|| PROJECT MANAGEMENT ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES IN ANALYSIS
Project Managers have historically been focused primarily on the on-time, on-budget delivery of unique products. The recent trend towards business innovation in IT projects has triggered project managers to:
- Think more strategically; focusing on not just the outputs of the project but on the desired business outcomes to be delivered.
- Proactively balance the drive to get it done with the finesse to get it right.
- Plot an effective working relationship with business analysts to ensure:
- The enterprise requirements driving a project are agreed to and documented.
- The user requirements are developed and detailed in a way that both innovates the business and enables systems to be built right the first time.
- The requirements are leveraged and transformed in the design, creation, and roll-out of solutions; not just signed off on and then too quickly left behind.
Project Managers attending this course will leave:
- With a renewed appreciation of the need for formal business analysis/requirements on projects.
- Including an articulation of:
- Why requirements are crucial to project success.
- Why the analysis steps are important; especially when it feels like the project is slowing down and people need to be reminded why the time and energy is worth it.
- With a framework for clarifying:
- What needs to be done throughout the lifecycle to ensure business requirements are developed and delivered.
- How to best leverage business analysts including a participation matrix indentifying what tasks and activities the business analyst should do versus the project manager and vice versa.
- Strategies for developing a positive dynamic tension and collaboration relationship between business analysts and project managers (rather than a clash of wills).
- When to call analysis “done” and move forward, without getting stuck in analysis-paralysis.
- With a working vocabulary and knowledge of what business analysts know:
- For each business analysis technique/instrument (e.g. Process Models)
- What is it?
- Why is it important?
- How do I read it?
- How does the project transform it going forward?
- With tips and for putting the project team and the business analysts in a “bubble for success”.
- How to identify the various types of projects that PMs will encounter and how to adjust and scale the role of analysis accordingly.
Who Should Attend:
Anyone leading, sponsoring or working on a project team.
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