Unearthing Business Requirements
Learn how the business analyst works collaboratively with the project manager and other core team members to create plans that customize elicitation activities to the unique needs of the project. The author presents techniques used by successful business analysts and defines key business analysis terms. Examine the principles and practices for pragmatic, effective requirements elicitation and learn how to work collaboratively with project members and other core team members. Discover the steps necessary to create customized elicitation activities for the unique needs of each project.
The Business Analyst Project Manager
A breakthrough game plan illustrating the need for better collaboration between Project Managers and Business Analysts In The Business Analyst/Project Manager, author Robert Wysocki draws on his forty-five years of professional experience as a PM/BA to shed light on the similarities and differences of the roles and responsibilities of these two positions, the need for greater collaboration, and how to staff a project with one or both of these professionals. Examines the boundaries and interactions between the BA and the PM Looks at how to identify the skill sets needed to make the project a success The typical relationship of the BA and PM across the project management life cycle Making the best configuration of leadership assignments based on project characteristics Where the responsibilities of the BA leave off and the PM's begins and where the two have collaborative responsibilities How to use a PM/BA to enhance project performance How to foster a "dual career path" for PM/BAs development The in-depth discussion of the synergies between the two roles and the advantages of a combined PM/BA makes The Business Analyst/Project Manager a valuable contribution in your ability to be successful on the complex projects of the 21st century.
Getting it Right
Getting it Right: Business Requirement Analysis Tools and Techniques presents principles and practices for effective requirements analysis and specification, and a broad overview of the requirements analysis and specification processes. This critical reference is designed to help the business analyst decide which requirement artifacts should be produced to adequately analyze requirements. Examine the complete spectrum of business requirement analysis from preparation through to documentation. Learn the steps in the analysis and specification process, as well as how to choose the right requirements analysis techniques for your project.
From Analyst to Leader
The business analyst serving as an internal business/technology consultant, is rapidly emerging in organizations. Learn about this challenging leadership role as they become strategic leaders of change for their organizations. Become equipped with the principles, knowledge, practices, and tools needed to assume a leadership role in an organization. From Analyst to Leader: Elevating the Role of the Business Analyst uncovers the unique challenges for the business analyst to transition from a support role to a central leader serving as change agent, visionary and credible leader.
The Business Analyst as Strategist
Uncover the role of the business analyst as the business and technology strategist who provides the executive leadership team with the information, process, tools, and capability to make the best decisions. The Business Analyst as Strategist: Translating Business Strategies into Valuable Solutions outlines the first two phases of the business solution life - strategic planning and enterprise analysis -- that the future vision of the enterprise is established, strategic goals and measures are set, and the most viable programs and supporting projects are initiated to achieve the strategy. Learn how to set the stage for change, and how to translate your strategy into operational terms through a portfolio of programs and supporting projects. Understand the five-step process to set well-formed strategies and how to execute them. Through this book you will master business analysis competencies, learn how to react effectively, anticipate changes in the marketplace, and flow value through the enterprise to the customer, thus achieving competitive advantage.
Customer centered Products
This is a guide to eliminating the waste of time, money and effort resulting from poor product development. It provides product definition requirements needed at the start of any product development process.
How to Save a Failing Project
How do you save a failing project when it seems like there's no turning back? How to Save a Failing Project: Chaos to Controlprovides the knowledge and insight you need to recognise a project in trouble, determine what to do about it, and transform it into a success. You’ll also discover methods, techniques, and tools to keep a project from getting into trouble in the first place. ● Understand the value of a project plan - and of updating this plan continuously as you execute the project ● Recognise signs that the project is deviating from the approach needed for successful completion ● Develop a set of metrics that provide insight into the health of your project ● Identify and implement steps to get your project back on track ● Prevent the fatal missteps that can lead to project failure ● Position your team for project success
The Art and Power of Facilitation
The heart of the business analyst's role is to drive various constituencies through processes to achieve consensus on the needs of the business. Successfully facilitating meetings - whether a one-on-one interview or a larger presentation - is essential to business analysis. The Art and Power of Facilitation: Running Powerful Meetings provides powerful tools that the business analyst can use to negotiate through the myriad of meetings, informal work sessions, and formal workshops that are necessary to develop business requirements.
Information Systems Development
Information Systems Development: Reflections, Challenges and New Directions, is the collected proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Information Systems Development held in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 24 - 26, 2011. It follows in the tradition of previous conferences in the series in exploring the connections between industry, research and education. These proceedings represent ongoing reflections within the academic community on established information systems topics and emerging concepts, approaches and ideas. It is hoped that the papers herein contribute towards disseminating research and improving practice
Managing Complex Projects
Businesses today can struggle to adjust to the unprecedented level of change that is taking place as a result of the growing role of technology, the Internet, and the global marketplace. For organizations to survive and thrive in the global economy, we must find ways to dramatically improve the performance of large-scale projects. Managing Complex Projects: A New Model offers an innovative way of looking at projects, treating them as complex adaptive systems that are themselves part of even larger complex systems-the organization and the global economy. By applying the principles of complexity thinking, project managers and leadership teams will learn to successfully manage significant, large-scale initiatives. This book explains step-by-step how to use the Project Complexity Model to determine the approach needed to manage all aspects of a project based on the level of complexity involved.