A set of techniques to examine and describe the gap between current performance and desired future goals.
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A technique used to formulate specific targets for achieving an objective at a point in time. A goal is thus an operational transformation of one or more objectives. Goals can be set for enterprise-wide objectives, project objectives, activity-level, and/or quality-related objectives (see Objectives Setting).
A technique to categorize all ideas, generated in brainstorming sessions, and to identify idea sensitive areas.
A technique used to compare and contrast the differences between the information architectures before and after redesign or reengineering.
A technique used to map information needs to the activity work flow. Information mapping divides and labels information to facilitate comprehension, use, and recall. It was originally developed by Robert E. Horn.Stanford University: Robert Horn Curriculum Vitae
A technique used to identify all the information necessary for achieving certain goals or objectives, such as performing an activity, satisfying customer needs, or making strategic decisions. An information need is an unstructured statement that describes a type of information required by an organizational unit to enable it to meet its objectives and support its functions.
To complete the information architecture, it is necessary to analyze the interaction of entity types and activities. Activities can be seen to either Create, Read, Update, or Delete (CRUD) at least one entity type. Entity types, in turn, need to be used by at least one activity. At the architectural level, we want to know answers to the following:
A graphic technique, (also known as a fishbone diagrams, herringbone diagrams, cause-and-effect diagrams, or Fishikawa), used for displaying characteristics of a given situation or problem.
A method for keeping a record of open problems that, depending on their content, must be solved within the next task, before the next milestone, or before the change effort can be successfully completed.
A technique used to identify all relevant opportunities where information technology can be applied to reengineer the value stream or redesign the business process. Technologies within the enterprise's current portfolio, as well as new emerging technologies which can be acquired, should be included.