People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 10

People, Projects, and Organizations

December 15, 2015
business case

Don’t Shortcut the Business Case Process

Many organizations are light on business cases. It’s a step that is often skipped, and it’s easy to see why. When people have ideas for a […]
December 29, 2015
project team project planning

These Are Not Your Dad’s Project Teams

When you think about what makes a project team effective, your mind will inevitably go to your own past experiences. Maybe you have a sports or […]
January 12, 2016
user acceptance testing

User Acceptance Testing: The Most Important Job You Could be Overlooking

When most people think of business analysis, they think of identifying needs and defining requirements for an end product. A quick search of the web will […]
January 26, 2016
stakeholder analysis project sucess

The Role of Stakeholder Analysis in Project Success

Great performance by project team members is critical for project success, but just as important is the involvement and contributions of project stakeholders, those individuals or […]
February 9, 2016
change control

Change Control Keeps Expectations Clear

Requests for changes aren’t unusual in project management. And that’s OK. If the environment around a project shifts—the budget or the capabilities needed, for example—change should […]
February 23, 2016
effective gantt charts

Effective Gantt Charts: Reading Between the Lines

Chances are, at some point or another, you’ve encountered a Gantt chart. These bar charts are great tools for graphically illustrating a project schedule and, done […]
March 29, 2016
what is project management

The Practicalities of Project Management

Just what is project management? If you’re looking for the textbook project management definition, a good place to start is the Project Management Institute, which defines […]
April 12, 2016
what is business analysis

What’s in a Name: Business Analysis

What is business analysis? Is it work that’s reserved only for those with the professional title? According to the IIBA, “Business Analysis is the practice of […]
April 26, 2016
business analyst responsiblities

Understanding Your Business Analysis Responsibilities

Whether you have the title or not or know the business analyst responsibilities, if you’re doing the work of business analysis, your job is to recommend […]
May 10, 2016
what is project management

What is Project Management: Understanding Your Responsibilities

Modern organizations run on projects, but projects don’t just run successfully on their own. That’s why we have project managers. So what is project management? If […]