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Business Analyst - Agile Specialist in Northbrook, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Position: Business Analyst - Agile Specialist
Location: Northbrook, IL 60062 - Onsite 100% of time and no remote...
Start time 7:00 am - 7:30 am for daily standups with offshore team
     I am looking for a Business Analyst with 1-2 years of Agile / Scrum experience and can support a development team implementing a Robotics Automation Process tool for cross functional teams and business groups - HR, Sourcing and Procurement, Legal, Facilities, Corporate Relations, Technology, Etc. The ideal candidate will have business process analysis, will have process development and continuous improvement experience, breakdown requirements into user stories for the developers to build. I need someone that can lead and drive, need to ramp up into the work into the work and will have a little bit of training in Blue Prism or RPA experience. In general, looking for a candidate who is ready, willing, and able. Ready to walk into a meeting with a client and engage, consult and work hand in hand immediately. The group is very dynamic and has a vast variety. Must have strong BA with AGILE experience that can drive and provide leadership to the team. Typical meeting, what robotic automation is with the client, what processes would fit with the RPA, develop a proof of concept, then move into a deep dive to get things moving forward. The BA will look at and record the business processes (receive recording) then draw out the process flow, and break it down into user stories.

This role guides development efforts for Agile projects while representing business interests throughout.
Primary responsibilities include writing user stories, managing requirements re-prioritization, and co-designing solutions with business partners, in addition to core business analyst responsibilities.
Core Business Analyst Responsibilities
  • Manage requirements elicitation, analysis and documentation processes to capture business and end user needs.
  • Prioritize needs within and across projects based on business impact.
  • Support business case creation.
  • Communicate solution tradeoffs to business partners to frame and influence project decisions.
  • Engage delivery teams to communicate solution vision and priorities.
  • Promote architectural standards and consistency.
  • Assess the risks of solution options and develop plans to mitigate them.
  • Support organizational change management.
  • Provide consultative support and advice on RPA projects.

Specialized Agile Responsibilities
  • Document requirements as user stories.
  • Partner with business stakeholders and product owners to manage requirements reprioritization processes throughout the delivery lifecycle.
  • Use co-design and prototyping approaches to design and iterate on high-value solutions.
  • Participate in ongoing meetings to support project delivery, including team stand-ups, solution show-and-tells, and sprint planning.
  • Participate in other delivery activities (e.g., testing, coding) as required in collaboration with other delivery team members to support solution delivery objectives.
  • Serve as a champion for Agile methods across the delivery team and organization.

  • 3+ years’ Business Analysis experience
  • 1+ years’ experience working on a project using Agile methods.
  • Experience with Blue Prism RPA software a plus
  • Experience with other RPA software preferred

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.