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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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Peer coaching: How can it help your business?

Coaching and peer coaching are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but incorrectly so. These two concepts are actually very different. Where traditional coaching (or mentoring) involves one person imparting information and skills on to another, peer coaching is defined as a confidential process through which two or more professional colleagues work together to: reflect on current practices expand, refine and build new skills share ideas teach one another conduct classroom research solve problems in the workplace Where coaching is very much a give and take relationship,

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 co-located or remote.  This means that in a lot of instances, traditional project management methods can introduce barriers to this more fluid way of operating. 

Analyze case study: 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 A Case Study – Clear insight drives future efficiencies

Design Thinking article

Design thinking for the modern BA

Successful business analysis hinges on the analyst’s ability to tap into the mind of the customer, finding the best tools and techniques to align with customer needs, and developing products and services that create real market value.  The question, however, is:  How can traditional analysis methods be supplemented to achieve a more customer focused result?  Enter: Design thinking. Design thinking is not a new concept.  The term can be traced back to the 60s, 70s and 80s where it was used

Generating ideas using divergent & convergent thinking

Within the world of problem solving and idea generation, there are two schools of thought:  Divergent thinking and convergent thinking.  Let’s take a closer look at what these two terms mean:   With divergent thinking – think free flowing & abstract The goal here is to come up with as many answers, concepts or suggestions as possible.  This of course requires a lot of creativity with no restrictions.  No answer should be seen as wrong or too crazy, all ideas should be considered,

Analyze case study: Leading change with people

Analyze Case Study  Just 26% of organisational transformational change initiatives are considered to be successful. Include a software implementation as a key dependency to that change and it is likely that those odds will be even less. This makes having a robust Change Management toolkit a key input to address the challenges presented by a transformational change initiative. Read here:  Analyze Case Study – Leading change with people  

Is it really only a choice between waterfall and agile?

In today’s project world, you’re either waterfall or agile.  Never both.  Never something in between.  But why has it become such a big waterfall vs agile debate?  And do we fully understand the two extremes these two methodologies present? Over the past few years, waterfall as a project methodology has definitely taken a back seat in favour of the new, cool kid on the block – agile.  Throwing around terms like scrum, lean & extreme programming has certainly become very on

Boost your team’s performance with these cool online collaboration tools

In a world where remote teams, flexi working hours and international resourcing have become the norm, being able to collaborate effectively has become slightly more challenging.  There’s a lot to be said about face-to-face interaction, but with so many great online collaboration tools entering the market, you can create that same synergy without the need to be in the same room. But when trying to select the right tool, you may find yourself overwhelmed by choice with so many options flooding

5 Top tips for improved innovation

To survive and grow in today’s cutthroat business world, innovation, which previously may have felt like just another catchy buzzword, has become an absolute necessity. If you look at start-ups as an example, you’ll find that many manage to grab market attention initially due to an innovative idea, but soon after they find themselves in hot water as competitors, some who have been in the game a lot longer, take that idea and develop even better ones. If a company is not

Delivering value to your customers: 4 business analysis obstacles to overcome

We all know the saying “customer is king”.  It’s a motto that was popularised within the retail industry, but today holds water for pretty much any industry you can think of. With this move to a customer-centric world, developing any new product or service without a clear understanding of your customer’s needs is like serving the perfect steak at your dinner party but then realising that your guests are all vegetarian. Great business analysts understand the importance of the customer within the