Making the business case for business analysis – IIBA blog on ComputerworldUK


Welcome to my new blog. No, not this one, this one.

Earlier this year, I was invited by Mike Simons, the editor of to write a business analysis blog on his website. He believes business analysts have an increasingly important role to play and should be promoting themselves and the value they add to the business world today.

He liked what he saw on and thought I would be able to provide that voice.

I am very happy to take on that role but only under the auspices of the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) as the business analysis community rather than a single voice.

As it says in the blog blurb, it will be a mix of explaining what a business analyst does but also explaining the value or the business case for the business analyst to the audience.

Mike tells me the target audience of the website are IT managers which explains the different focus of this blog.

I will be borrowing a lot of the content from this blog (I just don’t have that much spare time!) but will also write some new articles for the audience which I think will be of interest to you as well.

For example, there was a recent discussion on LinkedIn about offshoring business analysis. It generated a huge amount of debate and I will be using it as the inspiration for a new article. It generates a lot of controversy but will be one of the questions being discussed in IT management so I think it’s important there is an open debate.

This is not my blog, it is the IIBA blog that I’m just caretaking. I would value any contributions you would like to make regardless of whether you are a member of the IIBA, live in the UK or are even a business analyst.

Please drop me a line if you’d like to contribute.

The new blog is here.

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