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Great Talent + Best Practice Tools, Techniques and Methods = Successful Outcomes
BPR 360 Framework and System Analyst Training
Inteq's BPR360/Framework™
MoDA Framework Business Analysis and System Analyst Training
Inteq's MoDA/Framework™
Agile Business Analysis Framework and System Analyst Training
Inteq's Agile/Framework™

Inteq's BPR360/Framework™



Business Process Modeling Training Course System Analyst TrainingThe Blueprint for Business Transformation
Engaging People, Process and Technology across the Enterprise


The BPR360/Framework™ developed out of the experiences of numerous business transformation initiatives – from organizational restructuring to enterprise business process reengineering (BPR) to incremental business process improvement (BPI) across the spectrum of industries across the world over many years.

Inteq is provided access to organizations and to business information in a way that most people never see. We are invited to go deep inside organizations to uncover, understand and reengineer complex business concepts that form the foundation of these organizations. That’s our core business.

We analyze organizations from multiple perspectives – the tactical, operational and strategic layers. From this 360º view, where others see chaos, we see patterns. Patten recognition is a core skill that Inteq has refined over many years – it’s an invaluable tool for success in business transformation.

Over time, we have recognized and distilled patterns that occur repeatedly across industries - regardless of the nature of the business. These recurring patterns are the foundation of Inteq’s BPR360/Framework™ - the blueprint for business transformation.

Transformational BPR

Transformational Business Process Reengineering (BPR) disrupts existing business processes - workflows, roles, business policies and procedures, supporting technology and underlying business rules.

Transformational BPR requires new ways of thinking – doing new things in new ways. BPR results in fundamental changes in end-to-end business processes.

Transformational BPR is essential to organizations that encounter a major shift or change in an organization’s business environment – such as competition, regulatory change or economic conditions that requires an organization to rapidly adapt - or risk going into decline.

Transformational BPR results in highly effective, efficient, scalable business processes – that drive enterprise value creation, competitiveness and innovation.

Inteq’s BPR360/Framework™ provides the blueprint for business transformation – engaging people, processes and technology across the enterprise.

Business Process Reengineering Consulting Services

Business Process Reengineering (BPR) results in transformative change. However, transformative BPR is complex and has many interrelated moving parts. Inteq’s team of highly experienced BPR professionals hit the ground running and produce actionable sustainable results quickly.

Inteq brings a cohesive proven approach to Business Process Reengineering through the application of Inteq’s BPR360/Framework™ and associated best practice methods, techniques and deep business knowledge and experience in business process reengineering.

This ensures that changes in business processes, supporting technologies and organizational culture come together synergistically to deliver rapid, on-going and sustainable results.

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The Goal of Business Transformation

  • #1 High Performing Effective in producing customer value and efficient in the utilization of resources to create customer value.
  • #2 Scalable Enables business revenue to grow exponentially, while the staffing of the platform grows linearly / incrementally.
  • #3 Extensible Enables new business functionality (activities, procedures, technology, mechanisms, roles, etc.) to be added quickly and seamlessly to the platform.
  • #4 Adaptable/Nimble Enables proactive early identification and rapid effective response to the shifts and changes in the business environment.
  • #5 Robust Stability of the platform at the tactical, operational and strategic layers to enable an organization to leverage its strengths (and bolster weakness) to exploit opportunities and mitigate threats from shifts and changes in the business environment.
  • #6 Transparent Enables the appropriate stakeholders to accurately, thoroughly and unambiguously understand the components and moving parts at each layer of the platform.

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Inteq’s MoDA/Framework™ was developed and refined over years of experience from numerous business and systems analysis projects across the spectrum of industries around the world.

The framework is the foundation of our consulting services, training programs and technical services. 

To learn more about how Inteq's consulting professionals and the MoDA/Framework™ and method can improve the speed, agility and quality of the analysis process in your organization, please contact us:

Phone: 800.719.4627

Email: info@inteqgroup.com
BPR360 Framework Whitepaper and System Analyst Training

Inteq's BPR360/Framework™The Blueprint for Business Transformation

This in-depth 12-page white paper includes:
  • Business Process Reengineering vs. Business Process Improvement
  • 6 Goals of Transformational BPR
  • 5 reasons BPR often fails to deliver transformative and sustainable change
  • The moving parts of BPR: people, processes and technology
  • The 3 layers of BPR: tactical, operational and strategic
  • 10 changes in the business environment that require transformational BPR
  • The steps in moving forward with BPR
Download the Whitepaper as a PDF

Requirements Chaos

Business transformation is difficult. Most organizations struggle to achieve transformational and sustainable change regardless of the amount of time and resources expended on the effort.

