The purpose of the role of a Lead Business Analyst is to provide strategic direction and leadership to the Business Analysis team to drive high levels of performance ensuring a highly adaptable, cost effective service can be provided to the organisation.
As a management role it will supply appropriate levels of Business Analyst resource in response to project demand and portfolio priorities, in line with company strategy.
The Lead Business Analyst is an advocate for business analysis and change, promoting the value that it adds to Hermes across partners and key stakeholders. It is responsible for the continuing development of the business analysis approach ensuring relevance and quality of application across the team.
The business analysis function, within the Project Delivery Team at Hermes, works with business stakeholders to help them identify, articulate, prioritise and manage requirements for business change in a way that ensures that the desired outcomes and benefits are achieved.
The lead business analyst will lead the research of complex issues or cross functional initiatives with minimal direction and be able to assist in the production of well-argued recommendations for change.
The scope spans people, process and technology, and work might be done pre-project, as part of a project, or even ad-hoc.
The challenge is to be able to take high-level concepts, break them down into coherent, manageable chunks, and apply an appropriate amount of structure to enable successful change in a complex business environment.
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