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Project Manager and Business Analyst in a PMO: Are they friends or foes?

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for our April IIBA Portland Metro Chapter Event

What are the roles of Project Manager and Business Analyst? Are they friends or foes? Business Analyst has become a critical part of PMO's in the most recent decade, driven by the ascent in complexities of projects, outsourcing, and even the worldwide downturn. Projects are bound to have numerous partners, vagueness around, project features, assets, and stages, or potentially even obscure undertaking highlights, assets, and stages, all of which make necessities elicitation progressively challenging to identify. This session will cover the similarities and differences between the Project Manager and Business Analyst and recommend some strategies to work together to be effective and efficient.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the roles of Project Manager and Business Analyst in a PMO
  • Skills required to become an effective PM and BA
  • Case Study of PM and BA in a public sector PMO
  • Skills needed for both PM and BA to work together effectively



Saby Waraich - An award-winning Senior Technology Leader with over 20 years of experience in business and information technology, assisting multiple diverse clients in their business transformation through project successes, bolstering communications across various departments, and assisted customers in creating effective solutions to complex problems. Acknowledged by publications, industry peers, partners, colleagues, and institutions as an accomplished and trusted creative thinker providing transformative IT services, and an inclusive leader.

An internationally recognized keynote speaker, trainer and coach, his speech engagements are energetic, inspiring, lively and engaging. Saby is currently working as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Clackamas Community College. He speaks four languages, enjoys working with people and brings enthusiasm, inspiration & leadership qualities.

Register on Eventbrite

We will be using Zoom for our virtual event. Instructions on how to connect will be viewable after event registration and will be emailed an hour prior to start of the event. May have to login to Eventbrite in order to click the link to join the event.

Meeting Cost

  • IIBA Members - Free
  • Non Members - $5 +fees ($6.04)

If you would like to Join or Renew IIBA membership prior to purchasing a ticket for the event please click here IIBA International. Please join or renew membership by 5pm Friday April 9, 2021 in order to receive member promo code to register for event.


If you are an IIBA Portland Metro Chapter member the promo code will be emailed to you. If you are an IIBA member of another chapter please email marketing@portland.iiba.org with your membership number by 9pm Saturday April 10, 2021 to get the promo code.


Event Details: 
Agenda: 6:30 - 6:45 - Networking 6:45 - 6:50 - Welcome and Announcements 6:50 - 7:50 - Presentation
Event Location: 
Virtual event on Zoom - link will be provided after event registration on Eventbrite