Did my speech as a 5th grader influence your chance to earn business analysis credits today?

While the summer has been great, the end of August signifies an approaching corner: that of a new business analysis season, which formally starts after labour day. I am happy that Smoothcube will be sponsoring the Ottawa-Outaouais chapter of the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) this year.  In the works are a monthly chapter planned for October and an all-day workshop planned for sometime…

Positioning the business analyst for success on strategy analysis activities

Strategy Analysis plays a key function in business analysis activities.  Without an assessment of where an organization wants to go in terms of its business, through goals and objectives and what steps are needed in order to help an organization achieve them, little can be done to assess the value proposition of solutions that will help an organization achieve its key performance metrics.   A…

Supply, Demand, the BA & Business Intelligence Perspective

Like economics, there is a supply and demand factor that will govern a business analyst’s approach to managing and modelling requirements on a business intelligence project. According to the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) body of knowledge (BABOK, version 3), the “objectives and priorities of a business intelligence initiative can be based on the technical goals of improving existing information delivery systems (supply driven)…

Smoothcube Online Course Available

CEO pleased to announce availability of its first online course! Using virtual classroom toolsets from E-Lecta.com, Smoothcube has made inroads into utilizing a platform for sharing knowledge amongst the business analyst community based on the premise of reaching a wider audience, with little impact on the environment by using electronic means to provide user guides to students, share information faster amongst students and engage students…