features address customer needs and achieve expected business outcome

Participated in identifying test scenarios for unit testing

Environment: JIRA, MS Project, MS Office, Visio, Tableau, Access

IndusInd Bank Ltd- Sr. Business Analyst Jan 14-Jul 15

Agile project involved working on online portal which aids in servicing company’s customers with their accounts, viewing portfolios, and other investment prospects for individuals and organizations. The capacity of the project was to create an integrated solution to replace the existing isolated systems.

Partnered with Product Owner to understand and/or create the vision and business value for the domain/project

As part of a Scrum Team, actively participated in Story Creation, Backlog and PBI Refinement and Scrum Events (Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Retrospective, and Reviews).

Prepared lightweight Business Cases and document Business Objectives and Outcomes

Collaborated with Product Owners, Business Partners, Scrum Masters and Architects to build and define the Product Backlogs

Collaborated with the Product Owner and Scrum Master in Release Planning

Supported the Scrum Master as needed and help identify potential issues as they arise to ensure the team is working as efficiently as possible

Environment: JIRA, Mercury FX, E-Treasury, Bloomberg, Share Point, MS Project, MS Office, Visio

HSBC-Business Analyst Sep 11-Jan 14

It was a core treasury management project. The aim of the project was to implement a centralized treasury system that maximizes automation.

Translated business needs, processes and procedures by partnering with applicable experts and business stakeholders to determine and articulate needs

Worked with SMEs for understanding payment products such as Check Deposit processing, SWIFT, CHIPS

Organized and maintained project documentation, including Points-of-View, Scopes, Estimates, Impact Analyses, and large full-system requirements documents

Implemented Traceability Matrix and User Requirement Specification Document to verify the functionality.

Environment: Mercury FX, E-Treasury, Reuters, Share Point, MS Project, MS Office, Visio

IndusInd Bank Ltd- Sr Business Analyst Apr 10-Sep 11

The project was based on Integrated On-Line Transaction Processing System (OLTPS) which included mortgage loan processing application. Their Online Mortgage Loan Processing system helped users to fill out a loan application online and get a quote in real time based on the information provided. The primary task of the project is to develop, maintain and enhance the project modules as per the client requirement.

Facilitated team meetings to coordinate activities for project schedules, presented deliverables to the management, conducted to elicit requirements.

Defined, prioritized, and tracked requirements throughout the project lifecycle.

Conducted JAD sessions with SMEs, system architects, technical teams and other stakeholders for open and pending issues

Involved in walkthroughs and meetings with development team to discuss project related issues

Environment: E-Treasury, Bloomberg, Share Point, MS Project, MS Office, Visio

HDFC Bank-Treasury Business Analyst May 08-Apr 10

Gathered and analysed business and system requirements and developed Business Requirement Document (BRD), and Functional Requirement Specification (FRS) documents

Created use case scenarios and documents for work flow and business process

Supported Program Manager from time to time for Project Management activities and for taking decisions on various aspects of the project like performance metrics and non-functional requirements

Took Responsibility for conducting gap analysis for different product bundles and created reports to track the profitability of different business lines

Environment: Mercury FX, Bloomberg, Share Point, MS Project, MS Office, Visio


Master of Science, Management Information Systems University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Management Studies (Major-Finance) JBIMS, Mumbai University

Bachelor of Engineering (Major-Information Tech) VJTI, Mumbai University


Awarded with prestigious Board of Trustees Scholarship in University of Illinois

Recipient of 1st Prize for Liautaud School’s EY case study competition

Winner of ‘Team Leader of the month’ award on 2 different occasion in HSBC

Received ‘Most valuable employee for the quarter’ award in IndusInd SME treasury division

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