Shekhar Tyagi

Shekhar Tyagi

Business Analyst
FranConnect India Software Pvt Ltd
 
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Shekhar Tyagi's Experience
Business Analyst
FranConnect India Software Pvt Ltd
Being different
I am engineer after doing MBA I switched into Business Analysis and Consulting. Having worked with world's leading brands ( UPS, Domino's , British Petroleum , Nestle Cafe etc) I have that right temperament and approach to handle big projects and make sure that they get delivered on time and meeting client's expectations. I have worked with more than 110 odd clients on Projects involving Scrum/Agile framework and development approach, so I know my cards well and that's what makes me cut above the rest.
My achievement
My total work experience till date is close to 4 years and there is still a long way to go. Every single project delivered is an achievement for me but yes there are few projects which comes to my mind. Client : Just Between Friends (North America's Leading Children's and Maternity Consignment Sales Event Organizer) Project : Event Management System Event Management system is a holistic solution for managing events and event registration online. Market events using personalized email invitations; promote the Franchisees’ with customizable event websites, collect registrations online. Using our customized solution client can increase event attendance and event planning efficiency. Client : Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Franchise Management System and E commerce System RMCF is an international franchisor, confectionery manufacturer and retail operator in the US, Canada & UAE. In 1985 the Company went public and is now traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol "RMCF".
Views about 'Tech product Introduction is weak among Indians'
Well it isn't that we don't make anything, we do make and contribute. I guess some of the areas where we lack in :- 1) Research & Development 2) No Angel Funding 3) Not able to groom resources which are highly talented and not even able to spot the right talent 4) Lack of infrastructure and facilities available at individuals disposal.
Making job easier
My Team .....hands down. Group of highly talented and motivated guys which makes my work easier. Also the Organization's environment and policies are another aspect which keeps me motivated and driven.
My advice
Business Analysis or conducting Need Assessment requires an individual to keep his/her eyes and ears open. During requirement gathering one need to ensure that every aspect is covered so don't hesitate/shy from asking questions, taking interviews, Brain storming sessions etc.
My strongest Skill
Currently I am handling 100 odd clients and their Franchise Management Systems. So it is never going to be a walk in park from me if I am not equipped with right set of personal and professional skills. My strongest Professional Skills/Attributes are :- 1) Leadership Qualities 2) Go getter attitude 3) Self Initiator 4) Eye for detail 5) Good communication & Interpersonal skills 6) Team player
My important career decision
When I started my career I was in Sales, my work profile required me to meet my targets on time and generate revenue. Down the line I realized that I was good in consulting and providing solutions so I decided to enter into Consulting/ Business Analysis and opportunity came knocking which I made use. From Business Development to Business Analyst/Consulting was one of the most important career decisions I took.
Current Trends
1. Agility vs Tradition Break the tradition through the agile method of business analysis. This is to acknowledge that both business analysts and project managers can get along together not in a hierarchical manner but as a team. 2. Business Analysts will play a key role in adopting Agile. 3. Business Analysts will be seen as Project Managers through Agile.
Books recommended
1. Writing Effective Use Cases by Alistair Cockburn
Challenges faced in job
My clients are from different domains :- Retail Service Restaurants Chains(Food & Beverages) Real Estate Working in different domains always helps you to broaden your knowledge base in various areas. I know of various business models/process followed and it is always a challenge to meet everyone's expectations. So being equipped with knowledge in various fields I can always suggest something or other from my experience.
Goals and Ambitions
I want to join a big Consulting Group likes of McKinsey/Bain/Boston/KPMG/Deloitte/PwC/E&Y, sounds ambitious , yeah that's what the plan is. There are areas I need to work on and I have started my preparations as well. Hope I will make it there soon. Thanks
Company and job profile
Currently I am working as Business Analyst with FranConnect India Software Pvt. Ltd , Noida. Responsibilities and Area of Exposure :- a) Business Analysis/Requirement Gathering b) Product & Project Management c) Team Management/Project Coordination d) Product Enhancement and Consulting I am responsible for generating functional specifications and requirements analysis. Preparation of Wireframes/ Prototypes, Documentation part that includes FRD, BRD, etc. Clarifying client requirements, business needs and project objectives, via feedback sessions and client meetings, in collaboration with all stakeholders. Conduct several Requirement Gathering Sessions (RGS) for gaining detailed requirements and finalizing Business Requirement Document (BRD). Leading kickoff meetings with all developers and project stakeholders. Define and introduce the project, team members' roles, and key deliverable. Mapping out timelines, milestones, communication processes, question and answer session.
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