On some projects one person is required to act as both the PM and the BA. For the individual, the challenge is to be aware of the overarching project management activities and manage the balance between those activities and the BA activities that must also occur.
In 2003, the Business Systems Analyst title was created by the NYS Civil Service in an effort to help improve the success of projects.
It was at this point that some effort was made to better understand what exactly a Business Analyst is, and what BA responsibilities should include.
While we will happily accept any and all feedback and edits--we strongly encourage you to set up a wiki account and make your edits logged in.
This will be helpful to the Committee as we review and modify the book going forward.
The most important element is the business focus; ensuring business needs are understood and communicated so that problem solutions meet the business needs and goals.