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Joseph Lopez

  

Lead Business Systems Analyst, WellMed Medical Management

Location: San Antonio, TX


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

Greetings! My name is Joseph Scott Lopez. I've had the fortunate opportunity to have an education and work in a field that I am deeply passionate about. My journey began with studying Computer Science at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. Post-graduation, I created job specific training modules for Sea Island Shrimp House, which introduced me to audio and video editing. I later worked for Capital Group Companies working and learning so much about the business aspects before moving to IT as a Level 2 Support Analyst. I soon discovered my passion was code development and had the opportunity to move in that job role while learning various software methodologies such as: Waterfall and RUP. I also had the opportunity to learn and Practice Agile, specifically Scrum and Kanban. Shortly after this introduction, I felt I could contribute so much more by working closely with the business as a Business Systems Analyst. I also had the opportunity to work as the teams' ScrumMaster and at one point a Product Owner. I am truly grateful for having so many opportunities to learn the Agile philosophy and working with outstanding teammates that helped me mature as a professional and more importantly, a person.

Work experience

WellMed Medical Management, Lead Business Systems Analyst
May 2015 - Present, San Antonio, TX, US
• Elicits and documents functional and non-functional requirements for project and operations & maintenance releases by conducting in-person interviews or WebEx sessions • Works closely with business stakeholders and product owners to prioritize and manage scope • Works closely with business-side analysts to clarify requirements, perform exploratory testing, and prioritize defects • Creates process and system flow diagrams as necessary • Ensures requirements traceability is followed and performs requirements coverage by performing exploratory testing in Development environment before authorizing system testing to begin • Assists quality assurance analysts in reviewing and approving test plans and test cases • Administrates Tier 1 application access requests and profile creation • Assists with application production support by researching, formulating a solution, and following-up with the user • Created formal process for gathering and prioritizing Product Backlog items with business stakeholders of a multi-tenant portal application • Coordinates team’s daily duties which include: business systems analysts, developers, contractors, offshore resources and quality assurance analysts • Ensures SDLC for Tier 1 web-based application is properly enforced and artifacts are approved and appropriately archived for each project/release • Mentors senior and junior level business systems analysts on company/industry standards and best practices • Manages team capacity and assigns resources to various efforts • Provides verbal performance feedback to team members and identifies areas for improvement • Performs conflict resolution within the team when necessary • Currently acting as Project Manager for multiple teams to create an online version of business forms that capture medical measure information • Works with PMO to generate project charters for those within my application’s program and monitors burn rate • Calculates projected budget for team’s projects and operations & maintenance releases • Recommended project solution for front-end validation which will reduce data entry errors and the overall turnaround time to existing rules engine • Provides weekly project status updates to senior business stakeholders

WellMed Medical Management, Sr. IT Systems Analyst
July 2013 - May 2015, San Antonio, TX, US
• Provided leadership and guidance in adopting Scrum principles • Introduced Agile engineering practices such as: Pair programming, Continuous Integration and TDD

Capital Group Companies, Business Systems Analyst, ScrumMaster
April 2011 - April 2013, San Antonio, TX, US
Performed Scrum Master role for time tracking and content management system projects • Facilitated Discovery, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, and Retrospective meetings • Produced team’s burn down chart on a daily basis • Worked with management team to mitigate risks/impediments identified by Scrum team • Worked with team members to implement Kanban methodology for operations & maintenance support tasks • Introduced Kaizen into team’s Scrum process to address items identified during Retrospectives • Produced and socialized team’s throughput metrics with upper management • Facilitated product demo every two weeks with business stakeholders and Product Owner • Worked with business to implement story prioritization strategy by assigning business value points • Served as Scrum Coach for existing teams that began to adopt Scrum

Capital Group Companies, Programmer
September 2008 - April 2011, San Antonio, TX, US
• Participated as a Scrum Team Member

 

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