Business Analyst

Reed Technology
Newport, Wales
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Business Analyst
£28,000-£40,000 (flexi working)

In this role, you'll work collaboratively within multi-disciplined teams to understand user and business needs, breaking those needs out into constituent parts, analysing multiple solutions and supporting and driving forward delivery to meet user needs.

Agile Business Analysis involves understanding user and business needs, breaking those needs out into constituent parts, analysing multiple solutions and supporting the communication and delivery of a solution to meet the user needs. Analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills are core to effective business analysis.

Responsibilities include:

• Leading and managing investigations into business processes, functions, information flows, data structures and software development processes, using various methodical and consistent techniques.
• Define improvements to business processes, while evaluating potential solutions based on the impacts across the organisation.
• Lead, understand and communicate the big picture while working to assure the overall goal is maintained in creation of the product backlog, in addition to working at a detailed level during sprints and iterations.
• Leader in providing solutions to real business problems through influence, facilitation and communication.
• Define scope whilst shaping and challenging business priorities and value through collaboration.
• Elicit requirements using appropriate techniques taking into account the nature of change and established practices.
• Deliver at pace using agile methodologies and principles.
• Responsible for the creation of requirements documentation to required standards. Using appropriate modelling techniques, considering requirement management and traceability ensuring traceability back to source, adherence to business objectives and their fitness for purpose.
• Assist decision makers in gathering information to make informed decisions.
• Promote a culture of assurance and security.
• Help to quality assure test solutions and products.
• Actively participate in the Business Analysis community and boarder communities to refine and develop standards, working practices and sharing of knowledge and understanding.
• Line management of Business Analysts within the DTM community.

Skills and Experience:

• Qualifications and previous experience
ISEB diploma in Business analysis and Solutions Development and/or Experience of business and systems analysis - working on at least 2 medium or large agile, project based environments, including identification of business benefits, deconstructing user needs, business process modelling, requirements capture and prioritisation and co-ordination with other teams.

• Requirements capture and Management
Proficient in requirements capture using use cases / user stories / product backlogs etc.

• Requirements elicitation
Expert in requirements elicitation, using an extensive range of techniques.

• Problem solving
Extensive experience of problem solving, identifying impacts and working with other colleagues to resolve and mitigate.

• Communication
Excellent verbal communication skills - the ability to communicate effectively with both non-technical and technical staff to precisely define requirements. Written work must be clear and precise, logically presented and conform to ONS standards where applicable.

• Communicating Vision
Expert in communicating with the development team to ensure they have a complete understanding of the business and user needs. Make sure end user perspectives are fully considered by the content and technical design team.

• Facilitation skills
Extensive experience in arranging, preparing and facilitating workshops and meetings to both technical and non-technical colleagues.

• Leadership
Expert in adding value by showing curiosity, challenging the status quo/standard ways of doing things, suggesting improvements and helping others to make that change.

Expert in making steady progress on tasks without needing any feedback from more senior analysts.

If you would like to apply for this role or find out some more information then please send your CV to

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