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Business Analyst/Project Manager in Farmington Hills, MI at VisionPRO

Date Posted: 4/21/2018

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Job Description

BA/Project Manager

Our client is looking for a Business Analyst/Project Manager for their Farmington Hills, MI office. It is important that this person have excellent communication and documentation skills to understand the end-user perspective and to write clear and concise business requirements. The BA/PM must be experienced managing numerous projects simultaneously, participate in business analysis and possess a strong background in technology.  This is a hybrid role and responsibilities can shift throughout projects, i.e., there may be times where the position will require more PM work than BA work or vice versa.  As part of a growing company and team, the role requires strong leadership and forward thinking in order to deliver valuable solutions to our clients. We recognize those who are results-oriented, have a strong sense of responsibility, take ownership of their projects and successfully manage multiple tasks in a rapidly changing environment. 

Responsibilities 

Define Solutions & Document Requirements

  • Gather business requirements via proactive communication and collaboration with partners, clients, industry and internal experts. Understand business processes and business needs
  • Document business requirements and specifications, including functional and non-functional requirements, flow charts, process descriptions, use cases, user stories, acceptance criteria and data specifications
  • Assist the testing team in developing test cases, reviewing them and signing off on the final outcome
  • Work with technical architects who have responsibility to design solutions that meet the requirements. Collaborate with business and technical resources internally and externally to achieve the solution
  • Serve as the conduit between the client stakeholders and the software development team

Deliver Solutions

  • Project management - Ensure the on-time release of deliverables by coordinating schedules with development teams, Softura partners and clients. Development teams may include offshore project managers, development managers, technical lead, developers and QA
  • Coordinate deliverables into requirements roadmaps and technical solution roadmaps
  • Coordinate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and manage the feedback from the client
  • Report on key metrics of a project to internal stakeholders and client key stakeholders
  • Maintain and prioritize the product backlog as per business value and needs
  • Manage project schedule and Work Breakdown Structure, create and update Requirements Traceability Matrix, track and report hours spent against estimates, review and approve time sheets, track project completion, projects risks, project funds and provide a weekly project update to internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage enhancement and change requests, estimate added efforts and execute change orders in a timely manner

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to understand technology and business process and how the two are dependent upon one another for solution delivery
  • Effectively communicates with both technical and non-technical staff, stakeholders, development team
  • Prepare and communicate status reports to team and management
  • Elicit business requirements from key stakeholders by using interviews, document analysis requirements workshops, task and workflow analysis
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Manage multiple projects from small to large scale in a cross-functional environment
  • Able to work independently, be a collaborative team player, excellent time management and prioritization skills, able to manage a heavy workload at times, ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude, and providing exemplary customer service

Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Business or Computer Science preferred
  • 5 years of experience as a Business Analyst/Project Manager developing business requirements, process flows, and program charters and/or statements of work
  • Experience running client meetings for gathering requirements, managing projects, collaborating on solutions and resolving issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal teams and external customers
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • A strong background in technology, analysis and critical evaluation of information gathered from multiple sources
  • Experience with Agile software development or Scrum Master Certification is highly desired
  • Programming experience developing web or mobile applications in C#, Java, ASP.net is a plus
  • Experience in object oriented analysis and design using UML methodology is a plus

VisionPRO relentlessly delivers top talent to help our clients excel. We have been trusted for 20 years to align the right talent to the right opportunity, expertly solving unique business challenges. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, our clients appreciate our consultative approach, resourcefulness, and fast response to their individual needs. Our prospective candidates and existing consultants can count on VisionPRO to passionately help them maximize their career choices, while also supporting their growth opportunities. We serve our customers from around the world, helping them with their most critical hiring decisions and project needs.