THE FOLLOWING SESSION IS FROM THE
Business Analysis Forum

Tuesday | 7:30pm - 8:30pm | Business Analysis Forum Track
Room: Plaza A1 & 2



Presentation

Developing a Mature BA Community of Practice in Your Organisation

SPEAKER(s):

Speaker Photo: Steve Erlank

Steve Erlank

Strategic Consultant, Faculty Training Institute

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION:

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT:

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    Developing a robust Business Analysis Community of Practice (COP) requires a multi-pronged approach.

    The presentation describes a multidimensional framework that organizations can use to develop their Business Analysis CoP. The framework takes a much wider organizational view than just exploring the tasks and techniques of business analysis. It describes how organizations should approach benchmarking their maturity, as well as identify key interventions that can be implemented over a 2-4 year period to improve the maturity of BA capability. Using case studies, Steve will share real-life experiences and results from at least two financial organizations that are using this framework to grow their BA practice maturity.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    1. What are the broad range of criteria that are needed for an organization to be mature in any knowledge practice (such as business analysis)?
    2. How should organizations measure their maturity?
    3. What are the key interventions that can be used to grow maturity in their companies?


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    Steve Erlank is outgoing CEO and co-founder off the Faculty Training Institute, a training company specialising on the training needs of knowledge professionals. He holds various degrees in Information Systems, Statistics, Accounting, Computer Science and Knowledge Management.  He is a professional member of the CSSA, AIS, ACM, IEEE and IIBA.

    His 30 years of experience range across the spectrum of IT jobs, including technical, operations, development, project management, business analysis, systems analysis and management.  As an academic and practitioner, he has produced a range of articles and text books and is a regular conference presenter.

    He is past President of the SA chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis.  His passion is challenging people to realise their untapped talent and potential; his focus is on growing the base of people with skills that will allow them to live and work effectively in the Knowledge Age.

    He lives on the beach in Cape Town with his wife and 2 daughters, where he occasionally gets the time to go sea-kayaking, off-roading, or playing really bad golf, and he dreams of finding more time to spend on his catamaran in the Indian Ocean. 


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