IRM UK December Newsletter 2012 - Happy Christmas!


In this issue we have the following articles:

Business Rules, Requirements and Business Analysis: Basic Principles by Ron Ross

Are Enterprises Getting Serious About Data Governance by Stephen Swoyer

Nice is not Enough by Debbie Paul

4-D Survey on Project Automations by Jackie Mitchell



Season's Greetings from all at IRM UK.

We would like to take this oppportunity to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. In lieu of sending out Christmas cards this year we will be making a donation to the very worthy charity the NSPCC.

Business Rules, Requirements and Business Analysis: Basic Principles by Ron Ross

How do business rules fit with requirements? What role should business rules play in business analysis? Do business rules offer something to agile projects? This article explains the deep insights offered by the Business Rules Manifesto on these questions.

Download the article here. Ron will be presenting his Business Rules and Decision Analysis Masterclass in London, 11 - 12 April.

Are Enterprises Getting Serious About Data Governance by Stephen Swoyer?

Data governance has been a can’t-miss issue in BI and data warehousing for at least a decade. Sooner or later, we’ve been told, enterprises are going to get serious about data governance. Has the time finally come?.

Download the full article here.

The TDWI BI Symposium London 2013
, in association with IRM UK takes place in London, 18- 20 March. Download the brochure here.

Nice is not Enough by Debbie Paul

Understanding teamworking and team roles is important for anyone working in an internal consultancy role such as business analysis. We have to work with many people, including both those who are internal and external to the organisation, often in a concentrated way.

Download the full article here.

4-D Survey on Project Automations by Jackie Mitchell

These are the results of an informal survey of some attendees at the BA2012 conference.
The aim was to understand the state-of-the-art as far as Project Automation on business analysis projects is concerned.

Download the full article here.

The BPM & EA Conference Europe 2013, 11 - 13 June.

Do you or any of your team have a formal presentation to contribute to this event? All selected speakers will be entitled to attend the event free of charge. You are more than welcome to submit a number of proposals and these can be submitted across the conferences. At this stage we would only require a brief outline of your suggested presentation. Making a submission is relatively easy - the main information that we would need are your contact details, a suggested title of the presentation, 100 words including 3-5 bullet points summarising your proposed presentation and a brief biography.

Submit online here

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TECs CRM Buyers Guide Highlights Game-changing Innovations

Mobile CRM, Social CRM, and cloud computing are dramatically changing the way business is conducted. TECs CRM Buyers Guide explores the major trends revolutionizing the world of CRM, and shows how a new breed of customer relationship management software is allowing organizations to get closer to their customers.

Along with information on CRM features and benefits readers require to make smart, informed buying decisions, this guide also examines the pros and cons of each key area of innovation and uses real life examples to illustrate how companies are using innovations in CRM to attract, retain, and better serve their customers.

Download the TEC CRM Buyers Guide free in PDF format here.

IRM UK Conferences

TDWI DW & BI Symposium London, 18 - 20 March

MDM & DG Summit Europe, London, 15 - 17 April

BPM & EA Conference Europe, London, 11 - 13 June

Business Analysis Conference Europe, London, 23 - 25 September

Data Management, Information Quality & DW&BI Conference Europe, London, 4 - 6 November

IRM UK Seminars

Enterprise Architecture Series
Business & Systems Analysis Series
Data Management Series
IT Strategy & Management Series

Visit for full information on our events.