Business Analyst Job Opportunity

Posted on :

17 Jun, 2014

Category :

Analyst Jobs in South Africa

Alexander forbes seeks a Business Analyst to identify business opportunities & introduce new projects, innovations that will significantly and positively impact the respective area/ project/ initiative while maintaining and ensuring that business application systems are based on sustainable and supportable technology.

 

Job Title:Business Analyst

Main Purpose

To identify business opportunities & introduce new projects, innovations that will significantly and positively impact the respective area/ project/ initiative while maintaining and ensuring that business application systems are based on sustainable and supportable technology and to translate business specifications into effective and efficient operational systems.

 

Minimum Requirements

Formal Education

• BCom advantageous or equivalent (BA related studies)

Technical/Legal Certification

• Computer literacy in MS office.
• Modelling tools (Visio, Enterprise Architect, Mindjet)
• Modelling languages (UML, BPMN)

 

Experience

• 5 years Business Analyst experience.

 

MAIN OUTPUTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS POSITION

Business Analysis Planning

• Conduct Stakeholder Analysis
• Plan Business Analysis Activities
• Plan Business Analysis Communication
• Plan Requirements Management process
• Plan monitor and report on Business Analysis performance

Enterprise Analysis

• Identify and propose projects that meet strategic needs and goals.
• Identify Business need
• Determine solution approach
• Define solution scope
• Develop the Business case

Elicitation

• Explore, identify and document stakeholder needs
• Prepare Elicitations
• Conduct Elicitation
• Document Elicitation results
• Confirm Elicitation

Requirements Analysis

• Progressively elaborate stated requirements to sufficient level of detail that accurately defines the business need within specified scope
• Validate requirements meet the business need
• Verify requirements are acceptable quality
• Organise requirements
• Prioritise requirements
• Specify and model requirements
• Determine assumptions and constraints
• Verify requirements
• Validate requirements

Solution Assessment and Validation

• Assess solutions to ensure that strategic goals are met and requirements are satisfied.
• Assess requirements coverage
• Determine Organisational readiness
• Validate solution
• Evaluate Solution

Requirements Management and Communication

• Recognize that communication takes places throughout all knowledge areas and is important for managing requirements
• Manage the approved solution and requirements scope
• Ensure stakeholders have access to business analysis work products

Competencies

Cognitive competencies

• Analytical Thinking
• Attention to Detail
• Problem Solving
• Persuasive
• Negotiating skills
• Facilitation
• Confident
• Motivational
• Flexibility
• Adapting and Responding to Change

Intrapersonal Competencies

• Ethical Behaviour/Honesty/Transparency/Modelling of Values
• Results & Solution Focused (Drive, Energy & Follow Through)

Interpersonal Compentencies

• Building effective relationships with clients to develop joint vision for the project.
• Able to collaborate well with client representatives, domain experts, managers, and architects
• Assisting the project manager by managing client expectations through careful and proactive communications regarding requirements and changes.
• Conflict management

Professional/Technical Competencies

• A practical understanding of the theory, practice, and tools of Business Analysis
• Knowledge and experience in Requirements Analysis techniques such as use case modelling and Business process modelling.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills that can be used to clarify and effectively specify requirements (including active listening skills)
• Able to think abstractly and work at high-levels of abstraction (i.e., able to work with requirements without being drawn into the details of design and implementation decisions).
• Able to successfully manage the multiple concurrent issues, ambiguities, and contradictions that typically occur during business analysis.
• Able to collaborate well with client representatives, domain experts, managers, and architects.

Leadership

Business Analyst

• Self managing
• Self starter
• Share knowledge and experience with colleagues

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