BA Technique #32: Organisational Modeling

Analyzing an organisation’s structure, roles, and relationships to understand how it functions and impacts business processes

Erivan de Sena Ramos

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Attention, BAs! We’re here to unveil another captivating Business Analysis technique from The BABOK Guide v3. It’s time to embark on a journey exploring the intricate world of system behaviour and user experience through the technique of Organisational Modeling. By analyzing organisational structures, relationships, and workflows, Business Analysts can optimize system design and analysis outcomes. Let’s get into this immediately!

What is this technique about?

Organisational Modeling has its origins in the field of organisational theory and management, with the purpose of visualizing and analysing intricate organisational structures and processes. Business Analysts have since embraced this technique as a way to gain a deeper understanding of how organisations function and align business strategies with operational realities.

How to apply this technique?

Here are some suggested steps to apply this technique in Business Analysis:

  1. Identify the Scope: Determine the modeling focus.
  2. Gather Relevant Information: Collect necessary data for modeling.
  3. Identify Stakeholders: Recognize key stakeholders involved.
  4. Choose Modeling Techniques: Select appropriate modeling methods.
  5. Build the Organizational Model: Construct the model accurately.
  6. Analyze the Current State: Assess strengths and weaknesses.
  7. Define the Future State: Envision desired improvements.
  8. Validate the Model: Obtain stakeholder feedback for verification.
  9. Communicate the Model: Effectively convey model insights.
  10. Incorporate the Model in Analysis: Integrate the model with other analysis activities.
  11. Maintain and Update the Model: Regularly review and refine the model.

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Erivan de Sena Ramos

Business Analysis & Requirements Engineering enthusiast. Information Systems & Software Engineering specialist. MBA in PM & HR. CBAP, PMP, CSM, ITIL & COBIT