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Inter-View Report To Step Aside During 2018

Inter-View Report To Step Aside During 2018 News

It’s never an easy decision to postpone an annual industry publication, especially when it is such an anticipated feature on the business analysis calendar, but if you have been waiting for the survey opening and community insights from the much anticipated Inter-View Report in 2018 sadly you’ll have to curb your enthusiasm until 2019.

In a year that has seen incredible growth for Business Change Academy, the company that both publishes the report and provides training in business analysis, had to make a tough choice with regard to where to deploy their resources to make the biggest difference in the long term. 

Inter-View Report Founder, Joe Newbert, stated:

“Having established itself as an industry go-to magazine, and knowing the meaningful benefits Inter-View provides subscribers, the decision for the Inter-View Report to step aside during 2018 was not one we took lightly. It was a tough call.”

BCMG Academy carefully considered how to best focus to meet the growing demand for their business analysis short courses, especially with their new flagship International Diploma in Business Analysis launching in May 2018.

“We are delighted to see the steady rate at which our courses are being adopted by organisations, as the preferred means to enhance their internal skills and make a valuable impact. And with our growing reputation, the trend is that the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis is set to become the de facto business analysis qualification in South Africa.”

The Inter-View Report will be back again next year, and as we move closer to the end of the year the team will begin the hard work to bring readers another round of meaningful insights that focus on the business analysis trends and issues which are shaping the state of project delivery world-wide.

To stay in the loop and be notified for the opening of the Inter-View Report 2019 survey, plus get a copy of the magazine, you can subscribe here.

About Business Change Academy

Business Change Academy is a training company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2008, Business Change Academy provides accredited qualifications + short courses for project professionals seeking internationally recognised best-practice competencies in business analysis, solution development and change management.

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Breaking Ground for the Australian BA Community

 

Breaking Ground for the Australian BA Community News

Off the back of its huge success in South Africa, the Inter-View Report is breaking ground for the Australian BA community by bringing its blended industry perspective of business analysis, project delivery and change management as it happens on the ground to the Business Analysis Professional Days happening in Australia during October 2018.

In partnership with Business Analysts PTY Ltd (BAPL), Inter-View debuted at the Business Analysis Professional Day series of conferences that happened in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Hosted by the IIBA Australia Chapter, each conference is a one day only event where the organisers fit in as many insights, development opportunities, and networking time as possible — in total synergy with the philosophy of Inter-View.

“IIBA Australia are delighted to support the Inter-View Report, and look forward to this productive partnership enriching the business analysis profession in Australia,” says Tracy Watson, Events Director of IIBA Australia.

The magazine’s recipe of topical articles and survey statistics make it readily transferable, and the content will equip Australian business and IT consulting professionals with insights to stay abreast of the ever changing environment of business analysis and navigate its’ many challenges.

“Convincing people that good business analysis is worthwhile takes hard work — it is not intuitive to most people that business analysis done with skill, method and competency, saves money, time and reduces risks.

Inter-View provides people with access to the right information, from across the world, and influence others to take advantage of good business analysis! We’re thrilled to be supporting this initiative,” says Tim Coventry, CEO of Business Analysts (PTY Ltd).

Inter-View is exploring strategic alliances with international partners to bring audience relevance from the global report to local audiences in new regions, and landing in Australia is another firm step forwards to achieving this goal.

It’s wonderful to be taking this step — the greater the Inter-View survey footprint, the greater the value we can playback to the ‘glocal’ business analysis and change community through the report.” says Joe Newbert, Founder of Inter-View.

Inter-View conducts the only 360° research study, that gathers data from all interested stakeholders about the state of business analysis and its impact on projects. The results enable individuals and organisations to access information across demographics, practices, projects and people to leverage the true value of business analysis for practical improvement.

If you missed out at the BA Professional Day, get your complimentary copy of Inter-View Report 2017 Australia and support the organisations that are supporting the business analysis profession.

About Business Change Academy

Business Change Academy is a training company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2008, Business Change Academy provides accredited qualifications + short courses for project professionals seeking internationally recognised best-practice competencies in business analysis, solution development and change management.

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21 Recommended Books For Business Consultants

21 Recommended Books For Business Consultants BCMG Blog

We asked business change leaders what book inspired them and they think others must read. These are their 21 recommended books for business consultants.

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Drawing On The Power Of Sketchnoting

Drawing On The Power Of Sketchnoting Inter-View Report

Talia Lancaster talks with Belinda Knol about drawing on the power of sketchnoting to create beautiful pictures that really are worth a thousand words.

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Guiding Business Analysis For Project Success

Guiding Business Analysis For Project Success Inter-View Report

Brian A. Weiss talks with Joe Newbert about how PMI are guiding business analysis for project success, through their industry standard and certification.

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Opportunity Knocks For Business Analysis Techniques

Opportunity Knocks For Business Analysis Techniques Inter-View Report

Joe Newbert talks with Mohamed Bray about on-the-ground trends in the business change life-cycle and how opportunity knocks for business analysis techniques.

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Inter-View Report 2017 Keeps You Ahead Of The Game

Inter-View Report 2017 Keeps You Ahead Of The Game News

It’s been nose to the grindstone for the Inter-View team, crunching the survey numbers and seeking community insight, but the wait is over and it’s been totally worth it. The eagerly anticipated fourth volume is here, with its contemporary thinking and pragmatic statistics the Inter-View Report 2017 will keep you ahead of the game.

This years cover illustrates the balance between logical and creative thinking for business analysts, crafted by the talented Talia Lancaster and moving inside, you’ll find rich content to stimulate your thinking.

