NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

11:35 am – 12:35 pm | Presentation | Room: Pompeian I & II

Business Design Methodology: A Business Enabler

Presented by: Susan Block, Marie Brady


Business Design Methodology (BDM) is a structured approach to design new processes or to radically redesign current processes. BDM enables "breakthrough" business results by effecting operating models, renovating workflows, and reorganizing roles and responsibilities, within and across lines of business.  BDM is conducted after small process improvement initiatives have stabilized a process, but the process is no longer capable of meeting business needs, client expectations or strategic objectives.  BDM is an enabler of Business Architecture because it leverages the business's desire to envision the possibilities while planning for tangible implementation.  A BDM initiative is scoped, resourced and funded with business sponsorship and full engagement.  BDM outcomes align the people, process, technology and data capabilities with solution options and attainable benefits.  The majority of BDM initiatives spawn projects that are typically delivered via Agile because the transition from described capabilities flows directly into the development of product features.  BDM will continue to evolve as we incorporate Lean Design principles per organizational adoption.

Come hear about the Business Design Methodology framework, the infusion of applied techniques, the variety of executed case studies, and how our practitioners have created a BDM Center of Excellence dedicated to coaching, training and executing the methodology. 

Sue Block and Marie Brady, BDM practitioners at The Vanguard Group, will jointly present how to apply the methodology from their respective Chief Technology Office and Systems Integration views.

What attendees Will Learn:

  • Know why and when to apply a Business Design Methodology
  • Articulate the benefits of using a prescribed Business Design Methodology
  • Explain the Business Design Methodology components


 Susan Block

Susan Block, CBAP

Program Manager
The Vanguard Group

Susan is currently a Program Manager at The Vanguard Group in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Susan is a multi-faceted Business Analysis professional with experience in project planning, process improvement, business systems analysis, software quality assurance, and data design. She has worked in the financial services, insurance, and manufacturing industries. She is an expert in Agile requirements planning and execution, she is a leader of enterprise-level Business Architecture efforts, and she is an author and trainer of in-house Business Analysis courses. Susan is a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) and a champion of the BA role. Susan regularly presents at Business Analysis conferences. She served as past President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). She also contributed to the IIBA® Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK).

Susan's 2016 Presentations:

  1. Business Design Methodology: A Business Enabler
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (11:35 am – 12:35 pm)

 Marie  Brady

Marie Brady, CBAP

Business Analyst Manager
The Vanguard Group

Marie Brady is recognized by the IIBA® as a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) since 2008. She has worked at Vanguard in Malvern, Pennsylvania for the past fifteen years as a Business Analyst (within a business unit) and as a Business System Analyst (within an information technology unit), leading business analysis and requirements gathering for a variety of projects supporting Fund Accounting, Portfolio & Data Management and Compliance Testing. Projects have included tactical solutions, strategic solutions, vendor analysis, product implementation and enterprise analysis. Both the waterfall and agile methodologies have been applied.

Marie's 2016 Presentations:

  1. Business Design Methodology: A Business Enabler
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (11:35 am – 12:35 pm)

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