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Business Analyst

La Fosse Associates
Closing date
15 Jun 2021

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LFA Public Sector Transformation Practise are supporting a largescale data transformation and are looking for Business Analysts to join our established team on an initial 6 Month contract.

Experience Required:

Core to being an effective Agile Business Analysis is:
  • understanding user and business needs
  • breaking those needs out into constituent parts
  • analysing multiple solutions
  • supporting the communication and delivery of a solution to meet the user needs
  • analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills

Typical Role Responsibilities:

As one of our Agile Business Analysts, you will carry out a wide range of activities with responsibilities that include:
  • Leading and managing investigations into business processes, functions, information flows, data structures and software development processes, using various methodical and consistent techniques
  • Defining improvements to business processes, whilst evaluating potential solutions based on the impacts across the organisation
  • Leading, understanding and communicating the bigger picture whilst working to assure that the overall goal is maintained in creation of the product backlog, but also working at a detailed level during sprints and iterations
  • Influencing, facilitating and communicating to help provide solutions to real business problems
  • Eliciting requirements using appropriate techniques
  • Delivering at pace using agile methodologies and principles
  • Creating requirements documentation to high standards. Using modelling techniques, considering requirement management and traceability back to source, adherence to business objectives and their fitness for purpose
  • Assisting decision makers in gathering information to make informed decisions
  • Helping to quality assure test solutions and products
  • Actively participating in the Business Analysis community to refine and develop standards and working practices, and to share knowledge

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:
  • Competent in requirements capture and elicitation using a wide range of techniques, such as workshops, shadowing, use cases, user stories, product backlogs, etc;
  • Experienced in problem solving and understanding any associated impacts;
  • Expert at communicating effectively with both non-technical and technical staff to precisely define requirements, including communicating with the development team to ensure they have a complete understanding of the business and user needs;
  • Expert at written communication, with work presented in a clear, precise and logical way;
  • Expert at making sure end user perspectives are fully considered by the content and technical design team, and ensuring that those needs continue to be met throughout the solution development;
  • Competent at understanding organisational and wider government strategic objectives and ensure that solutions are aligned to them - assessing the impact when strategies change;
  • Proficient in adding value by showing curiosity and challenging the status quo.

Qualifications and/or Previous Experience

Essential criteria:

You will be either:
  • Be ISEB accreditation in one or more of the following:
    • Business analysis essentials
    • Requirements engineering
    • Modelling business processes
    • Systems Modelling Techniques using UML
    • Systems Development essentials
    • Foundation certificate in IT-enabled business change (at least 1 module).

  • Experience of business or systems analysis working in an agile, project-based environment, including identification of business benefits, deconstructing user needs, business process modelling, requirements capture and prioritisation, and willing to undertake ISEB accreditation.
  • Public Sector experience desirable.
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