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Summary

As a seasoned Business Systems Analyst with expertise in identifying business issues, gathering requirements, facilitating workshops & coordinating with project teams, my specialization lies in analysis of existing frameworks and improvement of business processes.

I aspire on using these skills and experience in helping organizations solve complex problems and help increase end user adoption of enterprise systems. 

Core Competencies

  • Business Process Improvement
  • Business Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Cost-benefit Analysis
  • Forecasting and Planning
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • User Acceptance Testing

Education

Feb 2006Dec 2007

IMBA - International Business

Griffith University, Australia

Dean's award for academic achievement scoring Higher Distinction in Sem 4 for IMBA

Jun 2000Jul 2003

Bachelor of Management Studies - Intl. Finance & Marketing

University of Mumbai, India

G.N Khalsa College award for academic achievement graduating with a distinction as Bachelor of Management Studies

Work History

Jun 2016Present

Business Systems Analyst/Coordinator

The University of Adelaide College

Business Case

To define and create a service management framework for Business Systems at UoA College, particularly in the areas of timetabling, process automation, eLearning (LMS) & Student Management Systems.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Liaise at a strategic level with the University of Adelaide on planning intakes for students into pathway programs.
  • Document AS-IS and TO-BE processes for timetabling 8 intakes in an academic year of over 700 students; prepare and execute the road map for every intake.
  • Prepare an incident and service management framework for applications used at UoA College, particularly timetabling application (CELCAT), LMS (Moodle) & Student Management Systems.
  • Adopt a process of continuous improvement, challenge the status quo and look at areas to gain efficiency in implementation, economies of scale and time sensitivity
  • Define a risk management framework and implement it; establish quality criteria for deliverables
  • Improve systems with a focus on automation primarily in timetabling, reduction of paper forms & management of LMS
  • Create a change management framework for greater end user adoption
  • Create tangible reports out of raw data for management reporting, enabling efficient and cost effective decision making

Key Achievements

  • Automation of timetabling application to process intakes with efficiency and optimize delivery, thereby saving 72 hours & 0.8 FTE resource allocation
  • Automation of LMS student enrollments by creating a middleware application to produce input data for meeting increasing demand of critical timelines.
  • Re-branding LMS (ongoing) to meet The University of Adelaide guidelines particularly themes, managing breadcrumbs, creation of content & liaise with LMS developers to enhance capabilities.
  • Automation of result uploads in Student Management System to process transcripts within deadlines
  •  98% error resolution rate in service incidents through efficient coordination & a resolve to get things done.
Aug 2015Jun 2016

IT Consultant

MGM Wireless Pty. Ltd

Business Case 

To automate paper based roll marking for schools in AU & NZ and integrate with attendance management systems.

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Liaise with the schools and State Education Department IT/project sponsors from inception to sign off.
  • Document AS-IS and TO-BE processes for roll marking attendance for students in an academic year.
  • Setup environment for deploying applications on school admin server. Configure, test and troubleshoot applications
  • Execute UAT
  • Provide high level technical support and ongoing customer service to ensure business continuity and support business as usual activities.

Key Achievements 

  • Improved roll marking process by moving from manual paper based time-tabling to cloud based roll marking with MGM's flagship cloud based roll marking product
  • Improved student attendance to 85% as expected by State Education departments
  • Reduction of human error by automating sync process of roll marking system with Student Information Systems

Business Case 

To improve parent communication and attendance analytics at schools across AU & NZ

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Liaise with State Education Department IT and school business managers 
  • Document AS-IS & TO-BE processes for attendance management and parent communication
  • Setup environment for deploying application on school admin servers, configure client machines for installation
  • Install, configure and test application on school admin server and client computers to ensure accuracy with data and meet project implementation requirements.
  • Execute UAT

Key Achievements 

  • Improved school communication for absences and broadcast messaging, ensuring 100% reach for all parents 
  • Improved student attendance goals for schools with upto 85% school attendance over a period of 6 months
  • Improve parent-school engagement through easy to use web based and mobile based applications
  • Meet State Education Department goals for end user technology adoption
Aug 2010Dec 2014

Business Systems Analyst

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Create performance metrics framework for a growing team of 380 resources
  • Identify business risks though middleware applications designed to churn Big Data into dashboards displaying organizational & productivity metrics.
  • Ensure Business Continuity Planning through effective coordination between Business Stakeholders & Finance teams
  • Vendor Management for supplementing back-fills and niche skill sets required to execute critical projects
  • Manage learning resources and content for Business Solutions Group on Deloitte Learning portal powered by Saba.
  • Develop requirements specifications for system functionality and document approach, impacts and low/high fidelity prototypes

Key Achievements

  • Identified business risks in existing hiring processes and developed a cutting-edge Human Resources solution using OOTB SharePoint 2010 to reduce onboarding lead time to 31 days per resource.
  • Developed frameworks for continuing education and meeting technical training challenges of Business Solutions Group within allocated budgets, thereby cutting overheads by 33% in 7 months.
  • Developed dashboards for metrics used to determine inefficiencies in Budgeted vs. Actual project costs and presented detailed analyses for Management Reporting, thereby improving utilization to 92%
  • Tracked, analyzed and interpreted trends in Employee & Vendor Utilization data, manipulated data using pivot tables, pivot charts and macros.

References

Available upon Request