My career as a Business Analyst has spanned more than 35 years and three countries. During this time, I have worked for leading financial services firms, a software developer and two national government agencies.

While I’m what some would call, “seasoned”, I still possess a genuine passion for my work. I’m extremely fortunate to have found an employer who believes in me and values my experience.

Wondering about the meaning of PIRRIDM? The first four letters stand for Processes, InformationRules, and Relationships – the core components of business analysis. The last three letters stand for IdentificationDocumentation, and Management – the techniques of documenting the results of business analysis.

My success would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of numerous mentors along the way. Their knowledge and guidance has allowed me to challenge myself, learn from my mistakes, and further hone my craft. Collaborating with colleagues, clients and mentors has helped shape how I approach my role as a driver of change.

Today’s technology makes it possible for me to share my knowledge, experience and passion for business analysis with a wide audience. I hope you find this information useful.

Flavelle Ballem
Toronto, Ontario
October 7, 2020