Project Manager versus Business Analyst

Program and Project Management

Vaibhav Behere, India

Project Manager versus Business Analyst

How is the role of a project manager different from business analyst? Is a project manager required to know the business process?

  Luis, China

Project Manager versus Business Analyst

In principle, a PM does not need to know the business process. But in a real project, no matter how big the project is, it's helpful for the PM if he knows the business processes so that he can ensure the project is under control.

  Vaibhav Behere, India

How is Project Manager Different from a Business Analyst?

Thank you for the clarification, it's a good first answer.
Who can throw more light on what are the main overlaps and what are the main differences between a project manager and a business analist?

  Luis, China

Difference Between Project Manager and Business Analyst

- A qualified business analist should contribute in requirements collection, clarification, documentation, and translate these to function specification. Also she/he needs to verify the result and support uat.
- A project manager will be responsible for the delivery of this project. In the area of reporting and mornitoring, the project manager also needs knowledge of the business requirements.
Hope the above analysis can help to answer your questions.

  PG van Bladel, Sweden

Analists Analyze, and PM's Manage :-)

A PM is managing a project. That means organizing a temporary organisational structure (people and means) in order to achieve a certain goal. A business analyst looks at a business matter, in order t...

  Natarajan Ramanathan, India

Project Manager and Business Analyst

In general, the project manager is responsible for the successful execution of a project; whereas the business analyst is responsible for the realms of the business processes. Having said that, when ...

  Esta Lessing
Analyst, Australia

Responsibility Differences Between a Project Manager and a Business Analyst

In project reality, the Business Analyst and the Project Manager work closely together and they are very dependent on each other to achieve their results. However, the 2 roles have very different resp...

  K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India

Responsibility Differences Between a PM and a BA

On one hand, a Project Manager and Business Analyst, should be working collaboratively and they often do. On the other hand, the two roles do offer a healthy contest in project related decisions. Ther...

  Paul D Giammalvo
Professor and Consultant, Indonesia

Synonyms for Business Analyst

BA is a term found primarily in IT project management. In construction, particularly oil, gas mining and process plants the BA function is performed by what is known as a "Cost Engineer". This term ha...

  K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India

Business Analyst versus Project Manager

While a Business Analyst is content focused (WHAT), a Project Manager is process focused (HOW). Content and Process are two different frames of reference which may be brought to bear on the same situ...

Business Consultant, India

The Project Manager versus the Business Analyst

The core of the difference is in the title: The PROJECT MANAGER manages the project "The application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to provide activities to meet the project requiremen...


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