Planning

The Value of Business Analysis: Identifying Business Need

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Written by  Aaron Whittenberger   One of the critical roles of the Business Analyst (BA), or Enterprise Analyst (EA), in the area of Enterprise Analysis is to identify business need. Many business professionals make the mistake of thinking that since it is named Enterprise Analysis, that identifying business need can happen only at the enterprise level.…

What to do When a Data Breach Occurs

By David Barton While information security risks have existed for a long time—several U.S. Civil War battles, for instance, were decided by military details secretly obtained by the opposing side—today they bring with them challenging complexities and costly ramifications for businesses. U.S. consumer cyber-attacks in 2013 had a price tag of $38 billion, according to the 2013…

6 Obvious Budget Overruns to Avoid

By Marian Haus, PMP Nowadays, we rarely hear about projects that finish below a given budget. On the contrary, we hear about projects that need more people, more material resources and more time, which ultimately translates into additional costs that strain the project budget. Although it is clear that project costs can be influenced by external…

Oracle Introduces Oracle Project Procurement for Better Alignment of Project Management and Procurement

REDWOOD SHORES, CA–(Marketwired) –  Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) News Summary In order for project-centric businesses with high procurement spend or significant reliance on subcontracts to successfully deliver the expected value to their customers without wasting limited resources, they must ensure that project and procurement teams are closely aligned. To address this challenge, Oracle today announced Oracle…

Microsoft: Cloud lifting

As Nietzsche once said… NO ONE could mistake Satya Nadella for Steve Ballmer, his predecessor as Microsoft’s boss. The burly Mr Ballmer brought high-decibel bumptiousness; the svelte Mr Nadella (pictured) speaks in measured tones and quotes Eliot, Nietzsche and Rilke in his news conferences and memos. The new style may in time grate as much…