Accelerating Business Analysis SWOT. www.powernoodle.com. This Powernoodle Solution was developed with the help of Powernoodle Expert: Larry Simon. Connect with Larry on LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/larry-simon/0/147/26.
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Larry Simon and his company the Inflection Group provide business analysis, IT management advisory, e-business and enterprise architecture services to a broad range of companies, public sector organizations and early stage businesses.
Before founding the Inflection Group, Larry was a senior partner at Ernst & Young Canada Consulting where he had national responsibility for E&Y’s facilitation and solution delivery centres. While at E&Y he also served as the firm’s Chief Methodologist and Chief Information Officer. He was also previously the Head Judge of the Canadian Information Productivity Awards and on the faculty of the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. He has over 2,000 classroom hours of experience teaching IT strategy, business analysis, project management, TOGAF and IASA Foundation courses.
He is currently on the Ontario Board of CIPS (Canada’s association of IT professionals) and is the IT Infrastructure and Cloud Computing research lead for IT Market Dynamics.
Powernoodle sessions help you bridge the gulf between business people’s understanding of their business and the specialist knowledge of IT people.
Using Powernoodle, groups quickly and respectfully make decisions that everyone understands, supports and is willing to implement.
This guide will provide you with clear guidance on how to organize and facilitate SWOT analysis workshops using Powernoodle.
You will learn how to:
You can customize every Powernoodle session to generate the outcome you need.
A Powernoodle session has an Organizer and any number of Participants.
This guide is designed for an Organizer and discusses some features of Powernoodle that are available only to the Organizer.
This guide also contains information about the role of Participants in a Powernoodle session.
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To create the Requirements Workshop Powernoodle:
What are the opportunities?
Examples might be new processes or technologies.
What are the threats?
Examples might include regulatory changes or advances in technology.
What are our strengths?
Ideas might include things you do particularly well.
What are our weaknesses?
Ideas might include things you could do more quickly, or more efficiently.
In this Powernoodle, the Organizer will customize the Powernoodle and lead the group through 4 questions.
You will deal with each question concurrently. Work through the Brainstorm step for each question, then the categorise for each, and so on.
Encourage everyone to expand on their ideas, ask questions, or provide background information in the Comments.
Brainstorm – encourage Participants to add all their ideas in each Question.
Categorize – sort ideas into department or organization functional areas, for example finance, regs and legal, capital investment, etc.
Vote – set the number of votes per Participants and make sure everyone votes on which ideas are the most important.
Prioritize – ask everyone to assign limited resources to the ideas based on strength, weakness, opportunity or threat.
Report – download the spreadsheet report to capture all input.
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Powernoodle Template: Accelerating Business Analysis SWOT Workshop by Larry Simon and Powernoodle Inc is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.inflectiongroup,comand www.powernoodle.com.