What’s a BA lead and who needs one?

Thursday, January 28, 2010 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

What’s a BA lead and who needs one?

In the last few years, the Business Analyst role and the Business Analyst lead role have both grown and gained in popularity. While there is a lot of literature on the BA role, we have not seen the same amount of formal documentation on the BA lead role. For example, the BABOK version 1.6 makes a few references to tasks that the BA lead could handle while version 2.0 does not make any real reference to that role. Other published articles often refer to tasks that are commonly assigned to a lead role but rarely speak specifically about the role itself.

In our experience, we have found that the BA lead role is one that can add a lot of value to a project and can add significant depth to the BA phase and deliverables. It is also a role that can help with the development of BAs within an organization.

Based on our experience, we will attempt to define from an Information Technology (IT) perspective:

  • the specific skills and knowledge required for the BA lead role;
  • the accountabilities of the BA lead;
  • the value brought to a project by the BA lead and
  • some of the key differences between a BA lead and a Project Manager.


Alessandra Zardo, Marie-Chantal Côté and Sonia Ruffolo have a combined 30 year experience as Bas within IT departments in financial organizations. They have obtained their CBAP designation, are IIBA members and are members of the Montreal, Canada chapter of the IIBA. They all three reside in the Montreal area.


  • 17:30  Welcome, networking activities
  • 18:00  Chapter news
  • 18:15  Main presentation
  • 19:15  Questions and discussions
  • 19:45  Evening end

A buffet will be served

Registration fees 

  • 5 $ for IIBA members
  • 10 $ for non members
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