Parita Patel Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell # 571-***-****
A goal-oriented professional with around 7 years of experience as a Business Analyst with expertise in requirements gathering, business analysis, data analysis, user acceptance testing and business process modeling. Ability to work independently and as a team player, a customer enthusiast and quick adapter with a passion of working in agile environment
Part of Business Analysis efforts to deliver value-added IT products and services in a fast and efficient way.
Participated in creation and deployment of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) based on Agile Framework (Scrum) and Waterfall for the Project Management Office (PMO).
Proficient in running project Kick-off meetings, Daily Stand-ups, Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions.
Excellent in performing Business Analysis, Requirements Gathering, Gap Analysis, Data Analysis, Schedule-Budget estimation, Reporting and removing impediments for Agile Teams.
Excel in creating Product Backlogs, Prioritized backlogs and Estimated User Stories using Techniques like Planning Poker.
Expertise in developing templates and writing Business Use Cases and Business Rules.
Strong experience in transforming Business requirements to detailed Functional Specifications and Non-Functional Specifications.
Experience with process modeling using UML, Flow charts, state-chart diagrams, activity diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams and Use Cases.
Experience in UAT and creating Test Plan, Test Cases and backend testing.
Experience in all types of SDLCs including Waterfall, Iterative and Agile Methodology with thorough understanding of various phases such as Requirements, Analysis/Design, Development and Testing.
Excel at communicating with stakeholders to provide accurate reporting information regarding the ongoing projects and initiatives via daily stand-ups, status reports, Burn-down charts and weekly tech meetings.
Excellent problem solving skills for root cause identification.
Ability to lead and interact with multi-cultural teams.
WinRunner, LoadRunner, Test Director, HP Quality Center, LSMW, Solution Manager, JIRA
Requisite Pro, HP Quality Center, Microsoft Visio
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS
MS Project 2010, SharePoint, HP Quality Center 10.00
DEFECT TRACKING TOOLS/CHANGE MGT. TOOLS
JIRA, Rally, CMIS, Visio, VersionOne
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES
Scrum, Agile, Waterfall Model
Oracle, MS SQL Server, MS Access, MS Excel
Master of Business Administration, MBA (Major: Finance) (June 2006)
Indian Institute of Planning & Management, University of Pune
Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Accounting & Finance) (April 2004)
Singhad College, University of Pune
SQA Concepts Jan 2017 - Present
Project: Schneider Electric, Reading, PA
Role: Business Analyst – E-Commerce Transaction Application (ECTA)
Created Project Charter for the middleware E-commerce Transaction Application for Open Access program.
Co-ordinated with off-shore Vendor, Senior Management, internal team and other stakeholders for Integrations and Sign-offs.
Created Project Plan, Scope Statement and Release Plan and aligned it with the development plans of other applications.
Elicited requirements and created Backlog, detailed functional and non-functional specifications for REST API and data transfers between various applications in JIRA Agile.
Document Management, versioning and sharing on Confluence.
Brainstormed exception scenarios and flows for the E-commerce Application.
Elicited requirements for Business Admin interface.
Created Test Plan and Test Cases for ECTA testing and integration testing with other applications.
Back-end tested the E-Commerce application including Functional, Performance and Integration Testing and payload transfers between various software applications.
Documented Test results in JIRA.
White Pearl Inc. May 2013 – December 2015
Project: Verizon Telecom, Ashburn, VA
Role: Business Systems Analyst
Collaborated with business stakeholders, responsibly gather and specified requirements and managed the release.
Transferred user stories into technical requirements for the development team, writing the functional specification documents, logging them on to JIRA and using agile methodologies on the entire SDLC process.
Created detailed deliverables including use cases, wireframes and workflows to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas; used Sketch as the wireframing tool.
Creating test scripts and test data for programmers. End to End testing of Functional User Testing. Creating and maintaining Data and scenarios in User Acceptance Testing environment and support the business in UAT phase.
Successfully logged the defects and resolve them as per their priorities
Product walkthroughs and presentations based on client’s business requirements and business domain.
Suggested feature enhancements to the current application after doing a thorough competitive and market research. The research aided in creating successful partnerships with complementing companies.
Day-to-day management and welfare of the product and clients at all stages of the product lifecycle.
Managed scope and project components, critical timeline, and milestones.
Led meetings, daily stand-ups, weekly updates, knowledge transfer sessions and signoff meetings.
Managed testing team, developed test cases, approved all test plans and managed UAT.
Project: ORBITERA INC, Acquired by Google, Los Angeles CA Apr 2012 – Apr 2013
Role: Business Analyst
Researched and analyzed various industry agile methodologies including SCRUM and Kanban to develop an agile methodology.
Designed reporting solutions on behalf of the vendor management unit, to cross check all vendors through various groupings generating a reduction of manual processing by 80%.
Collaborated with global procurement and IT to generate a Business Warehouse reporting solution, pay reports, highlighting crucial key figures (KPIs) that reduced data inconsistencies by data mapping and data cleansing.
Examined current source and legacy systems through data extraction empowering Finance team to collect past-due “Open purchase orders”.
Created and enhanced reports for Procurement, Pay and Vendor Finance in SAP BW system.
Write and modified functional specs, Business requirements, interacting with stakeholders on desired KPIs.
Act as the primary liaison between IT and Business units (Vendor Finance, Procurement Sales) on reporting requirements, enhancements and troubleshooting data related issues.
Interact with the technical development team to create and support Business process flow at global level.
Worked with collaboration with IT on system upgrade testing (BW to HANA) and reporting portal from local to global data sources and deployment.
Project: Reliance Life Insurance, Rajkot, India Jan 2010 - May 2011
Role: Business Analyst
Understand and articulate business requirements from user interviews and then convert requirements into technical specification.
Derived Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS) based on User Requirement Specification (URS).
Analyzed business requirement and segregated them into high level and low level Use Cases, Activity and Sequence using Rational Rose according to UML methodology.
Implemented RUP and followed iterative process for Use Case driven processes of requirement documentation and their deployment and also created a Traceability Matrix.
Verified the Business Scenarios on new builds to allow extended testing by QA team.
Worked on MS Word and MS Visio for analyzing, managing and documenting requirements.
Analyzed and collected business requirements, identified system interfaces and created the Required Specification Documents.
Prepared Process Flow diagrams, Activity diagrams and Use Case diagrams using MS Visio.
Analyzed requirement document by identify ambiguous, incomplete & incorrect requirements
Helped in developing attribute matrix and functionality Traceability Matrix.