The Project Management Institute PMI has signed a Gold Sponsor contract for the 1st European Business Analysis Day. We are happy to have PMI on board as the famous PMBOK (now available in th 6th Edition clubbed with an AgileAlliance book) for Project Managers has got buddy for Business Analysis: The Standard for Business Analysis – First Edition is a new PMI foundational standard, developed as a basis for business analysis for portfolio, program, and project management. This standard illustrates how project management processes and business analysis processes are complementary activities, where the primary focus of project management processes is the project and the primary focus of business analysis processes is the product. This is a process-based standard, aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and to be used as a standard framework contributing to the business analysis body of knowledge. I have read the preliminary version and I can say already: good stuff an definitely a recommended read!