Forum events are open to anyone with management or leadership responsibility for business analysis in their organisation.

Since 2009 AssistKD has supported and sponsored the BA Manager Forum (BAMF). A highly respected professional body, BAMF helped to develop the International Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis, co-ordinated employer efforts to launch the Level 4 Apprenticeship in Business Analysis and is the awarding body for the Expert BA Award.

Regular Events for BA Leaders

Over 100 BA Managers attend regular BAMF events where they:

  • engage with and network with their peers
  • participate in workshops and presentations, sharing knowledge and best practice;
  • develop a common understanding of the (relatively new) BA Manager role;
  • work together to advance the BA profession.

Easy-to-Download Business Analysis Resources

We did not realise until we counted, but the BA Manager Forum has now generated output from close to 100 presentations and workshops, across a wide range of BA leadership topics. These downloadable resources include white papers, webinars, session slides, presentation notes and workshop output with many ‘ready-to-use’ sessions.

For ease of accessibility, we have moved the BAMF content to this dedicated area of the AssistKD Learning Zone, where it will be updated after every Forum event. There’s something for everyone, we hope you find the resources useful.

Please find the BAMF output organised by topic, below. Or, if you are looking for something specific, click here to search all content by keyword.

If you would welcome more information on the BA Manager Forum and/or wish to attend future events, please e-mail with your details. Forum events are open to anyone with management or leadership responsibility for business analysis in their organisation.

Output from BAMF June 2024

Creative Thinking/Divergent Thinking

Divergent Thinking is a key component of Design Thinking and the wider Service Design approach. Output from this session includes details of three useful creativity techniques to add to your professional toolkit: ‘Magnify; ‘Another Person’s Perspective’; ‘Making it Worse.’

AI and the Business Analysis Role

Output from this workshop’s key insights and discussion into the advent of AI includes: BAs making best professional use of AI; the challenges AI presents to the BA role; AI as the technical stakeholder; AI as a potential solution to wider business problems.

BA and Business Architecture

How do the Business Analysis and Business Architecture roles overlap and complement each other, and should Business Architecture be your next career move?
Output from this workshop includes: more information on the Business Architect role; exploring the career path a Business Analyst may take to Business Architecture; the Business Architect tool kit.

How to Integrate User Experience and Business Analysis for Successful Outcomes

Output from this workshop includes: an outline of the principles, methods, and deliverables of human-centred design; exploring how to achieve synergies between UX and BA efforts; different ways to harness the activities of UX, user research and user-centred design into current BA services to achieve the best outcomes.

Embracing a Security Mindset – The Next Frontier of Business Analysis

Innovations such as modern ways of working, cloud technologies and process automation have created considerable value and introduced serious security risks. Output from this session includes: examples of security threats; how business analysts can embed a ‘secure-by-design’ mindset in the development process to ensure that projects deliver secure and resilient solutions efficiently.