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October 11, 2019

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Yasmeen Rizvi

Skokie, IL *****

adakh0@r.postjobfree.com

+1-773-***-****

• Business analyst with IT experience in transportation and Financial Services through phases of the Project Development Life Cycle: Planning, Analysis, gathering requirements, system integrations, testing and implementation of projects.

• 4+ years of experience as Business System Analyst in IT Field Extensive experience in working in all phases of the System's Development Life Cycle (SDLC) namely Analysis, Design, Development, and Testing & Implementation.

• SDLC methodologies and processes like Agile SCRUM, and Waterfall.

• Creating detailed Business Requirements Document (BRD), Functional Requirements Document (FRD).

• Proven getting in successful Requirements gathering using suitable elicitation techniques.

• Competent in creating Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams like Use Case Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, and Flow Charts by MS Visio.

• Hands on experience with SQL database.

• Skilled in providing comprehensive walkthroughs with the aid of wireframes, prototypes, Data Flow Diagrams and UML diagram (Activity, Sequence, and Use Case).

• Worked closely with QA team to support Test Planning, Test Preparation, Test Execution and Defects/Bugs validation through various defect-tracking tools like Jira and Bugzilla.

• Basic testing experience in performing Functional Testing, Regression Testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

• Creating, managing and tracking Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM).

• Technology savvy and able to learn new applications quickly

• Hard working, quality focused, and detail oriented

• Detail-oriented critical thinker who can explain difficult concepts to non-technical users with ease

• Demonstrate ability to work in a fast-paced environment

• Process orientation, problem solving and team building

• Experience in eliciting requirements using interviews, meetings, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, tasks, and workflow analysis

• Skilled in conveying business requirements to the appropriate business leaders, team members, and with vendors

• Excellent communication skills via email, Skype, phone and IM

Work Experience

Business Analyst

Guaranty Bank

Zion, IL

January 2018- Present

Project Description: Guaranty bank is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1 trillion. The project was on Market Risk Systems (MRS) and the target was to perform valuation, simulation, aggregation and reporting of risk metrics and models on all simple (bonds) and complex (structured products, derivatives) security products.

Responsibilities:

• Participated in the identification, understanding of Business Requirements and create the Business Requirement Document (BRD) and also documented business processes and business rules.

• Created and maintained User Stories by workshop, interviewing, brainstorming and met with the business users to communicate the requirements to development and testing teams.

• Understood and performed the AS-IS and TO-BE business process and developed.

• Consulted the business users and SMEs, helped to create Product Backlogs to prioritize features and subsequently created Sprint Backlogs.

•Got requirement specification documents including Project Objectives, Business Requirements, and Business Rules sign off.

• Conducted Daily Stand-up Meeting, created stories/tasks, assigned tasks to developers and updated the Burn-Down Chart on Jira.

• Knowledge in breaking down large user stories into multiple independent stories.

• Involved in Walk-through sessions with developers and gave presentations to help understand the end user needs.

• Collaborated with QA team to create test plan and test cases, approved test cases for functional requirements verification, and review test evidences for new functions to make sure all requirements are met.

• Performed UAT testing to validate system and application performance.

• Provided presentations/workshops and training documents after the application go-live.

Business Analyst

GE Transportation

Denver, Co

September 2016 to December 2017

Project Description: Customer Web Centre is GE new digital information system that includes one of the most advanced information available. It connects the customers to their information by accessing directly.

Responsibilities:

• Interacted closely with Subject Matter Experts (SME) for requirements gathering.

• Allowed the User Stories into the Sprint based on team velocity and individual capacity.

• Consulted the business users and SMEs, helped to create Product Backlogs to prioritize features and subsequently created Sprint Backlogs.

• Facilitated the sprint planning, retrospective, daily stand up meetings for status updates and grooming meetings periodically.

• Understood and performed the AS-IS and TO-BE business process.

• Created User Stories to implement product enhancements and monitored Burn down charts on daily basis during sprint.

• Handled communication between business and technology.

• Participated in Sprint review meetings to present developed product to the Business users.

• Assisted in Test Planning, Test Case development, Functional and Integration Testing.

• Written SQL queries to retrieve and validate data.

• Gathered and transformed the business requirements into meaningful User Stories.

• Created process flow diagrams based on the business requirements.

• Worked closely with the implementation specialist and resolved the production issues.

• Assisted development team in understanding the requirements and answered heir queries from business users.

• Involved in Change Management process, using Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM).

• Performed project tracking and utilization rates of resources to generate and present quarterly report to clients and senior leadership.

• Functioned as a back-up to the project manager to Coordinate project deliverables and execution Summarized and document meeting notes.

Environment: Agile Scrum, Microsoft office suite 2016, MS Visio 2016, SQL Server 2014, TFS, SharePoint.

Business Analyst

Mutual Insurance

Phoenix, AZ

November 2015 to July 2016

Project Description: National E- Governance project was to build an online application handling government services, Life and General insurance services and banking services to rural people. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology formulated national E-Governance Project.

Responsibilities:

• Participated in the identification, understanding of Business Requirements and authored the Business Requirement Document (BRD) and also documented business processes and business rules. Allowed the User Stories into the Sprint based on team velocity and individual capacity.

• Worked with Product owners under Agile - Scrum methodology on artefacts Such as Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog.

• Decomposed Epics into user stories and created category hierarchy for the backlog.

• Performed bug checking, requirements management using JIRA and Grasshoppers.

• Created User Stories out of Epics, Themes and Sprints and calculated velocity and story-points in TFS.

• Review of Business requirement documents and signing off.

• Prioritized requirements by conducting brainstorming sessions with the Stakeholders.

• Collaborated with development teams for design discussions and creation of data models.

• Collaborate with testing teams in creation of test cases, review and approval of the same.

Environment: Agile Methodology, Microsoft office suite 2010, MS Visio 2010, UML, SQL Server 2008, Jira, Office Communicator

Education:

Bachelor of Science in information technology

University of Karachi

April 2009.

Skills

JIRA,TFS, Sql, Qa testing, Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Excel, word, outlook, project,



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