Blackmetric at BA Conference Europe 2017

Adrian SpeakingWe’re very pleased to announce that Blackmetric’s Principal Consultant Adrian Reed will be speaking at the BA Conference Europe on 26th September 2017.  Adrian’s presentation is entitled “Systems Thinking: A Crucial BA Skill in an Uncertain World”.

For more information, and to book your place, visit the conference website.  A short abstract of Adrian’s session is included below:


Systems Thinking: A Crucial BA Skill in an Uncertain World

It has often been said that we live in an increasingly volatile, complex and ambiguous world.   The external business environment is complex and fast-moving, yet often our stakeholders are blindsided by ‘silver-bullet’ solutions that assume a neat linear relationship between cause and effect.

In reality, things are rarely neat and linear. More often we’ll find that situations are devilishly difficult, requiring us to understand and engage with a whole range of messy interconnected issues and perspectives.

In this practical presentation, Adrian Reed discusses the importance of systems thinking in business analysis. During the presentation you will hear:

  • What systems thinking ‘is’, why it matters, and the conditions in which it can be relevant in an analysis environment
  • A range of practical techniques from the world of systems thinking that have direct applicability in the BA world
  • How systems thinking and systems practice, when embraced by a range of complementary practitioners and stakeholders, can help an organisation ‘learn’