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Business Analyst

Location:
Sacramento, California, 95832, United States
Posted:
December 05, 2018

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Anant N. Amin

Sacramento, CA

916-***-**** – Mobile 916-***-**** – Home

mailto:ac7vp0@r.postjobfree.com

SKILLS SUMMARY – BUSINESS ANALYST CONSULTANT

Seasoned Information Technology professional with over 20 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, combined with excellent management and interpersonal Skills. Experienced in Enterprise Content Management, Document Imaging and Workflow Systems. Managed several custom and packaged software implementation projects. Solid background in SDLC, Business Analysis, user training and support documentation. Experienced in Agile methodologies. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledgeable in software requirements gathering and analysis. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio. Transitioned from full time to consultancy in 2012.

TECHNOLOGIES

Java, Asp.net, PowerBuilder, .net, Oracle, SQLServer, Oracle, JIRA, CaseComplete.

EXPERIENCE

Amin Consulting 05/2017 – 09/2018

Vadodara, India

Freelanced as a consulting Business Analyst in India for two software companies. The companies were Rishabh Software Pvt. Ltd. And Softgenie.

Mentored junior Business Analysts in Agile Methodologies.

Conducted JAD Sessions with SMEs to determine business requirements.

Prepared Business Requirements Documents.

Worked with software developers to explain business requirements.

Conducted Unit Testing and UAT.

Golden 1 Credit Union 02/2017 – 04/2017

Sacramento, California 2 month contract

Senior Digital Business Analyst Consultant

As a Senior Digital Business Analyst, serve as a liaison between IT, Operations, and the Digital business line to analyze business and user needs, document business requirements, and resolve complex system problems within the digital space of Mobile and Online Banking. Used Agile methodology. Additionally, I create, update, and maintain use cases and business requirements for the digital channel and coordinate the business development, testing, implementation, and support for new and existing systems.

Function as the liaison between the business line, operations, and the technical areas throughout the digital project cycle.

Identify digital system enhancements, document business needs, and determine development impact to current system processing.

Identify, research, and analyze production problems and develop solutions to resolves problems.

Possess strong knowledge of the business line, including the business plan, products, processes and revenue streams.

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

Ensure system enhancements follow the appropriate IT guidelines, meet or exceed user requirements, and are completed in a timely fashion.

Review operational procedures and methods and recommend changes for improvement with an emphasis on automation and efficiency.

Provide input into the creation of detailed project plans, work assignments, target dates and other aspects of assigned projects.

Provide guidance and context in prioritizing and determining complexity of problems and requests.

Partner with the technical areas in the research and resolution of system and process problems.

Work with programming resources (in house and third party) to ensure development work is completed to specification.

Perform some aspects of project management including but not limited to approval gathering, readiness assessments, and other artifacts and controls.

Infor Global Solutions 02/2016 – 12/2016

Rancho Cordova, California

Development Business Analyst, Infor Public Sector

Conduct Business Analysis activities using Agile methodology on multiple software changes (SCs) that are initiated by Product Managers.

Interact with subject matter experts (SMEs) to understand and document challenges.

Perform and document as-is and to-be analysis.

Perform gap analysis.

Create workflows of business processes.

Participate in Business Process Reengineering (BPR) activities with management

Use the Atlassian JIRA tool for the entire software team to plan, track, and release bug free software.

Use the Atlassian Confluence team collaboration tool to create wikis and knowledge base articles.

Use Microsoft SharePoint to share documentation with the entire team including versioning.

Gathered and documented business requirements for integrating the Infor Public Sector solution with Infor Lawson Financials. I worked on integrating multi-currency functionality with Lawson General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

One of the projects I worked on was to provide a routing feature for mobile applications that will integrate with the back-office for service requests, asset inspections, and work orders.

Produce detailed Requirements Specification Documents.

Produce mock-ups of user interfaces.

Interact with software architects and developers to explain requirements.

Conduct functional reviews and document defects of newly developed solutions.

Work with Quality Assurance Analysts to ensure the final product is defect free.

Collabera, Inc. 08/2014 – 02/2015

Oakland, California 6 month contract

Sr. Business Analyst Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Wholesale Division

Conduct Business Requirements Definition (BRD) sessions using Agile methodology with subject matter experts (SMEs) for a Records Management project.

Serve as a key Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Create appropriate business documentation to support development needs, including Agile user stories and workflow.

Define functional and non-functional requirements for business challenges.

Produce BRD documents.

Manage version control.

Produce current state and future state Use Cases.

Gain approval from SMEs.

Akraya, Inc. 02/2013 – 05/2014

Palo Alto, California 13 month contract

Business Analyst/Project Manager Consultant- Document Workflow Project

Client was Palo Alto Unified School District

Responsible for researching, selecting and implementing the tools necessary to replace the manual processes of generating Purchase Orders, Invoice Vouchers and Labor Vouchers at PAUSD.

Created RFI (Request for Information) and RFO (Request for Offer) for various vendors of automated content management and workflow products. This helped PAUSD management to easily understand what each vendor had to offer.

Selected Perceptive Software’s ImageNow enterprise content management and workflow product to address business challenges.

Created with the vendor implementation and configuration plan for the software.

Interacted with subject matter experts to understand business challenges and elicit requirements using Agile methodology.

Performed as-is and to-be analysis.

