The Business Analyst/Project Manager: A New Partnership for Managing Complexity and Uncertainty (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 20, 2010 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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A breakthrough game plan illustrating the need for better collaboration between Project Managers and Business Analysts

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.

  • Examines the boundaries and interactions between the BA and the PM
  • Looks at 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
  • Making the best configuration of leadership assignments based on project characteristics
  • Where the responsibilities of the BA leave off and the PM's begins and where the two 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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Contents

Areas of PM and BA Overlap
5
How You Will Benefit from This Book
12
A Generic DualCareerPath Model
43
Project Manager and Business Analyst
63
Project Manager and Business Analyst Skill Profiles
79
The Project Landscape
97
Integrating the Project Manager and Business
125
PMBA Career and Professional Development
147
APPENDIX A SkillProficiencyLevel Matrices for the Eight PMBA
185
APPENDIX B PM and BA Training Provider Courses
217
Index
231
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About the author (2010)

Robert K. Wysocki, PhD, has over forty years of experience as a project management consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, training developer, and provider. He is the founder of Enterprise Information Insights, Inc., a project management consulting and training practice. He has written seventeen books on project management and information systems management.

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