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
Announcing the launch of Sophorum, a business agility service for business analysis, coaching, team leading, new product development, business design, education, etc.
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.
Ever had issues defining scope, or struggled with the problems that arise when scope changes? This article explores scope in four dimensions, and how we can cope better.
Innovation depends on good business analysis, and strong business analysis has to include innovation. This article (previously published on BA Times) explores this.
This is the fifth in the BA master class series of posts, covering seven key areas that helped develop my technique, performance, and delivery.
The fourth in the BA master class series, covering seven key areas that helped develop my technique, performance, and delivery.
When we need to communicate the status of something easily or urgently, especially when there is risk involved, then a simple colour-coded system based on traffic lights is often used ... known as traffic-light or RAG rating.