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Senior Business Analyst

Temporary
NSW, Other
Posted on 11.12.2017
750.00 -> 850.00 per day


Our Client, NSW Government is seeking to appoint a Senior Business Analyst to join the team on an initial 6 months contract basis.

Primary Purpose:

The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for driving high level analysis and strategic advice to support ICT project decision making, planning and delivery across a portfolio of complex initiatives.
The role acts as the pivotal link between the business units and ICT ensuring that business/user requirements are understood and articulated for correct solution implementation.

The Senior Business Analyst is also responsible for conducting the detailed investigations, analysis and evaluation of functional and non-functional requirements, identifying the issues, risks and benefits that are then consolidated into a formal business case and submitted for consideration by customers and stakeholders.

The Senior Business Analyst is a trusted business partner who brings to bear extensive experience, deep analytical insight and expertise in industry standard frameworks and methodologies to support the business in achieving their desired benefits.

With extensive experience in the application of industry standard frameworks and methodologies, the Senior Business Analyst is also able to drive increased maturity in ICTs internal processes in the areas of Business Analysis and Business Process Management.

Key Accountabilities:

* Business Analysis - Across a portfolio of complex initiatives, take responsibility for investigative work to determine business requirements and specify effective business processes through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures, and organisational change. Apply and monitor the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards, giving special consideration to business perspectives.
* Design and Development of Systems and Processes - Identify, develop and implement business improvement opportunities on proposed and completed projects across a portfolio of complex initiatives. Also identify and develop opportunities for improving investment planning and delivery processes, developing proposals to senior management to address high priority issues.
* Maturity of Business Analysis Capability - Bring to bear extensive experience in the application of industry standard frameworks and methodologies to drive increased maturity in ICTs internal processes in the areas of Business Analysis and Business Process Management.
* Stakeholder/Relationship Management - . Assist the Business Analysis Practice Manager, Principal Manager Business Solutions, Project Managers and Solution Architects to build positive working relationships with stakeholders. Be able to work directly with senior management in understanding their strategic objectives.
* Teamwork / Leadership - Work cooperatively within a team, exchange information and assist other team members to achieve team objectives and work outcomes. Manage other business analysts on large and complex pieces of work.
* Business Case Development - Prepare business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks. Identify stakeholders and their business needs.
* Technical Specifications - Ensure technical specifications are developed that communicate user requirements in technical terms for submission to systems development project teams.
* Monitoring and Reporting - Lead the development, implementation and improvement of efficient and comprehensive monitoring and reporting systems required to support the management of projects.
* Benefits Realisation - As required undertake or support post implementation benefits realisation reviews of projects.
* Change Leadership - Contribute to change across the portfolio to support both the vision for IT and the development of customer focused strategies, programs and initiatives.
* Operational Management - Contribute to the development and management of branch business plans, budgets and risk management plans.
* Safety - Comply with the System Requirement, Safety Responsibilities, Authorities and Accountabilities within the Safety Management System.
* Ethics and probity - Comply with the Public Sector Values of Integrity, Trust, Service and Accountability, and the organisation's Code of Conduct, and manage business processes to ensure the proactive identification of risk and the review and improvement of systems designed to minimise or eliminate fraud and corruption.

Key Challenges:

* Driving improvements in the internal processes of an organisation with varying levels of technical and process maturity
* Keeping abreast of current and emerging best practice in business analysis and driving improvements on internal processes based on these developments.
* Developing, maintaining and managing relationships and communications with senior stakeholders, meeting the challenges with confidence, and dealing with frequently conflicting and/or competing agendas of stakeholders.
* Identifying and reconciling inconsistent or conflicting objectives and drivers between senior stakeholders
* Reducing technical complexity where significant technical interdependencies exist
* Designing effective solutions that simultaneously meet business and IT objectives

Key external relationships:

This role will be required to interface on a regular basis with other divisions of the Government department, as well as operating agencies such as State Transit Authority and Roads and Maritime Services and other government agencies.
Other key external relationships include:

* Customers
* Contractors
* Vendors and/or third party suppliers

Selection criteria:

* Australian Citizen or Permanent residency essential
* Relevant Tertiary qualification or equivalent experience with at least 5 years experience in business analysis. CBAP or equivalent certification preferred.
* Extensive experience in electronic document and records management, ideally with Objective.
* Extensive and demonstrated experience conducting analysis of business needs across a complex portfolio of initiatives in a federated or multi-sourced environment.
* Strong knowledge of; and extensive experience in the application of; contemporary business analysis best-practice methodologies and processes such as BABOK and UML. This includes leading and mentoring other business analysts in the application of these methodologies and processes.
* Strong interpersonal skills including, a strong ability to communicate and influence effectively across the most senior levels of the organisation.
* Proven experience interpreting and translating analysis results into insightful, clear and succinct technical specifications and requirement documentation with tangible examples of where insights from best-practice analysis methodologies have resulted in value adding business outcomes.
* Superior analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including report writing and presentation skills with emphasis on developing quality technical specifications.
* Proven experience working independently and/or with multidisciplinary teams including the management and mentoring of other business analysts.
* Ability to operate within the values of impartiality; integrity; trust; service; accountability and safety. To carry out responsibilities with professionalism, fairness and commitment and to do so in order to place the customer at the centre of all that is produced and delivered.

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