Is your go-to business analysis approach centered around completing a standard organisational template? Do you spend your time filling in document sections with little guidance on how to get the information needed? Are you stuck in the cycle of completing the same deliverable, top-to-bottom, each, and every, single, time?

That’s the trouble with templates, they dumb business analysis down – “if your only tool is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail” – and keep the perceived value of the role rooted in the stereotype of scribe, documenter, and translator.

Isn’t it time you owned the template, rather than letting the template own you? This workshop will shift you away from template-driven documentation by taking you on a journey of discovery into the world of technique-driven analysis.

You’ll cover:

  • Resetting what it means to be successful as a business analyst
  • An agnostic business analysis process model for meaningful work
  • Core tools and techniques that mobilise your influence and impact
  • Surefire ways to grow business analysis knowledge, skills, and abilities

Whether you are just starting out in your first business analyst role or have been in the profession for some time (or even longer!), this session will give you expert guidance to avoid the pitfalls of templates and build your business analyst career the smarter way.

Slides from the workshop ‘Build Your Business Analyst Career The Smarter Way’, as presented by Joe Newbert at IIBA-SA Professional Development Day 2019.

Event details

What, when and where it happened:

  • IIBA-SA Professional Development Day
  • 24 July 2019
  • Cape Town, South Africa

About the speaker

Joe Newbert is a trainer, writer, speaker and business consultant, with a focus on successful business change through performance improvement. He is the Managing Director at Business Change Academy and founder of Inter-View.Report

For more than 20 years, Joe has been working and managing teams on over 100 projects, across five continents, helping organisations and individuals to leverage the benefits of business analysis, solution development and change management for enduring results. Newbert’s other projects include the creation of the hands-on business consulting toolset Sketchnalysis, and Pragnalysis, a resource hub that provides practical guidance for business analysts, project leaders and change managers.

When not enabling business change, you can usually find Joe out in the wilderness, running a trail somewhere.

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