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Leveraging Business Analysis for Project Success by Vicki James

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CHAPTER 4

The Setup

One of the challenges in business analysis today is a misconception (especially in Information Technology) that a business analyst is a requirements analyst. While it is a business analysis activity to elicit, analyze, prioritize, and communicate requirements, they are responsible for so much more. Take the requirements out of projects, and there is still plenty for the business analyst to do.

If you were to compare tasks from the BABOK® Guide with tasks from the PMBOK® Guide, you would find some apparent redundancies between business analysis and project management. Instead, think of the outputs of the activities from the BABOK® Guide as inputs to the overall project management plan. In fact, the business analyst has much ...

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