On ERPs, stakeholder surveys, and celebrating Global BA Day

Happy Global Business Analysis Day!

Here’s your What? Who? Where? When? Why? How? for the week.

WHAT can I do to celebrate Global Business Analysis Day?

Business Analysis Day is observed annually on November 1st. If you are a Business Analyst, or practice business analysis in any role, here are 12 ways to celebrate Global BA Day 2020 to recognise the profession within your organisation and community.

12 Ways You Can Celebrate Global Business Analysis Day | IIBA (Text at IIBA)

WHO do I need to stay connected with?

2020 has been a year that has seen many of us working entirely remotely, for months, for the first time.  As time goes on a question that becomes more proximate is how do we stay in touch with the wider BA community? How do we ensure that we keep up the momentum until we can meet each other again in person? 

5 Ways To Stay Connected To The Global BA Community When Working From Home | Adrian Reed (Test at BA Times)

WHERE is the need for an ERP?

More specifically, what’s a retail organisations ERP for?

It’s not simply a need for an IT system. After all, when the organisation was growing up, they didn’t have that much of an IT system problem. And plenty of organisations make it through the growth years without an ERP system. This is a want, not a need.

What’s an ERP for? | Joe Newbert (Text at Newbert’s Blog)

WHEN is business analysis needed?

Many people have a very narrow view/awareness of the value of a Business Analyst. At times it has frustrated me, but at other times it has motivated me to do my best and make them realise the value of business analyst—to confront the myths about business analysis as a practice, and attempt to bust them.

Myths about Business Analysis | Arvind Arcot (Text at Medium)

WHY are my stakeholders stuck in the change?

People are affected and will go through various emotions, as changes affect the processes, organisation, people, information and technology. And a business analyst can support their stakeholders through change by understanding the stages of the SARAH model.

Introduction to the SARAH Model | Jerry Nicholas (Text at Business Analyst Mentor)

HOW can I measure my stakeholder’s happiness?

They say the best criteria of Business Analyst’s success are a happy customer (business) and a happy engineering team. But what does it mean? How can we break down happiness and measure it? These are precisely the questions my BA team and I tried to answer this year. 

Just Another Way to Organise BA Quality Surveys | Mariya Kotsupalova (Text at Modern Analyst)

Until next Sunday, keep growing,

— Joe

Chief Training Officer at the Business Change Academy
Editor for Inter-View Report and Podcast Host on OneSixEight FM.

P.S. What will you be doing to celebrate Global BA Day?