Josh Barnett – Transforming the BA Practice: Beyond Business Analysis

The modern business analyst is moving beyond business analysis and needs the support of a mature Community of Practice to flourish. In the context of modern consulting, this requirement becomes increasingly important to successfully deal with the challenges of geographically dispersed BAs working autonomously under flat management with little direct regular office contact.

At the same time, client demand for Business Analysis as a Service (BAaaS) has defined a new breed of business analyst with deep industry expertise along with cross-capability competencies supported by innovative approaches.

Discover how good business analysis is enabled by perspectives including agile, design thinking, change management and continuous improvement, and how these perspectives can be developed within your Community of Practice, with a particular focus on definition and delivery of a Business Analysis as a Service model.

This session will be presented at Building Business Capability in Orlando, USA later this year.


Josh Barnett – APAC Capability Lead, Business Analysis and Process Optimisation at SMS Management & Technology

As a consulting business analyst, Josh helps organisations to improve their performance by delivering controlled change through definition of stakeholder need, and designing and delivering solutions that meet that need. With a particular focus on strategic context and enterprise analysis, Josh helps to facilitate solutions to business problems. With over ten years of business analysis experience, he has helped to deliver change in transformation, e-commerce, infrastructure, risk, governance, and security initiatives.

In the role of Asia Pacific Capability Lead for Business Analysis and Process Optimisation at SMS, Josh provides BA leadership to over 200 business analysts in the region. He is accountable for developing local and national Communities of Practice, establishing and developing pathways for career development, and leveraging organisational capability to bring fresh perspectives to business analysis.