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Managing Business Analysis Services by Barbara Davis

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EPILOGUE

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Business analysis as we know it today is an ad hoc practice with inconsistent standards and processes, coupled with an overall lack of management, governance, and sustainability. It is this ad hoc approach that has generated the appalling results that we see each year in The Standish Group’s Chaos Report. Yet, every year, many analysts sit by and wait for the report to be released as if it is going to be dramatically different than it was last year or the year before. To be honest, there are those analysts that decry its authenticity and legitimacy, but in truth, those of us who anxiously await it look forward to saying “I told you so” ...

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