What's the "Bail-In" All About?

We'll work with you to quickly "bail-in" your project Business Requirements. At the same time, we'll help develop your in-house analysts to be the best they can be. We'll use a method that is proven, fast, agile, effective, and without chaos or risk.

Our approach is based on the PowerStart 6-Point Project Plan. The project must be a real, live project and the business requirements analysis usually lasts from 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the complexity and size. It's intended for “challenged” or "at risk" projects, but can be used on any kind of project, even if it isn't challenged. 

This usually takes 10-20 days. It can be more or less, depending on the need and the size of the project. Also, it may not be consecutive days – it may extend over a longer calendar period, to adjust to the availability of subject-matter experts (SMEs) to the project team. The plan includes: 

  • Initiate Project: Working with one or more selected members of your team, we will identify “co-pilots” for the project. We will analyze and document the project rationale, mandate, perceived scope, Discovery Sessions schedule, identified risks, expectations and budget for the requirements analysis. We will also define the metrics required to measure project “success”.

  • Define Project Parameters: We will identify all required client and subject-matter expert involvement, as well as the deliverables and artifact standards for the business requirements. This will be integrated into the overall project plan, which – if it entails phased delivery – will include phased business requirements analysis. Most importantly, we will define the acceptance and “sign off” process for the business requirements.

  • Provide Initial Team Onboarding: The team will be guided and coached through a one-day PowerStart Business Analysis orientation workshop. The team will also receive a copy of Trond Frantzen’s book,“Process Modeling for Business Analysts Made Easy”. This orientation session will set the standards for all analysis activities through the project.

  • Plan & Conduct Project Scope Blitz: Working with the team, we will plan and invite subject-matter experts to a ½-day or 1-day Project Scope Blitz. We will then lead the team in conducting the scheduled Project Scope Blitz to detail the actual scope and the business areas / departments involved at each stage of the business analysis process. This gets the entire extended team on the same page.

  • Plan & Conduct Discovery Sessions: Based on the outcome of the Project Scope Blitz, we will lead the team to plan subsequent detailed Discovery Sessions, and predict the precise amount of time needed to complete the business requirements analysis. Based on the schedule established, we will lead the team to conduct detailed Discovery Sessions with clients and subject-matter experts to complete the business requirements analysis.  

  • Complete Business Requirements Analysis: During the process of developing the business requirements for the project, we will guide the team in completing the Project Business Requirements, including sign-offs.

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What does all this cost, you ask? 

A "bail-in" of your business requirements ... fast, clear, concise, accurate ... comes at a reasonable price. Contact us and we'll have a talk.

But before you do, take a look at what other clients have said. Then contact us, and we'll talk.

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