Chapter Meeting: The Evolution and Maturity of Business Analysis as a Subject, Practice and Profession

13 Apr 2021 - 6:15pm
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6:45 | Announcements
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The Evolution and Maturity of Business Analysis

Zoom recording of the Chapter Meeting presentation: 20210413_PMIW_April_Chapter_Meeting_Presentation.mp4

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Picture of Jay BardalaiBusiness Analysis (BA) has evolved over the years and is now recognized as an important discipline that is pivotal to the successful execution of projects, an integral and crucial part of Project Management (PM).

Business Analysis focuses on the scope and definition of the product or service that a project is executed to deliver. PMI’s surveys have shown that 39% of failed projects are due to inaccurate definitions of the product. This underscores the importance of the Business Analysis effort in Project Management. Whether a person is a full-time dedicated Business Analyst, is fulfilling a hybrid BA / PM role, or is a full-time Project Manager supervising one or more business analysts working on the project, it is important and vital that the person is fully conversant with the work and deliverables of Business Analysis.

In recognition of this, PMI has, over the years, expanded the content of the PMP course with Business Analysis topics (e.g., The Scope Management Knowledge Area). As Business Analysis has become more and more important and significant, PMI now offers the PMI-Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification, which specializes in the full spectrum of Business Analysis work.

During this 1-hour presentation, Jay will clarify some of the myths and mysteries of what business analysis was, what it is today, and what it is not.

Jayant (Jay) Bardalai, PMP, PMI- PBA, CSM

Jay has 20+ years of experience in project management and business analysis in Fortune 100 companies such as Morgan Stanley, UBS, and RBS. For the past 10 years, Jay has been an independent consultant, specializing in IT projects for the energy commodities trading space, with global clients such as BP, Sempra, Freepoint Commodities, and Statoil, where he managed large technology implementations across the USA and internationally. Jay has broad teaching experience as an adjunct professor at Fairfield University and Western Connecticut State. Currently, Jay provides corporate training in Project Management and teaches Project Management and Business Analysis at UCONN.

Jay has a Masters's degree in Management Science from the City University of London and holds the PMI-PBA, PMP, and CSM certifications.


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