Final session at this year’s Building Business Capability conference with some closing thoughts from the chairs of the conference. Panels are always tough to blog but here are some takeaways:
- Strategy is central to anything you do at any scale
And I would add that they should be linked to the processes and decisions.
- Many projects have problems that pre-date their start – it’s really important to focus on strategy to solve this.
- Models and architectures are a way to provide context for requirements.
- Concepts and vocabulary really matter in business analyst.
- The skills that got you here are not the skills that are going to take you forward.
Absolutely – decision modeling not just rules analysis, for example.
- Recognize you are part of a ecosystem and work with everyone collaboratively to generate accountability.
For instance different stages of business analysis, business v IT v analytics etc.
- Virtual requirements gathering is going to be a thing.
- It’s important to use business speak when collecting requirements to make sure the business can full participate.
- Agile is a trend in requirements so work out how to change and adapt your requirements process to be more agile.
- Don’t start with a technique like process mapping or business architecture but begin with something that targets a specific business pain point.
- Confucius said “Knowing to call things by their right names is the first step to wisdom.”
I would add that Leonardo da Vinci said that “knowing is not enough, we must apply (act).” It’s not enough to know what the rules are, we must apply them to our decisions.
- Don’t center without excellence.
- How do you get management to accept centers of excellence, new approaches etc. Critical question going forward.
So that’s a wrap. If you want to learn more about Decision Management and Decision Modeling, check out our online training coming right up.