Job Description

Reference # : 20-00313Title : Business Analyst
Location : New York, NY
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 04/16/2020 / 04/16/2022
Description

The BA role elicits, documents, and analyzes business requirements for the Head Start Data System in order to recommend business and information technology solutions. The Head Start Data system (HDS) is a system our division is working on procuring for Head Start delegates to monitor their progress on the Head Start Performance Standards and to streamline information sharing between delegates and the Division of Early Childhood Education.
The BA Assesses business problems and process gaps; identifies opportunities for new requirements. Creates functional deliverables such as business scenarios, as-is/to-be flow diagrams, use cases, functional designs, screen mock-ups, etc. Facilitates user acceptance testing. Holds focus groups with users. Summarizes focus group findings. Coordinates presentations with vendors. Drafts a proof of concept and RFP. Performs all related work as directed by the manager.

Participates in project-level planning and reviews and approvals sessions, which includes business requirements and Application Software Requirements/Design review meetings. • Coordinating and advancing the timely delivery of work for priority projects assigned to the unit;

Determining and coordinating the activities required amongst the stakeholders responsible for project completion; • Developing project documentation (implementation plan, QA plan, UAT plan, etc.); • Guiding resources and schedule for project/program implementation; • Planning and scheduling project deliverables, establishing goals, and setting milestones; • Assisting in vendor selection and the contracting process and helping to manage these contracts; • Conducting status meetings and ensuring proper articulation and reporting of project status to stakeholders and executive management; • Facilitating workshops to elicit and gather business requirements and use cases • Developing functional requirement documents for small and medium projects; • Providing guidance on a process to re-engineer or streamline current operations; Ownership for the capturing, analyzing, synthesizing, assessing, documenting, and verifying of business requirements, processes and workflows; • Validating and verifying all requirements, making sure they map to the business need being addressed, are approved by the appropriate stakeholders (including the Steering Committee) and meet relevant quality standards for completeness and relevance; • Reviewing and documenting gaps in vendor delivered business and functional requirement specifications; • Monitoring and mitigating project risks along the way; • Assisting in issue troubleshooting;
• Participates in the analysis of requirements and specifications necessary to create data flow models.
• Identify Performance thresholds using client side & server side metrics and build load models
• Work closely under the direction of the Project and Development Managers with stakeholders from multiple DOE departments.

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