High project failure rates and a tight economy raise the pressure on project managers to prove their value and effectiveness to the businesses they serve. In addition to managing schedules, budgets and people, project managers are increasingly called upon to become better champions for business value and the alignment of projects with business strategy. At the same time, project managers need more effective tools and techniques for managing scope.
The overlap has expanded between project management and the profession of business analysis (BA), which is concerned with managing requirements for business solutions. The latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK 4.0) has evidenced this trend by the addition of a new process: “Collect Requirements and Identify Stakeholders. “
• Introduces project managers to the skills and activities involved with business analysis.
• Describes how to successfully integrate PM with BA.
• Introduces the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) and the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK).
• Presents several practical tools – featuring a leading online requirements management application – that PMs can leverage to communicate business value for their projects.