PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter

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

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

Business Analyst has become a critical part of PMOs 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


This is a virtual event only.  Virtual information will be sent out the day before the event.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-14-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-14-2023 8:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00/Member $15.00/Non-member


Saby Waraich

Saby is a highly sought-after internationally recognized Keynote speaker and an award-winning
Technology Leader. Ed Scoop recently awarded him the Higher Education IT Executive of the
year. HMG Strategy gave him the Global Leadership Institute award for leveraging technology
to deliver business value and future growth as well as the Global Technology Executives Who
Matter award for delivering unparalleled value to his organization in business transformation
and talent development. The City of Portland created and awarded him the Purple Cow
Leadership award for his excellence in leadership and complex program delivery. Thinkers 360
considers him among the Top 10 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers in the Project
Management community.
Energetic ... engaging ... lively ... enthusiastic ... inspiring ... words that are often used to
describe Saby. A speaker with the uncanny ability to look at the normal and see something
quite different, Saby shares his life stories and has a fun way to look at life as well as living life.
You are guaranteed to learn a thing or two on your journey from his unique perspective. He is
an Angel Investor, Mentor, Leadership Coach, Project & Program Management Expert, and
Change and Volunteer Leader with a diverse experience of over 20 years in both the public and
private sectors.

An internationally recognized keynote speaker, and award-winning technology leader, Saby has
led multiple diverse clients in their business transformation through project successes,
bolstering communications across various departments, and assisting customers in creating
effective solutions to complex problems. Saby is currently working as CIO at Clackamas
Community College. He speaks four languages, enjoys

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