Exciting times at Redvespa! We’ve been working on a contracting model and developing partnerships! Sarah Gibson visited India with the IIBA board, we’ve developed a summation of BABOK V3 and an education vs training debate.
Enjoy the latest Buzz!
Redvespa’s Business Analysis Contracting brand- Sidecar
For the past 12 years, Redvespa has been delighting clients with business analysis services that are unequalled in the New Zealand market. Our clients are our focus. To give our clients more choice in how we help them deliver their projects successfully, Redvespa is proud to offer Sidecar contracting services alongside our existing premium consulting services.
Sidecar, powered by Redvespa, complements Redvespa’s specialist business analysis consultancy services. It provides the opportunity for our clients to bypass recruitment companies and come straight to Redvespa for top-quality business analysts, at an experience and price point that works.
The Sidecar model also allows seasoned professionals who have been in the business analysis game for many years to work with the best business analysis company in the contracting employment model they desire.
Come along for the ride!
Redvespa+ Nomad8 partnership
Redvespa+ is a partnership model that extends Redvespa’s consulting and contracting capabilities into specialist business analysis areas. Having already partnered with B2T training many years ago, we felt it was time to expand.
Redvespa is proud to announce a partnership with agile specialists – Nomad8. While Redvespa develops Agile Business Analysis capability across teams, Nomad8 sets the Agile philosophy at organisational and enterprise level. This is an exciting proposition for both Redvespa and Nomad given our complementary capabilities.
The Redvespa + Nomad8 partnership will provide organisations – like TradeMe, Xero, Snapper and Westpac – a greater potential to unleash the benefits of Agile. Much like the All Blacks’ coaching team who utilise different coaches to capitalise on the diverse perspectives and expertise across disciplines, the combined talents of Nomad8 (your Head Coach) and Redvespa (your specialist coaches who execute the plays) can help organisations to build a world class team.
Check out the Redvespa+ Nomad8 announcement
BABOK V3 summation
Reading through the BABOK v3, Hendrik Botha noticed one of the new additions, the Core Concept Model looked quite useful. In particular how these concepts were related to the updated Knowledge Areas. So he created an A3 lookup sheet, intended simply for his own quick reference guide. In the spirit of sharing he showed it to a few others and it seems to have taken on a life of its own.
Take a look at the A3 BABOK summation sheet here.
The theory is that when conducting business analysis you’re always completing activities as per one of the Knowledge Areas e.g. you’re doing strategy analysis or evaluating a solution etc. In the BABOK v3 these activities are now also cross-referenced to the new Core Concept Model.
So what, you may ask? Well, the practical application is that this cross-reference provides you with a list of things to consider when you are working within a knowledge area. It provides some answers to the question ‘what else can I do to do a really good job?’ Hendrik reckons that is pretty useful.
IIBA in India
Recently Redvespa’s CEO, Sarah Gibson, visited India on behalf of the IIBA, along with board members and the leadership team of the IIBA. IIBA conducted 22 meetings in 8 days in 3 different cities – Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi. Corporate, Academia and Government contacts were warm and genuinely engaged with IIBA, and IIBA are looking forward to developing these relationships further.
Sarah spoke on day two of the BA Convention in Bangalore, immediately after the keynote speaker. The IIBA CEO/President was the opening keynote, and IIBA Board Chair Michael Augello, the closing keynote speaker. Two other IIBA Senior Leadership team members also spoke on a panel.
IIBA noticed great engagement by the BA community in all cities – Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi. The IIBA brand is very strong with current members who appreciated the presence of IIBA leadership in India. Next steps will be to grow the reach of IIBA in India. Hopefully helped by the recent successful launch of BABOK V3!
The appetite for learning was evident in many ways and dimensions, including the quality of articulate questions sent their way! Committed IT Corporate Leaders spoke passionately about the opportunity for India to grow business analysis through:
Sheer size of the work force and international client base
Hard work culture
The team also had many conversations about the launch of their Global Strategic Alliances, which were announced a couple of weeks ago.