Transformational BPR requires engaging people, processes and technology across the enterprise from 360° - at the tactical, operational and strategic layers of the organization.

The Tactical Layer - The tactical layer of an organization is composed of many interrelated work activities, workflows and supporting policies, procedures, technologies and the hands-on staff performing the work activities. The tactical layer is complicated because all of these interrelated elements must work as cohesive processes to create value for an organization.

The Operational Layer – The operational layer of an organization includes the organization structure (functions and reporting hierarchies), the supervisory and managerial roles, and the network of horizontal relationships across the organization. The operational layer of an organization is complex because of the dynamic interactions among and subjective decisions made by the operators (supervisors and managers).

The Strategic Layer - The strategic layer of an organization identifies and analyzes shifts and changes in the business environment – and enables the operational and tactical layers to respond and adapt business to these shifts and changes. Successful organizations create business chaos at the strategic layer of the organization.

Organizations are complicated, complex and chaotic. Organizations that embrace and successfully manage the chaos associated with continual shifts and changes in their business environment thrive regardless of the relentless waves of shifts and changes.

 


 

Transformational BPR is essential to organizations that encounter a major shift or change in an organization’s business environment – or risk going into decline.

The 10 types of recurring shifts and changes in the business environment that require transformational BPR include:Periods of Rapid Growth

  • Enterprise Application Software Initiatives
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Process Outsourcing & Shared Services
  • Leaning / Flatting the Organizational Hierarchy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Divestitures / Going Private
  • Pre-IPO / Early Post IPO
  • Graying of the Workforce / Talent Acquisition
  • Organizational Renaissance

The Next Step

Every organization continually experiences major changes and shifts in their business environment and almost every organization is experiencing at least one of the 10 reasons - and typically multiple reasons for transformational BPR.

A business platform that is high-performing, scalable, extensible, adaptable/nimble, robust and transparent enables your organization to successfully manage and leverage the chaos of continual shifts and changes in your business environment.

Successful transformation requires substantial business knowledge, adept judgment and seasoned experience.

When you are ready for transformational BPR the next step is very simple – contact us and let’s discuss your organization and BPR requirements in more detail.

We can assist your organization in creating the future-state blueprint of your business - and transform the blueprint into reality.

Inteq's MoDA/Framework™



System Analyst TrainingThe Toolkit for Business Requirements Analysis Delivering Speed, Quality and Agility

Inteq's MoDA/Framework™ (MoDA = Model Driven Analysis) has emerged as the global standard for business analysis and business systems analysis. The framework delivers breakthrough speed, agility and quality of analysis. The framework provides the tactical blueprint for business transformation.
The framework is a cohesive body of knowledge consisting of practical techniques and proven concepts that utilize intuitive business-oriented visual diagrams (e.g. process maps, activity diagrams, entity relationship diagrams, state transition diagrams) to rapidly discover, critically analyze and clearly blueprint forward facing business requirements.

The MoDA/Framework™ is the Rosetta stone of business and systems analysis. The framework provides the essential common standard for clear communication of business knowledge among analysts, business domain experts and IT professionals.

Inteq’s MoDA/Framework™ represents decades of experience discovering, applying and refining business and systems analysis best practice techniques and methods from thousands of client interactions across the spectrum of industries and types of organizations around the world.

The MoDA/Framework™ is an authentic body of knowledge constructed from recurring patterns of successful analysis gleaned from rigorous application of these techniques. The MoDA/Framework™ is leverage; it cuts through the noise and chaos of business and systems analysis.

The MoDA/Framework™ represents standardized best practices that business and systems analysts can consistently and effectively apply across projects, across the organization.

Eight Reasons Why the MoDA/Framework™ Delivers Breakthrough Speed, Agility and Quality of Analysis

#1: Intuitive Visual Analysis
MoDA is an acronym for “Model Driven Analysis.” The MoDA/Framework™ utilizes intuitive business-oriented models (diagrams), rather than words and text, to visually represent business rules and requirements.

Model driven analysis is intuitive. It enables analysts to quickly and intuitively identify, capture and analyze complex business concepts and subtle underlying relationships.
#2: Better Faster Analysis
One of the most powerful concepts of the MoDA/Framework™ is pattern recognition. Inteq has identified recurring patterns of business rules. The framework distills these patterns into a coherent standard.

These patterns enable analysts to rapidly identify and discover business rules and requirements. Recognizing patterns exponentially increases the speed and quality of analysis.

