Sign in

Project Management

Chicago, Illinois, United States
November 12, 2017

Contact this candidate

Navya Vakkalakula

[Hassell Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL, 60169]


[Email: ]


Passionate, critical-thinker seeking a Business Analyst position to work in a dynamic and challenging environment, Where I can utilize my skills for developing my career and for the growth of the organization.

Core Competencies:

Out of the box thinking: Innovative beyond existing practices and mindsets.

A leader: Actively seeks leadership roles and enjoy working in a team.

Project/generate enthusiasm: Can easily identify topics which are currently critical.

Ability to communicate effectively to clarify complex and sensitive information.

Multi-tasking, organizational talent; time-management.

Can work independently without supervision.


Experienced in business requirement gathering and successful in translating the business requirements and the user expectations into detailed specifications employing unified modelling language (UML) using Rational Rose, Use Cases, and MS Visio

Experienced in using agile scrum methodologies, performed roles of scrum master following sprint sessions and used Excel extensively to write user stories, analyzed the Iteration Burn Down Charts and reviewed defects

Experienced in eliciting requirements, GAP analysis, Cost benefit analysis and Risk assessment

Practical Experience in business requirement gathering and successful in translating the business requirements and the user expectations into detailed specifications employing unified modeling language (UML) using Rational Rose, Use Cases and MS Visio.

Worked with Architects, Data modelers, Developers, testing teams thereby coordinating efforts

Experience in conducting Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions and interviewed Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), asking detailed functionality of business process and carefully updating the information in the requirements document in an easily understandable manner


Master in Information Systems, Stratford University, Falls Church, VA (3.6 GPA)

Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology, JNTUH, India


SDLC Methodologies

Waterfall, Agile

Business Modelling tools

Rational Rose, MS Visio

Operating Systems

Windows XP/2000/2003/Vista/7

Web Technologies


Project management tools

MS Project, MS Office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel), MS Visio


MS SQL Server

Programming Languages

C, C++

Tools and technologies




Godrej Industries Limited - Mumbai, India (February 2014- April 2015)

Project Description: Worked for Godrej & Boyce on an application that took care of online account services which included Bill paying, checking the bill history, changing customer profile, ordering products, and modifying the load provider details.

Job Responsibilities:

• Conducted team meetings to gather requirements from internal and external stakeholders such as Retail and Small Business Lending Mangers and senior management.

• Responsible for continuous process improvement and for identifying and maintaining a clear and measurable Development process that is deployable throughout the enterprise using iterative Software development lifecycle.

• Collaborated in building a business analysis process model using Rational Rose, RequisitePro, and Visio.

• Provided key initiatives in working with users in defining project and system requirements.

• Provided inputs in the strategic development of detailed project plans, work assignments, target dates etc.

• Excellent excel spreadsheet capability - using excel functions, writing macros, etc.

• Prepared Business Context Diagram, Use Case diagrams and corresponding Activity Diagrams using Rational Rose to depict the workflows to be incorporated into the development of Business Process Management (BPM) tool.

• Facilitated the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with Business Users, documented any issues or defects and eventually got sign off from the right parties.

• Exposed to Agile methodology

• Designed the business requirement collection approach based on the project scope and SDLC methodology.

• Experience in managing the changes in requirements by Unified Change Management Tools (UCM) like Rational Clear Quest.

• Designed and developed Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, OOD using UML

• Performed requirement analysis, went through all the use cases and issue logs.

• Developed strategic partnerships with the business unit to prepare a solid knowledge base of the business line, including the business plan, products, and process' and revenue streams aimed towards problem solving.

• Helped design scope documents and the Request for Proposal (RFP) after extensive ROI analysis and coordinated with top management for the approval process.

• Played a key role in the planning, testing, and implementation of system enhancements and conversions.

• Performed analysis on enterprise data/report integration & provided functional specification to development team to build Enterprise Reporting Systems.

• Assisted in presenting reports and analysis to help guide the management.

• Organized cross training of team members and users to become more responsive.

• Assisted in development of training materials for new technology and process improvements

Environment: Windows, MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Visio), UML, SQL, SWOT analysis, GAP Analysis, MS Project.

Contact this candidate