There’s good reason for fewer communications from Redvespa this year. We’ve changed our Redvespa Ways of Working (WOW), employed lots of new Redvesparites and developed new events and resources just for you!
Over the next month we have the Redvespa Workshop Extravaganza (RedWE), we launch Redvespa’s very first design resource for sale – Disrupting Business with Design Thinking – and we’re releasing Tom Shanley’s ‘100 Tips for Better Charts’ book.
Redvespa Workshop Extravaganza
In late June we launched the very first Redvespa Workshop Extravaganza. We’re excited by the response and can’t wait to see all our Workshop Presenters and Participants in action. We’re over the moon to have crowd favourite Kupe Kupersmith joining us, as well as Georgiana Mannion who was an absolute highlight at BA Development Day last year, with quotes like “AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME, someone who uses design/creative elements to get the most out of their audience. Really enjoyed wish had more ….” and “Engaging, inspiring, funny, new, different, outside the box. THIS is what BA Development Day is all about as far as I’m concerned, and my team felt the same way too.”. Below are some links to more information and the dates.
Auckland Day 1 – Georgiana Mannion, Blair Loveday and Glen McCloy – Monday 29 August
Auckland Day 2 – Kupe Kupersmith and Moana O’Neil – Tuesday 30 August
Wellington Day 1 – Georgiana Mannion, Blair Loveday and Glen McCloy – Thursday 1 September
Wellington Day 2 – Kupe Kupersmith and Moana O’Neil – Friday 2 September
Redvespa’s new Ways of Working!
We pride ourselves at Redvespa that we have a culture, values and ‘vibe’ that supports collaboration, creativity, innovation, pragmatism, adaptability and fun! As we’ve grown the enthusiasm and energy that stemmed from a ‘start-up’ feel had been hard to maintain. Just as our Consultants had grown, so too had our management team. Redvespa needed to better use its ‘feel’ to unleash the potential in its people and attract more ‘A-players’ to our company, in NZ and globally.
With that in mind, we sought out Dave Mole from Redvespa+ partner – Nomad8 – for real world, hands-on insights and expertise. We’d heard about this funky concept implemented by Spotify, that he’d successfully implemented at Trademe – Squads, Tribes, Chapters and Guilds, claiming it created an even better working environment, vibe and culture. Excited by this – we wanted to be staunch and walk our talk. We knew we had the creative mojo to develop an environment that let our consultants do what they do best, be hell bent on Delivery for our clients.
So with a lot of design thinking and analysis, and some tweaking to make it fit-for-purpose for a Consulting organisation, with a geographically dispersed team – we came up with our own Redvespa version of Squads and Guilds.
- Squads – being geared to enhance delivery for our clients, and knowledge sharing
- Guilds – being geared towards Communities of interest valid to the role of being a Consultant @ Redvespa
Our consultants still have access to HR, Capability and Account Management guidance, however they now have additional support from a group of peers, creating a one to many model – giving them a wealth of support options out in the field so they are empowered to make change happen, to unleash potential and enrich people, business, and communities.
If you’d like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact Moana O’Neil, our Chief Knowledge Officer, she’d love to have a coffee with you!
“Design is not a department, but a behaviour”
Design at Redvespa is about how we can consciously apply design thinking within our current roles. How we can use it to improve outcomes for our clients, and tackle our clients problems and opportunities at a more strategic level. Our design story combines our expertise and passion for business analysis with design thinking to create business solutions and better business outcomes.
Blair Loveday, who leads Design Thinking at Redvespa, has been busy developing our first design resource – Disrupting Business with Design Thinking – along with the help of many others. This guide has been a project of the Redvespa Team for over 6 months, and includes our Redvespa Design Framework, many design techniques, business analysis techniques and much more. The guide will be launched in mid-August just prior to the RedWE, and participants will get the chance to win a free copy of the guide, so please keep an eye out on the Redvespa website.
Assessment by Design
We’re different from other business analysis providers, because we recognise that we’re not solely analysing a business we’re also designing it.
Assessment by Design, our BA Capability Assessment helps your team members prepare their individual professional development plans and your organisation design an overall business analysis development plan. You’ll be able to see, and plan for, individual training requirements, professional development and specific mentoring and coaching. Our tool tailored for everyone’s needs makes this a slick process for all. Let Redvespa take you on the assessment by design journey.
Assessment by Design is tailored and co-designed with you to meet the needs of your team. Contact Gilles, our Capability BArista, to take you through Assessment by Design. He’ll make you a great coffee too, if you can visit him in our office!
We are excited to have 4 new permanent BA Consultants joining us over the next month!
People are loving our new Ways of Working. The Squads, Tribes and Guilds are up-and-running and our people are collaborating and catching-up like never before.
We’re always on the lookout for more talented people to join our awesome team, so if you want to talk to us about joining Redvespa, please do not hesitate to contact Sonia Knox in Wellington or Anna Wilson in Auckland. Or visit our recruitment tool –Recruiterbox – and see what jobs are available!
Big Data and Visualisation
Big Data has been a trend in business and business analysis for some time now, but now Hollywood is catching on. Netflix TV Executives have been using big data and data analysis to help build the story of House of Cards.
Here is the fascinating article – ‘How Netflix is turning viewers into puppets‘.
Our Big Data and Data Visualisation specialist has also been busy developing his very own data visuals guide – 100 Tips for Better Charts – and we’ll be launching this in mid-August also, so do keep an eye out.