Getting set for the age of corporate disruption

This is a good article that sums up the current problems facing organizations today and the challenge of not only setting the right direction for the future but how an organization is to adapt to change, especially when the discussion turns to business culture.  Nice example of how strategy analysis can apply here for business analysts who are interested in that business domain. As with…

Helping business make better decisions with their data: the BA and the BI Perspective

Leveraging techniques and knowledge areas on business intelligence projects; earn IIBA PDUs/CDUs towards certification The business analyst plays a key role in activities that elicit, document, analyze and model requirements as stated by business stakeholders into terms that IT solution providers can understand.  The same goes the other way.  A business analyst takes the statements of the IT group and puts them into terms a business…

Today in “The Cube”: Learn BA methods for that BI initiative

A business analyst has many tools available to model data requirements.  Visio is popular.  Some databases like MySQL have built in modelling functions. And yes if you are in a hurry you can probably use the clear side of a napkin. Many methods can be used to build concepts and logical models to visually represent the structure and relationships of classes of data to business…

Custom-built software: listen!

In my experience as a software developer, database administrator and business intelligence professional, I have basically one simple proposition about how solutions should be built, and it is this: if the foundation of your custom-built software is not driven by the needs of business, the success rate drops significantly. It is time for a revolution in how custom-built software is developed for special business purposes.…

Collaborating with wine peers

I often buy wine and I know other vinopreneurs share a similar aspiration.  But what I feel is lacking is the ability for an entrepreneur to capture what wine consumers are saying. So I built software to what I hope will lead to further develop a concept that I have related to the subject.  The concept is called “V-Cubed”, which means “vino veritas for vinopreneurs”. What…