There is a lot of talk these days about how social media is increasingly influencing business and how a presence within social media can improve one’s professional reputation. Admittedly it can be negative in some instances but lets ignore that for the time being..!
In the past it’s always been a tricky one for lawyers who by nature are relatively risk averse. Continue reading
In the same way legal technology providers have been making use of Outlook as the hub of a lawyers daily lives now Microsoft are at it. It’s not news but now that I have been playing with the social connector for a while I wanted to share some of my thoughts.
Right to the main question for a law firm. Do I think it should be turned on by default? Continue reading
I was reading a post by Simon May (@simonster) called the new heroes of the next gen IT dept.. and I wondered who currently fulfilled the IT Marketing and communications role in your IT dept? I know the post covers three roles but I’m only focusing on the last one.
Well does it sound familiar? Do you have a dedicated role to fulfill this responsibility? I’m guessing the simple answer is no. I’m sure there are people in various teams who fulfil the parts of the role but there is no single point of responsibility. Continue reading
During any project, the process whereby the business analyst validates the requirements gathered from the project stakeholders is of utmost importance. Getting the collection signed off and frozen is key, but we all know it’s a challenge, and it’s not going to happen at the first attempt.
When I think about how to do this, I always think about the end game. The aim of validating these requirements should create the foundations of a story that ultimately leaves your audience happy. Continue reading
A LinkedIn update from Giles the other day read “Working on more reliable mechanisms for the transfer of the underdocumented elements of business analysis. Osmosis doesn’t quite cut it.” I’m not sure what exactly he meant (is underdocumented a word) but I joked that perhaps he should use the ‘back of a fag packet’ approach. It got me thinking about requirements and the how best to share them and ultimately get them signed off.
What is a good requirement? Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to do this for a few months and finally pulled together a list of business analyst resources that I use fairly regularly.
Please add more resources and links via a comment.
Please look to the right of your screen > yes beyond the screen shot.
So we’ve all been there.. You’ve heard the rumours, there’s a project which has become a problem.. It’s become a ‘trainwreck’. I’ve used the term ‘trainwreck’ after reading such a post written by Steven in the SLAW website and I thought i’d add some comments.
Trainwrecks happen for many different reasons, whether that be poor requirements, poor project management, limited project resource, poor support from a vendor or incredibly short timescales to deliver. The important thing to realise is that they happen more regularly the people think. Continue reading
It’s an interesting point raised very well by Dan Rockwell in his post titled ‘Refocusing on people.’
In the #legalIT world I often hear too much emphasis on methodologies, systems and processes and not enough about the people who are actually doing the work.
It’s simple, the more you feel part of a team and are involved the less you feel like a cog in a process and are willing to go the extra mile to get things done.
You can follow Dan on twitter through @Leadershipfreak