Project Management and Business Analysis
A Real Life Partnership
Project managers and business analysts play very key roles in the successful function of organizations. In this white paper, the authors provide an overview of the working relationship between these two, as outlined in the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK’ Guide) -- Fifth Edition (Project Management Institute, 2013) and the Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (Project Management Institute, 2015). The paper describes the role of each through various processes within the project cycle, as well as the qualifications and skill sets required of each in order to effectively achieve the intended goal.