"Without conflict, there can never be true consensus."
Abe Wong

All aspects of a business exist at locations. Location analysis is a technique for discovering, assessing and specifying the optimal placement of an organization’s people, information, activities, and materials. Location models are key in performing location analysis by providing a well-documented common vision of current and desired location arrangements.

Location analysis is often overlooked when redeveloping business processes or creating and implementing new applications.
Yet, location analysis has proven to be very useful in determining:

  • How locations can best serve customers.
  • If and when processes, objects, and/or people should be relocated.
  • Natural implementation breaks (based on location) to minimize interface costs.
  • How to better transport data, materials, and other content.
  • How optimizing around locations can enhance customer service and response time

Course Outcomes:
Course Outcomes: Students of Advanced Strategies’ Business Location Modeling will return to work:

  1. Recognizing the importance of analyzing locations for successful projects.
  2. Able to read and use location models.
  3. Able to produce moderately complex location models.

Course Outline:
Review of Analysis & Modeling Concepts
  • Business Aspects
  • Analysis vs. Design
  • Types of Facts
  • Key Premises
Fundamentals of Business Location Modeling
  • Sites
  • Traffic
  • Geographic Areas
  • Facilities
  • Mobile Sites
  • Enterprise, Customer, and Vendor Sites
  • Channels
  • Cargo
  • Carriers
  • Material
  • Data
  • Control
  • Participant
Getting Started
  • Definition
  • Focus
  • Ensuring Desired Business Results Drive the Analysis
Creating Location Models
  • Diagram Notation
  • Supporting Text
  • Alternatives to Sketches
  • Questions to Drive the Analysis
Unique Location Characteristics
  • Time Zones
  • Geographic Factors
  • Cultural Factors
  • Legal Factors
  • Distances
  • Transmission Quality Requirements
Location Improvement
  • Improvement Opportunities
  • Symptoms of Trouble
  • Specific Ways to Improve

Who Should Attend:
This course is targeted for Business Analysts, as well as other individuals involved in analysis and design.

Course Prerequisites:
Business Event Modeling
Business Process Analysis - Optimizing the "To-Be"

Course Duration:
One Day

Class Availability: Request It Now!

Materials Provided:
Student Workbook and/or Turn Around Document of the Class

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