Business Analysis


Organisations often have symptoms that something isn't right or could be done better. Normally some type of change is required to solve the underlying problems and take advantage of the opportunities these symptoms bring to light.

Business analysis as the set of activities performed to define the change that a business requires. It helps you to solve business problems and prepare your business for the future.

Our business analysis approach

While every engagement is different, our business analysis approach often involves five activities.

BA activity Description
Understand the business problem or opportunity

We analyse the symptoms and other information to help your business understand the true nature of problems and opportunities. This ensures solutions target the root cause of problems and not symptoms.

Solve business problems

After understanding the problems and opportunities facing your business and uncovering the needs, we define the business change required to resolve the problems or take advantage of opportunities.

Specify requirements

Often we define business change by collecting and analysing information to specify requirements. This involves a wide range of analysis techniques and practices.

Communicate to all parties

Business analysis is fundamentally about communication. We engage with a range of people to identify problems, validate information, inform delivery, provide clarification and achieve common understanding.

Validate solutions against requirements

We represent your business on change and IT projects to validate that solutions meet requirements and to ensure that the business problem is solved.

The types of work we do

We work with you to solve your business problems and to grow your people to become business analysis leaders.

We have considerable experience in helping many organisations solve their tough business problems.

We can help you to:

  • Assess the capability of your business analysis team
  • Identify and implement suitable business analysis practices and frameworks
  • Lead analysis activities for a team or project
  • Resource business and systems analysis roles on your projects
  • Grow the capability of your business analysis team members through training and mentoring.

Equinox IT and the IIBA

Equinox IT has a long history with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) in New Zealand:

  • We were the inaugural 'Chapter Patron'; in 2006 we funded the establishment of the IIBA New Zealand chapter, the first international chapter outside of North America. We have continued to actively support the IIBA New Zealand chapter since.
  • Equinox IT Director Paul Ramsay was the founding president of the IIBA New Zealand chapter and his ongoing contribution was recognised with an inaugural 'Recognition of Outstanding Service' award.
  • For over 12 years we were an IIBA Endorsed Education ProviderTM.

IIBA®, CBAP® and CCBA® are registered trademarks and Endorsed Education Provider™ is a trademark owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.