Suma Kari| (913) 608-0129 |KS

Project Roles:

Business Analyst


v  Finance

v  Banking

Skills Inventory:

v  Use Case and User Story creation

v  Documenting Project Status

v  Requirements gathering

v  Conducting/ Elicitation Sessions

v  Business & Process flow

v  Training & Mentoring

v  Data Analysis

v  SQL

v  Acceptance Criteria & Test Cases


v  Agile/Scrum

v  Waterfall


v  Testing

v  Jira/TFS


v  MS Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint & Power-point.

v  Microsoft Visio

v  Change Management

v  Client Management

Skill Highlights

v  Strong organizational skills.

v  Seasoned in conflict resolution.

v  Sharp problem solver.

v  Energetic work attitude


Master of Science in Finance

University of Missouri, Kansas City.

GPA- 3.5


Bachelor of Business Administration Osmania University, India.

GPA- 4.0
Professional Background

v  Versatile and solution-oriented Business Analyst who guides effective software development and system improvement through a variety of business domains, serving as a liaison between the client and development teams.

v  2+ years of experience across multi-level organizations allows for a diverse value-added proposition and results in leading products to success and profitability.

v  Brings in-depth experience in all aspects of SDLC, with expertise managing highly visible technology initiatives and aligning information services with business goals.

v  Skilled in interpreting and analyzing data in a fast-paced environment.

v  Connected mastery in quantitative examination and data visualization to tell the story behind the numbers and given suggestions to senior administration.

v  Worked in Agile environment playing an active role in facilitating scrum events (Backlog grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective), administering product backlogs, prioritizing sprint backlogs, increasing and maintaining a proper velocity and making burn-down charts to improve team’s performance and handling team dynamics.

v  Good experience in in a proper Scrum environment

v  Documented user stories and facilitated story point discussions to analyse the level of effort on project specifications.

v  Helped UI/UX team in translating graphical requirements of client98 by creating Mock-up Screens.

v  Documentation in the form of Artifacts and Specs. Creation of industry standard documents such as BRDs, FSDs and Use Case specs.

v  Proficient in preparing different requirement artifacts like functional specifications (FS), workflow/process flow, algorithms, business rules, use cases, Software requirement specification (SRS), Change request (CR) and Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM).

v  Adept at creating and transforming business requirements into functional requirements and designing business models using UML diagrams – Context, Use Case, Sequence, Activity diagrams, MS Visio.

v  Strong experience in prototyping and mock-ups.

v  Decent knowledge in SQL querying using Microsoft SQL management studio.

v  Extensive experience in creation and maintenance of Data mapping documents.

v  Assisted the team in developing and executing of detailed system and user acceptance test plans, test cases and test scripts for manual and automated testing.

v  Collaborates with analyst, development, quality assurance, and engineering teams to determine technical requirements, and establish level of effort for new products, features, enhancements and bug fixes

v  Extensive exposure to End-to-End testing, System testing, and User Acceptance testing (UAT).




Professional Experience


Lera Technologies, San Antonia, TX – March 2017 – May 2018

Business Analyst

Lera is a global leading provider of end-to-end Data Management & Performance Solutions to clients across Retail, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Hospitality and other domains. Lera’s extensive portfolio covers Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Managed services and consulting services to enhance business growth and accelerate productivity. This project is about creating ‘Cockpit BI’ tool for banking, financial services and insurance companies. This tool helps companies in analysis, planning, collaboration, reports generation etc.

v  Conducted interactive SCRUM meetings with the Business User, Stakeholders and the SDLC team to set the goals for each Sprint.

v  Implemented the Agile methodology and developed program and Sprint Backlogs.

v  Improved the retention rate by determining what the customers wanted and delivered it in the form of products.

v  Worked with team to develop solutions that meet the needs of the stakeholder in alignment with product roadmap.

v  Facilitated and time-boxed the SCRUM ceremonies (Sprint Planning Meeting, Daily Standups, Sprint Review Meeting, Sprint Retrospective Meeting and Grooming Sessions).

v  Managed the product backlog with user stories through progressive refinement applying business prioritization, solution approach, and technical delivery considerations.

v  Adhered to BPMN standards for Visio process models.

v  Created clearly defined Acceptance Criteria and provide development team with clear definition of success for each user story.

v  Used JIRA to write user stories (product backlog items) with requirement narratives and acceptance criteria and led PBI grooming sessions for Prioritization and Sprint planning, Track projects with JIRA.

v  Documentation of existing business processes.

v  Used  JIRA for requirements management, allotting tasks, issue tracking and for requirement traceability

v  Responsible for providing business events & rules, process information for workflow, external interfaces, and data definition requirements.

v  Managed Development Roadmap to implement new features.

v  Improved transparency by publishing agile metrics with velocity chart, sprint burndown, scrum board, and release burndown charts.

v  Improved service delivery by performing Gap Analysis and comparing client requirements to software capabilities, while identifying and documenting deliverables and required changes.

v  Implemented the Agile methodology and performed the test activities in different iterations.

v  Created and updated functional and UI specs.

v  Reviewed screen mock-ups to ensure screens meet business needs.

v  Worked with UX team to finalize the wireframe documents based on business and functional requirements.

v  Wrote extensively SQL scripts for validating the data generated by the UATs.

v  Regularly interacted with the Testing team to execute the Test Plans, provide Test Data, create Test Cases, and resolve issues after detection of bugs and collect the Test Metrics


IDFC Bank, India – March 2015 to June 2016

Business Analyst

IDFC Bank is a private sector bank in India offering wide range of Personal, Business, Wholesale & Wealth Management services in India. This bank provides a numerous banking product such as personal banking, retail banking, home financing, equity loans for homes, wealth management, asset management. Also, it offers financial solutions to the small business and operates banking and credit card services to corporate and investment banking. This project is about creating the online website for personal banking which involves opening and maintenance of all the accounts such as savings, home loans, personal loans, business loans etc. Also, it enables the customers to login into their accounts through the website to manage their accounts.


v  Designed and implemented a streamlined process for capturing business requirements that increased accuracy, efficiency, and productivity.

v  Used Waterfall methodology for this project, collected requirements, developed use cases, supported project Manager with project plans and manage scope.

v  Used Waterfall SDLC to create Legacy System Business Requirements (BRD(s)) by holding JAR meetings with Regulatory stakeholders, reviewing available documentation and interviewing business SME(s); created Functional Design documents (SRD(s)) by holding JAD sessions with business and IT personnel; extracting information from BRD(s) and meeting with IT SME(s).

v  Liaison between business community, IT development and management: tasks were tracking errors, problem resolution and presenting daily briefings.

v  Created use case scenarios and documented workflow and business process.

v  Organized requirements into high level Use Cases and low-level Use Case Specifications and modelled them into Use Cases, Activity diagrams using MS Visio.

v  Prepared high-level diagram Data flow diagram, Business Context diagram.

v  Worked with UX (User Experience) team to finalize the wireframe documents based on business and functional requirements.

v  Used SharePoint for building customized applications for easy retrieval of documents.

v  Authored and conducted operational end-to-end test cases in HP QC

v  Created Requirements Traceability Matrices (RTM(s)) to tie together Business Requirements to Functional Requirements to IT Test Plans to business client UAT test plans.

v  Wrote and executed SQL queries by joining multiple tables to access data and understand the data linkage while performing data mapping.

v  Conducted data analysis of report specifications to capture the data elements and attributes required for the creation of the conceptual model and reporting solution database.

v  Extensively involved in writing Manual Test cases and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) scripts.