Chapter Meeting: Business Analysis for Project Managers

9 May 2023 - 6:00pm
PDU Category: 
Ways of Working
The Royal Palace (and Zoom)

6:00 | In Person: Sign-in, Networking & Dinner
6:15 | Remote: Sign-in, Networking
6:45 | Announcements
7:00 | Guest Speaker (1 PDU)
8:15 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU) or Networking
            (PMO, Quality, and Career & Personal Development CoP's)

Business Analysis for Project Managers

Recording of the Chapter Meeting presentation: 20230509_PMIW_Chapter_Meeting_Presentation.mp4
Presentation file in PDF format: 20230509_ChMtg_Business_Analysis_for_Project_Managers.pdf

Business Analysis for Project Managers looks at the project lifecycle as a whole, and identifies what business analysis processes and deliverables are important at what phases.  Business analysis needs to be done on a project whether a BA is assigned or not.  Very often people are doing business analysis without realizing that’s what they’re doing.  If no BA is assigned to a project, then the Project Manager will need to ensure the work is being done by others, and if not, do it themselves.  This presentation will summarize all the BA tasks that should be performed, and the deliverables that should be produced, so that the PM can ensure that structure is being brought to the business analysis process on their projects.

Christopher W. Brown

Photo of Christopher BrownChristopher W. Brown is a Senior Business Analyst with Cornell Information Technologies.  In this role, he partners with Project Managers to help define projects, elicit requirements, and oversee the design, development, implementation, and testing of IT systems.  Chris graduated with a degree in Computing and Information Science from Potsdam College in 1986, and spent most of his career as a Programmer Analyst.  When project management and business analysis became more structured disciplines unto themselves, he transitioned to the role of Business Analyst.  He currently mentors other business analysts and facilitates the Business Analysis Special Interest Group at Cornell.



This will be a hybrid meeting.

The in-person side of the hybrid meeting will be at The Royal Palace. In order to attend in person, you MUST pre-register on-line; there will be no admittance to "walk-ins" at the door.

The remote side of the meeting will take place via Zoom. You must also pre-register in order to attend remotely.

In Person:
$30 for PMI Westchester Chapter Members
$45 for non-members

Remote (via Zoom):
$15 for PMI Westchester Chapter Members
$20 for non-members

Pre-registration is required; registration closes Monday, 08 May 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Registration fee is non-refundable.

Register here!

Payments must be made in advance by PayPal/credit card, or by check (payable to PMI Westchester).
Credit card payments can be made through PayPal without the need for a PayPal account.

Location (Address): 

The Royal Palace       - or -       Zoom
77 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY