Most PM’s are not aware that someone like a BA , can take the leadership in handling the information need to generate requirements. It’s not just the PM’s, we see many professionals in organizations around the globe doing business analysis, without formally being recognized as business analyst.
Business Analysis adds value by providing planning inputs to the PM, especially time estimates required to: gather information, analyze information, review information document information, and coordinate with team and client stakeholders. The business analyst provides the skill sets (of resources) needed to complete those tasks – including client resources!
If a PM schedules regular reviews and inspections of requirements documents with the project team, time and money is saved! The BA becomes the catalyst and the primary driver behind the requirement reviews, thus saving the PM time and headaches.