Business Analyst

Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Date Posted: 07-11-2018
On behalf of our enterprise client, Affinity is seeking a Business Analyst to join their team on a Windows 7 to 10 upgrade and virtualization project with a focus on application readiness.
Core activities (with oversight and document sign-off from Senior team members).
  • Support FWS Program Director and PM – Application Readiness in defining/drafting: Windows 10 approach and strategy.
  • Support Windows 10 readiness activities including, but not limited to engaging application owners/testers and IMITS application support teams to:
    • Understand/document current testing processes, resourcing requirements and time to complete;
    • Define/document testing rigor, application risk profiles (i.e. complex, critical impact, etc.), as well as effort associated required to support both implementation and sustainment of a 6 and/or 12 month application testing cycle (i.e. Windows 10 SAC);
    • Develop use cases, test scripts, relevant application readiness documentation to support Windows 10 readiness;
    • Complete assessments and provide recommendations that will be used to help drive the transition to a Windows 10 (inclusive of both the: Long-term Service Channel (LTSC) and Semi Annual Channel (SAC) feature release rollout model; and
  • Conduct feasibility studies, gap analysis and process mapping (including the identification of linkages) to support future state requirements and recommendations.
  • Translate user clinical/business requirements into technical requirements for the Windows 10 technical solutioning teams.
  • Design, develop and implement a Windows 10 framework to support new Microsoft Operating System model, as well as, new processes and enhancements to support effective change management and stakeholder buy-in.
  • Research/recommend potential Windows 10 tools (i.e. software) to support application compatibility profiling and sustainment oversight of various Windows 10 LTSC/SAC releases.
  • Draft reports, briefing notes, and other supportive documentation for higher level management, including documentation to support Windows 10 governance (i.e. readiness and/or sustainment).
  • Provide issue escalation and resolution.
  • Stakeholder meeting facilitation (inclusive of agenda, minutes and other meeting materials).
Other activities:
  • Contribute to the management of integrated project dependencies including application upgrades and new initiatives.
  • Contribute to business engagement and status meetings.
  • Contribute to project status, actions and issues/risk management activities.
  • Liaises and coordinates with other project streams leads and associated stakeholders to ensure alignment.
  • Contribute subject matter expertise to future iterations of the FWS business case.
  • Maintains effective and regular communication with all stakeholders (i.e. Site Sponsors, Application Owners/Support teams IMITS Communications, Clinical/Change teams, FWS Project Director, FWS Technical teams, Workspace Technology Services team and other project streams) on all related matters.
  • Provides support to the FWS Program Director (e.g. strategy, plan, schedule, reporting and risk/issues) to ensure FWS’s ability meet required timelines and deliverables, as well as issue escalation and resolution.
  • Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.
  • Work in collaboration with FWS business/clinical readiness team, FWS technical solutioning team and Workplace Technology & Services (WTS) sustainment team to integrate and align planning, solutioning and readiness activities for Windows 10 LTSC/SAC implementation.
  • Other BA duties as required.
Core Deliverables:
  • A recommended application testing risk-based, approach, methodology and associated application risk profiles.
  • Use Cases to determine appropriate usage of Windows 10 SAC and/or LTSC along with user and pilot groups.
  • Testing and deployment plans/recommended schedules in support of Windows 10 readiness and sustainment requirements.
  • A governance framework to support Windows 10 readiness and sustainment requirements. 
  • Feasibility studies, gap analysis and process mapping current and future state.
  • Assessment outcomes, workflow analysis and documentation highlighting recommend changes and tools (i.e. software) required to implement Windows10 LTSC/SAC successfully organizational-wide; including: testing and deployment model(s) capable of supporting up to 1000+ business and clinical applications.
  • User requirements, test cases, etc. to support Windows 10 LTSC/SAC model.
  • Other reports, training/communication materials as directed.
About Affinity Staffing:
Affinity Staffing is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility.
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