No1. Cure Your Agile Planning and Analysis Blues: The Top 9 Pain Points by Ellen Gottesdiener
If you’re on a team that’s transitioning to lean/agile, have you experienced troubling truths, baffling barriers, and veritable vexations around planning and analysis? We work with many lean/agile teams, and we’ve noted certain recurring planning and analysis pain points. Download the article here.
Ellen will be delivering her seminar on Agile Requirements:Collaborating to Define and Confirm Needs in London, 8-10 April.
No2. Business Analysis with Business Rules: Taking It to the Next Level by Ronald G. Ross with Gladys S.W. Lam
A business manager at a very large health care organization recently confided to us that making a change to business rules of even moderate complexity took their organization 400 person-days over a 4-month period. That’s staggering. How could it be sustainable? Their organization, like many today, is living in change deployment hell. Download this book excerpt here.
No3. Gaining Support for Data Quality by Danette McGilvray
Joe was working diligently at his desk when a senior vice president walked by and caught sight of him. The VP introduced herself and asked what Joe was working on. After hearing about Joe’s data quality project, the VP was so impressed with what Joe and his project had to offer the company that she immediately called the CEO, the COO, CFO, and the CIO. This was the start of what went on to become a successful data quality or data governance initiative within the organization. Fact or fiction? Download the article here.
No4. Bringing Order for Complexity by Mike Clark
Design is all around us. The products that catch our eye are driven by how they look and also how they make us feel, the complexity is hidden away from us as consumers. We are presented with something that is so simple that we almost forget how hard it must have been to define this level of simplicity. “There is a profound enduring beauty in simplicity, in clarity, in efficiency”
The organisations that harness this simplistic approach are able to deliver products which seem to have always been in our lives and as users we are just able to use them, even if we have never used them before. I always wonder why this same approach cannot transcend to business process and business design. Why do we seem to make organisations so complex? Download the article here.
Mike will be speaking at the Enterprise Architecture Conference - 16- 18 June 2014, London on “Designing experiences by architecting from the outside in".
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