Entries by Business Analyst

Product Roadmap – A Script For Success

by Sunil Powle, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   It was close to 4pm and George was staring at his third PowerPoint slide for more than an hour, adding and deleting content several times. He felt as if he had no more power left to make a point. George had been leading a lean product […]

Why I Work at Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL)

by Patrick Leaupepe, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   A couple of weeks ago on a camping trip with some mates, we were sitting around a camp fire and one of the boys asked me “Why do you work for Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL)?”  This question completely caught me off guard, because what separates […]

The T-Shape of You

by Henry Elisher, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   Why you should cross your T’s first   Over the past decade there has been a plethora of research done which has emphasised the idea that for professionals to grow, thrive and excel in their respective environments they needed to possess both a deep disciplinary knowledge […]

Analyse like a Boss

by Tanya Harlow, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant Article 1 – Define Your Own Business Idea As Business Analysts we tend to find ourselves working as consultants, contractors or permanent inhouse domain experts on enabling new opportunities or solving problems for medium to large businesses. Have you ever thought of using your awesome array of […]

Business Analyst is a Product Owner’s Best Friend

by Sohail Chatha, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   A week back, I had a very wonderful corporate lunch with work colleagues. For my dish, I needed a fair bit of customisation. The waiter took all the details patiently even though some may have seemed rather quirky even by my own standards. After a 20 […]

Applying Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design to Support Good Business Analysis by Mike Starrs, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant (Phase 3: Prototype and Build)

As we move into the final two phases of using Design Thinking for good Business analysis, let’s do a quick recap of what’s been covered so far.  In Phase 1 we discovered the current state through the Inspiration phase of Human Centred Design, using a range of planning techniques from BABOK® and design-based techniques to […]

Have you hired a BA or an SME?

Working for a business analysis consulting company I often come across clients who are looking for BAs with specific industry or solution knowledge. Whether it be Superannuation, Insurance, or software specific such as a certain type of CRM. Each time a filter is applied in the search for the ‘right’ BA, the search results decrease. […]

The Paradox of Choice and the Pareto Principle by Henry Elisher

  Voltaire, a French writer, essayist and philosopher is well known for the saying that ‘[the] perfect is the enemy of [the] good’, meaning that, if you wait to be perfect or wait to achieve perfection then you’ll never get anything done, whilst achieving that which is good, or indeed, very good, is something of […]

Applying Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design to Support Good Business Analysis by Mike Starrs, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant (Phase 2: Refine through Ideation)

Phase 2: Refine through Ideation Now that we have defined our current state, it’s time to validate and refine it and start thinking about the future state.  This is where we elicit and prioritise requirements, and finalise our scope.  We want to be sure what we’re doing is desirable, viable and feasible, and that we […]