About Analyze

Analyze Consulting was founded in 2007 with the purpose to help businesses get to the bottom of and solve business inefficiencies. The cornerstone of this dream is a passion for quality business analysis and project management.

We are motivated and rewarded by helping businesses be more efficient and solve problems.

We believe that the best way for us to do this is to start with a deep and thorough understanding of the problem or opportunity. The discipline and insight that we apply to this enables us to be confident and truly objective about defining the best possible solution.

Our vision is to be the partner of choice in solving business challenges through the appropriate use of technology, process and people.

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Cathy Banks

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This author Cathy Banks has created 46 entries.

Cost & effort estimations – not just a guessing game

According to a study done by IBM, only 40% of projects meet schedule, budget and quality goals.  That’s certainly not a statistic to be proud of in any way.  This begs the question:  What are we doing wrong?  One stance takes a look back at where the project began and what was estimated with regards to project cost & effort in the first place.  Were the estimations way off base?  Could more have been done to get to a more accurate projection?

Project warning signs

7 Early project warning signs to look out for

It’s true, there’s a certain level of unpredictability with all projects, but eventual failure is something that can actually be predicted quite early on. The key is to recognise the warning signs as early as possible to give you and your team the opportunity to do some damage control to potentially save the situation. Here at Analyze, we’ve come up with the following list of 7 early warning signs to look out for:

What is talent management? And why do I need to worry about it?

Building high-performance teams that are able to help you meet your strategic organisational goals heavily relies on finding the right people with the right skills to get the job done.  But highly skilled and experienced people are hard to come by, and therefore organisations need to not only be able to hold on to their talent, but also be able to spot and nurture up-and-coming talent. Talent Management is defined as an organisation’s commitment…

We take a look at benefit maps and how they can help your projects

Have you ever been midway through a project and found yourself wondering:  Why exactly are we doing this again?  Take comfort in the fact that you’re probably not the only one stuck in this train of thought.  Fuzzy project goals can lead to a situation where the project team kind of think they understand what they’re aiming for, but aren’t quite 100% sure. Benefit maps are a way to take project goals and represent them in a visual manner…

Influencer article

7 ways to becoming more influential

In the world of business, influence is power, and without it achieving professional success can be an uphill battle.  We need to take our cue from the social media world, we need to become influencers, not of popular culture and style, but of business strategy and corporate change. An effective influencer is defined as someone who’s able to move people and shape opinions by understanding what makes people tick, both on a…

Our guide to being a great project sponsor

Would you believe that one of the top reasons for project failure is the lack of active & engaged sponsorship?  We’re guessing probably not… That’s because you’ll likely first want to point a finger at things like scope creep, poorly defined requirements, lack of project governance & poor communication.  These are of course all valid reasons for project failure, but at Analyze we’ve realised the one item that often gets overlooked is how…

Change management trends

What’s trending in the world of change management

Change management remains a continuously evolving discipline that has gained greater focus over the past few years as businesses realise that without being able to successfully manage change, their competitive edge is soon at risk. As the world of change management continues to gather momentum, there are 7 key trends which we predict will carry through in 2018: #1 – Growing support for change management…

Why you shouldn’t forget about project collaboration

Where project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools & techniques to execute against project requirements, project collaboration focuses on the way people, teams, departments and even companies come together to achieve that one common goal:  Project success Effective project collaboration requires open communication, an environment that fosters idea sharing and transparency between teams, whether…

Clear insight drives future efficiencies

Understanding the business landscape to plot a sustainable future. Analyze Consulting successfully assisted the operations team of a large non-profit organisation (NPO) to gain a clear understanding of their business, processes and key objectives which effectively enabled them to determine the way forward for their organisation. Read the full case study here…