Kitty’s articles, books, white papers and blogs have been read by tens of thousands people all over the globe. Here is a sampling of her most popular articles in 2015.

The Future is now: The 21st Century Enterprise Business Analyst
Business analysis is a relatively new profession. Some say it is not really a profession, but more of a line of work or collection of activities. Others say it is a discipline, a business practice that has been woefully absent in the complex world of business. Read more

The Transformational Enterprise Business Analyst
Why do we keep talking about the Enterprise Business Analyst (EBA)? Because it is quickly becoming the pivotal business/technology role of the future. The EBA is a business-driven strategic partner and integrator, enabler of organizational change, and driver of business success. As a strategic partner, the EBA often becomes an internal consultant – a business relationship manager at the top of the food chain of the BA profession.
Operating at the enterprise, strategic level, the EBA engages in radical collaboration, as the Stanford University Design School refers to it. The EBA understands that today’s complex projects demand an unprecedented amount of teamwork and cooperation among all key business and technology roles in a critical project. Indeed, shared project leadership is replacing old project management models. Perhaps the most valuable partnership when operating at the enterprise level is the one between the project manager and the business analyst. Read more

The Innovative Enterprise Business Analyst
The Business Analysis discipline is transforming itself in response to the 21st century realities: the Internet of everything is everywhere; change is the only constant, digital, social and mobile spheres have converged; every company needs to be a technology company; competitive advantage is always at risk; software is embedded in virtually every product and service; technology advances are fast and furious and unrelenting. In the midst of these challenges, we strive to reduce costs, do more with less, provide customer value, improve decision making, produce innovations, and advance internal capabilities.
In response to these challenges and to remain competitive, companies are continuously innovating to transform themselves and remain on the leading edge. EBAs are rising to the occasion to foster creativity and produce innovative products and services. Project-related requirements management skills are still needed. However, realizing that creativity is the #1 skill required to succeed in the 21st century, EBAs are continuously exploring their role in fostering collaboration and creativity. EBAs have discovered that deliberate design principles can be used to accelerate innovation of products and services. It is the EBA who is driving the convergence of the key disciplines required by organizations today: business, technology, and design. Read more

Finally! A Proven Framework to Implement Value-Based Business Analysis
Far too often, implementation of business analysis as a valued discipline within organizations is elusive. Business analysts (BAs) struggle to form BA communities, share knowledge and best practices, and improve competencies and outcomes of the efforts of BAs. This paper, based on a new book, provides a proven, implementation framework based on real life experiences and case studies to ensure your BA practice is the right fit based on your culture and political situation. The Value-based BA Practice brings worth to your organization as defined by value to your customer and wealth to the bottom line. The book also describes how you can run your BA Practice like a business to continue to thrive through the rough roads ahead. Get a free overview of the new book, BREAKTHROUGH BUSINESS ANALYSIS, Implementing and Sustaining a Value-based Practice in this paper. Read more

The Future is Now: The 21st Century Enterprise Project Manager
Project Management is a relatively old profession. Some say it is not really a profession, but more of a line of work or collection of activities. Others say it is a discipline, a business practice that is somewhat challenged in the complex world of business. Read more


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