Monday | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Track
Room: 307

Pre-Conference Tutorial - Half Day

Fundamentals of Enterprise Business Analysis: Getting the Big Picture on the Big Picture


Speaker Photo: Jason Questor

Jason Questor

Founding Partner and EVP Learning Systems, ACHIEVEBLUE Corporation




    Business analysis defines the capabilities that enable an organization to create value for its stakeholders. This includes vetting of proposed solutions or action plans against requirements. A business analyst is a practitioner of business analysis. Stated most simply, enterprise business analysis is the application of business analysis at the strategic level to an entire enterprise, or to portions of it, from the perspective of and actioning by the executive branch. Enterprise business analysis is concerned with the integration and coordination of the set of business functions rather than addressing any single function within the enterprise. In this way the initial and ongoing strategic, tactical and operational structures, investments, resources, functions and processes of the enterprise can be integrated and harmonized with a unified view, direction and purpose, for the benefit of all. In all scenarios, the focus is on alignment of value to enterprise level vision, mission and strategy.

    Enterprise business analysis practitioners provide input, decision support and perspective on a broad range of topics and issues within the enterprise. In this session you will learn the underlying principles and key activities of an enterprise business analysis practitioners including:

    • Identification and integration of business architectures, business processes and business rules, business models, taxonomies, frameworks and bodies of knowledge for enterprise advantage
    • Enterprise health, including business transformation, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and alliances and alignment of the enterprise with needs of its customers / clients
    • Strategic planning, including strategy creation, assessment, tracking for achievement and alignment with strategic objective


    Jason Questor is Founding Partner and EVP Learning Systems for ACHIEVEBLUE Corporation. He is founding President of the IIBA® Toronto Chapter and served as a contributor and editor for the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge version 2 and team lead for the IIBA® Handbook of Enterprise Business Analysis. Jason has over 30 years professional experience in executive, business and information technology management, program, project and product management, business analysis, marketing communications and learning systems development and delivery. Jason provides business transformation and leadership development consulting with global private sector and government clients to align organizational culture with strategy codify business rules and improve business practices.

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