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The Adrian and Joe Show is for people who want to discover smarter ways to go about managing business analysis and change. Tune in as Joe Newbert, Adrian Reed, and a host of experts share the strategies and insight you need to start delivering business analysis... in better ways.

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The Adrian and Joe Show is for people who want to discover smarter ways to go about managing business analysis and change. Tune in as Joe Newbert, Adrian Reed, and a host of experts share the strategies and insight you need to start delivering business analysis... in better ways.

    A&J #10: The Episode When Kevin Brennan Boldly Predicted The Future

    A&J #10: The Episode When Kevin Brennan Boldly Predicted The Future

    Kevin Brennan talks with Adrian Reed and Joe Newbert about business analysis past, how AI will shake roles up, and the emergence of BizOps



    In this episode:



    Adrian reminds us of the rules of the show [0:14]

    Introducing this episode's topic and (celebrity) guest, BizOps with Kevin Brennan [01:10]

    How continuous change in the world is impacting the organisation [02:54]

    Fundamental tasks at risk through the advent of Artificial Intelligence [06:16]

    Outlining the next transition for business analysts [10:05]

    What somebody working in BizOps will do (and what they won't do)? [13:31]

    The future frameworks and tools that will be needed the most [22:23]



    The Show Notes:



    Kevin's 'My BizOps Journey' article

    Get in touch with Kevin at newba dot com

    And connect with Kevin Brennan on LinkedIn plus @bakevin on Twitter

    The book Kevin recommends for business analysts—Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawal

    • 27 min
    S01 E09 The Episode When Grant Wright Sketched It All Out

    S01 E09 The Episode When Grant Wright Sketched It All Out

    Grant Wright talks with Joe Newbert and Adrian Reed about visual thinking, why sketchnoting helps collaboration, and how you can get started.



    In this episode:



    Adrian and Joe draw comparisons with Wayne's World [00:40]

    Seamlessly segueing into the episode's topic of sketchnoting with Grant Wright [01:34]

    What got Grant started with sketchnoting and some good places for you to begin [03:11]

    The value of drawing—compared to text or modelling—and how it helps the thinking process? [07:56]

    The lowdown on what you need—from hand-drawn, to devices and apps [13:31]

    The perfect and polished versus the imperfect and raw [16:30]

    Selling the benefits of visual thinking to someone else [23:02]

    The accidental (but obligatory ) season cliff hanger—will there be, or won't there be? [30:58]



    The Show Notes:



    Meet Grant Wright on LinkedIn or on Twitter, and follow Scarlett Solutions on Instagram

    If you only get one book: Visual Thinking, by Willemien Brand

    Get started with The Sketchnote Handbook, by Mike Rohde

    Read The Non-Designer's Design Book, by Robin Williams

    Check out Todd Cherches, VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life

    Learn to present visual stories that transform audiences with Resonate, By Nancy Duarte

    Make your ideas, products, and services easier to understand with The Art of Explanation, by Lee LeFever

    • 31 min
    S01 E08 The Episode Where Betsy Stockdale Raised The Stakes

    S01 E08 The Episode Where Betsy Stockdale Raised The Stakes

    Betsy Stockdale talks with Adrian Reed and Joe Newbert about moving beyond traditional stakeholder management to achieve valuable engagement.



    In this episode:



    Joe and Adrian start by building some quick episode rapport [00:43]

    Introducing this episode's topic and guest, the stakeholders journey with Betsy Stockdale [01:23]

    Choosing to give the level of focus and attention stakeholder's deserve [02:22]

    Achieving perspective through stakeholder 'analysis', 'management', and 'engagement' [05:48]

    Moving beyond traditional textbook techniques to create valuable engagement [11:25]

    Having the difficult the conversations that deal with the elephant in the room [16:14]

    The one stakeholder habit you should start doing tomorrow [21:42]



    The Show Notes:

    Meet Betsy Stockdale

    Read Betsy's posts on the Seilevel Blog

    • 26 min
    S01 E07 The Episode With Debra Paul At Your BA Service

    S01 E07 The Episode With Debra Paul At Your BA Service

    Debra Paul talks with Joe Newbert and Adrian Reed about business analysis as a service, co-creating value with the role and how we can find our way through it.

    In this episode:



    Adrian and Joe do their pod and topic intro orchestration [00:35]

    The concept of service, value and what ‘BA service’ is [03:02]

    Implications of ‘role ambiguity’ and what a BA team can do about it [08:18]

    A brief outline of the BA Service Framework [14:30]

    Some advice for people selling business analysis inside their organisations [18:37]

    The $64,000 thousand dollar question: how is the BA role changing? [13:39]

    Post-buzzer close out with Debbie [24:04]



    The Show Notes:



    Meet Dr Debra Paul

    Get your hands on 'Delivering Business Analysis: the BA Service Handbook'

    The seminal book (and Joe's bread and butter): Business Analysis (4th Edition)

    Other recommended resources: Adrian Reed's Blog, The Samauri Business Analyst and (Debbie's guilty secret) Google Scholar

    • 27 min
    S01 E06 The Episode With Colart Miles Being Beautiful, Good and Lean

    S01 E06 The Episode With Colart Miles Being Beautiful, Good and Lean

    Colart Miles talks with Adrian Reed and Joe Newbert about broadening the conventional definition of business to consider a worldview of prosperity, purpose, people and planet.



    In this episode:



    Joe and Adrian play a game of 'Guess what I'm talking about' [00:42]

    The four P's of what a beautiful business might look like inside and out [02:01]

    Balancing an equalibrium in the dilemma of finding common stakeholder purpose [08:14]

    Bringing more meaning and community to what a business does [11:55]

    Empowering with ‘no-code revolution' will further evolve business/product/service work [16:03]

    Monitor innovative ideas to cultivate a culture of people that live innovation [22:02]



    The Show Notes:



    Meet Colart Miles

    Learn more about the business community known as collectively.nz

    Find out about Agile on the Beach New Zealand

    • 26 min
    S01 E05 The Episode Where Paula Bell Breaks It Down

    S01 E05 The Episode Where Paula Bell Breaks It Down

    Paula Bell talks with Joe Newbert and Adrian Reed about leadership and breaks down how the martial arts can be applied to the practice of business analysis.



    In this episode:



    Joe and Adrian do their segue thing into the episode topic-leadership [00:39]

    Introducing Paula Bell and how the BA Martial Artist tag came about [01:41]

    Talking about the meaning of leadership for business analysts [04:04]

    Leading and influencing from the frontline to guide stakeholders along the right path [07:42]

    Similarities between martial arts practice and business analysis practice [11:22]

    Maturity models, career development and development [16:55]

    Paula's biggest martial arts learning for business [18:24]

    Stop believing you are not a leader, stop believing you don't have a voice [21:15]

    • 25 min

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myaseenpatel ,

Excellent insights

I really enjoy getting into the brains of Adrian and Joe and their esteemed guests from the comfort of my car drives. It gets me thinking about all these concepts relating to Business Analysis and progressing my thinking.

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