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James Archer Business Analysis and Leadership
James Archer

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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 Archer
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.

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