Earn IIBA credit with interactive “Fundamentals of Strategy Analysis” course

Strategy analysis is often the starting point for business analysts on many projects.  Even more, it is often undertaken throughout the life-cycle of a solution so that a business can continue to assess the value-generating components of the solution to ensure that it remains consistent with a company’s strategic direction, goals and objectives. There are 4 specific areas, the pillars, of strategy analysis of which…

Business analysis case study session: strategy analysis of South African Airways. Join the discussion June 22.

Responding to feedback in some of the LinkedIn groups about having more discussions about case studies, I have developed a case study that uses South African Airways (SAA) as the study source with the intent to generate some interaction, Q and A and discussions amongst business analysis peers. The purpose of the session is to take some of the business analysis body of knowledge found in chapter six of the…

Revisiting requirements release management for BI projects

Releasing requirements for specific iterations of a physical solution implementation by a devoted development team can be easy, hard or somewhere in between.  Most often, requirements and their release candidacy fall somewhere along a spectrum of very easy to implement to very hard or more difficult.  In a world of utopia it would be nice for us to say that X requirement is slated for release 1,…

Business Intelligence for the Business Analyst

Introduction The advent of business intelligence opens up unique opportunities for small, medium and large organizations. Poll any leadership team about why their company uses business intelligence and you could receive a wide range of answers.  Some of those answers may include a need to discover new markets, identify trends in existing data, support better decision making in line with strategic goals or objectives, achieve…