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Reports and Specifications 

Reporting

 

Business transformation specifications along with blueprints provide the foundation for managing business transformation programs.  Reports are provided for:

For further details and examples of reports download a copy of the neXus product presentation.

The Knowledge neXus provides a robust series of standard reports to support the use of the neXus enterprise model. With the Knowledge nexus, you can author new reports for your specific needs.  The knowledgebase underlying the neXus enterprise model is also highly extensible.  Using the knowledgebase in combination with neXus’s report scripting, you can perform complex analysis such as impact assessment and net income analysis. 

Documents published from the enterprise model serve to communicate segments of the model that are relevant to each stage of the enterprise change process.  The neXus itself remains the primary source of knowledge.  Reports are snapshots taken from the neXus.  You always make changes to the neXus model rather than to the published documents. 

Business Architecture

 

These reports allow the analyst to specify all of the components for a change program.  Organization, products and services, bills of material, and supply chains may be specified.  The Business Architecture Document serves as a summary “blueprint” to align the efforts of organizations developing or acquiring human resources, information technologies, facilities and equipment assets.  Asset inventory reports provide a summary of each major type of asset employed by the business. 

Organizational Structure Report

Products and Services

Bill of Materials

Supply Chain Report

Business Architecture Document

Software Inventory

Equipment Inventory

Facility Inventory

Organizational Competency Inventory

Human Competency Inventory

Personal Competency Inventory

Person Role Report

 

Financial Reports

 

In order to understand the performance of a business it is necessary to understand its financial dynamics.  The primary tool for assessing operational performance is the income statement.  Net income analysis derives an income statement from the enterprise operational model that includes organization, products, services, processes, assets, and knowledge.  The income statement allows analysts to compare alternatives for changing business operations.  Bottom line financial results support high order decision making. 

Income Statement

Balance Sheet

 

Process Reports

 

 

 

These reports along with process diagrams are used by business and process analysts to summarize the operation of the businesses that comprise the enterprise.  Income Statement by Process reports are used to communicate knowledge and to evaluate proposed changes.  The reports support “gap analyses” to determine additional requirements for assets such as human competencies in order to implement the new process. 

Process Report

Process Competency Inventory

Process IT Inventory

Process Expense Report

Income Statement by Process

 

Strategy and Performance

 

 

 

These reports provide the context for change.  Strategy defined by executives, tactics developed by managers, and objectives measured by metrics provide the context for change programs.  Change program managers and analysts use strategies, tactics, objectives, and metrics defined by the management team to focus their analysis and to contribute to the selection of changes to be implemented. 

Business Strategy Report

Organizational Objectives Report

Balanced Scorecard Report

 

Human Capital Reports

 

 

 

Human capital analysts break down the set of human capabilities required by a change program into a corresponding set of human competencies.  These competencies are then packaged by design into roles which are finally assigned to positions.  You can produce position description reports to use either in a hiring process or in a instructional design process. 

Competency Requirements Specification

Position Description

Personal Motivation Report

Knowledge Reports

This set of documents shows where knowledge in used within business processes and how this knowledge is retained.  The neXus captures knowledge about the form, location, ownership, of knowledge, etc. of explicit and tacit knowledge. 

Domain Utilization

Subject Utilization

Topic Utilization

Domain Report

Subject Report

Topic Report

Glossary Report

Impact Assessments

 

 

 

When programs propose changes to business operations, it is necessary to understand the impact of those changes in order to avoid unintended consequences and preserve corporate knowledge.  These reports enable analysts to identify other processes and products that the proposed changes will impact. 

Product Asset Report

Personal Impact Assessment

Software Impact Assessment

Equipment Impact Assessment

Facility Impact Assessment

Change Specifications

 

 

 

The result of the business analysis is a model of the enterprise that consists of existing assets that are required to perform a process, and also requires capabilities provided by no available asset.  During the business analysis process analysts identify capabilities required by new processes.  These capabilities are organized into specifications that are passed on from the business analysis team to the component development teams including, for example, information technology and human resources.  These specifications are the point of departure for analyzing each component discipline. 

Human Capital Capability Specification

IT Capability Specification

Equipment Capability Specification

Facility Capability Specification

Knowledge Management Specification

Change Program Reports

 

 

 

The reports in this section document change programs.  As new change programs are initiated they are added into the neXus knowledgebase.  Each program in the neXus identifies a subset of impacted organizations and processes that define the scope of other reports such as capability reports. 

Change Program Scope Report*

Program Glossary Report

Program Summary

Issue Status Report

Program Risk Summary*

Software Development

This set of reports offers an optional interface to the software development organization.  Information Technology Capability Specifications may be turned over directly to the IT development organization or initial phases of the analysis can be conducted using neXus tools for use case analysis and requirements capture.  This latter approach offers tighter integration between the business analysis and the IT analysis.  For example, actors in a use case may be directly linked to the roles defined for business processes.  Information technology capabilities required by the business analysis are linked directly to use cases and requirements.  Subsequently software applications will be either purchased or developed to provide the information technology capabilities required by the business analysis. 

Use Case Document

Software Application Specification

Software Requirements

 

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