Business analysis is the key to successful business change.
Understanding the real problem and working with organisations to create a range
of options and then turning the chosen option into real benefits is at the
heart of business analysis. To do this well requires leadership skills.
This webinar will use the example of the failed BBC digital Media Initiative
(cost £100m) to show:
- Why leadership skills are needed to address complex and ambiguous problems
- How assumptions and the existing mental models held within organisations can have
disastrous consequences if they are not challenged
James will describe a facilitative leadership approach to
business analysis which involves developing five leadership practices.
James has just completed co-editing the forthcoming book
Business Analysis and Leadership which has contributions from thirty leading
figures in business analysis and business change. James Archer is co-editor of
Business Analysis and Leadership (Kogan Page - Sept 2013). He is a former
Business Analyst of the Year and has been an organiser of the annual European
Business Analysis Conference since it began. James uses his more than 20 years’
experience helping people, teams, and organisations tackle difficult problems
and challenges by:
- Designing an individual approach to challenges drawing on
creative problem solving, business analysis, programme and project management
skills, tools and techniques;
- Discovering the essence of the real business problem
before leaping into technical solutions;
- Using design thinking and ethnographical research to
really understand the customers perspective;
- Using a systemic approach that recognizes the biggest
challenge in implementing change is working with people.
James will be speaking on this year’s BA
Conference Europe 2013: www.irmuk.co.uk/ba2013.