Originally, I worked on assignment for Doris in the Test Practice Office at a High Street Retail Bank, providing reports to inform management decision-making, alongside developing process improvements. As part of this, I developed and implemented a new template and reports for management information. My current assignment (since Spring 2015) is within a UK-based insurance
company as a Business Analyst, having joined Doris over 3 years ago. My role as a BA on a major IT transformation programme largely involves gathering requirements, writing user stories, use cases, and documenting processes (primarily for the Marketing and Digital applications). The information required to produce these documents is gathered through a combination of methods, including; interviews, workshops and general meetings with subject matter experts. During my time here, I have also supported other projects e.g. creating information packs to present to executives.
My degree in Microbiology equipped me with analytical and critical thinking skills, which have been invaluable in my role. I've topped up my business-specific knowledge with a BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis and I'm planning to continue to improve my skills through both
experience and further professional qualifications. In my spare time, I walk dogs for a local rescue and I've found them to be very enthusiastic running partners!