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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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Function Modelling – a Tutorial

I was recently invited by the team at DataQualityPro to put together a tutorial on the basics of function modelling. The team are familiar with the power of the Integrated Modelling Method and how it puts Business Functions at the core of the Corporate Business Model. The tutorial summaries the IMM Function Modelling process.  It […]

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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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Five Fatal Errors for Business Analysts

Proper business analysis can bring untold benefits to a business by bring power through simplicity and enabling quality information systems to be built to support and accelerate business success. Bad business can bring untold misery to a business and can lock the staff inside complicated and inefficient procedures supported by poor information systems that severely […]

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