As business analysis practitioners, especially those operating in the enterprise business analysis space, it’s really useful to have easy-to-remember tools when considering why an organisation wants to effect change.
How can we be sure that the projects and activities in which we’re involved actually grow our organisations in the direction they need. The incremental adjustments towards an organisation’s goals are termed business value — and in order to understand this, how we can plan to improve it, and measure that we have — we must first define it.
This article reviews a conversation on business value, and ends with a recommended definition that covers most scenarios.
When Morpheus gave Neo the option of the red or blue pill, it was a decisive moment in him choosing to live in a shared dream state or wake up and find out what the world was really like. That matrix was bad; however in business analysis, a matrix can be really helpful.
When you have a bunch of people with a bunch of stuff to do, and you want to be able to determine and communicate exactly who has to do what, then the RACI matrix is the perfect tool.