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The search for synergy and continuity in business and technology initiatives is a critical success factor for enterprise projects. Vellicate’s Business Analysis (BA) & Requirements Engineering (RE) solutions can help you more effectively plan, manage, and implement customer centric business and technology solutions

Vellicate has a suite of consulting and training solutions that solve the challenges organization’s face when developing their BA / RE processes and skill sets. Vellicate’s solutions are designed within a best practice approach producing repeatable and sustainable results.

Vellicate has worked with client organizations as they adopt this concept and helped them to successfully integrate Business Analysis / Requirements Engineering into their organizations. Our consultants are experts at implementing Business Analysis / Requirements Engineering Best Practice as well as providing support for other BA / RE initiatives

At Vellicate our business analysts focus on defining and elaborating business needs that are aligned to strategic objectives, are feasible to implement and will add measurable business value.

Challenges

Impacts

  • Quantifying the potential business benefit of a change.
  • Uncovering, structuring and articulating a set of complete, valid and feasible requirements.
  • Achieving the right balance between business driven requirements and system constraints.
  • Understanding the impacts of change on your organisation.
  • Taking key operational staff away from core BAU activities to resource project teams.
  • Misinterpretation between business and project delivery teams.
  • Delivery of technology solutions that don’t meet the actual business needs.
  • Failure to align solutions with business strategy and drivers.
  • Significant cost and time over-runs.
  • Damage to business effectiveness and performance.

Our business analysts focus on defining and elaborating business needs that are aligned to strategic vision, are feasible to implement and will add measurable business value.

We undertake deep analysis necessary to:

  • Understand the impact of changes to an organization.
  • Model new business processes and designs.
  • Define business requirements to measure quality and success of the solution.
  • Identify business constraints on system behavior and user interaction for system components.

This business value driven approach ensures that project budgets are directed to changes that have the greatest positive impact to organizations.

 

Our Coaching and Mentoring services help you with coaching, reviewing, and commenting on the development of your business analysis artifacts, such as:

  • Business case
  • Business requirements documents
  • Scope/context diagrams
  • Traceability matrix
  • Process models
  • Data models (entity-relationship models)
  • Use case models (primary and alternate paths, includes, extends, generalizations)
  • Storyboards, wireframes and prototypes

 

Open coaching: an open set of hours to meet with your teams or individuals and answer their questions on any of the above and also your concerns about:

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Requirements discovery sessions
  • Requirements analysis
  • Requirements modeling and documentation
  • Prioritization techniques

 

Business process management:

  • Coaching on the development of your scope diagrams and SIPOCS (supplier/inputs/process/outputs/customer)
  • Facilitating or providing feedback on your current and future state process mapping activities
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on processing your artifacts, such as value stream models, swim lanes, and process maps
  • Coaching on suggesting and quantifying improvements

 

Review of Progress

  • Review progress at set intervals, such as 3, 6, 9 months after the initial coaching 
  • Assessments

BENEFITS OF COACHING AND MENTORING

  • Developing and honing skills in Business Analysis, Business Process Management and Project Management.
  • Learning from the best – Our coaches and mentors, with an average of over 20 years of business experience, are also subject matter experts and instructors with a high level of expertise, ideas, and acquired skills.
  • Access to business experience – Regardless of what your team has done or is doing, chances are our mentors have already done something similar. You’ll avoid costly mistakes by learning how to do it right the first time.
  • A sounding board – A Vellicate mentor/coach helps your team to stay on track, check assumptions, generate new ideas, and provides support.
  • Improved chances of success – “You don’t know what you don’t know,” but our mentors do. Leverage their experience and knowledge for your own success.

 

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