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Agile Business Analyst

Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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 In this position, you will be the sole BA for several projects developing new web applications for both internal and external users. The Agile Business Analyst will act as the product champion and will need to evangelize the product vision effectively to their team and to stakeholders.  In this role, you will translate business strategies into product strategies, story mapping, roadmaps, minimum viable releases, epics, and user stories.
committed to utilizing modern technologies and methodologies in order to deliver secure, high-quality technical solutions to its business partners.  The project’s application is being written in .NET/SQL Server environment.  Experience working on projects with these technologies, as well as the fundamentals of the iterative/agile methodology, are highly desired.
Responsibilities will include:
Develop and write user stories that directly support the primary objective of the business and are appropriate size for iterative development.
Facilitate regular meetings with project team, sponsors, and stakeholders. Solicit stakeholder feedback to validate priorities and manage expectations.
Design wireframes for business partners and clients.
Participate in the QA process by developing clear, specific, and testable acceptance criteria.
Partner with Product Owner to ensure a healthy backlog and maintain an emphasis on user experience and specifications.
Manage backlog by creating a prioritized list, product backlog, and assists the team in breaking down the pieces into smaller, more manageable pieces and build it incrementally.
Collaborate with the team on Sprint Planning and assist with planning to accomplish items from backlog.
At the end of the Sprint, participate with team in review of the product and a retrospective
Provide metrics to team and stakeholder to bring visibility on progress.
Participate in daily standup meetings, planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives.
Further job requirements:
Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to team as well as the enterprise
Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
Technical understanding of infrastructure components, their dependencies, and interactions between servers, virtual systems, networks, databases, web applications, etc
Ability to proactively participate in customer engagements, follow direction from lead technicians, work with customers, and participate in technical planning
Possess strong communication and facilitation skills

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