Why Project Managers, Business Analysts and Operations Managers Need PMI-PBA® Certification which would make them a certified Professional in Business Analysis? For years people in the know have been saying that requirements management is the number one risk in project management and is the number one reason why projects fail. The days of "run-by-the-seat-of-your-pants" project management is over! PMI and other world experts have ratified these same findings. Furthermore, in larger organizations the BA's are working on a needs assessment for organizational solutions and often have completed the business case for the project even before the PMs are selected for the projects. The needs assessment focuses on problems, as well as opportunities for future projects, that require immediate solutions in order to both drive and realize business value. A business analysis project runs side by side with the solution's development project. The BA owns the project requirements throughout the project life cycle even after the solution is implemented. The PM owns the management of the project who will initiate, plan, execute, control, test, and then deliver the desired solution to the customer. The BA is continuously verifying and validating the business requirements that drive the solution. Remember that requirements are dynamics.
For smaller projects, even business, operations, and projects managers, as well as the business analyst should all become skilled in this vital area that is so crucial to the survival of any organization. The BA is knowledgeable in both project management and business analysis and should be highly skilled and experienced. The fault of industry at this current time is to think that the BA is worth less than the PM. This is a wake-up call. The BA needs to be more experienced than the PM. Oops!
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