Business Analysis Canvas – Jason Kelly

In this article I will have a look at the Business Analysis Canvas – a tool developed by Jason Kelly. The BA Canvas combines my past experience as a Business / Systems Analyst at Microsoft Consulting Service with my knowledge of the Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and the Business Model Generation Handbook.

I still follow interesting topics and knowledge items when it comes to business analysis, and that’s where a couple of BA Times articles came into my cross-hairs.

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Key Performance Indicator Library – Bernard Marr

On his website Bernard Marr & Co he published a free Key Performance Indicator Library that shows relevant KPI’s for 7 different business areas. So when you start thinking about business (process) improvements you might want to investigate some applicable Performance Indicators.

Bernard Marr is one of the world’s most highly respected experts when it comes to business performance, digital transformation and the intelligent use of data in business.

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Design a Better Business – Book review

Design a Better Business

Design a Better Business is the result of a hunderd-day-race of Patrick van der Pijl from Business Models Inc, Justin Lokitz from Business Models San Francisco and  Lisa Kay Solomon co-author of the bestseller Moments of Impact. Designers Maarten van Lieshout and  Erik van der Pluijm completed the Design a Better Business (book)team.

Based on the design thinking model (double loop) various must-have tools, skills and case studies are discussed for each phase in the model. So let’s dive into the book structure first and see if the highly visual work book consumes as easy as the Business Model Generation Handbook.

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Process Model Canvas – Marco Bijl, James P. Devlin and David Ruting

Process Model Canvas

The Process Model Canvas is developed by Marco Bijl, James P. Devlin and David Ruting and is complementary to Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas. The Process Model Canvas will help you define the operating model that needs to be adopted, but HOW do you do that?

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Business Analyst and Enterprise Architect – Cats and dogs ?

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The Dutch Chapter of IIBA organized a knowledge session titled: “Business Analyst and Enterprise Architects – Cats and Dogs?” on 21st of June  2016.

During this session Marlies van Steenbergen, principal consultant enterprise architecture at Sogeti and one of the founders of DYA, presented the Enterprise Architect perspective. Bert Noorman is an experienced Management Consultant and Enterprise Engineer, specialized in Process Management and Business Analysis, presented the Business Analyst perspective.

Do you think Business Analyst and Enterprise Architects have an overlap in their domains and expertise or are they cats and dogs that fight each other?

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