Planning & Monitoring

To achieve success, one must effectively plan how they intend to get there.  Have you ever attended a sports event?  If so, do you think the coach told the players to just get out there and make it happen or was there some type of planning involved?  Imagine a manufacturing company producing widgets.  How many steps might be involved with producing a final product?  When you consider the various steps involved,  especially those not involving the production line, manufacturing a widget can become complex.  How much time and resources might be needed to plan the manufacturing process?  


Planning for ourselves is rather simple however, when planning tasks for an organization such as a manufacturing plant, it may necessitate additional resources or even bringing in someone outside the organization to assess the process and facilitate the planning process.


We work with clients to develop plans that align to the change.  Whether utilizing a predictive or adaptive approach, the desired outcome remains the same; ensure value is delivered in the most simplistic and cost effective manner possible.


Planning involves many components and can be broken down using the Business Analyst Core Concept Model (BACCM) such as:


  • Change (Transformation in response to a need)
  • Need (Problem or opportunity to be addressed)
  • Solution (Specific way of satisfying one or more needs in a context)
  • Stakeholder (Group or individual with a relationship to the change, need, or solution)
  • Value (Worth, importance, or usefulness of something to a stakeholder within a context
  • Context (Circumstances that influence, are influenced by, and provide understanding of the change)

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