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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

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (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.
Feb 2015May 2016

Associate Business Analyst

Outsmart Services Pvt Ltd (OPC)

Summary:

Plan the project

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management and relevant stakeholders.
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, licenses other software etc) required to complete the project.
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities.
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required.
  • Determine the objectives and measures/KPI’s  upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.

     

    Staff the project

  • In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview and select staff from internal groups and cross functions with appropriate skills for the project activities.
  • Manage project staff and/or volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organization.
  • Ensure that personnel files are properly maintained and kept confidential.
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project.
  • Contract qualified consultants to work on the project if and as appropriate.
     

    Implement the project

  • Execute the project according to the project plan.
  • Develop forms, artifacts and records to document project activities.
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured.
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.


    Control the project

  • Write reports on the project for management and for sponsors.
  • Communicate with sponsors/senior management as outlined in agreements.
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures.
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly)
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date.
  • Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for sponsors/senior management as outlined in funding agreements.

    Evaluate the project

  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.

Education

Jun 2012Jun 2015

MCA

Bangalore University

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

Certifications

March 2016

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 

Data Analysis

Data Collection, Data Cleansing, Data Exploration, Analysis, Reporting and Decision Making. 

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, AnswerMiner Basecamp, Meister Task, Pencil, Invision, Lucid chart, SmartSheet and Moqups, Prezi.