The skill profiles of the Business Analyst (BA) and Project Manager (PM) have considerable overlap. Every Business Analyst must have some proficiency at managing projects and every Project Manager must have some proficiency at business analysis. While this overlap has often caused friction and competition between the two positions, one goal remains clear: both the BA and PM must be fully vested in maximizing business value.
The first book to take a critical look at these two professions, and to propose the hybrid position BA/PM, The Business Analyst/Project Manager demonstrates why and how the roles of the Business Analyst versus the Project Manager need to be more clearly defined so that they are matched effectively on a project-by-project basis. Wysocki provides a clear-cut model to show you how different kinds of projects have different skill set requirements and how to make sure the right skill sets are matched to all of your projects. The book also helps you define the conditions when the merged assignment should be used to maximize business value and how to staff a project based on the complexity and uncertainty of the job, available staff skills profile, internal organizational environment, and market conditions.
In The Business Analyst/Project Manager, author Robert Wysocki draws on his forty-five years of professional experience as a PM/BA to shed light on the similarities and differences of the roles and responsibilities of these two positions, the need for greater collaboration, and how to staff a project with one or both of these professionals.
This book will examine:
- Boundaries and interactions between the BA and the PM
- How to identify the skill sets needed to make the project a success
- The typical relationship of the BA and PM across the project management life cycle
- The best configuration of leadership assignments based on project characteristics
- Where the responsibilities of the BA stop and the PM's begins
- Where PMs and BAs have collaborative responsibilities
- How to use a PM/BA to enhance project performance
- How to foster a "dual career path" for PM/BAs development
The in-depth discussion of the synergies between the two roles and the advantages of a combined PM/BA makes The Business Analyst/Project Manager a valuable contribution in your ability to be successful on the complex projects of the 21st century.
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ISBN 978-0470767443 Publication Date Sep-10 Author Robert K. Wysocki Format Hardcover Page Count 240 Manufacturer John Wiley & Sons