Before you can create any effective organizational change, you need to know what the problems are and have actionable plans to solve them.
This is why business analysis is the foundational step to effective organizational change. Without it, you are really just shooting in the dark, hoping that you’ll hit your target.
At Business Whisperer, we know how to get the desired results for clients, whether those results are financial achievements, operational improvements, or team satisfaction.
In order for business analysis to be truly impactful, it needs to not only be based on facts, but the right information. That information also needs to be analyzed, organized, and understood.
You can have all the data in the world, but if it is just a mish-mash of numbers without any intelligent assessment, it won’t help you.
Our Business Analysis Process
Business Whisperer offers custom, client-centered business analysis that is designed to go deep into the heart of the problem and develop real, actionable solutions.
While we have a basic framework for the business analysis we do, each consultation is designed to work with the needs and challenges of each specific client. We don’t do cookie-cutter solutions.
Our basic business analysis process is as follows:
1. Clarity: Identify the Problem(s)
First, it is essential to clearly identify not only the details of the presenting problems, but also any related concerns or obstacles to achieving your targeted goals. At Business Whisperer, we know that this deep dive into clarity must be conducted to determine the root causes of any restrictions.
During this phase, we might also prioritize issues and problems. Due to time and budget constraints, it might make sense to focus on one critical area first before tackling lots of other issues. By doing so, resources can be freed up and opportunities presented that may make it much easier to tackle the other problems down the line.
2. Discovery: Determine the Root Cause
Next, a discovery process is conducted to determine the root causes of the problem(s). If you can drill down and find out the root causes, then you can begin to ask the right questions:
- If this is where we are, where do we need to be?
- How can we get from here to there?
- Are there any opportunities we might be missing?
3. Solution: Solving the Problem(s)
Finally, through creative problem-solving methods, we craft dynamic solutions to overcome the root problems and create different results.
This is a collaborative process, where we work with you and your team to come up with doable actions that can create positive results.
Along the way, we assess how effective these solutions are, and fine-tune them as necessary to keep moving toward the goal.
Our Business Analysis is Thorough and Comprehensive
In our thorough business analysis process, we might cover more than 130 business variables. We look at all functional areas of a company, or, based on the need, one or more departments: sales, operations, staffing and human resource concerns, and accounting-administrative functions.
Another area we review is the corporate culture – the values, morale, and experience that people have at the company.
Of course, we typically review the bottom-line and top-line results, and all the indicators of financial health.
We are essentially taking the pulse and other vital signs of the company to find out what’s happening – what works and what doesn’t. Each step is conducted in an objective and confidential manner.
The net effect of business analysis is to create a clear path to overcome the original problems. Having an objective third party is very helpful to achieving these outcomes. Our clients have achieved tremendous positive change through our efforts, and we can make a difference for your company as well.
Contact us today to learn how we can help your business!