IT and the CIO role is changing significantly. New technologies, different operating models and modern experiences and expectations are changing the landscape and the CIO role is constantly evolving to meet the new reality.
Wellington software start-up LINQ and IT consultancy Equinox IT have joined forces in a consulting partnership to help New Zealand businesses successfully transform.
As a business analyst, it’s my job to understand a business – any business – and its requirements.
Only then can I communicate what I’ve discovered to stakeholders in a way that allows them to make change decisions, or build a new system to take their business activities to the next level.
We hosted a Business Analysis Think Tank event last evening at our Equinox Wellington offices on the topic 'Evolving the Role of the Business Analyst'. The topic seemed to strike a chord with the Senior Business Analysts and IT Professionals who attended. Facilitated and led by Craig McLean and myself, the session provided an excellent opportunity for us to discuss, debate and get other's ideas on the 'Evolving the Role of the Business Analyst' related topics that the two of us had presented at the recent BA Development Day conference held in Wellington earlier this month.
This post continues from the post Enterprise Analysis - Using Business Architecture to Clarify the Muddle (Part 1).
The picture below shows how the high level view of the business connects with the elements that may be changed to improve the business performance. This view allows the analyst to connect the requirements for change with the business itself and present a context for the change that is required. It allows people to start talking about what they know - the business. One General Manager described this kind of view as lowering the barrier of participation…it encouraged the different stakeholders to engage in the project.