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SRINIVASA GARLAPATI

+91 8805687008 ~ gsa.ba009@gmail.com

~ I.T. Business Analyst ~


Agile Scrum/Business Analytics /Big Data/Data Warehousing/ Business Intelligence/ Data Integration /Reporting (Multi Domain Insurance, USA Health Care, Retail) Acquires a clear understanding of the industry, technology trends with the distinction of instituting new practices to achieve business excellence at the lowest overall cost

Location Preference: Hyderabad/Pune


APERCU Technically Sophisticated & Functionally strong Business System Analyst Professional with more than 7 years of career, reflecting strong leadership qualities & hands-on Data Warehouse /Business Intelligence, Agile Project Handling and Team Building capabilities with a specialization in compliance and best practices for information technology related domains. IT support management professional - envisioning usage of new technology and tailoring its usage for achieving desired results; distinction of implementing architecture frameworks and establishing project management processes such as Agile/ Scrum Methodology. Developed various user stories and other requirement gathering artefacts (FRS/Business Requirement Document, Detailed Designs, Estimations) for data warehousing, reporting projects. Adept at using industry defined frameworks like CobiT for auditing controls and defining critical success factors. Hands on experience working with cross functional teams and liaising with clients, data modellers, architecture review boards, technical associates and management. Expertise at handling distributed sprints and working as scrum master using tools like RallyDev and Ice Scrum. Developed multiple process improvement templates to amalgamate CMMI standards with Agile Scrum. Expertise in concepts of end-to-end project planning and implementation from scope management, High Level Requirement gathering sprint planning, release and iteration planning, effort estimation and testing using agile scrum. Mentored under Prof. John. W. Beveridge (President ISACA) for a year in the industry best practices for auditing information technology based applications for compliance and dependability. Hands-on-experience in designing various deliverables such as trending reports, dashboards, reports for confidence intervals, demographic splits, reconciliation charts, etc. Proficient in guiding programming efforts for various extract, transform and load (ETL) activities using Informatica Power Centre versions 7.0 through 9.0 to work with data marts of different complexities. Well versed in performing root cause analysis and remedying problems at sprint levels. Problem solver with a passion for technology; skilled in grasping the big picture, conceptualising, developing, implementing solutions & partnering closely with business leaders & stakeholders. An effective communicator with exceptional analytical, technical, negotiation and client relationship management skills with the ability to relate to people at any level of business and management. Proficient in developing Entity Relationship diagrams, data models, dimension models and activity diagrams to facilitate better understanding of project deliverables. EMPLOYMENT RECITAL Nov 12 with Sears Holdings Corporation India, Pune as Sr. Project Lead & Business Analyst Jul 12 to Nov 2012 with Systems plus Solutions, Pune as Information Architect Jun 10-Jul 12 with MphasiS, an HP Company, Pune as Business Analyst Data Warehousing Aug09 - Feb 10 with Deloitte Consulting, Hyderabad as Business Intelligence Business Analyst Jan'04 - Jan07 with Citation SofTech (Pvt.) Ltd., Hyderabad as Business Analyst

Skill Set Managerial & Functional: Business Analysis Software Development Project Management Professional Competencies

Data Analysis Client Engagement People Management

Studying business process descriptions, scenarios, competitive products, task and workflow analysis, and/or viewpoints. Mapping business requirements for process enhancements/ developments/ implementations. Gathering requirements with business users & preparing Business Requirements Specification document (BRD) document. Identifying and analyzing the business requirements and performing source data analysis. Deploying various methodologies to analyze various processes, recommending modifications to realize operational efficiencies, control variability, costs and reduce cycle-time. Directing, leading and motivating workforce; imparting continuous on job training for accomplishing greater operational effectiveness/ efficiency. Integration of high quality source data, development of data models, innovative business intelligence delivery to users. Assisting internal business partners & technical teams to define and refine business strategy & supporting operational processes. Analyzing customer requirements and developing strategic plans for business growth for client as well as liaising with the clients to sustain the business relationships with the clients. Assisting in functional testing of the new system, ensuring that it meets the user specifications. Understanding the technical & functional specifications and handling designing, developing, testing, troubleshooting and debugging of the applications. Managing smooth implementation and testing of the application at client location. Analysing content as well as quality of databases, recommending data management procedures, and developing extraction/ ETL processes. Validating the report writing SQL queries using TOAD on an Oracle database. Accountable to write the Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS) and High level requirements (HLR). Handling the requirements and developed a Traceability Matrix using Rational Requisite Pro and HP Quality Centre. Providing post-implementation, enhancement and maintenance support to client for application. Noteworthy Credits: Distinctively planned commitments during each sprint and allowed ample time for feasibility and sprint review meetings, avoided over commitment and cancelled sprints. Efficiently & effectively resolved defects at root level to minimise defect tracking and remedying cycles to meet budgetary constraints. Holds the credit of regularising sprint retrospective meetings and pre-planning meetings with product owner and development panel to check owner satisfaction at sprint, iteration and release levels. Delivered training to the: o Business Analyst at onsite & offshore in Scrum to improve quality of work, o Administration in latest trends of business intelligence and data warehousing and suggested remodelling of current products. Dexterously created multiple risk calculation algorithms to save payer dollars and maximise quality of delivery. SCHOLASTICS Master of Science (Information Systems) from North Eastern University, Boston, USA in 2009. Bachelor of Computer Applications from Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2003. CERTIFICATIONS Oracle Certified Professional Certification (OCP) in Oracle: o Database Administration for Oracle 10g (OCP). o SQL Programming for Oracle 9i (Oracle Certified associate) not professional. o SISI CMTES Certified Java Programmer o Teradata Certified Professional

