NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017

NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Friday, November 4, 2016

8:00 am – 8:50 am | Presentation | Room: Pompeian III & IV

Requirements to Results — Leveraging Enterprise Business Capabilities at First Guaranty Mortgage Company

Presented by: William Johns, Douglas Jackson


First Guaranty Mortgage Company [FGMC] is a leading mortgage corporation with ambitious plans for growth.  To accomplish its growth objectives, FGMC has begun to apply some leading edge thinking, building Enterprise Business Capabilites into its operating model, providing the underlying architecture and support that FGMC needs to scale and innovate.

This presentation will focus on 3 key areas where Enterprise Business Capabilities are delivering tangible business value:

  • Tight Integration between Enterprise Business Analysis and Enterprise Data Management – In the mortgage industry (and financial services in general), data is literally the currency that drives business decisions and new innovations.  FGMC will share how enterprise business analysis is used to ensure the integrity, quality and traceability of data to support business decision making and open up creative new opportunities.
  • “Business Friendly” Architecture Approach – At FGMC, architecture is an interactive business activity; it helps business functions optimize and take advantage of market opportunities.  FGMC will share how it views requirements and architecture as symbiotic:  Architecture defines and manages requirements, while satisfied requirements represent the most current architectural view of the organization.  The benefit of this approach is that business can use the architecture to understand impacts of different courses of action, mitigating risk and opening opportunities to innovate.
  • Leveraging Business Analysis as a tool for Acquisition Support – Once a merger or other acquisition takes place, often more time is spent making the decision than how to smoothly integrate.  At FGMC, enterprise business analysis teams are working with change management and risk teams to ensure requirements deliver smooth transitions and integration of new assets.  The result is faster returns on key corporate investments.

At FGMC, delivering these components effectively required a new level of practitioner AND the ongoing build out of organizational competencies.  But once these competencies are developed and nurtured the results are quite compelling!


 William Johns

William Johns

First Guaranty Mortgage Company

William Johns leads FGMC's Enterprise Data Office with a mission of providing trusted data to solve business problems and create new value. One of his first tasks was to present the value of Enterprise Business Analysis as a complementary (and critical) competency at the enterprise level in order to deliver on the mission and vision of "In Data We Trust." Prior to working at FGMC, William worked in the Chief Data Officer's office for the Federal Reserve Board.

William's 2016 Presentations:

  1. Requirements to Results — Leveraging Enterprise Business Capabilities at First Guaranty Mortgage Company
    Friday, November 4, 2016 (8:00 am – 8:50 am)

 Douglas  Jackson

Douglas Jackson, CBAP

Sr. Director, Requirements and Business Analysis Practice

Doug Jackson manages the Requirements and Business Analysis practice at Robbins-Gioia, working with its governmental and commercial clients to implement business analysis as an enterprise asset and improve operational outcomes. Doug also works with the Performance Institute to educate senior operational executives on ways to improve organizational performance in the areas of program delivery and acquisition related initiatives. Doug is a Certified Business Analysis Professional with over 20 years of experience in the field of business analysis.

Douglas's 2016 Presentations:

  1. Requirements to Results — Leveraging Enterprise Business Capabilities at First Guaranty Mortgage Company
    Friday, November 4, 2016 (8:00 am – 8:50 am)

Building Business Capability is the only conference that provides insight into Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Business Process, Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Strategy & Transformation toward the pursuit of business excellence.



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