How many PBA does it take to change a light bulb?

This blog post is not just to vent but to share an exchange that reflect a dangerous trend.
The following quotations are from one of the PMI geniuses that actually have all of the #PMI certifications.
“The SP and RMP are definitely not as successful as they were expected to be. Sure, but the scheduling function is something that can be easily automated.”
Planners and Schedulers of the world, start looking for another job because scheduling is a function that “can be easily automated”.
Another quotation from the same genius.
“About the RMP, I would say that this credential is again very technical, technical aspect which can also be automated.”
Project risk management is technical; identifying project risk is technical! I am shocked! I guess projects do not have business risks, project risks, PM risks – only technical. Also, it can be automated – so why bother.
On the other hand, a business analyst is a core project management function. According to this genius. Here is the quotation:
“… these aspects of Business Analysis, meaning identifying, collecting and refining (what is called elicitation mainly in the PMI practice guide) is valid for any kind of project. Whatever the industrial context. Would you build a house without ensuring that you build what your client need? Would you design an airplane without asking your stakeholder what are their expectations and constrains?”
I do not believe my eyes reading these lines. The architect will send you a BA to determine the type of house the architect need to design for you? The engineering company – will send you a BA to determine the work you need to do for building a chemical plant? To design an airplane we need a BA?
How many idiots is PMI going to generate for us?
I am sorry about the blunt message but ignorance has a limit – especially when it come from someone who is certified in PMP, RMP, SP, ACP, PgMP, PfMP and who knows what else.

About Mounir Ajam

Mounir Ajam is eager to awaken the giant of project management within individuals, organizations, and nations! He is an experienced executives with global experience working on projects from the United States to Japan and in between. He has been privileged to work on multiple small projects and mega projects. Mounir is an author, volunteer leader, speaker, consultant, executive coach, and entrepreneur who is open for further learning and sharing.
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1 Response to How many PBA does it take to change a light bulb?

  1. Pingback: Is Business Analyst a Project Management Role or Specialist Role? | Redefining Project Management

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