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Guidewire Business Analyst in Lansing, MI at AF Group

Date Posted: 12/9/2018

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SUMMARY:

This position will articulate business challenges and requests in technology terms and the development of small to medium business cases to convert requests/recommendations and deliverable solutions.

  • This position will support BIllingCenter Configuration


  • RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:

    • Propose solutions for business ideas, suggestions, problems and requirements.
    • Develop comprehensive requirement specifications as part of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to define functional and non functional requirements that Business Analysts and Developers will use to change new or currently deployed solutions.
    • Work comfortably within both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies.
    • Support optimization of the SDLC process to ensure quality and timely delivery of software solutions.
    • Support continuous improvement in the agile development process
    • Define all level of business and technology requirements.
    • Collaborate with QA team to ensure traceability between defined test cases and elicited testing requirements.
    • Collaborate with Development team to ensure effective hand off of requirements and identification of requirements defects.
    • Support capacity planning to optimize the effectiveness of the department.
    • Support estimation process which includes business users, development representatives, and testing representatives.
    • Identify and implement optimal process improvements to ensure effective capture of functional requirements for both enhancement projects and defect resolution.
    • Conduct demos of new and upcoming functionality, as needed.
    • Define and enforce acceptance criteria for business requirements.
    • Responsible for ensuring that business objectives are understood by project team.
    • Assist in prioritization of product backlog items ensuring business priorities and technology advancements are reflected.
    • Identify and implement optimal process improvements to ensure effective capture of functional requirements for both enhancement projects and defect resolution.
    • Attend and actively participate in meetings such as sprint planning, scrums, demos, and retrospectives.
    • Assist in leading organization and execution of user acceptance testing.
    • Manage vendor relationships including priority of deliverables.
    • Builds relationships with key business unit resources to gain understanding of overall business unit direction.
    • Support IT activities for small to medium business initiatives using appropriate project management methodology.
    • Performs peer reviews for fellow Business Analysts business requirements ensuring conformity to standards and quality.
    • Prepares status and management reports as required.
    • Responsible for configuration changes in systems.

    This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required.

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