• POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT
    Co-created with BIMTECH
    4.8 out of 6071 learners
    2x industry demand
  • PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND ANALYTICS
    Co-created with IIT Roorkee
    4.8 out of 5 by 469 learners
    4x
  • CERTIFICATION IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and MACHINE LEARNING
    Co-created with E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati
    4.8 out of 5 by 621 learners
    4x industry demand
  • POST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN DATA ANALYTICS and MACHINE LEARNING
    4.8 out of 5 by 3278 learners
    14 X industry demand

You must have heard many discussions on the role of a project manager and that of a business analyst. One versus the other, or one is a progression to another. Irrespective of the debate, one thing is coming out clear, that project management and business analysis are pivotal and strategic roles within an organisation.
Project Management’s key focus is on ensuring to create ‘Product, Service, along with the Impact’. The Project Manager controls the project, by applying the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques, to conduct activities that meet the project requirements.
Business Analysis’s focus is on clearly understanding the needs of the stakeholders and the business objectives, and further defining the characteristics of the solution to meeting those needs. A business analyst analysis the situation, by using techniques and tasks to liaise with the stakeholders, with the endeavour to better understand operations, structure and policies of an organisation, so that they can recommend resolutions to the organisation to meet its goal.
Apply this to a broader perspective, if you need to create project deliverables to produce expected business deliverables, it becomes imperative to first understand the business need for the change of the organisation.
Project Management
Not as simple as it sounds as the stakeholders speak the business language, not necessarily as project deliverable, and they will speak in terms of solutions and not needs.
This is because they are connected like you see. One focuses on change while the other on process, however both eventually make the business inch towards desirable benefits and thus the overall business objective is met.Change Management Banner
This fact has caught the eye of many organisations. It is now clearly understood that business analysis has become a critical competency of importance to project management. Hence getting certified as a business analyst expert can move your career in a better direction, it is beneficial specially due to the rising opportunities in the field of business analysis. Organisations have understood that with the combined skills of both disciplines, they can open the doors for superior project management capabilities.
Rather than getting lost in the conflict, with a certification in Business Analysis, organisations can now look at integrating both the roles to ensure that projects are properly carried out and directed towards creation of business value.
A certified business analyst can add value project management by clearly understanding the business needs, and further translating it into feasible project requirements, all the while maintaining involvement of the stakeholders in the project.
The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge BABOK® and the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK® both the guides give insights, about how on every stage of execution, a professional with BA certification will benefit the organisation, or add value to the PMBOK® Guidelines, on not only Eliciting information from the stakeholders but will also add to the requirements expected like, Planning and Monitoring, from the Project Management point of focus.
It is interesting to know that the top three reasons of project failure, is the inability of the organisation to gather accurate requirements. Most of the issue and the core solutions are lost in transit. However, if an individual is trained as a Business Analyst, and understands how to shape project outputs to achieve intended business outcomes, then the solution arrived will not only be accurate but dynamic in nature.

For Online Course Enquiries
About Imarticus
Imarticus Learning is India’s leading professional education institute that offers training in Financial Services, Data Analytics & Technology. We’ve successfully transformed careers of over 35,000+ individuals globally through our Certification, Prodegree, and Post Graduate programs offered in association with leading and renowned global organisations in the Financial Services, Data Analytics & Technology domain.
Related course
  • Finance
    POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT
    Co-created with BIMTECH
    Course duration(Months)
    24
    Upcoming batches
    1
    Organizations enrolled
    20
    4.8 out of 6071 learners
    2x industry demand
    Upcoming Batches
    Date Location Schedule
    Live Instructor - Led Training Online
    Date Location Schedule
  • Analytics
    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND ANALYTICS
    Co-created with IIT Roorkee
    Course duration()
    Upcoming batches
    1
    Organizations enrolled
    20
    4.8 out of 5 by 469 learners
    4x
    Upcoming Batches
    Date Location Schedule
    21st November ONLINE Online
    Date Location Schedule
  • Placement Assistance
    CERTIFICATION IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and MACHINE LEARNING
    Co-created with E&ICT Academy, IIT Guwahati
    Course duration(Months)
    8
    Upcoming batches
    1
    Organizations enrolled
    20
    4.8 out of 5 by 621 learners
    4x industry demand
    Upcoming Batches
    Date Location Schedule
    23rd October ONLINE Online
    Date Location Schedule
  • Post Graduation
    POST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN DATA ANALYTICS and MACHINE LEARNING
    Course duration(Months)
    5
    Upcoming batches
    1
    Organizations enrolled
    20
    4.8 out of 5 by 3278 learners
    14 X industry demand
    Upcoming Batches
    Date Location Schedule
    30th October CHENNAI Weekend
    Date Location Schedule