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New Post 11/26/2008 9:16 PM
User is offline KJ
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The Green Business Analyst 

The environmentally conscious Business Analyst.  My question to the forum is what do you perceive to be the required attributes and work practices of a Green Business Analyst? This assumes that a Business Analyst can be Green (as in Green Energy) or the greening of a Business Analyst is at all possible.

 warm regards,

K

 
New Post 11/27/2008 12:40 AM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: The Green Business Analyst 

hmmm. Green business analyst - expect they'd come from Mars with all the other little green men.

Seriously though, I think if you are concerned about green issues you need to look at the companies you work for. Personally I don't work for companies involved in tabacco, those that cut down trees, etc. I'd like to be involved in alternative energy companies but haven't come across any contracts in that area.

As to work practices that are green. ummmm. Don't print out large specs i.e. save trees. Don't use a computer cause it uses too much energy. I dunno. Interesting question though. Perhaps someone less facetious than me can give you a better answer.

Kimbo 

 
New Post 11/27/2008 12:53 AM
User is offline Guy Beauchamp
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Re: The Green Business Analyst 

Kmajoos,

before defining "the required attributes and work practices of a Green Business Analyst" I need to know  "how do you know you are being a Green Business Analyst? What measures would you look at that tell you whether you are being green or not and what target value for each measure would define that you are being green? In other words, what are the smart objectives of a Green Business Analyst?". 

When I know that I could start analysing the scope of the impact of the changes required what attributes (functional requirements?) and work practices (processes?) would need to be in place to affect the measures enough for someone who implements them to be able to declare themselves a green business analyst...

Guy

 
New Post 12/1/2008 7:23 AM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Re: The Green Business Analyst 

Hi:

A green Business Analyst is one that is full of hot air (so that he/she can contribute to environmentally friendly power generation).

Tony

 
New Post 12/5/2008 1:14 AM
User is offline KJ
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Re: The Green Business Analyst 

Greetings,

 I was reading Tony's comment on my mobile/cell phone the other day. Made laugh out loud. I guess being a green business analsyst, first of all is to reduce wastage and not to harm etc.

Lets take waste of time, money, people and stationery. Lets take stationery, open your drawer a check how many pens, yellow stickies, white board markers, calculators and rulers you have. Do you really need them all? Do you really need two screens? But on a more serious note, we knowing or unknowling participate in things like "planned obsolescence" or "planned wastage".

We  participate in a throw-away society. (I wonder if there  a graveyard for all those Visio diagrams) How often do we re-use? So bring your own coffee/tea cup to work, and stop double cupping at he water fountain. But more seriously, how often do we re-use processes - I like to use process patterns, it makes the analysis process so easy. I also process improve my BA processes (the way I work) to reduce wastage.

 

Now apart from switching off my computer and no longer smoking in the office - cant believe we tolerated smoking in the office -and not printing out tons of paper, there are heaps we can do. I'll post more later!

 

warm regards,

K

(now a non-smoker )

 
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