Entries by Business Analyst

‘A Typical Day with AI’

by Esther Herzog, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   The purpose of this blog is to observe how AI is currently able to assist our everyday activities from sunrise to sundown. AI should be augmenting the tasks and activities we already complete in our everyday lives, rather than creating completely different ways of completing simple […]

Relative Estimation: A Simple Yet Effective Method of Estimation.

by Shanil Wiratunga, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   Many moons ago as a young techy I spent numerous hours and days with my teammates, working in laborious estimation sessions, trying to arrive at the most accurate estimate to develop features of a Software solution. From here we created Gantt charts and plans so detailed […]

5000 Miles Dream

by Abi Sachithanantham, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   To be precise, 5,424 miles is the distance from Colombo, Sri Lanka (where I used to live) to Brisbane, Australia (my new home). As everyone knows, moving to a completely different country is a BIG move in anyone’s life. At 12:00a.m 1st January 2019, I made my […]

You Don’t Need To Have Authority To Be A Leader

by Henry Elisher, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant     Business Analysts as leaders You don’t need to have a title to be a leader, but, it is a choice. In much the same way, leadership is not a rank. Some individuals may have the title of implied leadership, and in fact we do end […]

Pitfalls of Process Modelling – Part 3

by Adwait Kulkarni, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   Taxonomy In general, all the wordings in a process map should be clear & concise; even the font type and size should be consistent with organisation’s template. Event name: An event name should always be written in past tense, with the verb at the end .e.g. Request […]

Pitfalls of Process Modelling – Part 2

by Adwait Kulkarni, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   How Much to Model Analysts and SMEs can spend significant amounts of time and effort to model processes correctly. Therefore, each and every process does not need to be mapped out for value to be derived. Only those processes which are impacted by the current project, […]

Pitfalls of Process Modelling – Part 1

by Adwait Kulkarni, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   In this 3-part series we will dissect process modelling using BPMN for all of its strengths are of course the pitfalls modellers face along the way. In Part 1 we will focus on Process Governance, Part 2 delves into process levelling and process complexity, and Part […]

¡TH1NK DIFF3RENTLY! – PART B

by Henry Elisher, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant       So, how do we go about thinking differently?  The reality of the matter is that to think differently we need to first if all be good at thinking. Sound fairly obvious when you say it like that, right? To do this we need to […]

¡TH1NK DIFF3RENTLY!

by Henry Elisher, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   In this two-part blog we look at what the concept of ‘thinking differently’ means and how it applies within our BA practice. Part A asks the question of what it means to think differently and asks the question of where our starting point should be if we want […]

Cyber Security

by Henry Elisher, Business Analysts Pty Ltd Consultant   What is the cyber security threat? The internet is where we all now conduct our business. Electronic systems and digital information are essential for businesses to conduct a whole range of their day to day activities. The increased nature of connectivity also brings greater exposure to […]