Comparing Business Analysis with Software Process Consulting

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Comparing Business Analysis with Software Process Consulting

  1. 1. Comparing Business Analysis with Software Process Consulting Sunil Mundra
  2. 2. What Is Business Analysis?
  3. 3. What Is Business Analysis?
  4. 4. What Is Consulting?Business Of Giving Advice To Others, Based on Expertise in a Specific Area
  5. 5. My View Of Consulting-Coaching
  6. 6. My View Of Consulting-Advisory
  7. 7. Software Process Consulting Framework
  8. 8. Software Process Consulting Activities• Assessment/Discovery• Training• Coaching• Enablement• Advisory
  9. 9. Dimensions Of Software Consulting People Software ConsultingTechnology Process
  10. 10. Dimensions Of Software Process Consulting People IT ConsultingTechnology Process
  11. 11. Software Process Consulting Scope-People• Roles & Responsibilities• Adaptive Leadership• Organization Structure• Change Management
  12. 12. Software Process Consulting Scope-Process• SDLC Optimization• Project/Program Management• Distributed Development• Product/Portfolio Management• Governance
  13. 13. ContextComparison
  14. 14. Being Hands OnBA: YesConsulting: No
  15. 15. Own Team SizeBA: Small to LargeConsulting: Self To QuiteSmall
  16. 16. On Site PresenceBA: InitiallyConsulting: Almost all TheTime
  17. 17. Nature Of OutputBA: TangibleConsulting: Intangible
  18. 18. Influencing ConstraintsBA: EasierConsulting: Harder
  19. 19. Client StakeholdersBA: FewConsulting: Many
  20. 20. ExperimentationBA: Low RiskConsulting: High Risk
  21. 21. Engagement PeriodBA: Relatively LongConsulting: Relatively Short
  22. 22. Working IndependentlyBA: Not PossibleConsulting: Possible
  23. 23. Success CriteriaBA: FunctionalityConsulting: EngagementDrivers
  24. 24. SkillsComparison
  25. 25. Domain KnowledgeBA: Vertical SpecificConsulting: Agile, Lean,Kanban, etc.
  26. 26. Your BrandBA: Not ImportantConsulting: Important
  27. 27. Soft SkillsBA: ImportantConsulting: Very Important
  28. 28. Knowledge of PracticesBA: ImportantConsulting: Important
  29. 29. Additional Consulting Skills• Big Picture View• Working with Multiple Teams• Knowledge Across SDLC• Knowledge Beyond SDLC• Change Management
  30. 30. To Conclude..
  31. 31. ComparisonContext: Quite DifferentSkills: Quite Similar
  32. 32. Questions? Sunil Mundra sunilrm@thoughtworks.com Blog:http://suniltalksagile.wordpress.com/
  33. 33. Thank You!

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