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Project Manager

Houston, Texas, 77015, United States
September 18, 2019

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*+ years of experience as a Business Analyst.

Experienced in all aspects of the Software Development Cycle (SDLC) having thorough understanding of phases such as System Investigation and Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Deployment.

Broad understanding of the SDLC methodologies like Waterfall, Agile, Rational Unified Process (RUP), SCRUM and RAD.

Practiced in clarifying business requirements, performing gap analysis between goals and existing procedure/ skillsets, and designing process and system improvements to increase productivity and reduce costs.

Good experience in preparing functional design documents and analysing business and customer requirement document (BRD, BRS, CRF).

Organized numerous Joint Application Development (JAD), Joint Requirement Planning sessions (JRP), Interviews, workshops.

Experienced in MS Office Suite, MS Project (for Project Plan), MS Visio, Rational Suite (Rational Rose, Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Software Modeler) and gathering user requirements and technical documentation.

Solid understanding of Business Requirement Elicitation, Business Process Modeling, Business Process Flow, Data Analysis and Mapping, Business Intelligence and Analysis.

Experienced in using Rational Clear Case for Version Control of requirement documents, Rational Clear Quest for tracking and prioritizing defects for bug tracking and defect management.

Assist Project Manager to run successful Release Planning and Sprint Planning sessions, as well as Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives.

Define, validate and deliver solutions that meet business needs, goals and budget.

Creating user stories and maintaining and tracking them using JIRA.

Excellent communication skills and can effectively work in cross-cultural environment in diverse teams. Strong abilities to work in pressure-environments and effective problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.


SDLC, Waterfall, Agile, RUP, Scrum, RAD, MS Office Suite, MS Project, MS Visio, Rational Rose, Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Clear Quest, JIRA, Load Runner, TFS, Visual Paradigm, WinRunner, Test Director, Crystal Reports, Windows


Bachelor’s in Management Information System

Texas southern University, Houston, Texas


Humana, TX Jan 2018 – Current

Role: Business Analyst


Accomplished experience through whole SDLC from requirement analysis till deployment, using highly efficient RUP process of software development.

Worked on the requirements gathering for Web-services, needed for validating submissions.

Facilitated JAD sessions with the Business Users to capture Business requirements.

Prepared Business Requirement Document and converted it into Functional requirements specification.

Responsible for requirements elicitation like Brainstorming, Document Analysis, Interview and observation, analysing, optimizing, process reengineering, and system solution design, and documenting all the Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

Extensively used brainstorming sessions to generate ideas.

Used Rational Tool Suite to gather and manage requirements. Created and managed project templates, use case templates, requirement types and traceability matrix in Requisite Pro.

Maintained relationship with external and internal subject matter experts.

Provided assistance to Technical Lead in Analysis & Design of architecture using UML & Visio.

Created and maintained the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) between the requirements, design documents and test plans.

Derived functional specifications document based on the User Requirement Specification and used JIRA for documenting requirements.

Introduced the process for the Risk Data team and utilized Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) to manage the team's software development lifecycle including deriving product backlog items, assigning sprint work items to developers and conducting sprint review meetings.

Participated in enhancement meetings to make the product more effective in real time.

Freelancer Project Feb 2017 – Nov 2017


Followed the Agile methodology.

Analysed the new features and enhancements for existing products.

Prepared business process flows for the as is and the To Be processes.

Documented the requirements in detailed use cases and reviewed them with the stakeholders.

Used the Rational Requisite pro tool to manage the requirements.

Conducting a Requirement Gap analysis by comparing the current and future system functionalities and understanding the rules and rates for the particular state in consideration.

Coordinated between the onsite coordinator and development team at offshore to derive correct requirements for the product.

Reviewed the Project Architecture plan, the Design document, the Master Test Plan, the test cases and provided feedback.

Freelancer Project May 2016 – Dec 2016


Followed waterfall methodology and SCRUM meetings to track, optimize and tailor features to customer needs. Actively participated in the development of written, detailed business requirements and defined the Functional and non-Functional requirements.

Actively involved in requirement gathering and requirement management.

Identified and Created Business Process flows using Rational Rose.

Gathered Customer Business Requirements Proposals and defined pre-sales action plan.

Developed several reports in Crystal reports and Excel for end users.

Performed a cost-benefit analysis to indicate the benefits from the ongoing consolidation in the future.

Quality Center was utilized for the entire process of Incident tracking and reporting.

Responsible for coordination with analyst and developers to ensure testing compliance during cycles.

Nitharsanan Gopalashanmugam

Business Analyst

Location: Texas Mobile: 281-***-**** Email:

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