The course project requires organizing, mapping, and analyzing a business process for an organization.
1. Compare and contrast two project management programs.
2. Given a specific change management program for a specific company/industry, map and describe the business analysis process that should be followed for successful outcomes.
Papers must be 12-15 pages in length. Follow APA format for title page, reference page, appendix, citations, etc. At least six authoritative, outside references are required (anonymous authors or Web pages are not acceptable). This paper is worth 240 total points and will be graded on quality of research, quality of paper information, use of citations, grammar, and sentence structure (see grading rubric). Paper Outline Executive Summary Business Problem Review Analytical Plan Elicitation Techniques Requirements Communication Enterprise Analysis Requirements Analysis Solution Assessment and Validation Techniques Recommendations Conclusion Appendix Grading Rubrics: Executive Summary (10PTS)- Lists and reviews main points in same order in which they appear in report. Business Problem Review (10PTS)- Provides thorough explanation of identified business process reviewed. Analytical Plan (20PTS)- Includes a thorough description of methodology and tools used for process analysis. Elicitation Techniques (20PTS)- Describes and substantiates techniques used to obtain resources. Requirements (20PTS)- Describes tasks that determine the needs and conditions required for process review. Communication (10PTS)- Identifies and substantiates communication techniques and methods appropriate for business process analysis. Enterprise Analysis (20PTS)- Provides viable strategic plan to meet business process review goals. Requirements Analysis (20PTS)- Substantiates requirements through eliciting, analyzing, and documenting; taking into account possibly conflicting requirements of stakeholders. Solution Assessment and Validation (20PTS)- Describes methods for assessing identified solution and validates that the solution would work. Techniques (10PTS)- Identifies and describes techniques used. Recommendations (30PTS)- Provides viable recommendations after review to include implementation plan. Conclusion (10PTS)- Summarizes major points. Organization & Cohesiveness (20PTS)- Paper is organized, had topical flow, and used appropriate industry vocabulary, concepts, and theory. Paragraph transitions are present and logical, flow maintained throughout paper. Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Grammar and Spelling (20PTS)- Paper is well written and is college level writing. Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed. Spelling is correct. Follows APA format. Total (240PTS)- A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.