As an Independent Contactor, I have applied my Business Analysis skills on the following projects:
Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN: Provide functional assistance during year-end to set up their Encumbrance accounting system for the next Financial Year. Business Analysis included translating accountant’s functional requirements for Encumbrance Accounting.
They liked my work enough to hire me for four years in a row.
Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN: Project Manager for implementation of a web based front-end to their Procurement system. Business Analysis included analyzing their purchasing work flow and mapping their requirements to the system’s functionality
Walker Interactive: Senior Technical Consultant
April 1999 – Feb 2005
As a consultant for Walker Interactive, an ERP vendor, I have applied my Business Analysis skills on the following projects:
Orange & Rockland, Nyack, NY (a subsidiary of Connecticut Edison): Integrate their Purchasing system with a bid system developed by Pantellos, a trading consortium they were a member of. The project required analyzing both O&R’s Purchasing flow and the Data Requirements of the Pantellos system.
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA: Integrate the Walker Purchasing system used by UCLA to the Commerce/One Enterprise Buyer Desktop, for managing the entire indirect goods procurement cycle. My role was to perform high-level technical analysis and detailed business analysis and produce a Requirements Definition and Functional Specifications.
NCE (New Centuries Energy), Denver, CO: Onsite support for Essbase based (multidimensional database) financial applications. Business Analysis included reviewing requirements with end users and implementing those requirements, for both a financial reporting system and a budgeting system
Walker Interactive: Software Development Manager
July 1989 – April 1999
As a Software Development Manager for Walker Interactive, an ERP vendor, I was responsible for all stages of the software development life cycle. I performed the Business Analysis for the following products:
Analysis Cubes, a financial reporting tool that allowed an accountant to drill down to financial data by organizational entity, product, or location. Business Analysis included analyzing the requirements of a Business User as a means of producing the Functional Requirements and Functional Specs
Responsibility Reporting, a hierarchically based financial reporting system. Business Analysis included soliciting input from and reviewing reporting requirements with a customer stakeholder (Central Illinois Power Services), leading to the Requirements Definition and Functional Specs documents.
WIN, an Essbase based financial reporting tool (WIN/TEL architecture). Business analysis included reviewing the requirements and specifications with early adopters of the system (including Western Resources, a power company in Topeka, Kansas) and ensuring those requirements were met
Encumbrance accounting addition to the Procurement systems. Business Analysis included soliciting Encumbrance Accounting requirements from a group of interested customers, which lead to the Functional Requirements and Functional Spec documents. These customers included the Smithsonian, Memphis City Schools, and Tennessee Valley Authority, most of which eventually adopted the system.
Support for the Prompt Payment Act, a Federal regulation that requires government operations to track and report on the timeliness of their bill paying. Business Analysis included using the Prompt Payment Act's definition in the Federal Ledger as a basis for creating the Functional Requirements and Functional Specs, then reviewing them with early adopters of the system
(including the US Postal Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority)
Expense Reporting addition to the Accounts Payable system. Business Analysis included soliciting and reviewing functional requirements with an "early adopter" customer and creating the Functional Specifications