Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's the Goal Not The Role

Best Practice in PM/BA Collaboration Track

Ellen Gottesdiener, Founder/Principal Consultant of EBG Consulting began with a breakout session each team with the Agile Manifesto principles and had them write down what needs to happen to have those principles work.   Through this exercise she was showing the similarities and differences in PM and BA roles. 
Ellen talked about how Product Management is a newer discipline, which is intertwined in project management and business analysis.  She began to explain the roles and Project Management is the “How,” Product Management is the “Why,” and the Business Analysis is the “What” of a project.

She provided a great example and asked if anyone had heard the saying “A fool with a tool is still a fool.”  How it is important to know how to use the tools if the tools are useful.

Hear some highlights in her own words in the link below:


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