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Project Manager, Program Managers, and Business Analysts
Transcript of Project Manager, Program Managers, and Business Analysts
Lew Minaglia and Meghan Schulthesz
Creating clear and attainable objectives
Building the project requirements
Managing the constraints
Most importantly, accomplishing the objects
Subject Matter Experts Of
The program manager participates in departmental planning
The program manager organizes the work to maximizes his resources
The program manager has good leadership skills, knows how to balance the tasks and increases the chances of a successful operation
The program manager is held accountable for work done by his team
Skills and Responsibilities:
Interpret business needs
- translate stakeholder requirements into something developers can understand and vice versa
Translate technical issues
- explaining to stakeholders what the developers are doing and why
Illustrate project details
- identify, model and document requirements and business domains
Test and validation
- aid in writing user acceptance test (UAT) cases and will be a liaison between project stakeholders and testing organization --> Improve business processes
project stakeholders throughout process
TEKsystems PM/BA Trends
Used by companies committed to data-driven decision making:
Success depends on skilled analysts who understand the technologies and the business with a commitment to data-driven decision making...
Processes and Tools Used
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Program Management Professional (PgMP)
The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
According to RWS:
Total DG Office REQs since July: 117
Business Analysts - 19; 16.2%
OfficeMax, US Cellular, IAA, JCR
Project & Program Managers - 22; 18.8%
FIS, US Cellular, Communications
PM & BA Positions:
PMs - BCBS, JPMC, Northern Trust
BAs- BCBS, Northern Trust, Abbott
Operational Support System / Inventory System
Waterfall and agile methodologies
Program vs. Project Manager
are Tied to the Organization's Financial Calendar, while
have a set budget.
Management is Governance Intensive
are governed by a senior level board that provides direction, oversight, and control.
are typically a small piece of the
as a whole
"IBM.com: Program Manager: Different from Project Managers"
Improving vendor management is a must in the future:
Vendor issues start with the requirements from clients
Not enough information on: scope, quality needed, deadlines, and budget
To fix this, vendors (such as TEK) must ask the right questions to the clients and make sure we are attracting the correct TPs to submit to our clients.
Project management isn't just for PMs anymore:
Architects and programmers are holding hybrid roles now.
Allows for companies to to work more efficiently
Better range of candidates,
Understand the projects better
Skills Necessary to be a good PM
Organizational Change Management
RWS with Certifications:
Project Manager and PMP:
Project Manager and CAPM:
Project Manager and PMP and CAPM:
Program Manager and PgMP:
Business Analyst and CBAP:
Search string: 30 miles from Downers Grove
Agile VS. Waterfall
PMs and BAs
Attend local user groups
Tailoring the EVP
Using current market trends
Good people know good people