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
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
The 'Business Analysis for Dummies' book is out, and our very own David Morris guest-wrote in the chapter '10 Experts Chime In'.
First seen at the BA Skills Development Forum in July 2013, this is my short video that positions the role of business analysis.
Innovation depends on good business analysis, and strong business analysis has to include innovation. This article (previously published on BA Times) explores this.
As business analysis practitioners, especially those operating in the enterprise business analysis space, it's really useful to have easy-to-remember tools when considering why an organisation wants to effect change.
Why is applying for the CBAP® or CCBA™ such hard work? Well, put simply, IIBA® needs to ensure that you are as experienced and multi-talented as you think you are, so they are rigorous in how they ask you to describe and define your experience. However, there is help at hand to take some of that hard work away ...
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.
How would you define business analysis in one easy sentence? According to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge it is "liaison among stakeholders" and "recommending solutions" -- but we need to come up with something less like a translator between business and technical jargon. This articles kicks off a discussion...
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.