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presents

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"THE LIGHTER SIDE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT"

SWEET DREAMS BUSINESS ANALYSTS

Ever come across business users who don't know what they are doing? Ever come across business users who don't know what they want? Ever wondered how someone copes up with all these knowledge gaps and yet manages one of the most important constraints/aspects of a Project i.e. SCOPE? Well maybe as a Project Manager you've never bothered (beyond ensuring you're Business Analyst is doing his/her job), but ask a Business Analyst and he/she would tell you about the nightmares they get thinking about the trauma they face while managing Project Scope. Here @ PM4K, Mathew would like to share with you the 'BUSINESS ANALYSIS MAGIC QUADRANT' that would surely make your Business Analyst's nights more DREAMY & less NIGHTMARISH ;) 

As you can see, the BUSINESS ANALYSIS MAGIC QUADRANT has 4 blocks across the 2 axis. On the ‘Y’ axis is the Current Situation (As-Is Situation) & on the ‘X’ axis is the Future Situation (To-Be Situation).

04 Business Analysis Magic Quadrant_PM4K 

As the saying goes, ‘A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words’, so Mathew’s going to let the self-explanatory picture of the Magic Quadrant do all the talking on this post. Below is just the gyst of it all:

1. Result of ENTERPRISE ANALAYSIS = Awareness of CURRENT SITUATION (As-Is Situation)

  • 1.1. HAVE (We have these features/functions in the existing system)
  • 1.2. DON'T HAVE (We do NOT have these features/functions in the existing system)

2. Result of REQUIREMENTS GATHERING = Understanding of FUTURE SITUATION (To-Be Situation)

  • 2.1. WANT (We want these features/functions in the new system)
  • 2.2. DON'T WANT (We do NOT want these features/functions in the new system)

You can never consider your requirements complete until you answer the 4 A's of Business Analysis i.e. What to Affirm? What to Acquire? What to Abolish? What to Avoid

  • If you HAVE it + You still WANT it = You AFFIRM such requirements
  • If you DON’T HAVE + You WANT it = You ACQUIRE such requirements
  • If you HAVE it + You DON'T WANT it = You ABOLISH such requirements
  • If you DON’T HAVE + You DON'T WANT it = You AVOID such requirements

Mathew would like to conclude this post with 2 words to all the Business Analyst's out there; SWEET DREAMSSSSSSSS :)

 

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15 Comments:

Marco said...

WOW....... this is very useful... didn't know you specialize in Business ANalysis also mathew!!!! Good to know. Keep it up.

cheers
Marco

Anish Mathai MATHEW [PMP|MBA] said...

@Marco: Thanks for your comment. Glad to know you find this MAGIC QUADRANT helpful. @PM4K Mathew's intention is to share the knowledge that Mathew got from somewhere in the 1st place :)

Please do come back for more

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[Mathew@PM4K]

Joseph Jane said...

this is a great tool for business analysis. thank for sharing.

Ahmed Abdullah said...

i have been a business analyst for 10 years but did not find a tool so conveinient like this. this quadrant really helps structure and manage project requirements. THANK YOU VERY MUCH MATHEW.

Ahmed Abdullah

James Janeson said...

this is VERY useful stuff Mathew. thanks a lot for sharing.

Animesh Mukherjee said...

This is very helpful grid. Thank you Mathew for sharing.

Mona Goldwin said...

This makes not only makes Business Analysis easy, but also interesting.
Thanks a lot for sharing Mathew :)

Mona Goldwin

Johson Black, PMP said...

Mathew, as a practicing Project Manager, PM4K has become my HOMEPAGE because I get my daily dose of PM & BUsiness Analysis knowledge at PM4K. GREAT SITE MATE.

Johson Black, PMP

Martin Cornetts, PMP,MBA said...

Mathew you should call this site BA4K , because you are making Business Analysis also simple for even kids :) Keep it up and do post more posts on Business Analysis & Requirements Gathering. Also, i am sending you a connect request on LinkedIn. Please accept and oblige.

Martin Cornetts, PMP,MBA

Anish Mathai MATHEW [PMP|MBA] said...

@Joseph-@Ahmed-@James-@Animesh-@Mona: Thanks for your kind words of appreciation. Mathew sincerly hopes you find PM4K interesting enough to come back for more :)

@Johnson: That is one of the best compliment for PM4K. Thanks for your comment & for making Mathew's day :)

@Martin: PM4K will serve on behalf of BA4K also. Mathew intends to post lots more stuff of Business Analysis also. Thanks for your time & comment. Mathew will look out for your invite on LinkedIn.

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[Mathew@PM4K]

Ignatious Carmello said...

great stuff mathew. good job.

Norma Janes said...

Mathew, when is your next post on Business Analysis due??

Anxiously awaiting it :)

Roderick Mukeree said...

this is a very good tool for all BA's. do post more BA articles on your blog. this is very informative.

thanks a lot

Angelina ray said...

This is the best tool for Project management tool

J Rothman said...

Mathew, this article is brilliant. simple yet informative (just like all your other posts on this blog). i love your blog! why don't you write more often?

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