Engage IAG Consulting to assist in the implementation of a Business Analysis Center of Excellence (BACoE). Having implemented dozens of centers of excellence across North America and Europe, IAG can help ensure yours has an effective structure and value added service offering that meets the needs of your organization.
The role of business analysis is absolutely critical for today’s strategic organizations. Whether strategic initiatives and projects are traditional, agile, lean, large or small, Business Analysts play an essential role. However, the role and responsibilities have become more complex and varied as organizations adopt and adapt to changing methods.
This has resulted in a substantiated and intensified corporate commitment within leading organizations in establishing Business Analysis Centers of Excellence – and IAG has been at the forefront in both championing and supporting this effort.
There are a variety of elements that are essential to an effective Business Analysis Center of Excellence. Considerations include standards, processes, governance, performance management and measurement practices, resourcing, technologies, and organizational development. A clear vision and mission with specific goals, objectives, strategies and plans is needed – along with experienced management and leadership to coach and mentor throughout the stages of development. IAG’s team uses a business architecture framework and the IAG requirements maturity model in its transformation and management program to ensure you have a successful and productive organization.
- Hire a temporary experienced IAG BA Manager to get your CoE team up and running – with a succession plan to internal resources
- Engage IAG for a short 2-4 week engagement to provide advisory and implementation services to setup your BACoE organization
- Implement a comprehensive BA transformation program from needs assessment through design, implementation and management
Built on our 20 years of experience in business analysis and requirements, IAG can help you build an organization assured of success and featuring the best practices, processes, deliverables, tools, training, and leadership that supports leading industry standards bodies and approaches from IIBA, PMI, SAFe, SCRUM, CMMI®, IEEE, and Six Sigma.
How Do We Do It?
Every organization is different and every engagement is unique. At our core is a proven structured approach, maturity model and industry experts. Often an assessment is conducted to baseline your current business analysis capabilities and maturity level. We will guide your team through a plan to develop and implement practical, standardized yet adaptable processes and practices that integrate with your project and development methodologies and tools.
A phased implementation plan is developed based on the specific needs of your organization. Critical to the success of any change or transformation is strong leadership, collaboration, communication and involvement. Through kickoff and initial weeks, we work jointly with stakeholders to understand the needs, develop the vision and plan, and build awareness and buy-in. Through the next phase, we collaboratively and incrementally develop the services model and practice standards. Quick wins are achieved with pilot projects. And throughout the program, training, communication, performance management, and iterative refinement help led to a successful implementation of the center of excellence.