The framework is a formidable tool to quickly identify, analyze and refine business rules and requirements - resulting in effective, efficient analysis.
#3: Agile Analysis
There are many industry-standard Requirements and Definition Management (RDM) methods - including many forms of Agile such as Scrum. The MoDA/Framework™ is compatible with any traditional or rapid analysis approach.

Any point in an approach or method labeled “Requirements” (e.g. Identify Requirements, Gather Requirements, Analyze Requirements, Validate Requirements, Specify Requirements, etc.) the MoDA/Framework™ seamlessly plugs-in to enable rapid, accurate and thorough requirements definition and management.
#4: Clear Unambiguous Analysis
The MoDA/Framework™ is the Rosetta stone of analysis.

Communication between subject matter experts and analysts is often vague. This communication is typically translated into text. Analysts and project participants spend significant time arguing to decipher the text, rather than analyzing business concepts.

Ambiguity permeates throughout the analysis process. The framework’s visual diagrams overcome the ambiguity and subjectivity of text based analysis. The MoDA/Framework™ provides an intuitive common frame of reference that everyone understands.
#5: Synergistic Analysis
The MoDA/Framework™ utilizes a cohesive set of integrated models (diagrams). As business rules or requirements are identified and captured in one model, corresponding impacts on the other models are rapidly evaluated and reflected.

This synergistic 360 degree view of your business space ensures thorough and rigorous analysis from multiple perspectives. Project participants internalize new information quickly and visualize how rules and requirements interact and fit together.
#6: Deep Analysis
The MoDA/Framework’s™ visual models uncover deep business knowledge. The models are iteratively developed, analyzed, improved and revised. The body of business knowledge evolves with each iteration.

Underlying business rules and requirements are objectively exposed - gaps, disconnects and misconceptions in business knowledge are readily identified and quickly resolved.
#7: Engaged Analysis
The MoDA/Framework’s™ visual models are business intuitive and easily understood by everyone. Communication gaps between participants, analysts and IT professionals are eliminated. This transparency inspires projects participants to engage in the analysis processes. Participants take ownership and willingly contribute their business knowledge, challenge existing rules and provide new ideas. Engaging and taking ownership results in relevant requirements, better solutions and smoother implementations.
#8: Leverage-able Analysis
Application of the MoDA/Framework™ produces a standardized repository of commonly understood and accessible business knowledge. The models cohesively capture deep business knowledge from across the organization that lives informally in people’s minds. This knowledge is leverage-able and extensible. Anyone (even those not connected to the original analysis) quickly grasps the business knowledge represented by the models. The models provide a rapid starting point for additional analysis. This knowledge is transcendent. The visual models provide a powerful reference tool, beyond analysis, that educates, informs and illustrates business processes, policies, procedures and concepts.

Contact Us Today!

Inteq’s MoDA/Framework™ was developed and refined over years of experience from numerous business and systems analysis projects across the spectrum of industries around the world.

The framework is the foundation of our consulting services, training programs and technical services. 

To learn more about how Inteq's consulting professionals and the MoDA/Framework™ and method can improve the speed, agility and quality of the analysis process in your organization, please contact us:

Phone: 800.719.4627

Email: info@inteqgroup.com
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The Five Essential Business Analysis Questions

This in-depth eight-page whitepaper presents the five essential business analysis questions that:
  • Deeply engage stakeholders in analysis
  • Challenge legacy business rules and requirements
  • Enable agile forward facing requirements analysis
  • Form the basis for effective change management
  • Applies critical thinking to business analysis
  • Result in consistent analysis across the organization
Download the PDS as a Whitepaper

Requirements Chaos

Requirements definition and management (RDM) in many organizations is time consuming, resource intensive and fraught with disconnects and misconceptions that typically propagate through subsequent phases of a project.

Business end users and subject matter experts have differing and often conflicting definitions of requirements within the same business space.

Analysts are under pressure to "get" the requirements quickly and "get it right". There is little tolerance from stakeholders in getting the requirements wrong.

Frequently, the hand-off to the solutions team is a vague set of ambiguous text based requirements that are subject to a wide range of interpretation.

Solutions architects and developers are under pressure to "get" the solution configured (for vendor products) and/or "get" the requirements coded and into production quickly.

The result is that solution architects and developers, because of time pressure, often interpret vague and ambiguous requirements from the perspective of minimizing configuration, development and implementation time.

Requirements chaos often results in missed opportunities for improving business processes, costly systems (internally developed or vendor solutions) that often do not adequately support business and user requirements - and require substantial and costly on-going maintenance.

The solution to the requirements chaos? Inteq's MoDA/Framework™ - the tactical blueprint for business and systems analysis - delivering speed, agility and quality of analysis!

