Who’s to blame in Mrs. Johnson’s garden?

What is business analysis? And who is responsible to do it?

A lot of projects struggles by misunderstanding the needs of the customers or deciding for sub-optimal solutions to address those needs. Business Analysis techniques and principles may help you and your business to achieve better outcomes.

The root of the problem

Does your business strive to address effects or causes of problems?

The analysis of a problem and the identification of the most appropriate solution can be done in a structured and organized way.

Root cause analysis is a technique that guides us to seek the true source of problems, to solve it properly and not just deal with its effects.

Effective Communication

Communicating clearly and unambiguously is an art. But it needs to be more than that, it needs to be a science.

Professional organizations cannot be at the mercy of the fact that everything that is implied in a message is properly “guessed” by their interlocutors.

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Techniques such as Concept Modeling, shown in this video, and others for modeling requirements and business rules can greatly reduce ambiguity and increase the effectiveness of business communication.

Note: The example presented in this video is from the book Business Knowledge Blueprints, written by Ronald Ross, Business Rules Solutions (BRS).

Maria’s chocolate candies

Analyzing Maria´s business anybody can understand why the separation between processes and rules is a fundamental concept in business modeling. This division can help to simplify and manage organizations.

The Sultan’s Project

The Sultan’s Project is a fable created by Fabrício Laguna to present, in a playful and simple way, how concepts from various disciplines complement each other in a problem-solving process.

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In this 5 minutes video, disciplines such as Business Analysis, Project Management, Systems Analysis, Quality Assurance and Change Management are related to show how a project can bring return on investment aligned with the real needs of customers.