Scope changes and scope management should be a positive, not something to fear. In this video, learn how to identify the areas where the PM and BA can collaborate to define and manage the change process.
- I once heard a PM say … that a project manager's biggest fear … of a business analyst is scope creep. … I get it. … The PM is concerned that when he lists any requirements, … a BA will agree to stakeholders' requests … for some more scope … and a PM's schedule and budget are then impacted. … As I've grown in my BA career, … I've also learned to appreciate … that some scope creep is good and needed. … Scope creep happens in many ways. … And no matter how it happens, … it needs to be a collaborative discussion. … Some scope creep is not great for projects … and some is absolutely needed … to ensure that the solution delivers value. … Let's dig into this some more. … Pat the PM and Bailey the BA are working hard … on the CRM project. … With so many impacted groups, … as they understand more about what's coming, … changes in what's needed are evolving … and being discussed at a furious pace. … Pat and Bailey must find a way … to get all of this under control. … They work together to define and manage the change process …
- Identify why collaboration between the business analyst and the project manager is key.
- Examine the fundamentals of an ideal partnership between the business analyst and the project manager.
- Explore the importance of collaboration on scoping between the business analyst and the project manager.
- Determine the essentials for collaboration between the business analyst and the project manager during the development and testing phase.
- Break down the ways to make communication between the business analyst and the project manager successful.
- Discover the areas of risk the business analyst and the project manager should collaborate on.
- Identify the fundamentals for collaboration between the project manager and the business analyst on scope management and change.