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Business Analyst

  1. 1. Business Analyst & Project Manager Role Division and De evelopment Pathways M#4787743 LGTS Conf ference 2008
  2. 2. PM / BA Ro at CoM ole • 7 months ago the PM / BA role was split into 2 A separate and distinct role es Wh hy? • Project delivery improvemment expected as a result • In many projects the BA a aspect was left behind • Some projects h d neithe BA or PM done well S j t had ither d ll • Most team members were very keen for the e change, change a few indifferent, none against indifferent, M#4787743
  3. 3. What is a Project? • “A temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product service o result” product, or result – Project Management Body of Knowledge y • Lots of different skill sets are required on projects How wever • P j t management is essential; and Project ti ti l d • Business analysis almost always essential on t system applications proje t t li ti jects M#4787743
  4. 4. Project Ma anagement • “Project Management is t application of the knowledge, skills knowledge skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Project management is accomplished through the g p g application and integratio of the project on management processes o initiating, planning, of executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. ti it i d t lli d l i • The project manager is th person responsible for he accomplishing th project objectives.” li hi the j t bj ti ” – Project Management Body of Knowledge y M#4787743
  5. 5. Business Analysis • “A business analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to e elicit, analyse, elicit analyse communicate and validate requirements for changes to business p cesses, policies and g proc p information systems. • The business analyst und y derstands business problems and opportunitie in the context of the es requirements and recomm mends solutions that enable th organization to achieve it goals.” bl the i ti to hi its l ” – Business Analyst Body of Knowledge M#4787743
  6. 6. Comparing PM / BA Roles • Planning • Analysis of requirements to • Controlling Scope, Time, achieve project objective Quality & Cost • Specification of how needs • Facilitation of project should be met processes • Process mapping • Reporting • Solution modelling • Resourcing • Investigation • Communication: status, who • Communication of what is needs to do what when required • Risk & issues management • Solution Options • Project team management • Design • ‘Big Picture’ focus • Detailed view DRIVE vers DETAIL ses M#4787743 HOW vers WHAT ses
  7. 7. PM / BA Balance Project Manager Let’s get the project finished” Business Analyst B siness Anal st “Let’s identify every last detai “ M#4787743 BAs and PMs compliment each other
  8. 8. PM & BA Role Division Both roles exist in organisations primarily to deliver projects s When represented individually a expertly: and • Balance of different perspectives is achieved • The project gains team memb bers who have better – Focus; – Skills; and – Alignment of work with interests s • Individuals gain better g – Skills – Career paths – Use of their expertise M#4787743
  9. 9. Results at CoM • Projects delivered more e effectively • Poor performers developing 1 core skill set • Increase in both PM & BA accountability A • Skill sets performed more effectively t f d e ff ti l • Project stakeholders notic cing positive improvements in engagement M#4787743
  10. 10. Perform ming in Pro oject Off fficer role Certificate IV in Project M Manageme ent Level 4 Demons strated abi in plan ility nning, commu unication & co-ordina ation Successfu driven project ul, p mannagement t Dipl loma in Pr roject M Manageme ent Level 5 Proven ab bility to ‘st tretch’ & manage m le evel 6 PM projects Continuous Improvement & Consis Competencies Dev Project M Proven ab bility to coach & develo other PM op Ms Altitude Program nomination P n n Manager Level 6 Proven ability to manage lev 6+ a m vel PM prrojects & “a at leve 7 act” el Ongoing Program project P p delivery improvem y ment velopment Pathway stent Demonstration of CoM Values Advanced Diploma in Projec d a ct Managem ment & Ignite Program m Level 7 P Proven ab bility to act in P&P Manager t M role e
  11. 11. Perform ming in Pro oject Off fficer role Certificate IV in Project M Manageme ent Level 4 Demons strated ability in ana alysis, investig gation & documenta d ation Requireements alwways clear, concise & com mplete Certificate IV in Project M Manageme ent Level 5 Proven ability to ‘st tretch’ & analyse le evel 6 BA projects Continuous Improvement & Consis Competencies Dev s Proven ability to co a oach and deve elop other BAs r Altitude Program nomination P n n Business Analyst Level 6 Proven ab bility to ana alyse leve 6+ BA el proje ct” ects & “ac at level 7 Ongoing P&P Business Analysis improvem s ment velopment Pathway stent Demonstration of CoM Values BABoK Qualificatio & Ignite Q on e Programm Level 7 P Proven ab bility to act in P&P Manager t M role e
  12. 12. Ques stions M#4787743

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