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Business Analysis SIG Summer Series

Connect with Chris Brown and your colleagues on the second Tuesday of the month for these informative sessions. All meetings start at 9am ET, and last one hour. Join the BA-SIG MS Teams channel for the .ics file and Zoom meeting links.

Context Diagrams & Stakeholder Analysis (high-level scope) 
June 14, 2022

The Context Diagram is typically the first diagram that is drawn on any project. It displays people and systems that interact with your solution, and in so doing identifies functional and technical stakeholders. June's meeting will discuss Context Diagrams in detail, show examples, and talk about how it sets the stage for the rest of the project.

Business Process Flow Modeling 
July 12, 2022

No information management solution exists in isolation. It exists to support a business process.  The better the business process is understood, the better the solution will meet its needs. July's meeting focuses on when business process modeling is important, discusses how to model business processes, and will show examples. Guest speakers Michael Swenson and Diane Kubarek.

Data Modeling and the Value of Glossaries
August 9, 2022
Any information management solution will involve managing information. It is vital to understand the underlying data that is being managed. This can apply to vendor implementations as well as custom development. August's meeting focuses on modeling data, and capturing the definitions of data entities and other terms used by the business.

Documenting Scope Items & Features
September 13, 2022

Any information management project will involve identifying scope items. These may be high-level components of the solution, or detailed features that the solution is required to include, or anything in between. This applies to custom development, as well as vendor product selection projects where the required features must be identified and organized. September’s meeting will focus on how to elicit and document scope items & features.

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