BA Blogging: workshops, knowledge, and real-time updates

Hello everyone. Tomorrow, January 20, 2018 Smoothcube™ is hosting a business analysis workshop at the Cartier Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, in collaboration with the Ottawa-Outaouais chapter of the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA). Participants will be building their own data model for a business intelligence project using a case study. As part of our goal to share as much knowledge as possible with as…

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…