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An As-Is business analyst suggering from MAIM (Manis As-Is Modeling) or asisitis.

Should As-Is Modeling to be a Notifiable Disease?

Not Insanity or an Illness? For very many years now, most rational analysts have been bewildered by the bizarre and irrational behaviour of As-Is BAs (and some senior executives) who, in spite of the overwhelming evidence that As-Is Process Modeling is a fatally flawed approach to business improvement, persist on inflicting it on enterprises everywhere. […]

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Fogville - where things are always a little hazy!

Fogville Analysts Are Not Lost in the Mists, They are Exploring Complexity!

To the ordinary business or data analyst, stumbling about in a misty landscape would seem to be a situation from which they would want to extract themselves as soon as they possibly could. But that is the ordinary analyst. To the analysts of Fogville, wandering through mist and haze does not suggest being lost in […]

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IMM world audience spans 5,ooo towns and cities in 181 countries.

IMM Audience Now in 5,000 Towns & Cities in 181 Countries

IMM the Integrated Modeling Method can truly be said to be global with an audience in nearly every country in the world, as shown by the map below from our website Google analytics. You can help us to grow our audience still further by: Sharing this page with colleagues and friends by clicking on one […]

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New IMM eBook on Procedure Modeling launched 12 August 2013

New IMM Procedure Modeling eBook launched!

The eBook IMM Business Procedure Modeling, the long awaited fifth book in the Integrated Modeling Method suite was launched through the IMM Online Store at 10am EDT today. This book  introduces you to, and walks you step-by-step through, the use of a complete set of very powerful  modeling techniques that will enable you to rapidly […]

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Business and data definitions give direction to an enterprise.

160 Pragmatic, High Quality Definitions for Business and Data Analysts

Quality Practice Begins with Quality Definitions Sadly, in the worlds of business and data analysis and modeling good definitions are hard to find, bad definitions abound and misunderstanding and misuse of even the most fundamental terms is commonplace. I am a perfectionist. I am passionate about quality and want to deliver it to my clients […]

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Beware! Killer OYsTeRs Devour Projects!

At this very moment in nearly every enterprise around the world the integrity of Business Improvement Projects is being devoured by Killer OYsTeRs. These are not the scrumptious little shellfish that so many people enjoy eating for both their taste and aphrodisiac properties. Rather, they are insidious growths that develop in enterprises between people involved in […]

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How ‘As-Is’ BAs Deliver ‘Has-Been’ Enterprises

Spread across the world, there is an army of BAs that are daily sending enterprises backwards in time and building ever higher walls between them and the future.  Are these BAs dedicated industrial saboteurs? Far from it! Most are actually conscientious, hard working and well meaning. So, how can they be doing so much damage? […]

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The Business Function Model: Powering the Enterprise

The Business Function Model is the single most powerful business model that an enterprise can have, for this reason it is an essential tool for every Business Analyst and ought be at the core of every Enterprise Architecture. If you’re sceptical about this claim, have a look at the key benefits of the Function Model listed […]

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Processes Do NOT Create Data!

I was recently asked to provide guidance on mapping how data is shared across different stages of Business Processes in order to achieve the greatest reuse possible. This was my answer. One of the most important things to emphasise when looking at data usage across an enterprise is that Business Processes do NOT create, transform […]

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The Pathology of Business & Data Modelling

Before you start building you next business or data model, find out what it was that infected or killed your last one! Business and data models continue to be built in enterprises year after year.  All of them come to life after a great deal of pain and effort.  Most of them cause yet far […]

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