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Job Id: 73003 Title: Procurement Analyst Location: Remote - 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, Colorado 80246 Duration: 12 Months Description:

The Business Analyst is responsible for translating business problems or needs into business requirements and functional specifications. A successful Business Analyst is adept at using tools for preparing reports, streamlining business processes, and explaining and documenting project plans and processes. This position coordinates project reporting and tracking through standardized tools and provides assistance to the project managers, development managers, and technical teams. The Business Analyst operates at the application level. Primary job responsibility: Requirements Analysis Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility:
  • Analyze and understand project scope and objectives based on discussions with stakeholders.
  • Elicit business requirements from project sponsors and stakeholders through research, focus groups, interviews, process flow creation, surveys, or other methods.
  • Validate, prioritize, and organize requirements.
  • Prepare documentation at each of stage of the requirements phase, including deliverables like Vision and Scope Reports, Requirements Work Plans, Business Requirements Documents, Use Cases, Process Flows, Technical Specifications or Functional Design Documents. Ensure documents can be understood by business users and development team alike.
  • Interpret customer requests and business needs into requirements for technical solutions that meet the customer's mission and objectives.
  • Follow OIT policies and procedures, best practices, OIT project methodology, and industry standards in accordance with the International Institute of Business Analysis' (IIBA) Business Analysis Book of Knowledge.
  • For projects created as a result of a legislative action, read and understand the legislation in full and accurately reflect regulatory requirements in requirements documentation and technical specifications.
  • Identify test and use cases and develop plans for incorporating those test cases into the functional specifications and the overall testing plan.
  • Recommend changes to business analysis and project management policies, processes, templates and standard operating procedures.
  • Create and justify the business case, identify stakeholders, and analyze and interpret customer or business need to determine high-level project and product requirements.
  • Determine detailed requirements, define scope, and identify business model.
  • Analyze business trends, operational situations, flows and models, and gather input through observation or stakeholder interviews to formulate clear models of the current state, recommend possible improvements, and determine future state.
  • Work with business managers and staff to identify and understand their expressed and latent needs and concerns and the operational environment.
  • Employ various tools like process mapping and root cause analysis to complete analysis and to formulate recommendations.
  • Write the functional specifications for the IT solution or services and communicate them effectively to all involved parties, both technical and non-technical.
  • Build Use Cases and documents their functionality in the functional specification.
  • Prepare requirement specification and Functional design documents.
  • Determine work plans, priorities, and schedules for small to medium complexity tasks, for the position and 2-3 others.
  • Identify project risk and develops response plans and procedures; decide when to escalate critical issues to management.
  • When needed, provide alternatives to the business and executive staff, estimating cost for each alternative and recommending a solution.
Job Requirements: Work Experience:
  • 1-2 years of experience as a business analyst or relevant experience in an IT service delivery role.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in business, information technology, computer science, or related fields. (Relevant experience may be substituted for education at the hiring manager's discretion.)
Functional/Technical Knowledge & Skills:
  • Philosophical alignment with the IIBA Competency Model.
  • Excellent relationship-building and management skills, strong orientation toward collaboration and communication, and ability to earn trust and respect from a challenging customer base.
  • Demonstrated understanding of application design, development, testing, integration and support.
  • Ability to work with peer organizations to translate IT processes and tool strategies to support the day-to-day work efforts of the individual departments.
  • Familiarity with a variety of software development methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall, etc., and a strong understanding of the suitability of these methodologies for certain development environments and types of applications.
  • Proven ability to operate, deliver, and succeed with a geographically dispersed customer base and technical partners.
  • Proven aptitude for time and task management.

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