AGILE - Business Analysis for Proj. Mgrs in the Agile World

Ways of Working

Business Analysis for Project Managers in the Agile World

Why Project Managers Need Business Analysis in a Product-Centered World

The evolution from project to product-centered initiatives is much of what it means to embrace agile. As custodians of the product, it is business analysts’ tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills that are most utilized in adaptive environments. While project managers are often working in those environments, their understanding of business analysis is often shallow, compromising their ability to add value.


In this presentation, the role of the business analyst is explored as it compares to the role of the project manager. Project managers will recognize where the lines between their BA and PM work are often blurred and how clarity can help their projects. PMs will learn why it’s essential to know what BAs do and how to increase awareness as to when they are filling the role of BA. PMs will appreciate how they can be better in their PM role by better understanding the BA role – regardless of approach.


Learning Objectives

 At the end of this session, you will be able to…

  • Recognize the business analysis work you already do
  • Understand the role of the PM in the context of BA work
  • Identify how a more thorough understanding of business analysis makes project managers better in their PM role in traditional and agile environments


Speaker Bio:


Andrea Brockmeier, PMP, PMI-PBA, ECBA, IIBA-AAC

Andrea Brockmeier is the Director of Project Management for Watermark Learning. Andrea is an experienced trainer, facilitator, speaker, and project manager with over 25 years of business experience. Andrea oversees certification and skills development curriculum in project management, business analysis, agile, and leadership. She has been a speaker at IIBA® and PMI® conferences and is an active volunteer. She enjoys practicing what she teaches and has a steady stream of projects that she manages. Andrea is highly committed to partnering with her clients through projects, consulting, and training, and seeks to make every engagement enjoyable as well as valuable.


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Meeting Agenda

5:45 PM to 6:00 PM   -   Meeting Opens

6:00 PM to 6:45 PM   -   Presentation

6:45 PM to 7:00 PM   -   Q&A/End meeting


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PDUs will be self-reported. 

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Type of category: Agile Program

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: April 27th, 2022

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Registration close date: April 26th, 2022 at 12:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members and Guests: USD$5.00

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