Business Analyst

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Through a significant in-depth knowledge of business analysis skills and techniques; knowledge and use of technology and applications and in-depth business knowledge, the Senior BA will:

Accountability: Feasibility Analysis 

· Author Business Cases and feasibility studies in partnership with Sponsors to justify (or not) the investment for a business initiative

· Identify opportunities to improve current business processes

· Provide consultancy and advice on functionality, applicability and usability of technology solutions to project requirements

· Recognise and manage business trade-offs, conflicts and market pressures.

Accountability: Detailed Business Analysis & Design 

· Assists project leadership in identifying potential project plan variances

· Writes requirement specifications and develops business process and data models that define the business need.

· Consult with business stakeholders on business needs, issues and concerns.

· Creates and/or reviews manuals, procedure and related user documentation – ensure documentation is targeted to the appropriate audience.

· Lead Requirements planning activities and monitor and manage requirements throughout the project lifecycle.

· Oversee the collaboration between business analysis team members and project IT team members during conceptual design phase and requirements documentation

· Partner with Architects to ensure business representation during vendor selection process and interfaces with vendors to understand whether vendor products meet business requirements.

· Trains clients and/or supports clients on use of the new system

Accountability: People and Practice Development 

· Act as Lead Business Analyst on any size project, directing and coordinating Business Analysis team members and activities related to requirements gathering and documentation

· Act as a champion to changes within the business analysis profession and to motivate business analysts in continuous development

· Monitor industry activities and identify and recommend potential solutions and opportunities

· Provide coaching and mentoring to other business analysts

Accountability: Stakeholder Management

· Help business stakeholders identify and clarify their goals and IT requirements by conducting meetings/interviews and facilitating brainstorming and JAD sessions across large group and/or cross-functional groups. 

· Facilitate communications between business and IT.

· Manage the Communication Plan for project and stakeholders during project phases

· Represent the Sponsor in all phases of projects

Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Johannesburg

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