Alan Webster  Business Analyst


Availability Date 22 May 2017

Alan Webster - Business Analyst (BCS Business Analysis Diploma certified)


A highly motivated, consultant IT focused Business Analyst (and Systems Analyst) with a long history of multiple contract extensions and repeat visits to the same prestigious clients.

Provides a professional link between the Business and the IT development teams using core BA techniques, excellent inter-personal, documentation and presentational skills to translate Business Requirements into software solutions.

Supplies full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) skills (liaising with the business / SMEs / stakeholders, elicitation / gathering / cataloguing / engineering requirements, conducting workshops / interviews, producing functional / non-functional specifications, business process flow / data modelling, technical specifications, overseeing IT development, UAT script / thread testing, implementation and support / warranty).

Has considerable SQL experience (Database Design, DB2, T-SQL, Queries, Stored Procedures, Recursive SQL, Triggers and Performance Tuning etc). 

Ambitious, self-starter, can-do attitude, challenge not problem mentality, used to responsibility, working under pressure, tight timescales and achieving milestones. Success and achievements with driving through business changes, due to excellent written and verbal communications, strong people interaction at all levels, diplomacy, persuasion, negotiation, pragmatic problem solving skills, attention to detail, flexible thinking and hard work.

PRINCE2 Practitioner certified (PR2/356891), also has experience of working with other structured project methodologies: Agile, SSADM, Method1, CMMI, RAD, RUP and “Know the Ropes”.

A team player and is equally comfortable at leading a team, requires little or no supervision, always willing to impart knowledge and help others.

From 1990 to 2006 was an independent consultant with 3rd Party Walker International Financial Package vendor. This involved installing, customising and tuning all of the complex financial modules, General Ledger GL, Procurement, Accounts Payable AP (BACS payments), Accounts Receivable AR, Asset Management AM and Inventory Management IM.

Achievements include: Designed and wrote and sold a batch system to compute very large OLAP cubes of which the information is used in The Royal Bank of Scotland’s board room. The integration of 40 plus General Ledgers into one when RBS merged with National Westminster and Ulster Bank. Designed and wrote a system to feed financial data into a RBS Management Information MI data warehouse. Documented the business and process flow at the Royal Liver, designed a software solution, and then led a team to build and deliver it. A Level 3 Datanomic (now Oracle) Software Partner (Data quality / profiling, cleansing, de-duplication, matching, pattern matching, database merging, sanction screening).

Started a business leasing customised e-commerce shopping carts to small businesses to give a web presence. Software based on open source OSCommerce PHP/MySQL using a dedicated server. Over £1m turnover for clients.  

Hobbies include family, home computing, Karate instructor, Aikido student and amateur radio.

Domiciled in Yorkshire and works anywhere in the UK.

References: Available from any client.

Alan Webster Business Analyst CV IBM