The JAD team is the very heart of the JAD process and the selection and inclusion of individuals are critical to the overall success of a JAD project. The team should consist of a mixture of skills from a variety of individuals (lead functional, test manager, lead designer, lead architect, end users, etc.).
Gap Analysis is to Identify and Analyze gaps and Recommend solutions for potential gaps identified between user requirements and purchased application (Siebel Horizontal / Vertical functionality)
How to approach Gap Analysis:
Customizations should be minimized
Customizations, if required, should not exceed 20% of the purchased application
Management is a complex task. As a manager, you are continually faced with problems that need solving and decisions that need to be made. Making decisions is not easy, but it is a major part of a manager's role.
Business environments these days are characterized by complexity, and acceleration of everything from communication to production methods. IT has been one of the major drivers of this complexity and acceleration.
In theory the idea of having traditional BSAs involved with a project should work quite well, and in practice it often does. The best analysts are organized and great communicators, having the ability to distill the critical information from your project stakeholders out of the “information noise” that they provide – often through a wide range of modeling techniques.
A Business Analyst is a person who acts as a liaison between business people who have a business problem and technology people who know how to create automated solutions.
BA Role Overview
Gather > Understand > Analyze customer business requirements and develop
- Process flows
- Data flows
- Business requirements documentation.
Conduct impact analysis and document customer business processes.
Step One: Clarify, Negotiate, and Commit to Your Role
Step Two: Understand Your Expected Results
Step Three: Know Your Piece of the Business
Step Four: Build a Great Team
Step Five: Choose Employees Wisely
Step Six: Define and Model Excellence
“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
It always helps to know where your time is going. So, keep track of how you spend your time for two weeks. Sound dull? Boring, maybe? So cut it down to a couple of days. Surprise! Most of your log will show you’re investing your time in people or things not really important to you or your goals.
Groups tasked with providing different views on a topic or issue, solving problems, coordinating complex work processes, or implementing change initiatives are often ineffective in getting decisions made and procedures in place.