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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Email: info@analyze.co.za

Tel: +27 (0)21 447 5696

Cape Town Office:
The Studios – Unit 314
Old Castle Brewery Building
6 Beach Road
Woodstock
7925

Johannesburg Office:
Block A
Homestead Park
37 Homestead Road
Rivonia
2191

Business Analysis

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Case Study: Improving process efficiency

Analyze Consulting was approached by a hospital trust to assist in improving process efficiency at a South African tertiary hospital. The trust works closely with the hospital by providing funding for projects. The hospital hoped to improve the quality of service delivery throughout its clinics by applying practical, cost-effective solutions to problem areas. To achieve this, Analyze Consulting assisted them in identifying major areas of inefficiency…

Niche Consulting firm in Cape Town

The value of working with a niche consulting firm

The word disruption seems to be the new norm when discussing just about anything related to technology, ways of working, business models, organisational culture and structures. Despite this, the consulting industry has remained relatively unaffected by disruption. It has, however seen the rise of many niche consulting firms that are looking to compete with the bigger and more established consulting houses…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Creating context for The Context Diagram

Often, when business analysts start projects, they are required to define the scope of work that will be involved in implementing a new system. One way to do this, is to draw up a context diagram that graphically illustrates the full scope of the system. What is a context diagram? This is a simple but powerful tool that clearly shows the system under consideration and the various external entities…

Linking to Trends – Trend 4: The changing role of the BA

 If you missed parts 1, 2 & 3 of our “Linking to trends” series, you can read all about the key technology shifts for 2017 over here, the focus of product over projects  here, and the continued use of agile and lean  here.  This week we’re looking at our final trend prediction for 2017:  The changing role of the BA. Traditionally, the role of the Business Analyst (BA) has centred around requirements…

Linking to Trends – Trend 3: Continued use of agile and lean

If you missed parts 1 & 2 of our “Linking to trends” series, you can read all about the key technology shifts for 2017 here and the focus of product over projects here.  This week we’re looking at trend number 3:  The continued use of agile and lean.With customers becoming more and more demanding, there’s a lot of pressure on companies to not only deliver faster, but also to up their value proposition…

The importance of effective requirements elicitation

Effective requirements elicitation is an area that is critical to the success of projects. Ironically, it is a process often overlooked by many analysts. This oversight can be costly to the project in terms of time and budget but, more importantly, could lead to incomplete requirements or, even worse, a failed project. What is project requirements elicitation? Elicitation is an active effort to extract…