Why is Six Sigma important ?

sigmaOften we have heard that the work lacks quality and the project is resulting in high cost. So is there any method by which the quality can be improved and cost can be reduced? The answer is YES, the method is six sigma methodologies. Six sigma is a management philosophy that was developed to reduce costs, increase profits and reduce wastage of an organization. The method was developed by MOTOROLA in 1986. It had been made as central business strategy for General Electric in 1995. This method was developed to improve the quality, establish a world class standard and save the cost for the company. As the costs are reduced the revenues generated increase thus creating a profitable situation for the organisation.

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What are the Differences between Data Mining ,Artificial Intelligence, Statistics and Machine Learning?

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Let’s understand what is machine language and how is it used?  Machine learning is the self-learning method which involves generic algorithm. As we can understand these are generic in nature and can be applied into various domains of applications. Data Mining involves applying the algorithms to find solutions for domain related problems. It involves combining data with algorithms in this process. Statistics is a analytic study  of collection, organizing and analyzing from the data. It deduces information from the data. Hence to learn self-developing algorithms machine language uses statistics and to solve a problem Data Mining uses results from algorithms with the help of statistics. In business domains data mining is used to solve complex problems. Continue reading What are the Differences between Data Mining ,Artificial Intelligence, Statistics and Machine Learning?

How to prioritize test cases ?

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A test case is predefined requirements that are used to evaluate the proper functioning of an application .We have faced situations where we require numerous cases with very limited resources, so what do we do now? Which case to execute first? Hence for a successful execution of a job or process we need to learn the process of prioritization This is the most difficult and subjective area of testing. The process is analytic that calculates the risks, costs and values.

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How to become a SalesForce developer ?

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A salesforce developer develops cloud applications with the help of force.com. The developer needs to work on customer relationship management product. This software reduces the development cost of the product and the product is delivered in short span of time. It is also a great selling platform for the custom applications. As this software is available on cloud, hence this does not require any software installation or any other hardware. The major application of sales force includes networking, sales, marketing etc. So are there any skills to become a sales force developer? Continue reading How to become a SalesForce developer ?

How is the current job market for business analysts ?

With tremendous advancements in technology, the IT sector is facing an acute shortage of professionally skilled Business Analysts. The current market research shows gap between technical and soft skills of the candidate. According to a research conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, the industry has shown dearth in permanent and contract employees over the past few years. Continue reading How is the current job market for business analysts ?

Why Learn Big Data and Hadoop?

BiG Data! A Worldwide Problem?

According to Wikipedia, “Big data is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.” In simpler terms, Big Data is a term given to large volumes of data that organizations store and process. However, It is becoming very difficult for companies to store, retrieve and process the ever-increasing data. If any company gets hold on managing its data well, nothing can stop it from becoming the next BIG success!
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Our trainer Sagar for SAP FICO was recently invited as a Guest Speaker for SAP User Group at University of Texas, Dallas, School of Management this past Wednesday

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Jr.Business Analyst position in MD

We have 3 urgent positions with our client in Maryland.

 

Woodlawn,MD

Positions : 3

 

 

Description of Work:

·         Work independently and lead requirements analysis activities on disability projects.

·         Serve as primary point of contact between SSA and Northrop Grumman in compiling user/process requirements for systems development. Apply facilitation techniques, training, methodology development and evaluation across all phases of SDLC.

·         Possess strong oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables to SSA counterparts.

·         Facilitate meetings to elicit and discuss requirements for the project. Additionally, document and publish meeting minutes, when required.

·         Provide guidance and direction across component. Utilize appropriate key tools, such as Rational RequisitePro or Rational Portfolio Manager, to measure project progress against business-focused requirements.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities.

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

 

·         In- depth knowledge of SDLC

·         Software Development Methodologies (Waterfall and Agile)

·         Business and User requirements ((Project Scope Agreement (PSA) and High Level Release Agreement (HLRA))

·         Business Process Development

·         Business Process Reengineering

·         Application Design (Prototyping, Screen Mock-ups )

·         Requirements elicitation and documentation (Use Case Specification, Detailed Functional Requirements, User Need Analysis (UNA), and Data Dictionary )

·         Meeting Minutes

·         Requirement Testing (Manual Testing and User Acceptance Testing)

·         MS Office

·         Strong written and oral communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these kills will be given preferential consideration.

·         IBM Rational RequisitePro 

·         HP ALM 

·         SharePoint

·         Prior SSA or Federal government experience

 

Send your Resume to swati@zarantech.com or call 515-978-9041

 

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Business Analyst position in Maryland

Here are the details of Business Analyst position with our client in Maryland.

 

Description of Work:

·         Participate in Orientation and Kick-off meetings.

·         Lead / manage requirements discovery / capture working sessions with an audience of customer and systems Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

·         Analysis.

·         Translate results of requirements/discovery sessions into Requirements / Design documents and User cases

·         Develop requirements.

·         Develop user specifications.

·         Develop system specifications.

·         Produce detailed requirements from high-level requirements.

·         Develop data models diagrams.

·         Create Use Cases.

·         Provide detailed design documentation.

·         Develop documentation for existing applications.

·         Provide weekly status reports on all initiatives in this technical area.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities.

·         Must be able to perform user analysis for systems that impact a large number of users and include the following skills: interviewing skills, analytical skills, observational skills, and interpersonal skill communication skills.

·         Must have a good current working knowledge of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) for project development of both traditional mainframe-based software and highly iterative web-based application.

·         Must be able to elicit continuous improvement opportunities

·         Must have experience with data collection, analysis and reporting of metrics

·         Must be able to demonstrate applied knowledge of internal process and product review

·         Must be able to monitor activities and track actions, issues, review findings to closure

·         Must be outgoing and comfortable with working with a large group of customer contacts.  Must be able to perform within a project team.

·         Must excel in technical writing including analysis and document preparation.

·         Must be a self-starter and take responsibility for completing assignments on time.

·         Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel, and MS Visio.

·         Experience planning and managing systems development projects

·         Experience in negotiating and gaining consensus among customer community to succinctly define requirements expectations

·         Time management skills; organization skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these kills will be given preferential consideration.

 

·         Experience with HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

 

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Junior Business Analyst position

We have urgent position with our Client in Maryland. They are looking for Junior Analysts.

 

Description of Work:

·         Work independently and support planning & analysis (P&A) activities on various eServices projects.

·         Possess strong oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables to SSA counterparts.

·         Facilitate meetings to elicit and discuss requirements for the eServices projects. Additionally, document and publish meeting minutes, when required.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities.

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

·         In- depth knowledge of SDLC

·         Software Development Methodologies (Waterfall and Agile)

·         Business and User requirements

·         Business Process Development

·         Business Process Reengineering

·         Application Design (Prototyping and Screen Mock-ups )

·         Requirements elicitation and documentation

·         Meeting Minutes

·         Requirement Testing (Manual Testing and User Acceptance Testing)

·         MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) 

·         Strong written and oral communication skills

 

Please email Resume to Swati@zarantech.com or call 515-978-9041