Sally-Anne Mitchell


National Business Analysis Practice Lead, Modis

Sally-Anne has over 30 years’ involvement within the information and service industries where she is still enjoying a fulfilling career within the business analysis space.

Within Modis Sally-Anne is the National Business Analysis Practice Lead for 120+ community members, however she also likes to the ‘walk the talk’ by maintaining an assignment delivery role. Currently on assignment with Landgate to prepare a business case for Spatial WA, a ‘whole of State government’ initiative.

Sally-Anne always champions the wider business analysis profession through her IIBA® involvement including past board roles for IIBA® Australia Chapter, facilitator of previous BABOK® study groups with the Perth branch, and speaker at earlier Australian events of BA World and Business Analysis Professional Days.

At Modis we connect people, technology and businesses to the opportunities they need to thrive in a rapidly advancing world. With 1,300+ technology professionals across six locations we work with our clients to deliver solutions and talent to transform technology portfolios, streamline business functions, drive innovation or enhance organisational capability. 

Presentation: Step 1 – Conduct business analysis planning
When you start a new business analysis project or assignment there are lots of expectations. As a business analysis practitioner, you probably have experienced one or more of the following:

  • being told the project just needs a <insert document name here> document giving the impression that its more about the document and less about business analysis. Document is simply a task to tick off.
  • you’re the BA so when are the requirements going to be ready? (This is generally asked on your first day).
  • use your business analysis skills and just format this document.
  • nobody knows why the project is happening but you’re here now so what are you going to do?
  • this is the solution we want so go find some requirements to match.

So, should you plan your business analysis work regardless? The short answer is YES, and it’s more than conducting business analysis by filling out a document template.

In this session Sally-Anne aims to provide insights, for all business analysis experience levels, to:

  • outline what is business analysis planning and monitoring.
  • take business analysis planning from theory to ways planning can be undertaken to provide clarity for you, project team members and stakeholders.
  • provide tips in being able to recognise when the business analysis plan needs to be revisited.
  • present ways to track and report progress.

BABOK V3 Alignment: Chapter 03: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring