The primary responsibility of the Project Analyst is policies and standards for in-house programs and projects, cross-functional project management support and coordination, and business process support functions.
The Project Analyst performs data and requirements gathering, business processes and cost-benefit analysis for proposed IT projects.
The Project Analyst typically serves as member of team leadership and is considered a technical professional within the organization. As such, the Project Analyst provides difficult technical tasks. The organization will depend on this person's implementation experience. The Project Analyst generally is responsible for self-sufficiency. As such, the Project Analyst provides small project responsibility. The organization will depend on this person's technical supervision.
Project Analyst Job Responsibilities
The Project Analyst generally has the following
Utilizes data gathering tools and methods to analyze and gather data needed for project requirements.
Analyzes parameters including costs, time-lines, technical functions, benefits and risks of IT projects.
Supports the project manager on project administration and process improvements.
Prepares preliminary interpretations of analyses for project teams, clients, and/or department management.
Project Analyst Competencies
The complete Project Analyst Manager's Guide
includes the 30
key competencies expected of Project Analyst. The report defines each Competency
in detail. The report also explains what level of proficiency Project Analyst
should have in that Competency, as well as how important that Competency is to performing
the role well.
Among the 30 Competencies for Project Analyst is...
You may observe several behaviors in a person that could be strong indicators of his or her capabilities in the Business Assessment competency. The Project Analyst is expected to demonstrate Extensive experience in the Business Assessment competency. To demonstrate Extensive experience in the Business Assessment competency, one should demonstrate knowledge of the activities, tasks, practices and deliverables for assessing and documenting business opportunities This person should have the ability to assess the benefits, risks, and success factors of potential applications.
Establishes business assessment procedures for multiple or critical applications.
Plays an active or leadership role in business assessment processes and assists in the preparation of deliverables.
Utilizes tools, techniques and practices for identifying and validating business opportunities.
Defines success factors for potential applications or systems.
Evaluates the processes and tools for risk assessment and benefits analysis.
Conducts, documents and communicates basic business assessment reviews and walkthroughs.