Marriage of the Two Professions – Business Analyst and Project Manager | Dec 12, 2019


Venue: EPM Office
Date: Dec 12, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Please Proceed to LLI level 4 - ARENA Room 

Marriage of Two Professions—

Business Analyst and Project Manager

Effective Cooperation

Both of these managerial positions are responsible for major parts of the project and are going to intersect, so they need to know what their duties are and how to work together other for the overall success of the project. 

Additionally, while both roles are technically geared for the delivery of products and projects, there are different processes and best practices required of both roles. For example, many project managers are accustomed to working within the PMBOK or PMI guidelines for best project management practices. Whereas product managers might rely on lean manufacturing processes or lean software development methodologies, which can be wildly different ways of working with teams.

As a result, these roles often intersect in an organization, and sometimes produce more than a little conflict. It’s important for managers to understand the difference between these roles and be mindful of areas of overlap.

About the Speaker—Arena Ang

Arena has over 20 years of industry experience in information technology, leading and managing small-to-large scale projects. As a Regional Technology Systems Manager with Stanley, she led a team of professional executives providing IT, software development, technical and project implementation services for the company’s operations in South East Asia, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand and India.

Arena is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®).

She has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management and an Associates Certificate in Business Analysis from George Washington University, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Microsoft Office Project 2007, Diploma in Action Based Training from Atlantic International University.

Arena is a certified Neuro Linguistics Programming practitioner and coach with the American Board of NLP. She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from WDA. She is also certified to facilitate the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) and DISC.


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