Integrating Business Analysis Skills with Project Management

Project leaders are responsible for taking their teams on a journey to a desired future. Business analysts serve as the compass guiding the way. In this course, you’ll see how both can work together effectively to define and achieve valuable goals.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 8, 2020
Duration
2h 31m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 8, 2020
Duration
2h 31m
Description

Project managers marshal resources to accomplish important objectives, but those objectives are set through the critical process of business analysis. In this course, Integrating Business Analysis Skills with Project Management, you’ll learn how business analysis and project management relate to each other, and how successfully integrating the two can improve the value and efficiency of any project team. First, you’ll discover how project management and business analysis relate to each other, and what unique value is offered by both practices. Then, you’ll explore how the business analysis life cycle integrates with the project life cycle, providing value from before work begins until the initiative is complete. Finally, you’ll see how project managers and business analysts can coordinate their efforts to maximum effect. By the end of this course, you’ll understand the impact effective analysis can have in advancing project work, and how project leaders can better integrate their approach with business analysts to set and achieve goals.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Integrating Business Analysis Skills with Project Management. Project managers marshall resources to accomplish important objectives, but those objectives are set through the critical process of business analysis. In this course, you'll learn how business analysis and project management relate to each other and how successfully integrating the two can improve the value and efficiency of any project team. First, you'll learn how project management and business analysis relate to one another and what unique value is offered by both practices. Then you'll learn how the business analysis lifecycle integrates with the Project lifecycle providing value from before work begins until the initiative is complete. Finally, you'll learn how project managers and business analysts can coordinate their efforts to maximum effect. By the end of this course, you'll understand the impact that effective analysis can have in advancing project work and how project leaders can better integrate their approach with business analysts to set and achieve goals. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with some of the principles of project management in order to better relate to the material we'll discuss. This course is part of our series here, at Pluralsight, on project management skills, which can help you prepare for the PMP and other certification exams, as well as earn continuing education credit toward project management certifications. It's also part of our series helping leaders guide their teams through agile transformation efforts and it can be a great resource even if you're just looking to learn more about the relationship between these two important fields. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about integrating business analysis skills with project management here, at Pluralsight.