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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Project Management

/Project Management

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:

Consulting in Cape Town

How you will experience working with us

All companies have a vision, strategy and set of values that define their organisation and their way of working. The differentiating factor, when it comes to customer experience, is whether the values of the organisation are apparent in every interaction you have with them. The beauty of being a smaller consulting firm is that we have a culture that lives and breathes ou

DevOps, Waterfall vs Agile vs Devops

The Transition to DevOps

With the traditional Waterfall Development Model, the requirements for software are clear and well-defined in advance. The definition of the product itself is also stable. Developers program the software, after which, the operational teams handle its implementation. But the world of IT is changing fast. Requirements change very often, and software must be developed at an ever-increasing pace…

Project Management

Managing project management disruption

We live in a fast-moving world, in which change is the only constant. Companies are in an unrelenting race to remain relevant through continuous innovation. Organisational change is accelerating and being driven, in particular, by digital transformation agendas. Delivering new projects is a key way in which organisations meet these strategic challenges. As conductors of the project orchestra, project managers play an important role in…

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…

Success with Senior Stakeholders – Top tips of how to get there

Whether you’re a project manager or business analyst, stakeholder management and influence is one of those big-ticket items that can make or break your project. A stakeholder is defined as a person with an interest or concern in something.  In the project world, this can mean anyone who’s directly or even indirectly impacted by the project.  Senior stakeholders typically hold quite a lot of power within…

Understanding the difference between a scrum master and a project manager

With a major shift towards agile delivery, there has been some confusion around the role of the project manager within this new world.  Agile thinking introduced the concept of a scrum master, which may seem similar to a project manager on the surface, but is in fact distinctly different. The 2 most important things to understand are…

What makes you indispensable to your team?

What are the behaviours and attributes that team members need to ensure that they perform at their personal best and contribute significantly to the team’s overall optimal performance? In other words, what makes a team member valuable and indispensable? This article identifies a set of 10 key behaviours and traits that every leader would like to see in each of their team members. While there are many more characteristics…

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…