Having both a Project Manager (PM) and a Business Analyst (BA) is critical to the success of each project. Every role provides specialized capabilities that make the difference between whether a project succeeds or struggles. PM’s and BA’s each have unique set of skills and knowledge areas. They both understand the ultimate goal of the project. They each work on their own tasks within the project to achieve these objectives. There are some Areas of a project where the PM and BA work together or serve as a backup for each other. The difference in each role is the reason that it’s very critical to have both roles on the team. The product will be built on time and within budget.
With tremendous advancements in technology, the IT sector is facing an acute shortage of professionally skilled Business Analysts. The current market research shows gap between technical and soft skills of the candidate. According to a research conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, the industry has shown dearth in permanent and contract employees over the past few years. Continue reading How is the current job market for business analysts ?