The Business Analyst supports IT aspects of the analysis, change, and implementation of new Global Practice Management System (GPMS) processes that involve SAP, SAP BI and systems integrated with SAP.
The role reports to the BI Project Manager / work stream Lead and will work closely with all areas of IT and the business to ensure the successful implementation of GPMS.
This role is responsible for reviewing business processes, reconciling those processes with SAP BI and other systems, writing supporting documentation and advising the development and testing team on the purpose, functions and operation of the aforementioned processes.
This individual will build good working relationships with key managers, business process owners and cross-functional teams in developing a solid understanding of their business processes and providing advice on the capabilities of existing systems and other relevant technology.
You will need to understand business requirements and produce business cases, use cases and UML sequence diagrams and project definitions for appropriate solutions, based on a sound knowledge of Norton Rose Fulbright's business, a deep understanding of relevant legal and business processes, and knowledge of the available software/t...
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You will need to understand business requirements and produce business cases, use cases and UML sequence diagrams and project definitions for appropriate solutions, based on a sound knowledge of Norton Rose Fulbright's business, a deep understanding of relevant legal and business processes, and knowledge of the available software/technology.
The BI reporting Business Analyst will be mainly responsible for documenting the business requirements signed off by respective regional business. He/she also needs to make sure that the agreed requirements are in line with the existing regions in the application and highlight where ever the conflicts are (potentially for the local regulation and statutory requirements). He/she needs to track the requirement until the project closure to make sure these are all not lost or misinterpreted. He/she will working closely with business and co-ordinate for User Acceptance Testing approach, timeline and scenarios and also supporting Programme team as a bridge between business and technical team.
The role will include:
Design and develop requirements for components of large, complex projects, reaching objectives on time and within budget
Collaborate with individuals and teams in the development and implementation of improved business processes
Develop top level process flows and facilitate solution design for business systems
Enable Norton Rose Fulbright to exploit existing systems to their fullest potential
Lead and undertake the formal requirements analysis of new systems and enhancements to existing systems
Lead functional requirements gathering and validation for business solutions and applications
Where required, model business processes and facilitate their re-design by users
Effectively integrate systems and business processes
Liaise with and build relationships with key users, including partners, other fee earners and support staff
Liaise with IT teams to make sure that proposed solutions take account of technical and resourcing constraints
Build solid relationships with IT staff
Explore and keep step with innovations in relevant software and technologies. Within the context of identified business requirements, assess their suitability for possible implementation within Norton Rose Fulbright
Prepare and deliver presentations to the business and IT on proposed solutions
Facilitate workshops with the business and IT
Any other reasonable duties requested by Project Team
Willing to extend the working hours or flexible working hours to co-ordinate with the regional business based on the time zones (US, CANADA, EMEA and Australia)
Flexible in travel to regions (US & Australia) if required
Skills and Experience Required
Significant experience in a business analyst role within a professional services environment, preferably a law firm
Experience in working within multiple stakeholder environments
Experience in a large scale IT projects including systems integration and change management
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Business Administration or Legal academic qualifications an advantage
Understanding of project management methodologies (knowledge of ASAP desirable), architectural frameworks and key ITIL disciplines
Experience with business process design and notation tools such as BPMN or UML
Familiarity with HP ALM and software testing methodologies
Manage assigned risks and monitor potential impacts as part of the data migration plan.
Improve systems by studying current practices; designing modifications
Recommend controls by identifying problems; writing improved procedures
Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats
Demonstrable experience of dealing with complex, multi-stakeholder environments;
Strong understanding of the overall Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) processes (waterfall/PRINCE2, agile/Scrum), tools and technologies (including development tools, testing tools, configuration management and release management tools)
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong abilities to develop and enhance relationships with clients and peers.
Flexible, pragmatic and professional approach, with ability to anticipate problems and work with incomplete information;
At Norton Rose Fulbright we welcome direct applications. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Barbara Szlajnda at Barbara.Szlajnda@nortonrosefulbright.com