Upcoming Presentations/Workshops/Programs

IIBA Waterloo Wellington Chapter: May 29, 2013

  So You Think You Can Elicit Requirements 


Consider these sobering statistics:

  • 60% – 80% of project failures can be attributed directly to poor requirements gathering, analysis, and management (Meta Group)
  • Up to 80% of budgets are consumed fixing self-inflicted problems (Dynamic Markets Limited 2007 Study)

We spend so much time fixing the solution; we don’t have time to fix the problem. The Business Analyst and the Project Manager are often at the end of the blame stick. But most of the time, they are not the cause.

There are two fundamental factors that lie at the root cause of these sad statistics. This presentation/workshop explores those two root causes. But more than that, it provides you with a framework that addresses both and more.

Together we’ll explore the Relational Process Model (RPM), a methodology-independent framework for expressing, sharing, and retaining business process knowledge.

RPM is both simple and complex. It can be understood and deployed incrementally and locally to minimize risk. It doesn’t invalidate your current skills. Instead it amplifies them, making you more competent and successful regardless of your level of experience.

So if you need to find out the true and root cause for so many requirements issues, challenges, and failures, join us and let’s learn together. Remember, sometimes it’s the paradigm, not the people that needs to be changed.

IIBA Waterloo Wellington


ProjectWorld*BusinessAnalystWorld 2013: Mon June 3, 2013 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

More Perfect by Design: The science of Business Process Engineering

Functional requirements and performance must be designed into a business process. This presentation introduces the Relational Process Model (RPM)—a systematic framework for designing and managing business processes. The RPM framework connects strategy, processes, projects, and performance. It integrates the work of business analysis, process analysis, and process design into a unified discipline. It opens the future for business analysts.

ProjectWorld*BusinessAnalystWorld 2013



Schulich 3 Day Program: June 10-12, 2013

Designing and Deploying Business Processes for Peak Performance

Implement strategic imperatives and meet business objectives. Learn a systematic approach to designing, deploying and managing business processes throughout your organization.

Aligning business processes with business business strategy can dramatically improve your bottom line results.

This program will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to develop strategy-driven business processes, and employ a structured framework for translating core business objectives into specific, measurable activities.

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More Perfect by Design

The promise is the product.

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