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  • May
    21

    Avoid the dark, dead-ended rabbit holes: A thin slice of Problem Analysis

    BCS 5 Southampton Street WC2E 7HA
    Adrian Reed, Blackmetric Business Solutions
  • Successful projects need a clear direction and a definitive destination. This starts with a solid understanding of the business problem or opportunity that exists. Pre-project problem analysis helps to achieve this level of clarity and helps ensure that stakeholders have a common view on the problem that needs to be solved. This makes further detailed analysis much easier and helps project teams to avoid delving down dark, dead-ended rabbit holes.

    This practical session focusses on how to carry out analysis before or during the early stages of a project. During this session you will hear:
    1. Why is pre-project problem analysis important?
    2. How and where it fits into the project lifecycle
    3. Specific techniques that can be used to gain a quick understanding (a thin slice) of the Why and the What of projects
    4. How to create a 1-page project concept document that crystallises the need for a project and gains stakeholder consensus.

    Adrian Reed is a Consulting Lead Business Analyst who is passionate about the analysis profession. He is Principal Consultant and Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions (www.blackmetric.co.uk), where he provides business analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of clients in varying industries. Outside of work, he is President of the UK chapter of the IIBA. Adrian is a true advocate of the analysis profession, and is constantly looking for ways of promoting the value that good analysis can bring.

    You can read Adrian's blog at http://www.adrianreed.co.uk and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UKAdrianReed


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