Strategic (Lead) Business Analyst - NATIONWIDE at RSM US LLP (Kansas City, MO)

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Strategic (Lead) Business Analyst - NATIONWIDE

Kansas City, MO
Corporate Information Technology

Job Description

Req ID: req28676

Strategic (Lead) Business Analyst - NATIONWIDE Summary:

The BA Lead collaborates with their platform leader and technical leads to drive successful road mapping, planning and delivery of solution development for their assigned platforms. This role typically receives the most challenging work assignments and provides business analysis leadership on programs and large projects. Also responsible for managing relationships with key areas of the business and cross-functional IT groups and leverages those relationships to move program initiatives forward. Provide leadership to BAs who report to them and contribute to BA Center of Excellence.


Strategic Business Analysis Planning & Execution
  • Lead enterprise analysis activities.
  • Participate in product road mapping.
  • Provide strategic recommendations for current and upcoming product work.
  • Assist product owners and managers with backlog management.

Agile Business Analysis Planning & Execution
  • Lead requirements elicitation sessions.
  • Document user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Develop supporting documentation when applicable including state flow diagrams, data mapping, etc.
  • Work independently and with Product Designers to develop user interface design.
  • Work with technical and QA teams to size and validate user stories.

People Management
  • Work Management of 2-4 BAs
  • Allocation and assignments to product work.
  • Validate quality of BA deliverables.
  • Career Advisor
  • Meet regularly with direct reports to review status and goals.
  • Participate in centralized hiring process for open BA positions.
  • Center of Excellence Support & Process Improvement
  • Ensure BA Center of Excellence Standards are being followed.
  • Promote agile adoption and understanding.
  • Offer team insights and process improvement ideas to center of excellence leaders.
  • Other Duties as Assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.

  • Proficient in MS Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Ability to analyze and document backend system information such as data mapping and microservice components.
  • Knowledge of defect tracking processes and tools
  • Familiar with Azure DevOps or similar agile work item management tools

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and consult effectively with employees at all levels
  • Strong knowledge of basic and advanced business analysis techniques and strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of product design and user experience design concepts.
  • Strong knowledge of the Agile Framework with a focus in Scrum, Scaled Agile, and Kanban methodologies.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking ability.
  • Good communication skills both written and spoken.
  • Ability to prioritize across many projects and deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail, motivation, and initiative.

  • Minimum of 10 years of business analysis experience working in a development environment
  • Knowledge of product management concepts and how enterprise software products are positioned and developed.
  • Experience working with 3rd party and vendor relationships.
  • Experience with both structured and object-oriented analysis techniques.
  • Proven experience in operational business process improvement.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma methodologies and other tools supporting fact-based decisions.
  • Experience with data lineage and integrations.

  • Experience leading a team of resources for the coordinated delivery of large or complex projects.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a lead role managing multiple BAs.

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP).
  • Financial services or accounting industry experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and/or other CRM and marketing systems.

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Location Street Address: 4622 Pennsylvania Ave, STE 1100, Kansas City, MO 64112 USA
Region: National
Position Type: Experienced
Job Type: Full Time
Degree Required: None
Travel Required: No
Sponsor candidates who are not eligible to work in US: No
Requisition ID: req28676
More Information on RSM US LLP
RSM US LLP operates in the Business Intelligence industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL. RSM US LLP was founded in 1926. It has 16030 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 411 open jobs at RSM US LLP, click here.
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