Agile Business Analyst – Focus On ESR (BA)

Closing date for applications: 18/06/2020
Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Analyse user /business needs ensuring outcomes align with strategy, delivering to the business architecture. Responsible for discovery of user needs, gap analysis, impact analysis, stakeholder management, business solution design, backlog maintenance, Sprint coordination.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
4 months
No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Health Education England
Maximum day rate
Please specify required day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be expected to work with the following: - Scrum Master, Service Managers (Product Owners) and Team (incl. BAs, UI/UX, Test Lead, Front End and Full Stack Developers, Ops) Stakeholders such as: - ESR stakeholders (e.g. development team) - Trainees (of the medical, dental, pharmacy and healthcare science profession) - (Hospital) Trust administrators and managers - Business Managers and subject experts - Others involved in the education and training of the multi-professional healthcare workforce Third party suppliers - Legacy and future suppliers
What the specialist will work on
A Business Analyst is needed to work in an Agile team on the discovery of user needs, analysis, support solution design, implementation and delivery of a bi-directional interface between Trainees Information System (TIS) and Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. This expands the functionality of the existing one-way interface and is intended to improve data reliability and accuracy of trainees’ information across both systems. The Business Analyst will assess systems integration aspects; ensure the solution is documented, versioned and designed with platform independence and service evolution in mind to evolve independently from client applications.
Address where the work will take place
This office that this person would work out of is London. The TIS team is geo-located across both London and Manchester. HEE additionally has offices around the country that could potentially also be used for this role if London (or Manchester) did not suit. However, with the current COVID-19 situation, the role would initially at very least be one of working from home, possibly for the duration of the contract.
Working arrangements
Timescales: 18/06/20 - Advert closes. 19/06/20 - Shortlisting. 22/06/20 (w/c) - Successful suppliers invited to interview. 22/06/20 (w/c) - Unsuccessful suppliers informed. 25/06/20 - Interviews (via Slack or Teams). 26/06/20 - Contract award. 01/07/20 - Start date. HEE is an employer keen on promoting work/life balance, and protecting people's mental health. As such we expect all staff to work remotely one day a week. Further remote working is also possible subject to negotiation with line manager. *NOTE*: During this COVID-19 pandemic, currently all staff work from home. This role will be similarly affected. The role is outside of IR35.
Security clearance
Additional terms and conditions
The awarded supplier will also need to adhere to the principles set out in the standard NHS Terms and Conditions.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Work transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo Evidence ability to work with clients with low technical expertise Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
Assessment methods
Reference Interview Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 50% Cultural fit 20% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Evidence of experience in Business Analysis - gather needs and analysing information using comprehensive tools and techniques
  • Evidence of ability to map business processes and data flow from source to target according to the data and development lifecycle
  • Process re-design and optimisation and mapping of user journeys. Producing As-Is and To-Be business process models
  • Experience of working with both traditional and modern interfaces and systems integration, to document proposals for possible solutions and drive the solution of choice with the developers and others
  • Evidence of strong stakeholder management skills, and the ability to communicate and build relationships effectively with a broad range of people, both verbal and in writing
  • Demonstrable experience of working with development teams in an Agile delivery setup, creating BDD style User Stories, maintaining and prioritising Product backlog and roadmap with Product Owners
  • Demonstrable experience of acting as conduit between development team and stakeholders in translating requirements into both technical and non-technical speak/language to facilitate communications and engagement
  • Demonstrable experience in writing acceptance criteria, carrying out acceptance testing to validate technical designs and developments
  • Evidence of experience to map, agree, and document data flows and data ownership for systems integration purposes
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of Jira and Confluence
  • Experience working in Agile environments using Scrum, LeSS or other Agile frameworks
  • Previous experience working with Public Sector clients or the NHS
  • Experience working with MSSQL or MySQL to query databases
  • Previous experience working with APIs and microservice-driven applications

Closing date for applications: 18/06/2020

Agile Business Analyst – Focus On ESR (BA)

Closing date for applications: 18/06/2020

Specialist role:

Business analyst


No specific location, eg they can work remotely


Health Education England

Maximum day rate:

Please specify required day rate

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