Alec Sharp, a senior consultant with Clariteq Systems Consulting, has deep expertise in a rare combination of fields—facilitation, strategy development, business process analysis and redesign, data modeling and, of course, business analysis and requirements specification. His 30 years of hands-on consulting experience, practical approaches, and global reputation in model-driven methods have made him a sought-after resource in locations as diverse as Ireland, Illinois, and India.
He is also a popular conference speaker on the data, process, and business analysis circuits, mixing content and insight with irreverence and humor. Among his many “top-rated of the conference” presentations are “The Lost Art of Conceptual Modeling,” “The Human Side of Data Modeling,” “Getting Traction for ‘Process’—What the Experts Forget,” “Mind the Gap!—Integrating Process, Data, and Requirements Modeling,” and “Adventures in Reverse-Engineering—What You’ve Got and Why You Don’t Like It.” At Enterprise Data World 2010, Alec was awarded DAMA’s 2010 Professional Achievement Award. At the Building Business Capability 2012 conference, Alec was the highest-rated speaker.
Alec literally wrote the book on business process modeling. He is the author of Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development, 2nd edition. Popular with process improvement professionals, BAs, and consultants, it is consistently a top-selling title on business process modeling, and widely used as an MBA textbook. The completely rewritten second edition was published in 2009. His quarterly column “A Practitioner’s Perspective” appears at BPTrends.com.
Alec’s popular workshops on Working With Business Processes, Data Modeling (introductory and advanced); Requirements Modeling (with Use Cases and Business Services); and Facilitation and Presentation Skills are conducted at many of the world’s best-known organizations. Conducted on five continents in the last year alone, his classes are practical, energetic, and fun, consistently earning “excellent” ratings.