Stop yanking my chain. Unpicking supply and value

Supply chain? Value chain? They're interchangeable right? What's the difference and does it matter? Recently, someone told me they wanted to 'identify where they sit in their value chain'. While this sounds reasonable, it really makes no sense at all. While we know what they meant--or at least we think we do--it's vital to unpick the question to understand it, as the … Continue reading Stop yanking my chain. Unpicking supply and value

We are all designers now

When the discipline of business analysis first established itself, it was important that it be differentiated from other disciplines. Part of this distinction was that business analysis focuses on the 'what' and 'why' of a solution, rather than the 'how' – the latter being the responsibility of solution architects, developers, and the like. I have … Continue reading We are all designers now

New Zealand leads the world in Certified Business Analysis Professionals

According to the latest figures published by International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) -- New Zealand has the highest per capita CBAPs in the world (5.93 per million population) and is ranked fourth of 33 countries in total numbers.

Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge: released for review

At the Agile2010 conference in Orlando the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) released a draft of the Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) -- introducing how business analysis on agile projects changes from traditional/waterfall approaches.