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business analyst/scrum master/project maager

Location:
Dallas, TX
Posted:
March 23, 2018

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SOWMYA CHENNURI

732-***-**** ext-***

ac4ww0@r.postjobfree.com

(TX ONLY)

VISA-GC

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Sowmya is an experienced and motivated IT professional with strong expertise in Project coordination, Planning Business Analysis and QA methodologies. She is proficient in analyzing and understanding the business requirements and translating them into technical specifications. Sowmya has worked in several lines of businesses and has always delivered top quality results to the clients. She is a customer-focused individual with excellent communication and negotiation skills. Over the past 8+ years, Sowmya was involved in various critical projects at different verticals including Insurance, Energy sector, Telecommunications, Government sector, Product development, IT solutions and services, etc.

Summary

Over nine years of progressive experience working as Project Coordinator/Planner, Business Analyst and QA Analyst.

Certified Scrum Master and certified SAfE Agilist consultant.

Certification in Primavera and MS Project from Engineers Cadd Co.

Well experienced in working on different project methodologies like Waterfall, Agile, and Scrum.

Knowledge of conducting various analysis like SWOT, GAP Analysis, Gantt Chart, Use case diagrams

Excellent experience in coordinating with team and in creating the detailed project Plan, development schedules and project timelines.

Expertise in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and contributed immensely in planning, design, execution and analysis of software applications.

Fine analytical and problem solving skills to understand and transform various business processes, functions and requirements into functional/technical requirements.

Knowledge of SQL, data analysis, reporting, UML, Visual Basic programming, Microsoft Office Suite, Visio.

Excel at analyzing business processes, systems, workflows and technology to provide future state planning and recommend viable solutions to business challenges.

Strong knowledge of working with Primavera and MS Project.

Experience in Planning, Scheduling and Tracking the Project.

Good exposure to different functional domains of Insurance industry.

A Masters graduate from Delaware State University in Business Administration with emphasis in Project Management (MBA).

Ability to work efficiently in both independent and team work environments.

Result oriented, self-motivated, team player. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Technical Proficiencies:

Platform: Windows, Linux

Tools and Technologies: MS Word 2013, MS Excel 2013 (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, Macros, Financial Functions), MS Access 2013, MS Outlook 2013, MS PowerPoint 2013, MS Visio 2013, Primavera 8.x, COGNOS Reports, MS Project 2013

Languages: SQL, HTML, CSS

Methodologies: Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, JAD, RUP

Analytical Tools: SWOT Analysis, Gap Analysis, Gantt Chart, Use Case Diagrams, Swim Lane Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Data warehousing

Certifications:

Certified Scrum Master from Scrum alliance

Certified SAFe Agilist Consultant from Scaledagileacademy.

Certification in Primavera 8.x from Oracle

Certification in MS Project

Professional Experience:

NTT Data Inc. Dec 2016 – present

Role: Business Analyst, Bloomington, IL

Project: The project was to build an online insurance handling application that would facilitate the users find the right insurance for their individual needs. The application required the user to login with a valid user id and password to authenticate the person. After authentication, they can learn about insurance, get a quote, retrieve a quote or buy an online insurance policy. They can also file a claim or pay their monthly payments online.

Responsibilities:

Facilitate sessions with Stakeholders/project team to create requirements, project scope, dependencies and budget to generate a project plan.

Effectively formulate strategies, tactics, and action plans to achieve positive results to meet goals and overcome challenges.

Generate communications and document analysis to inform stakeholders/project team of schedule status and any project issues/risks.

Provide general analysis of assigned projects to identify problem areas that need attention by the Project Manager.

Create documentation using Microsoft Office Suite for Project Managers, Stakeholders and team.

Perform as liaison between technical and non-technical resources to accomplish goals for business needs.

Conduct planning meetings to produce a quality schedule (Waterfall/Agile approach) maintained by the team to accomplish project deliverables

Create financial burn data and analysis review using Excel and/or Primavera P6

Update project websites, shared drives, and databases with required reports

Monitor resource assignments based on project workload

Provide Primavera, Scheduling and onboarding training and mentoring to incoming consultants.

