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Function Catalogue – 85% of What Your Business Does

The Function Catalogue will enable you to model up to 85% of your business with what is perhaps the simplest, yet most powerful, means of modelling business activity. Using the Function Catalogue as your primary modelling technique for business activity will greatly reduce the number of models that you need to produce, yet will enable […]

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What Do You Mean by WOA?

In a discussion group it.toolbox.com a questioner open a discussion with “I need to know implementation issues with regards to WOA and its limitations” Graham Beresford, a very experienced practitioner from the UK, instead of launching into a detailed response, very sensibly asked “What do you mean by WOA?” (read more at http://tinyurl.com/yd8xmlp) “What do you […]

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Does Capability Equate to Process?

Capability is a measure of the capacity of an organisation to provide a product or service that fulfills an existing or envisaged need to a customer or a market. In this sense, Capabilities are derived by bring together existing functions, data, services, products, technologies, skills, etc. to effect the delivery of the need in the […]

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BTM – Business Transaction Modelling

Brand New Business Modelling Technique Business Transaction Modelling (BTM) is the latest technique to be added to the Integrated Modelling Method.  Like all other techniques in IMM, BTM is fully integrated with the core techniques of the overall method. What is a Business Transaction? A business transaction is a series of steps (Business Functions) that […]

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Five Stages of Business Analysis (2)

Stage 1: Information Gathering: One-to-One Interviews The one-to-one strategic in-depth interview is the most effective means of gathering information from senior directors and senior executives. The purpose of these interviews is to find out from these key people what their opinions are regarding the business area in question and the project itself. Such interviews will […]

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Five Stages of Business Analysis (1)

Stage 1: Information Gathering This stage consists of finding identifying the key people or other sources within the business that can tell you: What the business OUGHT to be doing. The order in which it ought to be done. The information required to do it. What this business modelling / systems development project ought to achieve. […]

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Five Stages of Business Modelling

In the Integrated Modelling Method there are five distinct stages to Business Modeling:     Information gathering     Analysis and investigation     Modelling     Feedback     Implementation All of these stages should be followed whether you are doing modelling in an organisation with 5 employees 5,000 employees or 25,000 employees.  If you are doing work in […]

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IMM Endorsed by Polytechnic

“Integrated Modelling Method provides us with access to a coherent set of resources for students who are going through the modelling process for the first time. Our previous experience with tools for teaching business modelling and data modelling tended to separate these two techniques. The Integrated Modelling Method has enabled us to show the students […]

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IMM Endorsed by UK & France Consultant

“The Integrated Modelling Method is probably the most imaginative approach to business analysis and modelling that I have seen. John Owens built an international reputation for delivering real business benefits in all the work he did in enterprises of all sizes. He has a gift for seeing the simplicity hidden in the complexity of any […]

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Larry Maccherone Endorses IMM Data Modeling

“I’ve read the excerpt of your ebook on this subject, and it is one of the clearest explanations of the topic I’ve ever read.” Larry Maccherone: Manager of Software Assurance Initiatives and PhD Student at Carnegie Mellon, Instructor and Coach (Contractor) at Intuit

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