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Business System Analyst and Project Manager: Collaborate or Combine?

Published: 12 June 2012

ID: G00235314

Analyst(s): Matt Light


A shortage of experienced project managers and skilled business system analysts is stressing IT organizations. This is leading project, program and PMO managers to shortchange both roles, which jeopardizes projects, programs and their value.

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  • Impacts


  • Increasingly, enterprises combine the roles of project manager and business system analyst into a project analyst/manager
  • BSAs, if not positioned in IT, produce requirements documents and visualizations of inferior utility to the project team

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