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The Business Process Analysis for a Project Manager

The Business Process Analysis for a Project Manager
By James SwansonGlobal Knowledge Course Director

Enterprises, whether they are commercial, non-profit, or government entities, are operational organizations that operate through the execution of hundreds of processes. The quality of these processes affects every aspect of the enterprise and these processes are rarely static. Business Process Analysis (BPA) is the discipline of examining processes so that they may be changed to align with enterprise objectives.

There are a number of reasons why PMs, in particular, must understand the BPA discipline. Project Management is a discipline full of processes that are targets for improvement. Also many projects originate from BPA, and the project implements the improvements, or the BPA is the project itself. This series of posts will explain BPA and why it is important to Project Managers.

What Is a Quality Process?

Most PMs are familiar with the traditional characteristics of a project. Read the Complete Article

What Are the Contents of a Business Case?

What Are the Contents of a Business Case?
By James SwansonGlobal Knowledge Course Director

An effective way to consider what should be contained in a business case is to think like the decision makers. Put yourself in their shoes and imagine you were being held accountable for selecting the best investments for your enterprise. You would probably include the following information:

Executive Summary

This is the leading section in a business case, but the last part written containing the concise summary of the business case main points which are elaborated in the other sections.

Why Consider This Project?

All projects must pass a certain test before they are selected for the portfolio. As compelling as the project appears, it doesn’t belong in the portfolio if it can’t be aligned with the enterprise high-level business objectives. These objectives are the directives given by the business leaders to guide business decisions. Read the Complete Article

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