Systems Analysis

This is at an exteremely high and abstracted level, and clearly I am  not a graphic designer. I was asked to help evaluate using Google Apps with a unit at UW. I felt that it was nearly as important for them to know what NOT to try as it was to determine what might be of help. So I created this Visio diagram for them. It’s not something I’m especially proud of or anything. What I like about it is it conveys the power of what simple diagramming can do. It doesn’t have to be in Visio, it can be on a...

Workflow Diagram

Below is a workflow diagram I created to help get developers and end users on the same a page on a project. Specifically, this workflow is for an online system that works very much like an LMS. Users interact with the system (similar to taking a test). Their responses are manually graded by two reviewers, and then those evaluations are calibrated. Students receive a machine generated report. The data is flexible enough so that other reports can be created fairly quickly Sample workflow

Project Management Templates

Arranged by project stages These are templates I’ve used in various projects. I don’t feel comfortable supplying completed versions as examples, as I don’t have permission to share names, and I don’t want to inadvertently share proprietary information. Initiation – start of the project, define it broadly, name it. Project Charter Scope of Work Planning – Here you figure out cost, scope, length, quality, communications, risks and resources. There’s an old axiom: you can have fast, cheap, or good – choose two. RACI Template Statement of Work Template Work Breakdown Structure Execution – a project deliverable is developed and completed, using...