Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), robotic process automation (RPA), and other new technologies have been advancing at an ever-accelerating rate and eliminating time-consuming manual processes. So, while much of our lives have been on hold during the pandemic, robots have been making great leaps forward. You could say, in fact, that things have been advancing so fast on so many fronts, we need some sort of automated assistant to keep track of it all. You could even argue that we are past automation, and into the stage of hyper automation.
At every level of an organization, there needs to be a way to set priorities and reprioritize projects. Legacy projects can stall due to changing workplace environments, new leadership, and lack of clarity and communication. New projects and opportunities will always pop up and might overshadow older projects that really should take precedence. Perhaps the best way to remain agile and establish priorities within a changing environment is to start at the top with executive and managerial leadership.
Defining Productivity. The definition of what it means to be productive or the standard for productivity can differ from person to person. Generally speaking, we know productivity to mean an individual, team, or organization’s ability to work efficiently within a given time to maximize output. On an individual basis, one person may view productivity as getting more done within a single day, whereas another person views it as getting everything on your plate done as quickly as possible so you have the largest amount of free time remaining.
The business analyst is in the best role to apply that strategic thinking to a project to make sure the results of the project contribute to the strategic goals of the organization and those results do not have a negative organizational impact in the future.
What is FOSS? Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) is software that is distributed with a license that allows users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute it freely. Often, a particular piece of software is available...