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The importance of process driven business requirements

Bill Gates said: “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify its efficiency.” “The second rule is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” Why these quotes resonate with me is that after all the modelling techniques, process improvement frameworks, […]

Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL) debuts on the CRN Fast50 list Australia at #14

Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL) started in 2004 not long after the profession of Business Analysis was formed in Toronto. We never thought we would achieve 14th fastest growing company in Australia doing what we love – helping organisations improve, innovate and achieve digital transformation! CRN Fast50 We have provided world-leading expertise in business analysis […]

15. Integrated management systems – Myth or Fiction?

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts;” Aristotle There is a lot of talk around at the moment about integrated management systems. This might be driven by the recent changes in ISO9001, but many of us have seen this term bandied around for decades and are a bit cynical. The idea behind […]

Business Process Driven Requirements

I use to be a swim coach so often I would tell my squad “no use being the fastest ocean swimmer if you don’t look up to see where you are heading”. In your organisation are there systems purchased because someone liked the glossy brochure or the vendor said the software was good? Duplicate data, […]

Use value streams to improve your business

“If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road;” CS Lewis If you look around your own business, do you see departments overwhelmed with business as usual? Are there pet projects swallowing the capital budget, with minimal strategic impact? Endless reorganisations with little rationale? Software […]

Is IT destroying the art of business?

“Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in grey than in peacock bright.” Van Wyck Brooks People who are successful in business tend to get promoted; they become valuable to their employees because they understand how to make money in their industry. You may know someone for whom business success comes naturally, seemingly […]

Use technology to get ahead

If you are managing a complex business, the goalposts have changed a lot in the last 10 years. Disruption is everywhere, the pace of change is increasing and today’s technology has eaten yesterday’s technology for lunch. You are probably thinking that if you don’t get on the bandwagon you’ll be another one of the casualties. […]

Super Powers for your PMO

Often I hear Portfolio, Program, Project Managers and Business Sponsors asking how can projects be delivered faster. The answer is simple! But requires planning, thought, hard work and good business analysis. Organisations exist to provide products and/or services, which are delivered to customers through business processes, that are decomposed into requirements. By using a Business […]

Business analyst – The profession for the 21st century

Technology is a great enabler, and information technology in particular has had a huge impact on our working lives. We are able to pull together rich information sources that should lead to better decisions. We eliminate challenges from geography through high quality communications; and we automate repetitive functions. This technological revolution has also led to […]