Learn to speak analyst 0

Posted on 27, September 2012

in Category practitioner experience

All too often people take on the “Business Analyst” role to provide some specialist input to a project. It’s a great starting point, but the move to Business Analyst involves a greater mindset shift than just moving desks  - it's about creating something meaningful, achieving a purpose.  To lead the business through purposeful change, it is essential to be able to communicate with different stakeholder groups using the right tools and techniques. BAs need to learn to “speak analyst”. 

Key takeaways:

  • Three orders of business analysis: bridging the gap, introducing innovation and facilitating change
  • Understand the notion of “Analyst” as a language with tools, techniques and constructs 
  • Appreciating dialects of “Analyst” 
  • Recognising the need to be unconsciously competent at speaking “analyst” 

  • This presentation is about the mindset of analysis, it is not about specific methodologies or approaches. I will reflect on “speaking analyst” in the context of our experience as consultant practitioners at our clients.

    Presented by BSG UK's David Reinhardt at IRM UK's Business Analysis Conference Europe 2012.