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Psychology of Business Analysis

sheryllampert Blog, Business Transformation

I have no background in psychology but I do find myself acting the role of cubicle therapist. Although not explicit in the job description of a Business Analyst, it’s implied. Both roles require a great deal of analyzing human behavior. Some core competencies associated with the study of psychology and business analysis are listed below: Psychologist         …

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One Size Does Not Fit All – Create an O365 Governance Plan They’ll Use

kathleenzoller Applications, Blog, Business Transformation

I’ve noticed that when I discuss O365 governance my audience generally gets that “deer-in-the-headlights” look on their faces and quickly lose interest.  It’s just not a sexy topic, and the thought of preparing a governance plan can be daunting and overwhelming to the business.   Creating a simple governance plan scaled to the business can provide the necessary standards and guidelines …

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You Can’t Fake Expert

erinzimmerman Blog, Business Transformation

  Hire a professional? Psshh please. With the internet king of DIY tutorials: 46 ways to play guitar like a pro, 5 steps to successful ERP implementation, or 7 ways to transform your business model; we become self-employed experts. When did a post with the highest number of views, likes and hearts become the best practice? As business and technology …

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Change – What’s In It For Me??

debralarsen Blog, Business Transformation, Collaboration, Transformation

The answer is not a new bottle of Tums. Research findings from Gartner1, Prosci2, and other highly reputable firms, consistently substantiate change management. More specifically, managing the people side of change is a leading factor in having the most impact on the ROI of projects. Lack of structured change management is called out as a main factor in projects not …

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Strategy without Execution is Fluff

dennisshipman Blog, Business Transformation, Transformation

  How would you respond to the following questions? “Does your company have a strategy in place?” And, “Is your company executing that strategy?” My sense is that many of us would respond with a tentative “yes”, followed by a “but”, that would qualify the validity of the first answer.  In reality many companies have a strategy in the form of …

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The Power of Social Collaboration

allisonmartyn Blog, Business Transformation, Collaboration, Transformation

It seems that everything is social these days. At least it feels like everything needs to have a social element to be considered relevant. Everyone, from companies to not-for-profits to government agencies, is jumping on the bandwagon in the hope that the social dream will come true for their organizations. The leap into the social realm is often just that, …