At the recent RMC meeting in Budapest, Director of Business Analysis Practice – Barbara Carkenord, gave an interview on how business analysts can be helpful for business success and project management.
We don’t want to scare any of our listeners, you are not saying that project managers are not problem solvers, are you?
No, not at all. As a matter of fact, business analysts love project managers. Project managers are really good at getting things done, amassing the correct resources, doing a plan, getting things in the right direction, getting problems out of the way. Business analysts are not always so good at that, as a matter of fact, we need a project manager to push us a little bit sometimes. Sometimes we want to get too much information or ask too many questions and not get anything done, so having a strong project manager and a strong business analyst as a team, a partnership, is the best way to really get a project to be very successful, and that’s what we are seeing.
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