Business Analysts as Project Managers
by Denise Patten, Senior Business Systems Analyst
(Reprinted with permission)
Polartec® manufactures Performance Textiles. Polartec® started manufacturing synthetic fleece in the late 1980’s, a material that is durable, versatile, lightweight, warm, and fast drying. It is used by clothing manufacturers in the construction of cold-weather clothing and gear. Since then Polartec® has developed performance fabric for all outdoor sports (running, cycling, climbing, etc.) and varying weather conditions (rain, cold, heat, etc.)
Polartec® has many projects but no Project Managers. In this high-tech manufacturing environment, there are many established systems. Projects are related to enhancements that simplify user interfaces and electronic data interchange with business partners. These projects are managed by Business Analysts.