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The Set Comes After the Script and the Solution Comes After the Business Need

I’m pleased to say that one of my recent blog articles has been published on “”, where I have contributed as a guest author. I’d love to hear what you think, so please take a look and add a comment on the site.



Movie film on a spoolA few weeks ago in Cannes, France, the annual “Cannes Film Festival” was held.  This is a world-famous annual festival that dedicates itself to the development of the cinema and movie industries.  It’s an opportunity for filmmakers to compete, as well as enjoying the red carpet and the opportunity to hang out with other stars in a fantastic location!


When watching coverage of the festival on the news, it occurred to me that every film is essentially a project.  It has funding; there is a timeline, an end-deliverable and a whole range of constraints.  My mind wandered – “I wonder if they have business analysts in the film industry – or if they recognise the art and science of business analysis?”  Well, I’ve certainly never seen the title “business analyst” appear on the credits of a film, but there certainly seem to be similarities.  This probably sounds a little abstract, so let me explain one particular example….


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About the author:

Adrian Reed is Principal Consultant at Blackmetric Business Solutions, an organisation that offers Business Analysis training and consulting services. Adrian is a keen advocate of the analysis profession, and is constantly looking for ways of promoting the value that good analysis can bring.

To find out more about the training and consulting services offered at Blackmetric, including a specific enterprise and problem analysis course, please visit

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