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This practical interactive course explores the
differences in the roles of the business analyst
and the project manager to reach a conclusion as
to how to create the best working environment
for success and to maximize both roles . The
course offers tips and techniques for a project
manager working with a business analyst, and
provides insights into business analysis .
The course further delves into the difficulties and
intricacies of dealing with business analysts who
are not co-located with the project manager
and the situation where the business analyst is
co-located, but the development team is not .
Finally, the course provides solutions to the
problem of having to be both a business analyst
and a project manager at the same time .
This course is fully interactive and takes the
stance that the project manager will learn to fully
appreciate the role of the business analyst and
of business analysis in the project by performing
some of the tasks and activities of the business
analyst . The classroom activities challenge the
project manager to think and perform like a
business analyst .
Who Should Attend
• Project managers
• Business analysts
• Program managers and directors
• ScrumMasters® who work with project
managers and/or business analysts
• Product owners who work with project
managers and/or business analysts
• Anyone interested in the roles of Project
Management and/or Business Analysis
• Instilling in the project manager participants
a respect for business analysis and what it can
do to increase the chances of success for your
What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:
• Make the maximum use out of the business
analyst role when one is assigned to your
• Perform both the business analyst and project
manager roles when you are assigned to do
• Work with off-shore business analysts or with
a business analyst working with an off-shore
• Avoid the traps and pitfalls that await a project
manager who does not recognize what the
role of the business analyst should be and
what the business analyst should be doing
• Course structure
• Course goals and objectives
• How to use business analysis
• Who does what?
• Project and product
• The value box
Business Analysis and What a Business Analyst
• The Business Analyst through the Solution
Development Life Cycle
• Business Analyst as Communicator
• The Solution Document
Getting the Most Out of the Business Analyst
• The Janus Relationship
• The Point Person
• Project planning
Checks and Balances
• Checks and balances
• Cautions and concerns: Business Analyst
• Peer-to-Peer relationship
Working at a Distance
• Configurations of development
• When the development team is outsourced
• When the business analyst is outsourced
How to Do Both Jobs – The Business Analyst
and the Project Manager
• Playing both roles
• Wearing the hats
• What do we do?
• Tricks and techniques
• What did we learn, and how can we
implement this in our work environments?
Business Analysis for Project Managers
Maximizing the Role of the Business Analyst in Your Project
1022 / Four 3-hour sessions
CEU Credits: 1 . 2 / PDU Credits: 12
Price: USD 850
IIL/University Price: USD 1050
#9333 / 2 Days
CEU Credits: 1 . 4 / PDU Credits: 14
Price: USD 1295
IIL/University Price: USD 1595
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