Breakthrough Business Analysis: Implementing and Sustaining a Value-Based Practice

  • 2h 54m
  • Kathleen B. Hass
  • Management Concepts
  • 2015

Traditional business analysis jobs are going away and are not coming back. BA tools are growing up, and typical BA tasks are being automated and commoditized. Instead of being regarded as documenters, BAs are being sought out to focus on strategy, innovation, and leadership. Breakthrough Business Analysis: Implementing and Sustaining a Value-Based Practice provides a framework for implementing a BA practice that is strategically positioned and value-based. Realizing the positive impacts of a value-based BA practice could very well mean the difference between success and failure for businesses negotiating 21st century challenges. Value-based business analysis centers on strategy execution, world-class enterprise capabilities, and delivery of innovative products and services. The framework for implementing and sustaining a value-based BA practice involves three phases: 1. Readiness: Is our organization ready? 2. Implementation: How do we build the BA practice? 3. Sustainability: How do we institutionalize and continue to improve BA practices? Take the lead and be your organization's champion of a value-based, breakthrough BA practice that is focused on value to the customer and wealth to the bottom line.

About the Author

Kathleen (Kitty) Hass is the world's leading expert in strategic business analysis and complex project management. She has written dozens of articles and nine books, including the renowned series The Business Analysis Essential Library; The Enterprise Business Analyst: Developing Creative Solutions to Complex Business Problems; and Managing Project Complexity: A New Model, which was awarded PMI s David I. Cleland Literature Award. She is a director on the IIBA board and is on the BA advisory boards for Capella University and the University of California, Irvine.

In this Book

  • Is Your Organization Ready?
  • Are You Ready to Be a Value-Based BA Practice Lead?
  • Establishing a Home for Your BA Practice
  • Building Your BA Team
  • Determining the Current State of Your BA Practices and Closing the Gaps
  • Running Your BA Practice Like a Business
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Your BA Practice
  • Focusing on Innovation
  • Changing the Way We Do Projects
  • Communicating Strategically
  • Leading Your High-Performing Team