Joe Newbert and Mohamed Bray discussing on-the-ground trends in the business change life-cycle and how opportunity knocks for business analysis techniques, plus Joe catches up with Brian A. Weiss to hear about how PMI are guiding business analysis for project success through their industry standards and certification.

Then, Talia talks with Belinda Knol about drawing on the power of sketchnoting to create beautiful pictures that really are worth a thousand words — there are some great tips here. And in here too – where Marie-France Mardi and Zara Sheldrake share their story with James Neethling about how knowledge shared is bridge building the business analysis community together.

Willem Joubert and Agnieszka Ceitil tackle the complexities of scaling business analysis competency inside an organisation — giving real on-the-ground working insight, then Giovanni Focaraccio and Noelene Noone chat about delivering the need for pure business analysis and being a trusted advisor through business modelling.

Next, Tshepo Matjila and Jéan Raath make a great double-act in their book review. They had a lot of fun thinking how a human−centered approach and infusing design thinking to drive idea generation can convert needs into demand.

Dorothy Mhlanga takes a world trip to Q&A with seven business change practitioners to hear about their most valuable techniques for business analysis — featuring pragmatic insight from Helen Winter MBCS CITPKupe Kupersmith, CBAPVerna JennikerDavid SaboeSurendra SaxenaDavid Munene & Tim Coventry.

Then, of course, there’s all the regular number crunching content too.

If you hadn’t gathered yet, the Inter-View Report 2017 is brimming. It’s 76 pages packed full — from cover to cover — of features, articles, perspectives and opinions, all at your finger tips.

What are you waiting for? Get your complimentary digital copy here: https://businesschange.co.za/get-your-inter-view-report-2017.

About Business Change Academy

Business Change Academy is a training company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2008, Business Change Academy provides accredited qualifications + short courses for project professionals seeking internationally recognised best-practice competencies in business analysis, solution development and change management.

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Inter-View Winner Heading To Business Analysis 4.0

Inter-View Winner Heading To Business Analysis 4.0 News

Following the close of this years business analysis survey, Charles van Belkum, Senior Business Analyst at Sapiens, is the lucky draw Inter-View winner heading to Business Analysis 4.0 having won himself a free two- day conference pass to BA Summit 2017, compliments of Business Change Academy and the IIBA South Africa Chapter.

Through the Inter-View Report Charles gains incredible knowledge, that he considers fundamental to his professional growth and helps him to stay relevant within the profession, and he is looking forward to mixing with people with the business analysis community.

Here’s what Charles had to say about winning the Inter-View prize draw:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background, personally and professionally.

After matriculating I joined the Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) where I spent 22 years in various roles and was given the opportunity to study, achieving a number of business management qualifications. Currently I work for Sapiens, providing software solutions for the insurance industry.

As passionate as I am about my professional life, the same applies to my personal life which revolves around my family. I am married to Michelle and we have 2 beautiful daughters aged 12 and 15. Any spare time is spent with family and friends around a “braai”.

How did you transition to become a Business Analyst, and what keeps you in the profession?

Most of my career has been spent working in operations. And by analysing inefficiencies and finding ways to improve them, I naturally progressed into the business analysis realm. With my business background and intimate understanding of customer frustrations, with bad processes,

… I can apply my business analysis knowledge to deliver effective and innovative change.

My passion for improving processes and service delivery keeps me in the business analysis profession, and as there will always be room for improvement I will not rest until perfection is achieved.

Congratulations on the win, how does it feel to know you’ll be attending BA Summit Southern Africa 2017?

I must say I never expected to be the lucky winner!! But I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend the BA Summit 2017.

It has been a dream to attend BA Summit since its inception.

Thanks again Joe and Business Change Academy for the opportunity!

Apart from winning the BA Summit tickets, what benefits do you get from the Inter-View Report?

The insights provided by the report are invaluable, put simply

… Inter-View provides me with incredible knowledge, helping me to stay relevant within the profession.

In our ever changing industry and with evolving technologies, I find Inter-View fundamental to my professional growth.

BA Summit opens up a world of opportunity to delegates, what are you especially looking forward to gaining from the conference?

The learnings from industry leaders on the current trends in the business analysis industry is something I’m really looking forward to, and simply

… being able to talk with people who are moving the business analysis community forward …

in South Africa.

Are there any particular topics that you are interested in and will be hoping to catch-up on at the conference?

The hot topic at present is the new framework announced by the IIBA for professional certification, and I am particularly interested in understanding the differences between the award levels and getting more information on a study approach to prepare for the exams.

What excites you about business analysis and the rising prominence of the profession?

As stated earlier, I am extremely passionate about the profession.

What gives me great pride and satisfaction from being a business analyst is seeing a piece of work that I have delivered change lives on different levels.

It not only improves the company’s bottom line, but ultimately impacts the customer in a positive way through improved service delivery!

About Business Change Academy

Business Change Academy is a training company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2008, Business Change Academy provides accredited qualifications + short courses for project professionals seeking internationally recognised best-practice competencies in business analysis, solution development and change management.

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12 Must Read Business Analysis Books for 2017

12 Must Read Business Analysis Books BCMG Blog

Nurturing your career is easier with an inspiring read in your back pocket, pick up these must read business analysis books and broaden your knowledge base.

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Business Analysis And The Change Manager

Business Analysis And The Change Manager BCMG Inter-View

Amanda Foster, Change Manager at Woolworths, talks about the golden thread of business analysis in solution delivery with Charlene Seini, in business analysis and the change manager.