A one-on-one with our lead BA instructor

For the past 14 years, Sean Christopher has worked in the business analysis field.  With a passion for data models, strategy and business architecture, Sean has produced quite a number of solutions for the Standards Council of Canada in the capacity as business analyst in the information technology / information management division.  Another passion of his is teaching.  It was a matter of time before…

Business Architecture (Syllabus)

Business Architecture OVERVIEW & PURPOSE In today’s changing business world, shifting strategic tactics to achieve goals and objectives puts pressure on organizations to ensure that they have the right people doing the rights things for the rights reasons using the right information. From the standpoint of business analysis, business architecture consists of the elicitation of requirements in order to understand how people, processes, capabilities and…

Take a sampling of a course on us!

We understand that kicking the tires and test driving a car is fundamental to making a decision about a purchase. We feel the same way about our courses, which is why we are offering this 17 minute sampling of our course on Fundamentals of Strategy Analysis to you. We hope to see you in one of our classes soon. More on our course offering can…

Event Notice: Business Transformation and the new age of the Business Analyst

Smoothcube is proud to present “Business Transformation and the new age of the Business Analyst”. For enterprises all around the world, performing from 2018 and beyond will most likely involve some level of business modernization, from renewing information technology architecture to streamlining business processes with the ultimate goal of aligning people skills, technology, processes and information with strategic corporate business goals. Business modernization is a…

The anatomy of a report request

From time to time, I get requests for new reports or adjustments to existing reports. Using case study examples as fodder for my business analysis blogs, I have come up with the following use case: Case: Peter (not real name) has asked IT for a report on the number of inquiries made by customers on a certain product line for the past year. On the…