Business Analysis Practice Manager

Categories Business Analyst
Salary Market Related
Location Western Cape
Job Information

Job Spec

Our Client in Cape Town requires a Business Analysis Practice Manager for a permanent role. The successful candidate will be responsible to build, lead and coach a team of highly skilled business analysts. The Business Analysis Practice Manager will drive continuous improvement of business analysis standards and practices, lead and take accountability for business analysis work product reviews and drive the team to embrace agile ways of working. The Business Analysis Practice Manager is proficient at interacting and partnering across multiple IT and business teams. The Business Analysis Practice Manager represents the business analysis discipline to executive management.


  • 3 Year tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, e.g. Computer Science or Engineering or,


  • 15 years + working experience within the IT industry
  • 10+ years Business analysis experience in a large organisation, including deep knowledge of Business Process Management, business analysis frameworks, and techniques, business analysis tools (e.g ARIS)
  • 7+ years Identification and formulation of Business Analysis Standards, Artifacts, Tools, and Processes
  • 3+ years Retail industry experience with an understanding of retail business processes
  • 10+ years Demonstrated expertise in a variety of application development methodologies and practices (including agile and waterfall)
  • 2+ years Experience with recruiting talented team members
  • 5+ years Experience with creating career development paths and managing career development of individuals
  • 10+ years Directing and managing staff, including hiring, performance management, and assessment, development, mentoring, training and staff budgeting


  • Lead the establishment and growth of Communities of Practice to capture and share best-practice business analysis knowledge
  • Define and continuously improve business analysis practices and standards required to enable an agile digital enterprise
  • Take overall accountability for the governance and quality of business analysis work products
  • Build and mentor a world-class team of Business Analysts

Knowledge and Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of the Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Advanced influencing, interpersonal and communication skills are required to contract with, engage and influence senior leaders and technical specialists, as well as coordinate complex initiatives across a number of teams
  • Proven ability to establish and manage relationships with various individuals at differing levels of the business. These include, but are not limited to senior business leaders, technical specialists and support staff
  • Ability to build effective relationships and build a strong and positive team
  • Developed people management skills are critical to service a number of cross-functional needs, including people with strong academic backgrounds and technical skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and logical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent team-working, interpersonal skills
  • Delivery of compelling presentations to all levels of stakeholders and excellent communication and relationship-building skills

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