In general, when the new shiny project appears - we forget to on board ourselves with other roles such as the project manager and other team members. We assume we all know what our roles are and what we are going to deliver but most of time we aren’t quite singing the same song. That's why when someone new joins the team that on boarding is so important to the project. The best time to set expectations of activities that are to be performed by each team member is best.
Congratulations lucky Business Analyst a career opportunity of a lifetime has just been assigned to you! Ah the smell of a used car salesmen that is coming off your manager is so refreshing in the morning. Whether you are being “volun-told” or volunteer, understanding roles and responsibilities for any project help avoid conflict.