Client: State Farm Insurance Co, Bloomington, IL. Jun 2014-Nov 2016

Role: IT Analyst-Systems, Sep 2015-Aug 2016

Project: Claims Communication Capture Services (CCS) is a Customer Communications capability to be incorporated into the ICP. CCS will enable capture of documents from customers on many platforms including StateFarm.com, SF mobile apps, text messaging and instant messaging.

Responsibilities:

Organizing the kick off meetings, core team and project stand up meetings.

Facilitate and lead the Planning sessions

Building the detailed schedule, baseline, assign and manage the resources using Primavera.

Resource levelling to manage the resources assigned to various projects.

Status the projects with updates and provide the information to the hierarchy.

Generating the monthly dashboards using earned value and report the budget information while tracking the progress of the project.

Generating reports to ensure effective project implementation within the schedule deadlines

Tracking the AGILE project with the Sprint cycle lasting from 3 to 4 weeks

Strong knowledge in COGNOS report and Lotus Notes usage.

Prepare the Financial reports and generating the monthly dashboards.

Strong knowledge of planning principles and standards.

Helps managers and project managers in coordinating activities with other team members

Client: State Farm Insurance Co, Bloomington, IL.

Role: Business Analyst – Systems, June 2014 –August 2015

Project: The Canadian Migration Program (CMP) is an enormous program taken up by State Farm to support and establish the Desjardins as one of the top Insurance providers to people of Canada, from all perspectives such as Life & Living Benefits, Auto Loans, Mutual Funds, Personal Property, and Banking etc. It involves oversight and coordination for the projects that will support the transaction between State Farm and Desjardins.

Responsibilities:

Organizing the kick off meetings, core team and project stand up meetings.

Facilitate and lead the Planning sessions

Building the detailed schedule, baseline, assign and manage the resources using Primavera.

Resource levelling to manage the resources assigned to various projects.

Status the projects with updates and provide the information to the hierarchy.

Generating the monthly dashboards using earned value and report the budget information while tracking the progress of the project.

Generating reports to ensure effective project implementation within the schedule deadlines

Tracking the AGILE project with the Sprint cycle lasting from 3 to 4 weeks

Strong knowledge in COGNOS report and Lotus Notes usage.

Strong knowledge of planning principles and standards.

Helps managers and project managers in coordinating activities with other team members

Client: American Family Insurance Co, Madison, WI.

Role: Business Analyst Dec 2012 – Jan 2014

Project: Producer Lifecycle Policy(PLP) is implemented for all the AMFAM products which involve migration of all the legacy system data to Distributed Channel Management (DCM) of Versata system. This also involves in migrating all the producer related information such as agents, staff, and office info. Versata DCM is the new advance system for the Policy system, which involves calculations of all the commissions and financial transactions of the policy. This project consumes the web services from the PLP, which then is mapped to the DCM.

Responsibilities:

Gathering business and user requirements, current system details and work process and business rules through discussions with business users, stakeholders, and SMEs

Preparing the initial requirement analysis document and BRD based on the analysis document

Developed use cases from requirements and created UML diagrams such as use case diagrams, activity diagrams, and sequence diagrams

Interaction with development and QA team for system requirements,sprint deliverables and overall quality of the system

Assisting the clients in UAT, sprint deliverable trainings

Developing the use cases for the work packages and review with the various audiences for approvals.

Designed use cases, actors, interaction diagrams and class diagrams for project model.

Expertise in writing and implementing Test scenarios, Test cases, System testing, Regression testing and maintaining Traceability Matrices for baseline documents.

Excellent experience in Network Planning, Implementing, Configuring, Troubleshooting and Testing of networking system

Conducting JAD sessions

Documenting functional and non-functional requirements

Client: Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), Philadelphia, PA

Role: Business Analyst from Oct 2010 – Nov 2012

Project: AIMS (Advanced Intelligence Mobile System)

AIMS contains 4 modules (Order Generator, Dispatching, Resource Management and Field Application)

1) Resource Management - RM is used to manage the resources like shift time, vacation, and working schedule.

2) Order Generator - It is used for creating orders. There are two types of Orders: FSD and Distribution.

