Having completed the PRINCE2® Foundation Course, I was inspired by the elegance of the methodology and process orchestration, and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to show it from the BA’s point of view?”Project managers and BAs work together closely, and I wanted to show that interaction throughout the main stages of a project. While I was at it, I decided I would also list all the documents written in the course of a project. I ended up with a poster that shows

  • stages and iterations in the project lifecycle
  • key documents produced by the project manager in the course of a project
  • BA knowledge areas used during each stage
  • which PM artifacts are used by BAs

Here it is:

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I’d like to highlight two more points:

  • PM documents can be very helpful and make BA work more effective, as well as ensuring alignment of BA activities with the project approach
  • Both the PM and BA artifacts should go into the corporate repository at the end of the project to contribute to the knowledge base for future projects.

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