Cloud consultant Sasan Rashidmardani joins Equinox IT

by Brendon Livingstone on 25/08/2016 02:00

Sasan Rashidmardani, an experienced cloud architecture consultant, has joined Equinox IT in Auckland.

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Digital transformation leader moves to Equinox IT

by Brendon Livingstone on 22/08/2016 12:00

David Reiss, prominent New Zealand digital transformation advisor, commentator and leader, has joined Equinox IT in Auckland.

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Customers vs consumers - do you make a distinction in your analysis?

by Kirsten Eriksen on 18/08/2016 11:00

Image: Wellington Market, New Zealand, 13 Dec. 2009 by Phillip Capper, used under Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote the blog post The future of IT business analysis – moving from ‘what the business needs’ to ‘what the customer needs’ in which I suggested that it is becoming increasingly important for us Business Analysts to look after the needs of our organisation's customers.

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Do Waterfall and Agile hybrids make sense?

by Carl Weller on 10/08/2016 10:30

Image: Grist Mill Water Wheel - Sudbury by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, used under Creative Commons CC BY-ND 2.0.

There have been various opinions and articles lately on the merits of marrying Agile, Scrum and Waterfall approaches to create hybrid models, for example Planning and Managing Development Projects: The Hybrid Way by Michael Wood.

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Business analyst techniques for uncovering customer needs

by Kirsten Eriksen on 03/08/2016 10:00

Image: Service blueprint for Service Design panel by Brandon Schauer, used under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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In my last article The future of IT business analysis – moving from ‘what the business needs’ to ‘what the customer needs I positioned that the business analyst role needs to evolve for digital transformation projects where the focus is on ‘customer systems’ rather than ‘business systems’.

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