Business Change Management Group (BCMG) proudly celebrates 9 years of growing business analysis, and continues to make its footprints with innovative thinking and modern business analysis courses.
Since BCMG’s inception in 2007, the company has added an impressive number of accolades to its name with Joe Newbert, the MD, at its’ helm. BCMG was founded as a boutique business analysis advisory and consulting company, and soon realised niche training was a natural extension of the brand. The firm now offers six highly practical and specialised business analysis courses endorsed by the IIBA. The courses appeal has not only reached the South African modern analyst, but has met demand internationally from delegates in the UK, Saudi Arabia and other Sub-Saharan African countries.
BCMG is considered by many as being at the forefront of industry thinking and research, in the way that they challenge traditional and conventional business analysis training in the industry. Newbert emphasises that most training offerings are outdated and do not support the way organisations execute business analysis in the modernised, innovative, high-tech world today.
Modern business analysts require training programmes that are holistic and offer more than the heavily-based IT analysis courses typically found in the market. BCMG has raised the standard of quality of training in the market, says Newbert.
Joe Newbert, took some time out to reflect on BCMG’s journey so far.
Congratulations on reaching this age, it’s been quite a journey. What’s been your proudest moment?
Thank you, reaching nine years is a significant milestone and we are thrilled with our year-on-year growth, both being testament that our business analysis philosophy is on-point. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of business analysis thinking and a stand-out moment was being a core-member of the IIBA® professional development team and help build the Business Analysis Competency Model. Being called upon to be a part of the project team was a defining moment for us, especially as it ratified our own thinking and helped to springboard so much of what we do.
What’s the response been like from BCMGs training delegates?
Our flagship Certificate Programme in Business Analysis is receiving rave reviews, with business analysts remarking positively on a number of things. People are loving our modular approach as it provides unprecedented flexibility. Enabling people to personalise their training programme and take courses at the appropriate stage in their career is ground-breaking for South Africa. This, with our modern course materials, presented by some of the most respected business analysis practitioners locally, makes certain that delegates receive that remarkable BCMG experience.
What’s in the pipeline for BCMG?
Well, we will most certainly continue to innovate around the business analysis profession for the benefit of the community. We seized the opportunity and launched the Inter-View publication, which now reaches 6000 business analysts in South Africa, and there are plans to further grow Inter-View internationally. Then there is something new, currently we are working on a community initiative that recognises and celebrates industry talent – that’s all I can say for now, so watch this space!
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