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Sridhar Kulkarni A

Business Analyst | Product Owner | Scrum Master | Committed to delivering products that Clients Love

Summary

  • Dynamic and Highly accomplished Business Analyst with expertise in planning and execution of million - dollar operations, Project Management, Strategic Planning and Reports Management.
  • Practised in clarifying business requirements, performing gap analysis between the goals and existing procedures/skill sets and system improvements to increase productivity and reduce costs.
  • Extensive experience in implementing SDLC's like agile frameworks like Waterfall, Scrum and Kanban
  • Recognised in Business Process Analysis, project management, vendors management, stake holders and deliver complex, large scale projects on time within budget. Additional required expertise:

 

  • Define process and Re-design
  • Management and of Cross function team
  • Project / Product & Delivery Methodologies
  • Project /Product Tracking and Management
  • Project Change Control
  • Budgeting & Planning
  • Cost & Resource Estimates  
  • Project / Product Risk and Scope Control
  • Milestones Management
  • QA Execution and Management
  • User Acceptance Tests and Reports

Work experience

August 2016Present 

Business Analyst 

Contus Technologies

Summary:

  • Negotiating difficult decisions with Colleagues, Internal Stakeholders and Clients
  • Delivering results on time, within budget and to the highest specification. 
  • Managing the day to day operational aspects of the projects.
  • Developing accurate and achievable project plans.
  • Establishing the overall success criteria for a project including time, cost, technical and performance parameters.
  • Arrange and manage all required meetings internal/external/third party teams and guide the required processes.
  • Proficiency using White board, MS Office, Atlassian JIRA, Bit Bucket, Basecamp, Meister Task, Pencil, Invision, Lucid chart, Smartsheet and Moqups.

Business:

  • Understand the business case and objectives
  • Analyze and Elicit the requirements with the help of several techniques
  • Develop project scope, timeline and define project boundaries
  • Document Business Requirements (BRD/SRS/FRD/ UserStories/UseCases)
  • Define the Workflow, User flows, Activity Diagrams, Work Breakdown Structures, Components, Sprint Plannings, and Plan Regular Releases with versions.

 

Technical:

  • Perform Technical documentation (Context diagram/Class Diagram/ERD)
  • Create Mock-ups and User Interfaces
  • Develop Data Models, Data Mapping Specifications and process flows
  • Perform Evaluation options.

 

Managerial:

  • Conduct Knowledge Transfer Sessions and Bridge the Understanding Gaps
  • Support Change Management / Project change requests
  • Assist Testing Efforts and monitor quality control functions
  • Develop Plans (Requirement/Scope/Quality)
  • Facilitate implementation through training workshops/sessions / demonstrations

 

Functional:

  • Constantly liaise with stakeholders (Presentations/Meetings/ Verbal and Written Communication).
  • Assist in estimation of projects cost and timeline
  • Suggest Process Improvement Methods/ Techniques/Plans
  • Perform Cost / Benefit Analysis
  • Do the valid UAT from the user perspective and guide the teams as per the requirements to derive the output.

 

 

May 2016August 2016

Business Analyst

iMED Global
  • Developed a set of metrics derived from raw company data to track improvements in organisational efficiency.
  • Mapped process activities to desired outcomes to rectify operational inefficiencies.
  • Developed wire-frames, site maps and content inventories.
  • Recommended operational improvements based on tracking and analysis.
  • Performed competitor bench marking analysis and identified savings opportunities and potential product enhancements.
  • Conducted interviews with key business users to collect information on business processes and user requirement.
  • Documented business processes and analysed procedures to see that they would meet changing business needs.
  • Assessed the impact of current business processes on users and stakeholders.

 

Feb 2015May 2016

Associate Business Analyst

Outsmart Services Pvt Ltd (OPC)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Mainly interviewing and understanding the requirement of stakeholders. Project plan setup, maintenance, reporting, communication, staffing/management, Administration.
  • Write up and Maintain scope documents, SRS, profiles, estimates, proposals and process maps of a project.
  • Responsible to respond Request for Proposals(RFP) for new business.
  • Collating business requirements, and then translating these into functional specifications and detailed test plans.
  • Managing relationship with programmers and bridged communication between end users and offshore development team.
  • Involving in preparing Process Flow Diagram & other UML Diagrams using MS Visio, Smartdraw and Pencil.
  • Providing information to operations management teams to enable them to look at different angles.
  • Handling risks, issues, quality and performing user acceptance test after every build.
  • Deciding the team wise targets and responsible for checking the daily achievements.
  • Traveled to various locations to engage with multiple stakeholders across the company.
  • Organizing review meetings with various internal & external stakeholders and preparing the Business Requirement Document. 

Education

Jun 2012Jun 2015

MCA

Bangalore University

MCA - Masters in computers applications with an overall aggregate of 71%

May 2009May 2012

BCA

Periyar University 

BCA - Bachelors in computers application with the overall aggregate of 8.2 CGPA/10

Certifications

Jan 2016

The Agile Business Analyst

DIVERSIFIED BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (PMI Registered Education provider)

PMI PDU File Information:

PDU Program Reference Number: WID00142

PDUs: 2

Category: A

 

Skills

Understanding Requirements Types 

User Requirements, System Requirements, Business Requirements, User Interface Requirements, Server and Domain Requirements, Requirements communications, Estimation, Conduct Workshops 

Research and Development Process 

Research Methodology, Competitor Analysis, Gap Analysis, SWOT Analysis 

Agile - Scrum and Kanban

Conduct Scrum Meetings, Create Backlog, Groom Backlog, Backlog Estimation, Sprint Planning, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Retrospect and Review

PMO

Template creation and Standardisation, Project Tracking and Status Reporting, Resource Utilisation and Time-sheet, Inter department communication, Statement of work , Project Reports/Dashboards 

Documentation 

Business Requirements Documents, User Stories, Project Plans, Roadmaps , Work Breakdown Structures, Prototypes, Project Charter, Scope Document, PPTs, Release Notes, Wireframe creation

Tools 

White board, MS Office, Atlassian JIRA, Bit Bucket, Basecamp, Meister Task, Pencil, Invision, Lucid chart, Smartsheet and Moqups

Unified Modelling Language 

Class Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Use case diagrams, Interaction diagrams. 

Wireframe tools 

Pencil, Smartdraw, Visio, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.