ANSI American National Standards Institute

Associate Business Analyst/Project Manager

Supervisor Director, Digital Strategy and Analytics
Office New York, NY

Position Summary:

The Associate Business Analyst/Project Manager is responsible for managing software development projects and understanding the business needs of the Institute, while providing thought leadership for the business. This role will require the Associate Business Analyst/Project Manager to implement agile project management ideals by facilitating user story creation, sprint planning and team leading scrums.

In addition, this role is responsible for managing the project resources and tracks the project progress via labor burn rates and velocity. The Associate Business Analyst/Project Manager ensures that the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within scope, schedule, resource and quality parameters, as defined within the roadmap defined by the product owners.

The Associate Business Analyst/Project Manager works as an independent resource, interacting daily with all levels of management within all the lines of business and within the Technology Department, providing strong leadership and an open channel of communication. This role partners with the Director, Digital Strategy and Analytics to communicate a crisp strategic vision for the Technology Department and for the Institute in all matters related to innovation and technology solutions.

The Associate Business Analyst/Project Manager understands the needs of the Institute and its business lines, and works directly with the lines of business to gather detailed requirements and participates in the end to end development of projects, epics and user stories. Ensures the active participation from both the Technology Department and the business through Product Owners, and manages effort, estimates, and project schedules.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the management of the iterative approach to managing application development projects that focus on continuous releases and incorporating customer feedback with every sprint
  • Work closely with Product Owners as part of the Scrum Team to develop User Stories for the lines of business at ANSI
  • Work collaboratively with the Director, Agile Software Development to ensures that proper staffing and excellent delivery is provided across all software development efforts
  • Ensure that ANSI’s software development practices and quality standards are followed, and that the quality standards are met or exceeded by all CRM solutions
  • Work closely with the DevOps, Agile, and Release Management leads to ensure that methodologies, technologies and automation are implemented for all software development efforts
  • Work with the business to understand upcoming business objectives, and help the team assess how to deliver them.
  • Highlight bottlenecks for remediation
  • Responsible for planning, organizing and managing projecst, or series of smaller projects or a definable piece of a larger program for successful completion and performance consistent with the agile methodology
  • Identify gaps in resource scheduling and escalate with the resource manager as required
  • Provide project status reports, monitor and track entire project lifecycle, leverage Agile reporting tools (e.g. Aha!, Confluence, Jira) and be accountable for overall project success. Assess business and technical objectives, determine deliverables, evaluate risk and execute projects
  • Capture detailed functional and technical requirements for each assigned Epic/Stories
  • Participate in the test plan and strategy to include System Integration Testing
  • Use JIRA and other ALM tools to manage changes in project scope and schedule
  • Guide and coordinate project implementation and go-live with internal teams and third parties
  • Participate in designing reporting and alerting requirements using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate issues, delays, or bottlenecks to management as needed
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Communicate key insights and findings to product team

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions
  • Mine and analyze data from company databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy

Qualifications:

  • 2 to 4 years background in project management or business analysis
  • Must practice Agile Project Management methodologies and procedures
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong propensity and aptitude for solving client business needs
  • Effective, Concise Verbal and Written Communications Skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Agile Tools (Jira and Confluence)
  • Able to interface with executive leadership for scheduled Project Reviews preferred
  • Able to work within a matrixed environment
  • Extremely detail oriented with a focus on project documentation
  • Ability to prioritize requirements and meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge in customizing and creating MS CRM entities
  • Demonstrated knowledge in understanding and implementing business processes and workflows
  • Bachelor degree required
  • PMP certification to be completed
  • Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP) to be completed

ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to employment@ansi.org.

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