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It’s Time To Ditch The Bridge

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.

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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”… Read More »UNICOM “Building Business Capability with Business Analysis” conference to be chaired by Adrian Reed of Blackmetric

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Project Health Check : 5 Serious Project Warning Signs

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:

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