business analysis

The whole process of creating the book took about a year and half. During that time, James and I talked a lot and we both talked one-to-one with individual co-authors. We authors only met as a group in video conferences! So it was wonderful to meet twelve authors at BA2013 where we presented a panel [...]

Business Analysis Conference Europe BA2013

This week, both James and I attended the BA2013 conference on business analysis. With close to 400 attendees over three days, it was a great place to talk about business analysis and leadership. We had to sign a lot of copies of our book and my own copy now has been signed by many of [...]

And more…

It seems that the lovely quotes are just pouring in now! Here are some more: David J C Morris ‏(@DavidJCMorris) based in New Zealand: A reader in the US: Elizabeth Harrin (@pm4girls) in the UK: We also have our first five star Amazon review – thanks Brian! The reaction at the BA2013 conference was also [...]

Feedback begins to come in…

We know that many of you are reading the book and want to wait until you’ve finished it before commenting or reviewing it in detail. This means that we haven’t yet seen any Amazon reviews or published book reviews. We know this will change, but in the meantime, it’s been lovely to hear from people [...]


I’m writing this from a slightly different perspective. Today, thanks to a knee injury last week, I’m no longer my usual self, bounding up and down the stairs. It’s painful to walk around and I have to think consciously before moving in case I hurt myself. Yesterday, I spoke at IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention, [...]

Why we need to read!

The head of what is probably the largest Business Analysis community in the world (over 1,00 business analysts) told me how shocked she was by the lack of reading her business analysts do around their work. Only 3 out of 30 said they ever read anything about business analysis, in contrast to what she sees [...]

It was a pleasure to attend the IIBA UK Chapter event on 4th September focused on Business Analysis and Leadership. Hosted by Credit Suisse, it gave the chance for around 200 business analysts to hear a couple of presentations and participate in a panel discussion about leadership as a BA. Here is my summary of [...]

Publication Day!

Our book is published today! It’s been a major focus for nearly two years, so today is a momentous day for me and my fellow editor James Archer. I’m delighted that this book has highlighted the really collaborative nature of our work, with so many co-authors involved. I’m really pleased that for some of our [...]

Business Analysis and Leadership IIBA event in London

Next week sees an IIBA speaking event in London focused on the topic: ‘Business Analysis and Leadership’. Many of the book’s authors will be there and several of them are speaking. Here’s the line up: Panel: Business Analysis and Leadership Jake Markham – Director at Credit Suisse and EMEA lead for Client Technology Solutions Roger [...]

My advance copy has arrived!

On Saturday morning, the doorbell rang at 7am. That’s early for a weekend! Full of sleep, I managed to get downstairs and open the door before the courier left. Inside the parcel was my advance copy of ‘Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change’. How exciting! I’d heard from some of the contributors that the book [...]