James Barnes

Founder, SmartBA Pty Ltd

James is a member of IIBA , a CPA and also a Fellow of the Governance Institute.
He is also the Director of SmartBA, his Business Analyst Consultancy firm that provides project delivery services to both Government and Commercial sectors. The company specialise in Business Analysis from the strategic organisational level to business units and also provides recruitment of BA’s to employers as required. SmartBA is opening new lines of business into assisting the business transition to more sustainable frameworks.
James wants to help BA’s and expand the breadth of services they provide.

Presentation: Sustainable Business Organisations. What can Business Analysts do to influence strategy, transform & build organisational frameworks and measure sustainability of an organisation?

There is a building trend for Organisations to move to a Sustainable Business Operating Model.
So What Can we as Business Analysts do to help deliver Business Process & Practice to help enable this transformation?

The Strategy
– What can a BA do to influence and shape an organisations strategy
– Influencing Business Leaders to recognise Business Analysis is fundamental to change & Success -How does the BA position themselves to be a part of this

– What are the questions that need to be asked

The Current State
– Where does the organisation sit now.
– Its values, inputs, operational processes, and customer interactions

The Operating Framework
– An outcome from a GAP analysis that impacts stakeholders across an organisation

The Future Desire
– Aligning the Future State to the Organisational Strategic Goals

The Techniques
– We will explore the various Techniques that carry real weight for the BA and raise their level of influence through thoughtful and data-driven analysis & resultant recommendations. This would include Assessing Enterprise Limitations & Measuring Solution Performance

The Reporting Framework
– There are frameworks and sustainability measurement protocols which can be incorporated into an Organisation.
– Technical and process driven requirements analysis

Opportunities for Business Analysts
– Whole sets of skills will need to be adapted and changed if necessary
– The industries that will change and where a BA fits in.