As many of you know, I’m enthusiastically believe in the value that good quality Business Analysis can bring, and I love speaking,writing and presenting on this and many other topics! In a break from my normal ‘blog style, I have a few quick updates for you:
1. Some additional (free) white papers
I’ve recently written some white papers for Orbus software. Two are available for download right now, and more will follow in the coming months. You can access them for free here:
Currently the following papers are available for download:
- Think Process Simplification BEFORE Automation
- Observing the Process: How to see and document what happens on the ground
I hope you find these useful. Please do get in touch if you’d like to discuss the content further.
2. See me speak @ BA Camp, Vienna, Austria 9-10 May 2014:
I’m really excited that I’ve been invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the first ever BA Camp in Vienna. I’ll be speaking about the importance of promoting the value of business analysis, which is a topic I’m really passionate about.
The team who are organising the conference are so enthusiastic about business analysis, I am certain this is going to be a landmark conference.
You can find out more about the conference here:
Plus, for a limited time if you use the code APRIL15, you’ll get a ticket for just EUR 150 (down from EUR 180).
3. Keynote at PAM Summit, Kraków, Poland, 23-24 June 2014
I’m also really excited to say that I’ve been invited to deliver a keynote address at the Project & Analysis Management Summit in Kraków, Poland. This well-established conference brings together the complementary disciplines of project management and business analysis to discuss the synergies, challenges and “hot topics” that affect us.
My keynote is entitled “Avoiding the dark, dead-ended rabbit holes: The importance of BA and PM collaboration before a project is initiated.”
You can find out more about the conference here.
4. Still time to see my presentation at Intel BA Web 2014
For those of you that missed Intel BA Web, a virtual event in co-operation with IIBA UK, there is good news. The presentations were recorded, and you can still access them! If you’d like to see my presentation (or any of the other presenters), take a look here. It’s completely free, and you can access it from the comfort of your PC:
6. Business Analysis Conference Europe 2014
Ok, Ok, I’m a self-confessed BA geek… but the Business Analysis Conference Europe 2014 really is one of the highlights of my calendar. I’m really pleased to say I’ll be speaking. My presentation is entitled “The indispensable BA and the surprising truth: You work in sales!”. If you can make it to London in September, this conference is well worth attending.
7. An idea for a new book…watch this space!
I’m also in the very early stages of working on a new book with three awesome colleagues. I’m not ready to say too much yet — other than it’ll be on a topic that hasn’t been written about very much at all. We’re in the final stages of putting out pitch together for a publisher — I’ll keep you posted (and in the meantime, don’t forget to take a look at Business Analysis & Leadership — which was written by an enthusiastic group of 26 practitioners, including me…).
8. And finally…
Thanks for continuing to read and comment on my blog. This started as an experiment back in 2009, and it’s grown ever since. Please feel free to contact me at any time if there’s an article you’d like to see, or even if you’d just like to have a conversation or a coffee. I could talk about business analysis all day!
And do remember to subscribe — that way you’ll get my blog articles delivered freshly to your inbox as soon as they are written. And if you’re ever in need of a speaker for your team event, give me a shout.
Have a great day, and I look forward to catching up with you soon.
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