UK BA Mentor.
Malcolm has worked in the fields of systems analysis and business analysis since 1985, having finally seen that programming is all very well, but it’s not like the real thing. He has worked in large public sector organsiations including Ministry of Defence and BT, and also helped private sector organizations such as Bank of Ireland, Intel and O2.
Much of his work has been training in BA related-themes such as requirements engineering, process modelling and soft systems-based approaches to analysis, but he has been concerned also to keep getting his hands dirty with real life projects so as not to find himself in an ivory tower of theory growing further away from the world where people do the work. He also enjoys working with metaphors.
Malcolm has delivered papers on aspects of information systems at conferences in Cork, Prague, Bayonne, and also published papers in IS journals in UK and US. He is the author of SSADM: A User’s Guide, published by McGraw-Hill, co-author of Introducing Systems Development with Steve Skidmore, published by Palgrave, and contributor of 2 chapters to Business Analysis, Ed Debbie Paul and Don Yeates, published by BCS. He was a part of the team who initially designed and developed the very successful Business Analysis Diploma programme, run under the aegis of ISEB, a branch of BCS.
When not in BA mode, Malcolm enjoys playing saxophone in 3 local concert bands near his home in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and has recently begun learning to compose and arrange music. He also enjoys walking the Cotswold hills nearby.
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