Inteq's Agile/Framework™



Business-Process-Modeling-Training-CourseThe Roadmap for Agile Business AnalysisEnabling Rapid Transformation of Business Requirements into Business Value

Agile business analysis is the ability to rapidly and accurately identify, analyze and specify business requirements within a rapidly changing chaotic business environment to get the right requirements "right" – by using the right techniques, to deliver the right level of detail and precision, to the right people at the right time to maximize customer and business value.

Agile business analysis has the overarching objective of maximizing the customer and business value. In other words – delivering increasing levels of effectiveness - better requirements, faster requirements - at increasing levels of efficiency. 

Maximizing the customer and business value is not just an aspirational objective. Agile business analysis is a core objective – it comprises a spectrum of techniques and methods to maximize customer and business value. 

Inteq’s Agile/Framework™ provides the roadmap for rapidly analyzing and intelligently prioritizing business requirements within a rapidly changing chaotic business environment - by using the right techniques, to deliver the right level of detail and precision, to the right people at the right time.

The MoDA/Framework™ is an authentic body of knowledge constructed from recurring patterns of successful analysis gleaned from rigorous application of these techniques. The MoDA/Framework™ is leverage; it cuts through the noise and chaos of business and systems analysis.

The MoDA/Framework™ represents standardized best practices that business and systems analysts can consistently and effectively apply across projects, across the organization.

What is the Next Step?

It's a very complex, globally competitive, rapidly changing business environment. Are the business processes and supporting applications in your organization really keeping pace with ever increasing demands for organizational effectiveness and operational efficiency?

Does your team and organization have the critical thinking skills and analysis techniques to rapidly identify, analyze and articulate essential business requirements? Are you able to rapidly define and specify your business requirements at the level of detail of functional requirements? 

If you can, what are the benefits? If you can’t, what are the risks? 

Successful business analysis requires business knowledge, adept judgment and seasoned experience. Inteq’s elite business analysis training programs and professional consulting services enable you, your team and your organization to achieve high-impact high-value results quickly. 

Inteq’s frameworks and methods were developed and refined over years of experience from numerous business and systems analysis projects across the spectrum of industries around the world - and are the foundation of our consulting services and training programs.

To learn more about how Inteq can improve the speed, agility and quality of the analysis process in your organization, please contact us:

Phone: 800.719.4627

Email: info@inteqgroup.com
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The Inteq Agile/Framework™

Breaking the Myth of the Iron Triangle

This In-Depth Six-Page Whitepaper Includes:
  • Agile Enterprises vs. Industry Dinosaurs
  • Breaking the myth of the Iron Triangle
  • The Iron Triangle of IT projects
  • Creating customer and business value
  • Improving enterprise agility
  • Agile Business Requirements Analysis
Download the PDS as a Whitepaper

Complicated, Complex and Chaotic

Today’s rapidly changing global business environment is complicated, complex and chaotic. Organizations must deliver higher levels of customer and business value at increasing levels of efficiency. Agile business analysis enables organizations to rapidly recognize - even anticipate - the changes in the variables in the project and business environment. 

The application of the Agile/Framework™ enables business analysts to execute quick and well-coordinated movements in the allocation of project resource and the application of analysis techniques and methods in response to the changes to get the right requirements "right" – by using the right techniques to deliver the right level of detail and precision, to the right people at the right time to maximize customer and business value.

Quality Analysis Matters

The Global Leader in Business and Systems Analysis
Business Systems Analysis and Business Systems Analyst Certification

Intuitive Visual Analysis

MoDA is an acronym for “Model Driven Analysis.” The MoDA/Framework™ utilizes intuitive business-oriented model Read more

Intuitive Visual Analysis

MoDA is an acronym for “Model Driven Analysis.” The MoDA/Framework™ utilizes intuitive business-oriented models (diagrams), rather than words and text, to visually represent business rules and requirements.
IT Business Analyst Training Courses and Certification Courses for System Analyst

Better Faster Analysis

One of the most powerful concepts of the MoDA/Framework™ is pattern recognition. Inteq has identified recurrin Read more

Better Faster Analysis

One of the most powerful concepts of the MoDA/Framework™ is pattern recognition. Inteq has identified recurring patterns of business rules. The framework distills these patterns into a coherent standard.
Business Systems Analysis Training and Business Analyst Continuing Education

Agile Analysis

There are many industry-standard Requirements and Definition Management (RDM) methods - including many forms o Read more

Agile Analysis

There are many industry-standard Requirements and Definition Management (RDM) methods - including many forms of Agile such as Scrum. The MoDA/Framework™ is compatible with any traditional or rapid analysis approach.

