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Fifty Shades
of governance
David Morris
BA Development Day 2012
do you find governance sexy?
timesunion/tablehopping/valentinesday
meet Fred
istockphoto/lisegagne/businessmantired
bringing sexy back
… to projects
vettri/terryrichardson/justintimberlakefuturesexlovesounds
topics
gover-what?
what we are talking
about
the fifty shades
when projects go bump
in the night
lean governance
Introduci...
GOVER-WHAT?
WHAT GOVERNANCE IS
Governance means the
laws, policies, rules, and processes of how
we run our countries …
shutterstock/grahamprentice/beehive
… how we run our state or city
photobucket/gcholman/schwarzenegger
I told
you I’d
be back
… how we operate our businesses
alpinevillaretreat/conferenceroom/boardtable
… in fact, it‟s how all our processes are
regulated and controlled
paper/davidjcmorris/IDEF0
… that includes change processes
cpsu/dmo/changemanagement
… in other words governance
is how everything is regulated,
not...
… balancing delegation of authority with
assurance it is wielded wisely
authority
assurances
oversight and support is
many-layered …
many opportunities for „bloat‟
paper/davidjcmorris/wrappers
authority assurances
WHY THIS MATTERS TO
BUSINESS ANALYSTS
business analysis tasks are usually
directed by governance
paper/davidjcmorris/badirected
… or focused on
complying with governance
paper/davidjcmorris/bacomplying
… at senior levels, opportunities to
operate governance processes
paper/davidjcmorris/bacontributing
… or even help define governance
paper/davidjcmorris/badefining
… either way, a lot of what we do is
tied up with governance
paper/davidjcmorris/governance
THE FIFTY SHADES
„shades‟ are
visitors from the underworld
istockphoto/lisegagne/ghost
„shades‟ are
what suck life from our projects
istockphoto/lisegagne/ghost
Are there really fifty?
flickr/fabiolug/number50a
… actually, there are hundreds of problems, however we can
group and sum...
The types of shade
benefits
• defining
• scoping
• tracking
• protecting
oversight
• monitoring
• assuring
• authorising
d...
defining benefits
bigstockphoto/lambroskazan/benefitdictionary
Oversight
Decisions
People
YES, THAT WAS 50!
cruel and unusual treatment
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
we‟re just a humble BA
WHAT WE LEARNED FROM
LEAN/AGILE PRACTICES
eliminate waste
wordpress/aubreydanielsblog/budgetwaste
improve flow
deviantart/michaeljtr/wildwaterflow
reduce burden
wordpress/totallycoolpix/overloaded
do not exceed the stated dose
wordpress/acutakehealth/littlebluepills
“tell me where to sign”
LEAN SIX-STEPARGYLE
Gates are decision points
davidjcmorris/standardNDP
What are the key questions
bigstockphoto/ajvngou/burningquestion
time and cost
paper/davidjcmorris/timemoney
first three questions
paper/davidjcmorris/desirabilityfeasibilityviability
priorities
paper/davidjcmorris/priority
typical governance process
turn everything
on its head
simplify
simplify
paper/davidjcmorris/gateswithingates
paper/davidjcmorris/argyle
ARGYLE within the NPD
paper/davidjcmorris/argylenpd
“it works for me”
How to implement it where you work
Thanks
linkedin.com/in/DavidJCMorris
twitter.com/#!/DavidJCMorris
david@davidjcmorris.com
davidjcmorris.com
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Fifty Shades of Governance

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Applying lean and agile principles to governance ends up with a cut down series of six questions to ask at each and every decision gate; applied the same too all projects, whether at business case stage, in flight, or pre-launch.

