Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the PMI Congress.  We asked attendees to participate in a crowd sourcing activity. One of the questions that we asked people to share their perspectives on was ‘What is a PM’s Role on an Agile Project?” Just like many BAs the PMs are trying to figure this out. The overwhelmingly popular answer was Communication. Since I had just posted a blog to BA Times titled It’s Time to View Your Role as a Communication Expert, I took a special interest in the participants that saw communication as the most important role. While this question was presented to a PM audience, the conversations I had  with these participants only convinced me more not matter what methodology you use, the BA needs to view themselves and embrace their role as a Communication Expert. To read more about my view of the BA’s role as a Communication Expert and the great conversation happening, see my full blog on BA Times.

– Kupe

About Kupe

“Kupe” Kupersmith, Senior Instructor, B2T Training, possesses over 18 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television and sports management and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals. Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies, a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and a former IIBA® Board Member. Kupe is a requested speaker in the BA field and has presented at many IIBA chapters and BA conferences. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!

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