IIBA - Systems Thinking – A Crucial BA Skill in an Uncertain World

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Date & Time: 26 February 2019 18:30
Location: Co Working Space - Digital Greenhouse
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Agenda

Arrival & Welcome from The Evolution Group 

Adrian Reed's Presentation: Systems Thinking – A Crucial BA Skill in an Uncertain World

Networking, drinks and nibbles

  

Adrian Reed: Systems Thinking – A Crucial BA Skill in an Uncertain World
 
It has often been said that we live in an increasingly volatile, complex and ambiguous world. The external business environment is complex and fast-moving, yet often our stakeholders are blindsided by ‘silver-bullet’ solutions that assume a neat linear relationship between cause and effect.

In reality, things are rarely neat and linear. More often we’ll find that situations are devilishly difficult, requiring us to understand and engage with a whole range of messy interconnected issues and perspectives.

In this practical presentation, Adrian Reed discusses the importance of systems thinking in business analysis. During the presentation you will hear:

  • What systems thinking ‘is’, why it matters, and the conditions in which it can be relevant in an analysis environment
  • A range of practical techniques from the world of systems thinking that have direct applicability in the BA world
  • How systems thinking and systems practice, when embraced by a range of complementary practitioners and stakeholders, can help an organisation ‘learn’ 

 

About Adrian Reed

Adrian is a true advocate of the analysis profession. In his day job, he acts as Principal Consultant and Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions where he provides business analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of clients in varying industries. He is a Past President of the UK chapter of the IIBA® and he speaks internationally on topics relating to business analysis and business change.  Adrian wrote the 2016 book ‘Be a Great Problem Solver… Now’ and the 2018 book ‘Business Analyst’.

You can read Adrian's blog at http://www.adrianreed.co.uk and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UKAdrianReed.

 

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