Business Analyst/Project Manager in Atlanta, GA at MDI Group

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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Our client has an immediate need for multiple Business Analyst/Project Managers for their office in the Midtown area of Atlanta, GA. This is a contract role for 6 months with possible extensions. In this role you will be responsible for the overall success of a project, requirements definition, and quality assurance activities, or a portion thereof as assigned (if working under the direction of another project lead). As a Business Analyst, you will serve as a liaison between functional users and technical staff in the development or modification of typically complex information systems. You will lead in definition of user business requirements, assures requirements are appropriately addressed in application implementation, and redefines business processes to maximize application usage as required. Responsibilities include creating and executing test plans, performing hands-on functional testing, and leading user acceptance testing. This position will also provide ongoing user support, including troubleshooting and resolution of more complex system issues. Project Management responsibilities include time and resource management, financial planning, scope management, issue and risk management, project execution. This person plans, directs, and monitors the work produced by the team(s). He or she is responsible for managing stakeholder relationships, including general, ongoing communications, negotiation of scope and schedule changes, key risks, issue resolution, and ongoing progress reporting. You will shape client expectations, and manage contracts and scope related to the project.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison between functional users and technical staff in the development or modification of typically complex information systems
  • Define user business requirements, assures requirements are appropriately addressed in application implementation, and redefines business processes to maximize application usage
  • Create and execute test plans, perform hands-on functional testing, and lead user acceptance testing
  • Provide ongoing user support, including troubleshooting and resolution of more complex system issues
  • Time and resource management, financial planning, scope management, issue and risk management, project execution
  • Plan, direct, and monitor the work produced by the team(s)
  • Responsible for managing stakeholder relationships, including general, ongoing communications, negotiation of scope and schedule changes, key risks, issue resolution, and ongoing progress reporting
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Business, or Accounting
  • 6+ years of Project Management experience
  • Advanced skills in data organization and analysis, problem solving, requirements elicitation and documentation
  • Strong skills in business process analysis and workflow diagramming; experience using these skills on projects to develop workflow-based enterprise software
  • Knowledge of SQL, database, and relational data models
  • Experience or strong knowledge in one or more technical solutions/architectures such as web services, portals, business process modeling, UI technologies like AJAX, relational databases, Business Intelligence preferred (coding experience not required)
  • Effective analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills; ability to tailor communication to different audiences, such as management, stakeholders, users, SMEs, developers, and others
  • Experience being both a PM and BA on the same project
  • Experience working with Project Management software and tools
  • Strong working knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle Process, including incremental/iterative and Waterfall methods
  • Experience overseeing user acceptance testing and providing test cases/test scenarios for UAT
  • Experience working with web application development teams who use technologies such as Java and Drupal

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