- Cricklade, Wiltshire
Whilst most recently acting in a Business Architect role, I have 20 years of experience in various analysis, design, implementation and business architecture roles, predominantly in the Financial Services sector. I have led and project managed the analysis workstreams on large transformation, software development and COTS software implementation projects from inception through to post implementation.
My recent architectural roles have given me a good understanding of architectural frameworks (TOGAF) although my focus has been business architecture. In addition I have strong business analysis skills and experience running large teams of analysts.
I have worked in both customer and supplier roles in environments using most methodologies, including agile.
I enjoy working at project board level and reporting directly to senior stakeholders, but am also comfortable working at low levels of detail.
Business Architect-On Nationwide's Workplace Agility program - a variety of technology transformation pilots and programs, aimed at enabling more flexible working practices at Nationwide.
Key areas of responsibility include:
Business Architect-On Nationwide's RDR program. Running a team of Business Analysts to implement Nationwide's RDR Advice Proposition
Key areas of responsibility include:
Business Design Lead-Reporting directly to the Program Manager, responsible for a team of BA's performing business analysis activities throughout the whole project lifecycle of a new Mortgage Sales and Originations platform.(Based on the Iress Mortgage solution.) Key functional areas-Logon and Authentication, KFI, DIP, FMA, Originations, Offer and Post Offer activities, Completion and Servicing, Workflow, Configuration, Content Management, MI, Mortgage Trading Exchange integration, Mortgage Product Manufacture.
Key Activities: Project management of business analysis, design and implementation activities, managing Change Control Forum, Business Design representation at Program Steering Board, Managing team during the following activities: Project inception work-defining high level requirements, workshop facilitation and artefact definition(Mainly use cases-loosely based on RUP), BA support during design and build, test planning, test execution, defect prioritisation, business process def
Senior Business Analyst-Senior BA working on integration and migration project following the sale of Nationwide Life to Legal & General. Main areas of responsibility were around Sales Management operating model,business process definition and system integration work defining how new L&G Insurance quotations and application system integrated with Nationwide's Mortgage Application, Originations and CRM systems.
Definition of processes, tools and system interfaces to ensure customer engagements, mortgage completions and putting insurance policies on risk at L&G took place in a co-ordinated manner. Other areas of responsibility included migration and management of existing Nationwide Insurance Pipeline and working with the actuaries to define business processes and tools to ensure correct payment of commission on policies once L&G took ownership of the Nationwide pipeline and backbook.
Senior Business Analyst-Acting as lead business analyst defining requirements for new document generation system for L&G's customer facing documentation unit life maturities and pensions. Requirements included:
Business Analysis Manager – Acting as lead business / systems analyst and managing a team of 3 business analysts at a client site, Northern Rock Building Society for their new on-line mortgage application system. (J2EE /SOA Environment)
Business Analyst- working on the NHS SPINE program,-responsible for defining requirements in conjunction with NHS NPfIT for demographic services including: WebServices/SOA based(HL7-XML) demographic system for NHS(J2EE, Oracle) Data flow identification and interface definition between legacy systems and new national demographic system. System use case, data model, service and UI definition Testing support, change note documentation and tracking
Work included defining migration strategy and integration requirements for a number of large legacy NHS systems including NSTS, NHAIS and NHSCR and new NCRS compliant systems-including definition of business processes via business use cases in a very large and complex organisation. Key skills-Business process definition, system use case definition, OO analysis, HL7, XML, RUP, RUP SE, Rational Rose, Rational Req Pro
Business Analysis Manager-Responsible for setting up a new team of business analysts in order to carry out a business process re-engineering project.
Business Analyst-. Worked as a client facing business analyst providing support to the sales team producing system specifications(software configuration, servers, firewall requirements, networking diagrams) for customers wishing to migrate their e-business applications into one of Intel's data centres(Customers included Williams F1, e-Kingfisher, Virgin)
Other technical skills included
The role was extremely customer focused and required negotiations at a board level with all the world’s major computer manufacturers in Europe, China, Taiwan, Japan and USA.
Supervised a team responsible for analysis and preparation of management reports on the finances and sales activities of Intel’s European distributors.