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Aotea Studios was started by Sergey and Alex Korban.

Sergey has been in the IT industry for 33 years and has deep expertise in business analysis and extensive experience in project management and software development management. He’s held a variety of roles throughout his career, including a program director and chief sales officer. He enjoys streamlining business operations and processes.

Alex has over 15 years of experience in software engineering and has worked for a range of companies, from a US multinational to his own startups, and on a variety of products including business software, GPS applications and even a flight simulator. He enjoys helping people work more productively.

How we can help you

If you’re a business analyst, we want to help you work smarter, complete projects faster & better, and ultimately be more successful in your job.

Most people learn quicker & easier, and retain more afterwards when information is presented visually. That’s why you can expect to see a lot of diagrams and other visual aids in our products. Besides, a good diagram serves as great reference material later.

We believe that business analysts are crucial to business success, and by helping business analysts we help businesses be more successful.

We have created a range of products to help you learn quickly and be more productive.

We also publish free articles and diagrams on business analysis, enterprise architecture and project management related topics on our blog.

What customers say

Here is a tiny sample of the feedback we get:

“I could have done with this poster when studying for my MBA last year. Great stuff!!!” - John O’Shaughnessy, Deputy Managing Director at Clancy Construction, Ireland about our change management chart

“I’ve always been a fan of visual communications to further people’s understanding of what needs to be accomplished, or how it is engineered. This is clean and concise; thanks for sharing it.” - David Coba, Project Manager at SIG, USA about our change management chart

“A very informative and helpful representation of the change management process - a picture is worth a thousand words!!!” - G. Thomas White, IT Project Manager at Keane, USA about our change management chart

Who uses our resources

Our change management diagram is included in the book called Project Management for Healthcare by David Shirley (, p. 110). It’s also included in UK PMO software Particulus and used in Project Agency (UK) training courses.

Our diagrams have been downloaded by thousands of people and are used by various companies around the world.