Introducing the Holistic Business Analyst

18 May 2018
10:30 - 11:15
Room 3

Introducing the Holistic Business Analyst

Holism’ originates from the Greek word ‘holos’ (= ‘all’, ‘whole’, ‘entire’), and is the concept that systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, etc.) and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not just as a collection of its parts.

Business Analysts are very often absorbed by their work on solutions, customer journeys, business process improvements, and so on … whereas each of those initiatives are very likely to have an impact on the whole organisation.

As such, the Holistic Business Analyst looks at an organisation as a whole and not only as a collection of employees, business domain(s), customers, processes, systems, change initiatives, etc. …

The speaker will introduce you to the world of the Holistic Business Analyst and what it takes to become one. He will show you the different levels on which the Holistic BA can contribute, the different levels of requirements, the different types of scope, the different types of stakeholders, … and how all of these are connected.

The presentation will:

• invite you to see the BA profession beyond the tasks and techniques

• invite you to see your organisation as a whole as well as a collection of its parts

• introduce you to concepts & techniques essential to Holistic Business Analysis