Business Analyst Career at Pakistan Revenue Automation Pvt Ltd – Islamabad
Pakistan Revenue Automation (Pvt.) Ltd.
Job Type:Full Time/Permanent
Job Location:Islamabad, Pakistan
Gender: Doesn’t Matter
Degree Title:16 years education
Career Level:Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Experience:3 Years
PRAL is one of the leading information technology companies in Pakistan. We are engaged in development, design and maintenance of IT systems using cutting edge technologies. We operate Pakistan?s largest Internet portals which process Customs and Inland Revenue transactions aggregating to nearly Rupees two trillion per year. PRAL is a full spectrum IT Company with manpower of approximately 1500 personnel and has a national foot-print.
Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: (Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document), iii. Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs)
Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers
Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
Serves as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team through which requirements flow.
Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.
Communication Skills: By nature of the job, business analysts spend a great deal of time interacting with users, clients, management and developers. A projects success depend upon the business analyst clearly communicating details like project requirements, requested changes and testing results. Articulate language skills and outstanding written communication abilities are absolutely necessary to thrive in a business analyst career.
Technical Skills: In order to successfully identify business solutions, a business analyst needs to know what information technology applications are being utilized, what new possible outcomes can be achieved through current platforms and what the latest technology offers. Testing software and designing business systems are also important technical business analyst skills. Gaining respect and creating a sense of confidence among IT and business end-users requires a business analyst to speak with authority the dual languages of business and technology, and to demonstrate a strong technical aptitude.
Analytical Skills: A business analysts skill set must include outstanding analytical skills so that a customer?s business needs are properly interpreted and translated into application and operational requirements. A major aspect of the job is analyzing data, documents, user input surveys and workflow to determine which course of action will correct the business problem. Strong analytical skills are crucial in performing the business analyst?s job successfully.
Problem Solving Skills: While the ability to create workable solutions to business problems is not unique to business analysts, it is a necessary skill for performing the job successfully. As with any IT role, the business analyst?s career is spent dealing with frequent and random changes. When these professionals are working to developing custom business solutions, nothing is 100% predictable ? so finding ways to quickly resolve problems and move toward a project?s successful completion is paramount in the business analyst?s role.
Decision-Making Skills: Another important business analyst skill is the ability to make decisions. As a consultant to management and advisor to developers, the business analyst is called upon for sound judgment in a wide variety of complex business matters, any number of which could determine the viability of the business for years to come. Professionals who wish to pursue a business analyst career must be able to assess a situation, receive input from stakeholders, and select a course of action ? and they must often do so without hesitation.
Managerial Skills: The business analysts primary role involves managing projects. Planning the project scope, directing staff members, handling change requests, forecasting budgets and keeping everyone on the project within allotted time constraints are just some of the management skills a business analyst must possess. Supervising projects of all sizes, from inception to implementation ? and usually concurrently ? takes a high degree of managerial skill.
Negotiation and Persuasion Skills: A business analyst serves as a liaison between developers and users, clients and companies, and management and IT. Finding the balance between individual wants and business needs, and then interacting with a variety of personality types toward a solution that works for the business, takes outstanding persuasion skills. When competing for client projects, a business analysts negotiation skills come into frequent use, with the goal of achieving a profitable outcome for the company and a working solution for the client. Maintaining relationships within an organization and with external partners is an important function of a business analyst, requiring strong negotiation and persuasion skills.