Ant Erickson

Senior Strategy Analyst | Western Power

Ant Erickson has been plying the BA trade for many years across technology, human capital and strategy roles, as a contributor and as a leader. He’s been hugely fortunate to spend time working and living in both the US and Australia.

This experience across disciplines means a comprehensive understanding of applying analysis – the business problems and opportunities, the human and technology capabilities needed to solve them, and effectively closing the gap in both.

Ant has been volunteering with IIBA since late 2019, working to re-establish IIBA in Perth and re-establishing the Education portfolio with the team delivering 3 BABOK and Perth’s first Business Data Analytics study group in that period.

Presentation: Lost in Translation

You know the story: You join a project that’s already running, the vendor is selected, and as the BA you’re walking the tightrope between what the solution can do and what the business needs. Another day at the office – or is it? It feels like the pace of change is getting quicker, solution shelf lives are getting shorter, implementations are chunked into more rapidly deliverable pieces, and there’s news impacting projects every day. How do you make sense of it all?

Join Shashi, Ant – and maybe a few more of the team – to finish the day hands-on, as we work interactively through a case where requirements aren’t just a list of “musts, shoulds and coulds (yes, and won’ts!)”, but anchors to keep you focused.