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Innovation is our best weapon to overcome disruption

The problem with fads in business, particularly technology fads, is that they often catch us out. As CEOs we’re often left asking some tough questions while people scramble to answer us. And we’re being pressured by the board, investors, shareholders, and...

You don’t have to be a unicorn in a world of disruptors

It’s tough just to stay in touch with the rapid changes sweeping through almost every sector of business today. It’s nearly impossible to be one of the unicorns, the Ubers, Spotifys, Googles and Facebooks of the world. While most customers, investors,...

Digitalisation’s obsolete – innovation’s the new challenge

We use buzzwords like digital and disruption to describe what we say is something new these days. Apps, the fourth Industrial Revolution, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the other lingo that helps create the near-mythic...

Wake up! Business Analysis is not Dead

I keep hearing that Agile is ringing out the death knell of Business Analysis. Nothing could be further from the truth. I will concede that some agile teams do not need a Business Analyst. I will not accept that agile teams do not do analysis. The IIBA...

Calton Nhando, digital consultant at IndigoCube

IndigoCube provides African companies with globally-certified product managers IndigoCube is the only African company to partner with the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM). The accreditation means it is now providing African...

Beware the dangers of Business Analysis without Enterprise Analysis

It’s a frightening statistic, but did you know that up to 60 per cent of the work business analysts and the rest of the IT industry does is a waste of time? ¹ Not only that, but we are still maintaining and keeping alive that 60 per cent of time we have already...

Get with the BABOK

Gathering and documenting requirements to develop software is often seen by business analysts as their core task. Actually, they are there to deliver value to the business—everything else is secondary. One of the first things I ask aspiring business analysts is how...

Planning is key to success for business analysts

Technology has become the indispensable foundation for any successful business, and yet the process for translating business requirements into effective software remains a weak point. One of the key reasons for failure is the requirements-gathering process—the work of...