Companies are spending huge amounts of time, energy and money on collecting, cleaning, analysing and reporting on data, without having an overall process to turn this data into new insights, insights into good decisions, and decisions into meaningful actions.
Lori Silverman will present a collaborative step-by-step approach for doing this correctly in her workshop on March 25th in Brussels.
Lori is the author of 3 books: "Stories Trainers Tell", "Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over, and "Business Storytelling for Dummies". With her third bestseller, she really solidified her thought leadership in the field.
Have you been asked to communicate a business case steeped in data?
Do you need to keep people energized and engaged while sharing a bunch of numbers?
Are you trying to transform analytical results into information that's meaningful and gets people to make a decision and do something different?
It's not enough to wrap graphics and fancy data visualizations around data and deliver them in a dashboard, report, or PowerPoint presentation. All data has a voice. How do you get it to speak? To be heard? And to motivate people to do something different?
First, you need to extrapolate meaning from data. Then you must transform this meaning - these insights - into compelling stories that move people to shift their thinking and change their behavior. Learn what's needed to transform data to more easily get your point across - get decisions made faster - and spark action.
By attending this workshop, you will be better able to:
The half-day workshop "Getting to the Essence" by Alec Sharp offers business analysts practical and proven techniques for focusing on the what first (the events, entities, activities, processes), rather than on the who and how. Backed by so many real-life examples, this is going to be a very worthwhile workshop on business-oriented hashtag#businessanalysis. See you in Brussels ?
In his landmark article, 'No Silver Bullet – Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering', Fred Brooks made the point that business analysis will always be challenging. Why? Because it's relatively easy to describe the 'who' and 'how' of the current state – this person does something using that tool, then that person does something using another tool, and so on.
What's difficult – often very difficult – is figuring out what is actually being accomplished. And that makes building a useful future state almost impossible. Sometimes, our business clients are so immersed in their job and how they do it they've literally lost sight of what is really being done. That's why the speaker has concluded, after more than 35 years of business analysis, a fundamental ability of great BAs is separating the 'what' from the 'who', 'how', and 'why'.
Backed up by numerous real-life examples, this tutorial will provide practical techniques and frameworks for getting to the essence in a variety of business analysis challenges.
Key learning points include demonstrating how getting to the essence helps by:
Who presents these workshops ?
These workshops are presented by Lori Silverman and Alec Sharp.
Lori has helped firms like McDonalds, Target, GE, and Phillips North America strategize about their future and navigate messy, complex changes. She keynoted at more than 80 events and inspired thousands to take action.
Alec has deep expertise in a rare combination of fields - business process analysis and redesign, strategy development, application requirements specification, and data modelling. His 35 years of hands-on consulting experience, practical approaches, and global reputation in model-driven methods have made him a sought-after resource around the world.
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