Documented the detailed requirements for an electronic workflow system, selected a software tool and implemented consistent processes and workflows for Purchase Orders, Invoice Vouchers and Labor Vouchers.

Provided ongoing consultation to development teams to clarify business requirements.

Assisted project team with various elements throughout the development life cycle, including test data requests, creating User Acceptance Test (UAT) scripts, conducting UAT, logging defects, conducting stakeholder demos, and creating and tracking defects.

Interacted with the vendor’s technical team to design a system that was well suited to the business needs of PAUSD’s 17 school sites and 30 departments.

Designed the user manual and trained users so that they were well prepared to use the software when it went into production.

Sagitec Solutions, LLC 03/01/2012 – 07/06/2012

Little Canada, Minnesota 4 month contract

Business Analyst Consultant

Work with systems development teams, architects and end users on software development projects.

Leverage my knowledge in SDLC and Agile methodology. methodologies specific to requirements elicitation and analysis, analyzing and managing problem incident reports, preparing business use cases, and testing the system fixes and enhancements.

Develop task plans, work within and meet target deadlines and manage time effectively on multiple project activities simultaneously and work with teams to ensure/help meet their project deadlines.

California State Teachers’ Retirement System 03/2008 – 02/29/2012

West Sacramento, California

Business Analyst – CalSTRS Business Analysis Team

Work in a team of 12 Business Analysts to interface with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to understand current business challenges and develop functional requirements for proposed enhancements to custom developed software.

Create functional requirements for the development of new software solutions to address emerging challenges.

Conduct Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions with stakeholders throughout SDLC to resolve open issues.

Validate technical designs created by IT developers against functional specifications.

Work with QA team to design test plan and test cases for User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

Coordinate work plans between project manager and client using MS Project.

Create documentation for training and Help Desk teams.

California Public Employees Retirement System 11/2002-02/2008

Sacramento, California

Systems Software Specialist 1 – FileNet (Business Analyst)

Team member, FileNet Administration Support. FileNet is an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System.

Interact with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to understand business challenges and translate them into functional requirements.

Develop detailed project plans using Microsoft Project.

Design detailed flowcharts and “storyboards” using Microsoft Visio for approval from stakeholders.

Create detailed business requirements documentation for developers in order to design software that directly addresses business needs.

Interact with software developers to explain business requirements in technical terms.

Write end user manuals and procedures so that users can easily understand software functionality.

Conduct classes to train users in using custom developed software.

Administer a highly complex Software and Hardware infrastructure that supports various custom software applications used at CalPERS to provide customer service to external customers (Members and Employers). Various business units at CalPERS such as Health Benefits, Member Services, Investments, Actuaries, etc. use these systems.

Assist internal customers such as the Software Development Team and various business units in solving business problems through software enhancements.

Administer user provisioning (Security Administration) for FileNet as well as Oracle applications.

California Public Employees Retirement System 9/1998-8/2000

Sacramento, California

Staff Information Systems Analyst (Business Analyst)

Designed and implemented various custom software systems for in-house use.

Interacted with users of software systems to understand business processes.

Analyzed business processes/needs and created detailed business requirements documentation.

Interacted with software developers to explain business requirements in technical terms.

Engaged with managers and subject matter experts in Business Process Reengineering (BPR) activities.

Wrote computer system procedure and user manuals.

Conducted training for end-users to operate custom software systems.

The Ink Company 1/1993-7/1998

West Sacramento, California

Systems Development Manager

Recommended and managed the implementation of hardware and process manufacturing software at corporate headquarters and ten manufacturing facilities across the U.S.A.

Modules implemented were Sales Order Processing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Formula Management, Product Costing, Production Management, Inventory Control, Purchase Order Processing and

Materials Requirements Planning.

Documented detailed operating procedures.

The resulting benefits included a significant reduction in inventory carrying costs, rapid turnaround of financial statements, and a 10% reduction in clerical personnel.

Further helped the company reduce costs by implementing communications technology to route data, voice and fax transmissions simultaneously (Voice Over Internet Protocol).

Implemented and upgraded to Windows 95 a Local Area Network at corporate headquarters. This enabled employees to share data and peripheral devices.

Prepared, monitored and controlled an annual Information Technology budget of US $500,000.00.

Researched and recommended to the Directors of the company software customization to meet specific business requirements.

Directed and managed the Management Information Systems Office consisting of 20 personnel.

Developed a company-wide bar coding system to further streamline inventory control.

Pacific Grain Products, Inc. 1/1990-12/1993

Woodland, California

M.I.S. Manager

Restructured and improved existing accounting and distribution software to include Production Management, Formula Management and Inventory Control.

Migrated the software to run on a State of the Art Sun Microsystems Unix platform.

Developed highly specialized reports for the Chief Financial Officer of the company.

Extracted and filtered data from the system and presented it in a user-friendly format.

Identified problems, diagnosed causes and determined corrective actions for the existing inventory of personal computers.

Culinary Brands, Inc. 9/1988-1/1990

Stockton, California

Systems Analyst

Administered the company's Hewlett-Packard 9000 computer system, which involved installing and maintaining software, performance tuning the Operating System, data backup and upkeep of communications equipment.

Trained employees to use various software and hardware. Assisted the Management Information Systems Manager in evaluating products and services to meet ongoing business requirements.

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration (M.I.S. Concentration)

University of California, Davis, 1988.

Bachelor of Science (Economics)

University of California, Davis, 1986.



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