Any point in an approach or method labeled “Requirements” (e.g. Identify Requirements, Gather Requirements, Analyze Requirements, Validate Requirements, Specify Requirements, etc.) the MoDA/Framework™ seamlessly plugs-in to enable rapid, accurate and thorough requirements definition and management.
Business Management Courses and Business Systems Analysis

Clear Unambiguous Analysis

The MoDA/Framework™ is the Rosetta stone of analysis. Communication between subject matter experts and analyst Read more

Clear Unambiguous Analysis

The MoDA/Framework™ is the Rosetta stone of analysis. Communication between subject matter experts and analysts is often vague. This communication is typically translated into text. Analysts and project participants spend significant time arguing to decipher the text, rather than analyzing business concepts.
Ambiguity permeates throughout the analysis process. The framework’s visual diagrams overcome the ambiguity and subjectivity of text based analysis. The MoDA/Framework™ provides an intuitive common frame of reference that everyone understands.
Business Systems Analyst Certification and IT Business Analyst Training Courses

Deep Analysis

The MoDA/Framework’s™ visual models uncover deep business knowledge. The models are iteratively developed, ana Read more

Deep Analysis

The MoDA/Framework’s™ visual models uncover deep business knowledge. The models are iteratively developed, analyzed, improved and revised. The body of business knowledge evolves with each iteration.

Underlying business rules and requirements are objectively exposed - gaps, disconnects and misconceptions in business knowledge are readily identified and quickly resolved.
IT Business Analyst Training Courses and Certification Courses for System Analyst

Engaged Analysis

The MoDA/Framework’s™ visual models are business intuitive and easily understood by everyone. Communication ga Read more

Engaged Analysis

The MoDA/Framework’s™ visual models are business intuitive and easily understood by everyone. Communication gaps between participants, analysts and IT professionals are eliminated. This transparency inspires projects participants to engage in the analysis processes. Participants take ownership and willingly contribute their business knowledge, challenge existing rules and provide new ideas. Engaging and taking ownership results in relevant requirements, better solutions and smoother implementations.
Certification Courses for System Analyst and Business Analyst Continuing Education

Synergistic Analysis

The MoDA/Framework™ utilizes a cohesive set of integrated models (diagrams). As business rules or requirements Read more

Synergistic Analysis

The MoDA/Framework™ utilizes a cohesive set of integrated models (diagrams). As business rules or requirements are identified and captured in one model, corresponding impacts on the other models are rapidly evaluated and reflected.

This synergistic 360 degree view of your business space ensures thorough and rigorous analysis from multiple perspectives. Project participants internalize new information quickly and visualize how rules and requirements interact and fit together.
Business Analyst Continuing Education and System Analyst Training

Leverage-able Analysis

Application of the MoDA/Framework™ produces a standardized repository of commonly understood and accessible bu Read more

Leverage-able Analysis

Application of the MoDA/Framework™ produces a standardized repository of commonly understood and accessible business knowledge. The models cohesively capture deep business knowledge from across the organization that lives informally in people’s minds. This knowledge is leverage-able and extensible. Anyone (even those not connected to the original analysis) quickly grasps the business knowledge represented by the models. The models provide a rapid starting point for additional analysis. This knowledge is transcendent. The visual models provide a powerful reference tool, beyond analysis, that educates, informs and illustrates business processes, policies, procedures and concepts.

Tools, Techniques & Methods

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BPR360/Framework™

BPR360/Framework™

The Blueprint for Business Transformation
Inteq’s BPR360/Framework™ provides the blueprint for business transformation – engaging people, processes and technology across the enterprise from 360° - at the tactical, operational and strategic layers of the organization.

The result: highly effective, efficient, scalable business processes – that drive enterprise value creation, competitiveness and innovation.
MoDA/Framework™

MoDA/Framework™

The Toolkit for Business Requirements Analysis
Inteq’s MoDA/Framework™ provides the toolkit for getting the requirements “right” – utilizing a cohesive set of intuitive business oriented visual diagrams (e.g. process maps, activity diagrams, etc.) to rapidly identify, critically analyze and clearly specify forward facing business systems requirements.

The result: breakthrough speed, accuracy and depth of business and systems analysis.
Agile/Framework™

Agile/Framework™

The Roadmap for Agile Business Analysis
Inteq’s Agile/Framework™ provides the roadmap for rapidly analyzing and intelligently prioritizing business requirements within a rapidly changing chaotic business environment - by using the right techniques, to deliver the right level of detail and precision, to the right people at the right time.

The result: rapid transformation of business requirements into business value.

Business Process Re-Engineering & IT Modernization

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