Business Analysts play a crucial role in organisations by contributing to the success of strategic goals and projects. To manage complex changes effectively, it is essential to establish a robust Business Analysis Practice. This requires business analysts to have the right skills, competencies, and access to a standard methodology that includes deliverables, processes, and toolkits. A Business Analysis Center of Excellence (BACoE) provides such a framework and is essential in building an organisation’s maturity and reducing project risks. In this presentation, we will explore how to establish and grow a Business Analysis Practice within the constructs of a BACoE. We will unpack insights and actionable takeaways for Business Analysts and Business Analyst Leaders.
- Understanding where your organisation and team are as considerations to your practice.
- Components for success: Exploring components of the business analysis practice.
- Reflections on challenges from an ongoing practice implementation.
About the Speaker
Shahnaaz Hendricks is an accomplished and driven Business Analyst with a track record spanning 15 years. She has a passion for business analysis which is evident in her relentless pursuit of excellence and continuous growth. A creative at heart, Shahnaaz thrives on pushing boundaries and embracing new challenges.
She first embarked on her business analysis journey after obtaining her diploma in the field. To further enhance her expertise, she achieved a BCom Degree in Informatics,. Driven by a keen interest in the ever-evolving landscape of new technologies, Shahnaaz is currently pursuing a post-graduate diploma in Futures Studies with a focus on managing emerging technologies. Her dedication to staying ahead of the curve reflects her passion for making a positive impact in the fast-paced world of business analysis.
Currently serving as the Manager to a Business Analysis Team at Futuregrowth Asset Management, where her focus is driving business analysis, collaboration, practice development and strategic initiatives within the organization.