3) Dispatching - It is used for dispatching the orders to the appropriate foreman working at field.

4) Field application - It is the module which are used by foreman in the field. Used Microsoft Messaging Queue (MSMQ) had two servers, one for dispatchers (LAN server) and another for field (DMZ Server).

Responsibilities:

Analyzed the Business Requirement Document (BRD’s) and Functional Specification Document (FSD’s) to document objective of the project and impacts of the project.

Organized review meetings with various stakeholders and preparing the Business Requirement Document

Prepared the Functional Requirement Document by coordinating with software team

Expertise with Agile & waterfall methodology

Prepared Process Flow Diagram using Microsoft Visio

Conducted the project meetings successfully by coordinating all users, technical staff and support personnel

Supported in QA testing

Client: Stonepath Group, Philadelphia, PA

Role: Jr Business Analyst from July ‘08 to Sep 2010

Project: Help Point Business Systems

Help Point Business Systems is an application which is related to Claims in the Insurance Company. Major Modules such as CASH Receipts, FNOL (First Notice of Loss) and Document center. HPBS involves receiving the claims from different part of the United States which involves property loss and damage due to floods and tornados. Cash receipts are the module where customer will give Money in terms of e-Transfer or Check. BATCHES (collection of all the Check) and Items (Checks). FNOL (First Notice of Loss) is been is to Claim only for property Loss.

Responsibilities:

Analyzed the Business Requirement Document (BRD’s) and Functional Specification Document (FSD’s) to document objective of the project and impacts of the project.

Organized review meetings with various stakeholders and preparing the Business Requirement Document

Prepared the Functional Requirement Document by coordinating with software team

Expertise with Agile & waterfall methodology

Prepared Process Flow Diagram using Microsoft Visio

Conducted the project meetings successfully by coordinating all users, technical staff and support personnel

Supported in QA testing

Client: Infospectrum India Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad, India

Role: QA Analyst from Sept 2007 - April 2008

Project: Market Data Systems

The project Market data is the cornerstone in marking a trading book at the end of the day. The two fundamental types of data i.e., directly observed and derived from market. These Market data helps in maintaining the consistency across the products were every element changes each day. This helps in tracking the performance requirements and also risk associated with the market data and maintains the security for the information.

Responsibilities:

Participated in business requirements and design reviews with the Development team.

Participated QA team issue meetings and reviewed test plans and test scripts

Participated in developing test plan and setting up test environment.

Responsible for writing Test Plan, Test Cases, performing System Testing, Regression Testing.

Developed Test scenarios and Test cases to simulate actual implementation scenarios.

Reported tracked defects with reference to severity and types using Quality Center.

Involved in weekly walkthrough and inspection meetings to verify the status.

Reported and tracked defects resulting from the test effort.

Client: Satyavani Projects and Consultants, Hyderabad

Role: Project Engineer from Aug ’06 to Aug ‘07

The Company has a wide range of experience in offering Project Management & Consultancy services for Engineering Intensive Construction Projects like commercial complexes, High Rise Buildings, Residential projects, Corporate Office Buildings, Hotels, Retail Centers, Shopping Malls, Leisure Facilities etc., and also are consultants in the field of self-supporting Steel Lattice Towers viz., Power Transmission Line Towers, Microwave/Antenna Towers, Guyed Masts Lighting/ Security Towers, Switchyard /Substation Structures, Industrial Material Handling Systems. SVPCPL continues to play an integral role in many high profile projects in India, including Project Management, Civil & Structural Engineering.

Roles/Responsibilities:

Responsible for gathering the requirements from the client and provide it to the respective team like architecture or design team.

Developed engineering schedules with emphasis on project targets, milestones and materials delivery dates.

Prepare the project reports and send the weekly status reports to the clients.

Prepare the MOM for the upper management.

Prepare the schedule reports using MS Project and update the status of the project.

Providing statistical data analysis for projects

Visit the on-site location to know the status of the construction.

Education

Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, India.

Masters in Business Administration from Delaware State University.

US Residency Status

Permanent Resident of USA (Green Card Holder)



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