Past, Present & Future of BA: H. Podeswa and Y. Kosarenko

Explore key insights on business analysis evolution with experts Howard Podeswa & Yulia Kosarenko. Discover trends, skills, and strategic roles in BA.

In a recent special edition of the Brazilian BA podcast, we had the privilege of hosting two renowned experts in the field of business analysis, Howard Podeswa and Yulia Kosarenko. Celebrating 20 years of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), this episode delved into the evolving landscape of business analysis and the critical role it plays in modern organizations.

Embracing Change and Innovation

The conversation opened with a focus on how business analysis has transformed over the years. Both Podeswa and Kosarenko emphasized the importance of adapting to change and embracing innovation in our methodologies. They shared insights on how traditional approaches are being challenged and reinvented in the face of technological advancements and shifting market dynamics.

The Role of Business Analysts in Organizational Success

A significant part of the discussion centered on the role of business analysts in driving organizational success. The speakers highlighted how analysts are no longer just facilitators but are key players in strategic decision-making. They discussed the need for analysts to possess a diverse set of skills, ranging from technical know-how to strong interpersonal and communication abilities.

Future Trends and Challenges

Looking toward the future, Podeswa and Kosarenko discussed emerging trends and challenges in the field. They talked about the increasing importance of data analytics, the integration of artificial intelligence in business analysis processes, and the need for analysts to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Key Takeaways

  • Adaptability and Innovation: Emphasizing the need for business analysts to adapt to new tools and methodologies.
  • Strategic Role of Analysts: Highlighting the evolving role of analysts in shaping organizational strategy.
  • Skill Development: Underlining the importance of continuous learning and skill development in staying relevant in the field.
  • Future-Ready Approaches: Discussing emerging trends and preparing for future challenges in business analysis.

This podcast episode with Howard Podeswa and Yulia Kosarenko offered a deep dive into the world of business analysis, providing valuable insights and perspectives that are essential for anyone in the field. To listen to the full conversation and gain a comprehensive understanding of these topics, please visit The Brazilian BA Guests Howard Podeswa and Yulia Kosarenko (BA Jam Special Edition).

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