TECHNICAL SKILLS Operating Systems Languages/Process Automation tools DBMS BI Tools Tools Windows XP/ Windows 9x / 2k/ Red Hat Linux SQL, HTML, UML Autosys Oracle 9i, TOAD 7.5 through 10.x Informatica 7.x through 9.x MS Visio, CaliberRM, Rational Requisite Pro, StarTeam, HP Quality Centre PERSONAL DOSSIER Address: Languages Known: Location Preference: E-902, Roystonea, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar, Pune English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu Hyderabad and Pune

Please refer the annexure for major projects executed.

Annexure: 1

Sears Holdings Corporation India


Title: Period: Platform: Scope: Sears Holdings Corporation USA Since Nov 2012 MsExcel, Teradata, SQL Server SSIS 2008 R2, Ice Scrum, Tableau The project for Loss Prevention and Shrink reporting of Sears aims at creating an enterprise data warehouse by migrating all the legacy and non legacy information from different geographic regions of the world to its centralised Teradata data warehouse.

Key Role: Creating project estimations, maintaining work distribution matrix, identifying impediments to release bottle necks, facilitate smooth execution of work by regular interaction with team. Responsible for a team of 14 and co-ordinate as a full time scrum master/ project lead and Business analyst in distributed sprints. Perform project scoping and record high level requirements to maintain the product backlog and act as proxy product owner. Perform requirement gathering, elicitation and document the same as user stories across sprints. Interact proactively and regularly with data modellers to deliver models that reflect apt level of granularity. Iteratively refine data models time and again to deliver least cost- best set requirements. Suggest load strategies and load sequences depending on changing data models. Implementing industry best practises in data warehousing and related compliance standards. Perform integration testing activities to ensure accuracy of data. Identifying interface requirements, elucidating data elements, creating data dictionaries based on requirements. Conducting gap analysis between Legacy and in house MIS to understand differences between data bases. Identifying data interdependencies based on wireframes, suggesting changes to dimensional models. Provide source to target mappings to facilitate ETL operations and testing. Communicate differences to the client and help choose necessary e-governance plans to accommodate changes in future iterations.

Systems Plus Solutions


Title: Period: Platform: Scope: Achilles (Information architecture design) A Client of Systems plus Solutions) Since Jul'2012 MsExcel and Visio The customised product of Achilles aims at migrating all the legacy information from different geographic regions of the world to its management information system to accommodate all customer data, including supply chain plans, client contracts, features, customer credit checks, payments, adjustments, invoices, etc.

Key Role: Identifying interface requirements, elucidating data elements, creating data dictionaries based on requirements. Conducting gap analysis between Legacy and in house MIS to understand differences between data bases. Identifying data interdependencies based on wireframes, suggesting changes to dimensional models. Provide mappings to facilitate data migration. Communicate differences to the client and help choose necessary e-governance plans to accommodate changes in future iterations.

MphasiS an HP company
Title: Period: Platform: Scope: Blue Shield of California (Data Warehouse Remodelling & Test Data Migration) A Client of H.P. Since Sep11 to Jul'12 CaliberRM, StarTeam, Informatica Power Center, H.P.Quality Centre. The project Blue Shields management inform ation system maintains repository of all customer data, including policy plan, provider contracts, features, customer account balances, payments, adjustments, invoices, etc.

Key Role: Communicating with the clients to understand the business and functional requirements, gathering the future needs and transforming to functional specifications. Developing several detailed business requirement and detailed design documents along with high level logical mapping specifications. Preparing several detailed transformation mapping documents for ETL purpose. Responsible for submitting the Change Requests (CR) to the CR Manager and handling Change Requests after approval. Rendering assistance in creating conceptual, logical and physical data models. Formulating wireframes to help the development teams visualize the functional requirements of a system, as well as the relationships among different systems.

