The advantages of using AI tools to manage projects can no longer be ignored, from improving efficiency and productivity in repetitive tasks to saving time and money. But the technology must be balanced with human creativity and critical thinking.
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Over the years business analysis has continued to grow at a rapid rate and is often seen as a critical leadership competency for Projects, Programs, and Portfolios. Business Analysis provides important value by reducing project costs and increasing the potential return, or benefits. This PMI virtual event will provide insights on just how critical of a role business analysis plays in the overall success of project while giving you the BA insights, resources, and tools you need for total project and career success.
If you perform business analysis, your work is vital to project and program success. To most effectively support your organization and advance in your career, you need to know how to apply BA to any situation and delivery method. The new PMI Guide to Business Analysis will help you achieve this! Get an exclusive preview, with in-depth insights, at the PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017.
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Organizations are genuinely pushing for more sustainable business models because it delivers benefits, and it is the right thing to do. The shift offers financial and competitive value to businesses that make environmental, social, governance and sustainability a priority at all levels of an organization.
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Traditional, multi-page business cases often don’t work well. They contain too much subjective information, and the relevant details are lost in the “sales pitch.” This lightweight business case template is more in the spirit of a Lean Business Case than a traditional one, but is more likely to be accepted by leadership.
This template is for creating a process inventory and detailed process descriptions for the purpose of Business Analysis prior to IT project implementation. Processes are analyzed step by step in order to identify software functional requirements that are necessary to execute the process. A companion to the article The Role of Business Process Design in Business Analysis on IT Projects.
This business case can be used for IT projects. It will allow you to state the business case, document the goals and align with company strategies, mandates or compliance. Additionally, you will be able to calculate the return on investment using the total cost of ownership and the cost benefit analysis.
Whether you are a BA, a PM or have your feet in both camps, you'll want to check out this webinar. Not only will it broaden your vocabulary, but it will expand your perspective of the how BAs and PMs can and should relate to each other differently.
The aim of your business case is to gain organizational support and funding approval for an initiative by providing all necessary rationale for informed decision making. You as the sponsor must document the business case after satisfactory analysis has been conducted to understand business need, examine alternatives and conclude recommendations. Use this checklist as a reference in building a better business case.
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Projects managers talk about the “business context” or the “business purpose” of a project. And that’s a problem, because there is no such thing.
There is no single strategy that will progress your career—but there are specific deficiencies that may be holding you back, and insufficient business acumen is one of them. It is a quiet killer for your dreams of advancement. These five tips can help.
Question: Last week, I was told that there will now be a business analyst (BA) working with my project team. To be honest, we have all the roles filled. Why are we being assigned yet another person to deal with? Isn’t it enough that they also want us to work with a second team to produce the tangible portions of this project, while we do the software and other soft deliverables? Can I refuse to accept this person into the group?
The success or failure of an organizational agility environment can come down to the decisions of one or two project teams. Unless those teams have the confidence to act decisively, the entire organization will suffer.
Research and development has more pressure to deliver than any other business function. Using the consumer durable product industry as a base, this article will elaborate on four key challenges that R&D projects face—along with countermeasures that an R&D project manager can take.
Project management, business analysis and organizational change management are all areas where we can grow our professional careers. How should you proceed? What course of action will yield fast results and yet lay the foundation for a strong and sustainable career?