Feature/Solution Analyst

Purpose of the job

The Feature Analyst is accountable for guiding the clarification of the business requirements, through in-work collaboration with the business stakeholders, and working within the feature team to ensure these are delivered effectively

Key responsibilities

Prioritise and Plan work activities within the Feature Team

  • Facilitate and participate in discovery/inception workshops to create a shared understanding of user needs and the potential technology solution required to deliver to these needs

  • Identify user journeys which map out how a user will go through the system

  • Work ahead of the team to get clarity on some (not all) requirements before the next iteration

  • Create relevant user stories

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams comprised of product management, / UX, technology, support, testing and other subject matter experts to gather and analyse functional needs and user story requirements

  • Groom user stories through business interviews, workshops or procedures and map user stories ensuring they come together as a cohesive whole.

  • Provide the Product Owner with key information for prioritisation and estimation.

  • Facilitate and participate in iteration meetings (product backlog grooming, planning meeting, daily stand up, review meeting and retrospective).

  • Obtain sign off during iteration review sessions.

  • Manage the stories (in JIRA), ensuring that all requirements are loaded as stories, ensuring the stories are assigned to epics.

  • Support showcasing stories to stakeholders

  • Work very closely with user experience team to ensure that processes, wireframes and content are optimally intuitive to end-users

Manage the Backlog for the Feature Team

  • Ensure that the activities needed to fulfil each item in the backlog are identified, outlined and prioritized before the next sprint.

  • Identify missing requirements

  • Clarify the goals and business value of Minimum Marketable Features/Minimal Viable Products.

  • Clarify any ambiguity until it is understood by the team

  • Review user stories with the Product Owner with a strategic point of view

  • Capture and keep the business and data rules up-to-date

  • Ensure that where stories are blocked, these stories are prioritised to other iterations and new stories identified to replace them in the current iteration

 

Key requirements

Qualifications

  • Degree in IT & Computer Science

 

Experience

  • Knowledge of Agile methodology

  • 3 - 4 Years in Information Technology

    • Experience with requirements elicitation, gathering, documentation and management

  • 3 - 4 Years in Business Analysis and Design

    • Understanding business needs and be able to analyse requirements

    •  Analyse business needs and provide solutions

 

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