Posted on 09/11/2021GuideStone - Dallas, TX

Position Description

Experience GuideStone!

We are an innovative organization that invests in the spiritual, relational, financial, physical and professional development of our employees. We have a culture that values excellence, teamwork, humility, integrity, compassion and stewardship.

 

What We Offer You!

We offer employees a generous benefits package, flexible work schedules, the opportunity to be involved in community outreach and tuition reimbursement.

 

 

Purpose:

The Agile Business Analyst’s purpose is to add value by solving business problems with an agile mindset focused on: Fostering customer collaboration to define customer needs; learning before solving; working on the most important things first; breaking work into small chunks to provide value as fast as possible; timeboxing work; and eliminating waste.

 

What you will do:

  • Be unashamedly business oriented, thinking continuously about what can be done to improve the business.
  • Define improvements to business processes.
  • Seek new approaches to business problems utilizing technology and new innovations as appropriate.
  • Be a leader of continuous improvement.
  • Display empathy and understanding to business user’s needs, serving as mediator between parties that have opposing views.
  • Anticipate positive and negative impacts throughout the organization regarding proposed solutions.
  • Gather, analyze, document and validate the needs (requirements) of business stakeholders by conducting interviews, observation sessions, and work flow/process analysis.
  • Communicate periodically with executive management regarding the status of current project initiatives and obtain executive guidance and approval as required to advance initiatives.
  • Contribute to the evangelism, advancement, and improvement of Agile practices throughout the entire organization.
  • Serve as a team member of scrum teams, but also work independently.

 

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in management, business administration or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioners (PMI-ACP) certification preferred, but not required.
  • Experience developing solutions and performing work using agile principles. 
  • Experience visualizing processes and requirements for developer consumption.
  • Knowledge and prior use of Azure DevOps kanban boards and/or Leankit preferred, but not required.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong leadership, coaching and influencing skills across multiple and diverse groups and constituencies.
  • Ability to think analytically and objectively, without regard to personal opinion or emotion.
  • Ability to think at both a strategic and tactical level.
  • Strong consultative, listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills.
  • A broad knowledge of GuideStone and its lines of business will be an advantage.

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