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Looking for a Business Analyst or hybrid role as Business Analyst / Project Manager.


Pradeep Kavuri, PMP

Minneapolis, MN ? 630-312-0174

Business Analyst/ Project Manager

Successful Business Analyst incorporates Project Manager experience with knowledge and execution of Software Development Life Cycle to consistently analyse, develop and deliver projects on-time. Skills across Agile methodologies, leading and mentoring teams, analyzing requirements, managing risks and issues, documenting progress, reporting and presenting plans and results to all organizational levels. Dealing with multiple clients/projects for 13+ years has expanded skillsets of adaptability, strategic thinking, relationship building, problem solving, and communication. Accomplishments in Business, Quality, and Data Analysts roles include gaining efficiencies and reducing costs. Recognized with repeat projects for knowledge, drive, and commitment to excellence.

Technical Proficiencies and Skills


Java, Net, Oracle, Jira, Confluence, OBIEE, Clarity, SharePoint, Visio, Quality Center, Windows 7, Windows XP, HTML, XML, Basecamp, SQL, Mainframes, Project Central, Service Now, OARM, MS Office Suite, MS Project, SAP, Salesforce


Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, DTS (Defect Tracking System), Rational Suite (Requisite Pro, Clear Case, Clear Quest), UML Modeling, Bugzilla, Business Objects, Informatica, VersionOne, Joint Application Development (JAD), Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)


Requirement Prioritization, Business and Functional Requirement Documents, JAD Brainstorming, Process Flow Diagrams, Business Process Design/Re-engineering, Wire Frames, Data Journals, Epics and User Stories, Scope Management, Budget Forecasting, Vendor Engagement, Risk/Issue Analysis, Work Breakdown Structure, Estimating, Resource Management, Change and Release Management,

Professional Experience

Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, MN 9/2018 &ndash Present

Project Manager/Senior Business Analyst

Developed, configured, Wealth Management application project. Manage a core team of six professionals and coordinate another 20 resources. The complex project automates and simplifies the investment process across asset classes, from portfolio management and risk analytics through trading and post-trade settlement. Control and monitor project scope, account review, schedule, and delivery by collaborating with vendor, CRD (Charles River Development) and SEI SWP/Trust 3000 Platform.

  • Application would improve the management and assistance of portfolio managers to their end clients, decreasing manager time by 30% and minimizing the number of applications they interact with from 15 to six.
  • Built multiple configurations into the program for Portfolio implementation team, including Harvest Gain or Loss, Invest or Divest, Mass Re-balancing, Substitute an Asset, Transitioning Accounts, and Open or Close Accounts. Also inserted a Regulatory and Compliance reporting feature into platform, modifying ETL views and access to downstream applications.
  • Work includedUMAs, Sleeve accounts, Asset and Model sleeve routing tags, construct and package Portfolio Models, Model Management, Business User Training, and configuration of CRIMS application..

BI Worldwide, Edina, MN 6/2017 &ndash 9/2018

Project Manager / Senior Business Analyst

Managed $2MM+ project that allowed Nissan and their dealers to interact with each other, including tools for calculating and reviewing monthly and quarterly performances. Developed the Business Case, Project Charter, scope, schedule, and cost and quality management plans for transfer from BIW to Nissan North America. Delivered on-time and budget.

  • Established collaborative relationships with senior management and communicated project status regularly. Trained and mentored team members, peers, and customers.
  • Managed scope change and set up rules for &ldquoProject Change Control&rdquo (PCC). Oversaw forecasting, budgeting, and comparison with actuals throughout project.

Ameriprise Financials, Minneapolis, MN 1/2016 &ndash 5/2017

Lead Business Analyst

Led multiple Online Client Security projects, aligning project goals with business analytics and overseeing a program road map.

  • Managed a successful Behavioral Analytics Solution project, providing a sophisticated user authentication and real-time risk assurance platform for TheatMetrix. Program increased self-authentication security and ability for clients, resulting in a 40% decrease in customer support needs/costs.
  • Exercised Agile project management, utilizing story mapping, user stories, acceptance criteria, and sprint planning

BI Worldwide, Edina, MN 2/2015&ndash 1/2016

Senior Business Analyst

Delivered a complex new Total Ownership Experience Performance Fund (TOE PF) application that enhanced Nissan dealer interactions with Nissan about the fund and enabled them to more effectively reach monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals.

  • Developed detailed project plan, risk assessments, timelines, and schedules for the $1.5MM project. Ensured that project team members had resources and feedback necessary to complete tasks.
  • Provided an as-is vs. to-be gap analysis of existing and projected systems. Created new website wireframes with advanced features and functionality of the TOE PF.

Ameriprise Financials, Minneapolis, MN 8/2013 &ndash 1/2015

Senior Business Analyst

Managed teams of 4-6 business analysts across functional teams, executing 5+ projects supporting money movement transactions, and identifying bad actors in fraud and security areas.

  • Saved $$MM in business fraud costs by collecting and analyzing hundreds of data points related to ACH, checks, wires, and third party mailings. Defined data cleansing and integration rule for ETL (Extraction, Transformation, and Loading).

US Bank, Minneapolis, MN 11/2012 &ndash 7/2013

Senior Business Analyst

Implemented multiple improvements and solutions that simplified and enhanced services for Online Banking customers who were also Wealth Management brokerage customers. Conducted daily Scrum meetings interviewed business stakeholders, and created and prioritized user stories and documentation re Agile concepts.

  • Implemented a Single Sign-On (SSO) solution that eliminated the need for multiple log-ins for users. Plan allowed brokerage customers to migrate directly from vendor platform to online banking.

Ameriprise Financials, Minneapolis, MN 6/2010 &ndash 10/2012

Business Analyst/BSA

Analyzed project requirements and designed and developed project document templates for introduction of the first mobile app service that allowed end users to check their account balances.

  • Gathered information with different cross commits to create a Unified Project Document. Executed test scripts in varied platforms and coordinated with QA on test case documentation.

J.P. Morgan Chase, Chicago, IL 4/2009 &ndash 5/2010

Business Analyst

Evaluated, analyzed, and mapped business processes toward implementation of PaymentNet commercial card solutions. Collected and presented system requirements/functionality to business owners, and IT design, engineering, and QA teams. Implemented card solutions for corporate customer enabling maintenance of commercial card tasks and monitoring of spending, statements, and reporting.

Additional Experience:

Business Analyst/Data Analyst, Grainger Inc., Lake Forest, IL.

Business Analyst, Coral, London England.

Education and Certifications

Master of Business Administration
University of Bedfordshire, London, England

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Scrum Master Accredited Certified (SMAC)


  • Salary:
  • Date: March 3 2021
  • Location: Lakeville, MN

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