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Archive for March 2017

New contract as Endsleigh commission Acareo

Well, thankfully that didn’t take long! Having finished a previous contract on 10th March, our MD, Andy Oddy, recently met with the core of an insurance company transformation team – the programme sponsor and the project manager. They were looking for a resource that can provide an experienced business analysis service, a “go get” self starter […]

User Stories and/or Use Cases?

There is often confusion in the mind of the business analyst about the need for or application of user stories and Use Cases, especially if the organisation hasn’t been exposed to these tools and techniques in the past. User stories (syntax: as a <who>, I need to <what>, so that <why>) are useful to define […]

Taxation, austerity and small business – life or death?

So, with effect from 1st April the flat rate VAT Scheme is changing.It seems our business is now caught by what HMRC term as a “limited costs business”.  Essentially, because our costs of goods is less than 2% of turnover we will have to pay an additional 2% VAT. This coupled up with a reduction […]

Downtime – the bit between contracts

We’ve just finished a great 6 months with a mid-size legal practice in Manchester and are now looking for the next contract. Every time a contract comes to an end there is a period of uneasiness coupled with expectation: Uneasiness because you don’t know when the next contract will start (or where) and you still have […]

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