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TAPUniversity’s Online Learning System has moved.

October 8, 2011 by

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Exciting news. TAPUniversity has partnered with gnomio to launch its learning management system ahead.  Additional must-have features include test bank expansion and knowledge sharing tools.  An innovator in online project management training since 2006, this partnership ensures our delivery keeps paced with your learning needs! Just click on the TAPUniversity LMS* on the menu to […]

Business Analysis Technique #2 – Benchmarking

May 27, 2011 by

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Benchmarking is a valid, powerful and concrete way to compare a new system or process to the current, “as-is” state OR to compare multiple systems in a vendor selection process. To ensure each of those adjectives (valid, powerful and concrete) are met here’s some suggestions: Valid – ensure a level playing field in all systems […]

Business Analysis Technique #5 – Data Dictionary and Glossary

May 11, 2011 by

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Equally at home with Use Case creation, or the earlier generation’s  database analysis,  Data Dictionaries and Glossaries provide a common place to store and retrieve definitions.  They’re used by business and technical roles.  The premise is to understand what is needed for a field of data or an entire table or record of data (aka […]

Business Analysis Technique #4 – Business Rules Analysis

April 29, 2011 by

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Business Rules.  Universal definitions or process descriptions that transcend a single use case or process flow.  A little bit bigger than a glossary definition (such as income range, gender, ethnicity) but not quite a usage scenario in its own right.  Business rules as they’re refined, adapted and updated are invaluable requirements assets – they really […]

How to Find Where New Process is Really Needed

March 31, 2011 by

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It’s great to learn new models. I LOVE models. I like to think about how they can be applied, and I get excited about both the predictive ability of models and the capacity for goodness that exists when a model is well executed. But I’ve learned that the reality is that you will never be […]

Business Analysis Technique #32 SWOT Analysis

March 22, 2011 by

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SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) is a venerable mainstay of management and MBA curriculum.  While it’s typically applied at the organization level for strategic management, SWOT analysis can be a helpful technique for understanding the business perspective for a set of requirements or a project. It’s described in 9.32 of the BABOK™ A […]

Project Health Check : 5 serious project warning signs

March 19, 2011 by

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As experienced change practitioners, I’m sure we’ve all worked on projects that have been difficult.  The unfortunate truth is that some projects gain so much momentum, they become “too big to fail”.  These projects steamroll their way through organizations, and have a tendency to displace anyone that dares to challenge them. Sometimes when working closely […]