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Fifty Shades of Governance

  1. 1. Fifty Shades of governance David Morris BA Development Day 2012
  2. 2. do you find governance sexy? timesunion/tablehopping/valentinesday
  3. 3. meet Fred istockphoto/lisegagne/businessmantired
  4. 4. bringing sexy back … to projects vettri/terryrichardson/justintimberlakefuturesexlovesounds
  5. 5. topics gover-what? what we are talking about the fifty shades when projects go bump in the night lean governance Introducing ARGYLE, the sexy new look for projects
  6. 6. GOVER-WHAT?
  7. 7. WHAT GOVERNANCE IS
  8. 8. Governance means the laws, policies, rules, and processes of how we run our countries … shutterstock/grahamprentice/beehive
  9. 9. … how we run our state or city photobucket/gcholman/schwarzenegger I told you I’d be back
  10. 10. … how we operate our businesses alpinevillaretreat/conferenceroom/boardtable
  11. 11. … in fact, it‟s how all our processes are regulated and controlled paper/davidjcmorris/IDEF0
  12. 12. … that includes change processes cpsu/dmo/changemanagement … in other words governance is how everything is regulated, not especially projects ... however, this talk is about how it applies to change initiatives and projects
  13. 13. … balancing delegation of authority with assurance it is wielded wisely authority assurances
  14. 14. oversight and support is many-layered … many opportunities for „bloat‟ paper/davidjcmorris/wrappers authority assurances
  15. 15. WHY THIS MATTERS TO BUSINESS ANALYSTS
  16. 16. business analysis tasks are usually directed by governance paper/davidjcmorris/badirected
  17. 17. … or focused on complying with governance paper/davidjcmorris/bacomplying
  18. 18. … at senior levels, opportunities to operate governance processes paper/davidjcmorris/bacontributing
  19. 19. … or even help define governance paper/davidjcmorris/badefining
  20. 20. … either way, a lot of what we do is tied up with governance paper/davidjcmorris/governance
  21. 21. THE FIFTY SHADES
  22. 22. „shades‟ are visitors from the underworld istockphoto/lisegagne/ghost
  23. 23. „shades‟ are what suck life from our projects istockphoto/lisegagne/ghost
  24. 24. Are there really fifty? flickr/fabiolug/number50a … actually, there are hundreds of problems, however we can group and summarise these easily into fifty shades
  25. 25. The types of shade benefits • defining • scoping • tracking • protecting oversight • monitoring • assuring • authorising decisions • approval • intervening • readying • closing people • culture • champions • capability • assignments
  26. 26. defining benefits bigstockphoto/lambroskazan/benefitdictionary
  27. 27. Oversight
  28. 28. Decisions
  29. 29. People
  30. 30. YES, THAT WAS 50!
  31. 31. cruel and unusual treatment
  32. 32. WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
  33. 33. we‟re just a humble BA
  34. 34. WHAT WE LEARNED FROM LEAN/AGILE PRACTICES
  35. 35. eliminate waste wordpress/aubreydanielsblog/budgetwaste
  36. 36. improve flow deviantart/michaeljtr/wildwaterflow
  37. 37. reduce burden wordpress/totallycoolpix/overloaded
  38. 38. do not exceed the stated dose wordpress/acutakehealth/littlebluepills
  39. 39. “tell me where to sign”
  40. 40. LEAN SIX-STEPARGYLE
  41. 41. Gates are decision points davidjcmorris/standardNDP
  42. 42. What are the key questions bigstockphoto/ajvngou/burningquestion
  43. 43. time and cost paper/davidjcmorris/timemoney
  44. 44. first three questions paper/davidjcmorris/desirabilityfeasibilityviability
  45. 45. priorities paper/davidjcmorris/priority
  46. 46. typical governance process
  47. 47. turn everything on its head
  48. 48. simplify
  49. 49. simplify paper/davidjcmorris/gateswithingates
  50. 50. paper/davidjcmorris/argyle
  51. 51. ARGYLE within the NPD paper/davidjcmorris/argylenpd
  52. 52. “it works for me”
  53. 53. How to implement it where you work
  54. 54. Thanks linkedin.com/in/DavidJCMorris twitter.com/#!/DavidJCMorris david@davidjcmorris.com davidjcmorris.com

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