Leveraging Business Analysis for Project Success, Second Edition

  • 1h 40m
  • Vicki James
  • Business Expert Press
  • 2019

Only 39 percent of projects today are successful in adding value to the product and organization investing in the project Nearly half of the projects that fail, fail because of "poor requirements management" (PMI 2014). Leveraging Business Analysis for Product Success explores the role of product manager in doing business analysis to set a project up for success. It informs and educates product managers, project managers, sponsors, and organization leaders on what is necessary for project success. This book goes beyond requirements management in exploring the how the product manager contributes to increased profitability through business analysis; project selection, scope definition, and post-implementation evaluation. The reader will learn about the history of business analysis, the product manager role, professional organizations and resources to support the profession, and what business analysis activities at each phase of the project lifecycle as presented in a case study throughout the text. Product and project leaders will better be able to support the business analysis needs of the project by understanding the skills, expertise, tasks, resources, and time needed to do business analysis right and maximize the return on investment for each project.

About the Author

Vicki James is a 16-year veteran of successful project management and business analysis in both public and private industries, which include a 11-year term in governmental operations. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and a certified PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA). Vicki has taken her skills to public and private organizations to support both Agile and traditional Waterfall type projects. For Vicki, organizational value is achieved through successful project management and business analysis. Vicki is a personable, knowledge and thorough leader who unlocks the potential for teams to achieve their goals.

Vicki does more than consult; she presented at five Project Management Institute North American Global Congresses and at numerous regional and local meetings. She is a contributor to The Complete Project Manager by Randall Englund and Alfonso Bucero. She co-authored Strategies for Project Sponsorship with Peter Taylor and Ron Rosenhead and has recently published Leveraging Business Analysis for Project Success. Vicki dedicates herself in staying current with industry trends and best practices to succeed in her work.

In this Book

  • Business Analysis Defined
  • The History of Business Analysis
  • The Many Hats of the Business Analyst (Typical Roles)
  • The Setup
  • Before the Project
  • Initiating the Project
  • Planning the Project
  • Working the Project
  • Monitoring and Controlling the Project
  • Finishing the Project
  • After the Project
  • Understanding the Project Track Record
  • The Project Power Team
  • Business Analysis Communities