Imagine the scene: you’re assigned to a project that’s
entering its detailed requirement phase. You trawl the existing project
documentation and discover that a decision has been made to buy a major new
enterprise-wide IT system – and it’s your job to write the “system
requirements”. Your heart sinks: No analysis of the underlying problem has been
made, and it looks suspiciously like the decision over which IT solution to buy
may have been taken extremely prematurely. Project failure seems inevitable!
This is a hypothetical example, but I suspect many readers
will relate to it. Sometimes organisations get blind-sided by the “Solution
Illusion” – stakeholders fall in love with a solution and run projects to
deploy it without a holistic understanding of the problem.
In this webinar, Adrian Reed of Blackmetric Business
Solutions asks what we can do to help our organisations avoid the “solution
illusion”. During the webinar you will hear tips and techniques to:
- Encourage stakeholders to think more holistically
- Quickly establish the rough scope of a problem
- Elicit or validate the drivers of the project."
Adrian Reed is a Consulting Lead Business Analyst who is
passionate about the analysis profession. He is Principal Consultant and
Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions (www.blackmetric.co.uk), where he
provides business analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of
clients in varying industries. He is a director of the UK chapter of the IIBA, and a member of the team that runs Pragnalysis.com (a site
providing a free BA toolkit including templates). Adrian is a true advocate of
the analysis profession, and is constantly looking for ways of promoting the
value that good analysis can bring. You can read Adrian's blog at http://www.adrianreed.co.uk and follow
him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UKAdrianReed.
Adrian will be
speaking on this year’s BA Conference Europe 2013: www.irmuk.co.uk/ba2013