Accountable for integration testing on several data marts and checked for data integrity. Functioning with IT department in business analyst role for implementing various software upgrades for reporting for procurement efforts, setting business rules for module development, business data validation and integrity of generated database during various stages of SDLC. Define Business Rules regarding Data integrity, providing controls to provide check points for information exchange. Pivotal role in writing the test plan for several data mart implementation efforts. Attending end user meeting to get requirements for new builds of the existing system. Delivering functional specifications and organised weekly meetings with the Developers and Business Units to discuss the outstanding technical issues and deadlines to be met. Initiating test requirements manually in H.P Quality Centre. Overseeing the import of the test cases from Word and Excel documents and linking the test cases to requirements. Title: Period: Scope: Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set Product Development (Data Warehousing and Decision Support System)/ Health Care Quality Measures Jun10 Sep11 Worked on a project to develop and maintain a health insurance data warehouse for H.P. The system gathered KPI from several designated systems and lodged in different data marts for reporting and decision making purposes. Created enterprise level audit trail patters for audit trails of different complexity levels for tracing changes to healthcare data.

Key Role: Liaised with the client for gathering and reviewing requirements. Took part in multiple sprints and delivered several sprint deliverables like user stories, wireframes. Involved in writing and analysing business requirements for the Decision support system (DSS) being built. Dexterously worked on gathering requirements to design several ad hoc, BAM, weekly and client status reports. Distinctively involved in writing user stories in different sprints. Maintained sprint backlog and document lifecycles with the agile tool RallyDev. Imparted training on regular basis on the active role of business analysts for Business intelligence projects. Reviewed Wire frames and test cases to understand reporting needs better. Formulated cause analysis report and suggested ways of improvement. Interfaced with the Technical, Development and Testing Teams to perform feasibility analysis and to understand domain concepts, ensuring smooth execution of the project. Carried out integration testing to check credibility of data across several pre staging, ODS and reporting data marts. Diligently used MS - Excel to create pivot charts for creating and analysing burn down charts offline. Created the Logical Data Models that contained set of diagrams and supported documents containing the essential business elements, detailed definitions and descriptions of the entity relationships between the data elements to analyze and document business data requirements. Delivered training, walkthrough sessions for fellow Business Analysts, Development and Testing Team on application and system requirements.

Deloitte and Touch Consulting& Blue cross Blue Shield


Title: Period: Scope: Small Group and Large Group Proposal Generation Product Development (Data Warehousing and Reporting) An initiative of BCBS of Florida with Deloitte Jan09 May09(USA, With BCBS)- May09-Aug09(India, as a Consultant of BCBS at Deloitte) Worked on a project to develop and maintain a health insurance data warehouse for BCBS Florida. The web based interface to the database would provide Planners a direct portal to setup and register Insurance Policies for prospective clients. It also provided functionalities like creating quotes, proposals and enrolled new and existing clients online.

Key Role: Dexterously worked to differentiate between the as is and to be system to help create prototypes of the proposed data warehouse and data marts. Involved in refining the logic behind the multi-dimensional databases and data warehouse. Diligently addressed several design & documentation issues to help control the logical and physical flow of information. Efficiently maintained the requirements traceability in order to keep all the teams up-to-date with the current progress of the project. Rendered input (scope, goals, risks, constraints, timelines and interfaces) to PM for project planning and control. Carried out integration testing on different data environments. Title: Period: Scope: CMS (Claim Management System) Aug09 to Feb10 (Full time with Deloitte Consulting) CMS is the in house claim management system for adjudicating claims and claim follow up. A midsized tool with a large staging and data warehouse implementations. Fast changing requirements for changing data models and reports.

Key Role: Writing functional specifications to create the Business Intelligence product for claim management. Refined data base schemas to improve performance of data warehouses and data marts. Created and audited reports for A/R reconciliation. Analyzing sensitive Patient health information using audit automation tools like ACL and reporting tools like Excel to identify Data migration, access and related information patterns.

Citation SofTech
Title: Client: Period: Scope: Network Based Care Coordination and Information Management Uniprise/Presbyterian Health Care System (Presbyterian Ltd., Washington DC) Jan04 Jan07 Uniprise Technologies was a part of Presbyterian healthcare System, a Fortune 500 company and a leading player in the Health Insurance and Services Market. It specialized in network based care coordination health care services for small groups, government and specialized groups and commercial employers. The system streamlined patient registration, patient scheduling, and medical insurance checking, claims processing, and reporting. The purpose of the project involved population of the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) which was used in critical reporting and analysis. The data was pulled together from multiple, disparate systems.

Key Role: Efficaciously worked on several sprints to identify and verify key business requirements. Took part in meetings with the Developers, Project Managers and Quality Analysts to discuss business requirements, test planning, resource utilization and defect tracking. Prepared business requirement document, functional requirement document and converted business requirements to the functional specification. Organised informal sessions to develop an architectural solution that the application met the business requirements, resolved open issues and changed requests Ensured that all the Artefacts were in compliance with corporate SDLC policies and guidelines. Functioned as a part of the Quality Assurance Team so as to test different releases and to develop test plans and test cases.