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The Role of Business Analysis in Project Management

The Role of Business Analyst in Project Management

As a rule, the process of researching and analyzing the activities of a project for possible gaps in business requirements and inefficiencies in solution delivery is carried out by a professional (or an expert group) appointed to the role of business analyst. This professional contributes to solving the solution design and implementation issues in project management by providing expert advice, guidance and leadership to the project manager, team and other stakeholders. The business analyst takes ultimate responsibility for identify and solving problems affecting the business solution, and works closely with the project manager to analyze the existing business systems and make recommendations for improvement.

What is Procurement & How to Plan Project Purchases?

Traditionally, the objective of a well-planned procurement process in business is to acquire goods and services in response to internal needs. By accomplishing this objective companies streamline business activities, reduce cost of raw material, and practice better supply management. In terms of project management, the procuring activity involves exploring the most cost-effective way of providing project teams with needed products and services, within available funds and time frames. To recognize how this process can be planned out, first we must understand what procurement is about and what basic steps are involved in defining purchasing requirements for projects and identify potential sellers.

Key Benefits and Common Mistakes of Project Scheduling

Right project scheduling makes it possible to determine when a planned activity is best to start and finish in terms of the resources and objectives this activity relates to. An accurate and complete schedule template captures durations, dependencies (predecessor tasks and their relationships), resource availability, and target completion date of the project, so it becomes easier for the team and other stakeholders to get a clear idea of what work items are to be done, in what sequence and when. The benefits of good scheduling can be also derived by the project manager who is enabled to review work progress, comply the activities with business policies, and reach efficiency in program management. Meanwhile, there are several common mistakes in scheduling that often cause project failure. Let’s find out more about the key benefits and mistakes.

Factors that Make a Low-Performing Team Achieve Higher Performance

Performance including ways to improve it is one of the key concerns of managing product teams. When an executive considers what constraints have the greatest impact on team functioning and product development, basically this individual needs to explore five factors common to most high-performing teams. As multiple surveys indicate, those five factors determine approximately 70% of success. In case they not considered and addressed appropriately, the likelihood that a low-performing team achieves higher performance is only 3.5 %. In this article we investigate the factors and provide tips to improve team performance

Tips on averting pitfalls of leadership

Horrible Bosses: Avert the Pitfalls of Leadership

The tenets of effective leadership are simple to comprehend but difficult to achieve. With some introspective journeying to determine your values and vision, and implementing techniques to gear your company toward growth, anyone can rise as a great leader; but first you must rid yourself of ineffectual management tactics. The tips and the roadmap provided in this article will be helpful.