On Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Billie Johnson presented the web seminar, “Business Analyst Work Plan.” The one-hour web seminar covered the creation and utilization of work plans by Business Analyst in the requirements elicitation process.
As a business analyst, you are most likely highly organized, but without the planning tools and business analysis expectations; you may have the appearance of being disorganized in your plight to deliver effective requirements. If we do not pause to plan our work, it is as if you are trying to ride a bicycle before the wheels have been attached. You might be able to sit on the bike and think about where you want to go, but you won’t get anywhere at all. In a rush to provide a solution, the problem still might not be resolved because users are still unskilled. So the cycle of design a solution, find a problem, design a solution, and find a problem just continues, with everyone who is involved still unhappy and unproductive.
Most organizations have identified productivity as a strategic goal for all employees. Business analysts can contribute by developing their plans and working toward the plans. We are challenged to deliver with speed, increased productivity & efficiency, and to help deliver a competitive advantage. Management will most likely press to complete the analysis phase quicker than possible. The plans will provide you the ammunition to discuss the options to meet aggressive timelines. This web seminar will give you some hints and tips for producing key business analysis plans. If you are currently in the role of a business analyst, or interface with business analysts, then this webinar is for you.
Listen to a recording of the Business Analyst Work Plan web seminar in its entirety by clicking View Event Recordings (at the top right).
Free Business Analysis Planning Template:
Download the free Business Analysis Planning template Billie mentioned during the web seminar.