Ryan Folster

Ryan Folster

Position: Business Analysis Competency Lead
Company: Dimension Data

Ryan Folster is a Business Analyst Lead from Johannesburg, South Africa. His strong focus on innovation as well as his involvement in the Business Analysis community have seen Ryan develop professionally from a small company, serving a small number of users, to large multi-national organisations. Having merged into Business Analysis through the business domain, Ryan has developed a firm grounding and provides context to the methodologies applied to clients and projects he is working on. Ryan has gained exposure to the Human Resources, Asset Management as well as Financial Services sectors, working on projects that span from Enterprise Line of Business Software to Business Intelligence and Compliance.
Ryan is also heavily involved in the local chapter of IIBA®, having previously served as the chapter president he currently serves as a non-executive board member. Ryan is passionate about the role a Business Analyst plays within an organisation, and is a firm believer that the role will develop further in the future and become a crucial aspect of any successful business.

Presentation: Simplicity: The Art of Doing Less

Technology has ensured that we have a never-ending cycle of change being brought into our lives as consumers. This surge in rapid and constant innovation is why business analysis has been moving up in the ranks of most sought-after skillsets in the market. Business Analysts or individuals performing Business Analysis are perfectly positioned to enable and drive innovation. Innovation does not inherently need to be complex, in fact, the key to innovation lies in meeting customer needs as quickly and as simply as is possible.
This presentation will serve as a business case for simplicity and why it must become intentional both in our daily workflow and process as well as in the solutions that are delivered to consumers.

BABOK V3 Alignment: Chapter 1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Business Analysis Key Concepts, Chapter 3: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring, Chapter 4: Elicitation and Collaboration, Chapter 5: Requirements Life Cycle Management, Chapter 6: Strategy Analysis, Chapter 7: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition, Chapter 8: Solution Evaluation, Chapter 9: Underlying Competencies, Chapter 10: Techniques, Chapter 11: Perspectives