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LATEST NEWS & BLOGs
News, useful updates and blog articles from the Blackmetric team
We’re very pleased to announce that Blackmetric’s Principal Consultant Adrian Reed will be speaking at the Innovation, Business Change & Technology Forum Europe 2017. Adrian’s presentation is entitled “Strategy: Crucial Enabler or Tired Cliche?” and will explore how strategy is addressed in modern organisations. For more information, and to book your place, visit the conference website. A
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Are you interested in finding out more about IIBA®’s Multi-Level Business Analysis Certification Framework? Our short video below provides an overview, and will help you determine which is right for you. For further information, you can view the Certification page of our website, and if you’re interested in help achieving certification check out our training page. And
-> Continue reading [Video] IIBA® Multi-Level Certification Framework: An Overview (ECBA™, CBAP®, CCBA®, CBATL™)
In 2016, IIBA® released a new multi-level, compency based certification scheme. We have written an overview, which we hope you’ll find useful. Click here to read the overview
I suspect many people reading this article will, at some time in their career, have had the challenge of explaining what business analysis is. We’ve all had that dreaded moment when we meet someone for the first time, explain we’re a Business Analyst, and we’re met with a blank stare (often with a slight look of confusion… ‘Business…what?’). I am sure that we have all developed our own elevator pitch to explain the value that good business analysis enables.
We’re very pleased to say that Adrian Reed (Blackmetric’s Principal Consultant) recently presented at the Building Business Capability Conference, Las Vegas, and his presentation was recorded. You can view the presentation entitled Strategy: The Crucial Enabler below, complete with slides and audio — in total it’s around 55 minutes long. Here is a brief description of the session:
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We recently presented a webinar, hosted by IRM UK, focussing on the importance of avoiding early solutioneering during projects. The webinar is entitled Helping Stakeholders to Take a Step Back and Avoid the “Solution Illusion” and we’re pleased to say that the recording is available to watch below. Enjoy! (NB: If you find this webinar
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You’ve probably heard the quote “build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door” but you might not realise that this expression emerged in the late 1800s. It is attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, and it’s actually believed to be a mis-quote, although the essence of the statement is correct. A
-> Continue reading Business Innovation and the “mousetraps” that are ignored…
UNICOM “Building Business Capability with Business Analysis” conference to be chaired by Adrian Reed of Blackmetric
We’re pleased to announce that Adrian Reed, Principal Consultant at Blackmetric, will be both speaking at and chairing the upcoming UNICOM “Building Business Capability with Business Analysis” conference. The conference will be held on 18 October in London. We hope to see you there!
In tough economic times, it’s essential that organisations spend their money in ways that will deliver tangible and measurable benefits. Few would argue with this statement, yet many organisations fall into a trap I call “The Solution Illusion”. This trap is most prevalent when organisations are deciding where to allocate their hard fought budget. The
-> Continue reading Avoiding project failure : Don’t get caught by “The Solution Illusion”
As experienced change practitioners, I’m sure we’ve all worked on projects that have been difficult. The unfortunate truth is that some projects gain so much momentum, they become “too big to fail”. These projects steamroll their way through organisations, and have a tendency to displace anyone that dares to challenge them.
Sometimes when working closely on a project, it is difficult to see the warning signs. However, it is worth carrying out a project “health check” every now and then, to check for danger signs. If you see any significant warning signals, then you might need to take some serious (and unpopular) corrective action. Five such signals are discussed below: