The Business Analyst/Project Manager: A New Partnership for Managing Complexity and Uncertainty

The Business Analyst/Project Manager: A New Partnership for Managing Complexity and Uncertainty

by Robert K. Wysocki

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470767443
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments .

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction.

Historical Context.

Areas of PM and BA Overlap.

The Context.

How This Book Is Organized.

Who Should Read This Book.

How You Will Benefit from This Book.

Chapter 1: Project Manager and Business Analyst Project Life Cycle Collaboration.

An historical perspective.

PMs, BAs, and Projects.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 2: A Generic Dual Career Path Model.

A Dual Career Path Position Family.

Using the Dual Career Path Model.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 3: Project Manager and Business Analyst Position Family.

PM and BA Position Landscape.

Organizational placement of the PM and BA.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 4: Project Manager and Business Analyst Skill Profiles.

BA and PM Proficiency Model.

Selecting an assessment approach.

Skill Assessment Process.

Career and professional development program.

Project portfolio management process.

Training curriculum design, development and scheduling.

Resource planning process.

Resource management process.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 5: The Project Landscape.

Project Landscape.

Project Complexity and Uncertainty.

Q1 Projects.

Q2 Projects.

Q3 Projects.

Q4 Projects.

Project Landscape with Project Management Models.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 6: Integrating the Project Manager and Business Analyst into the Landscape.

Strengths, Weaknesses, Challenges and Opportunities of PM and BA integration.

Mapping the PMs and BAs into the Project Landscape.

When should one professional have both project management and business analysis responsibility on the same project?

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 7: PM/BA Career and Professional Development.

Examples of PM/BA job opportunities.

PDP Contents.

A Deeper Look into the PM/ BA Landscape.

Organizational Support.

PMO, BA Center Excellence and BA Community of Practice.

Putting It All Together.

In Conclusion: A Call to Action.

A System to Prepare PM/BA Professionals.

A Call to Action.

Appendix A: Skill/Proficiency Level Matrices for the 8 PM/BA Position Levels in the Project Management Landscape.

Appendix B: PM and BA Training Provider Courses.

Appendix C: PM/BA Curriculum.

Introduction to Contemporary Organizations.

Managing Data and Information across the Organization.

Business Process Management.

Introduction to Project and Portfolio Management.

Creative Models for Solving Business Problems.

An Enterprise-wide Project.

About the Author.

Index.

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