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Planning Your Business Analyst Happiness Project

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‘The BA Happiness Project' session introduces a high-level approach and process steps for business analysts to conduct a professional and personal business analysis skills competency self assessment.

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Planning Your Business Analyst Happiness Project

  1. 1. Competence The BA Happiness Project Competency models describe the knowledge, " ' ‘ skills, abilities and other personal characteristics ‘ ‘ required for a person = ~ i v i to be successful in a job and to perform that job effectively. « C<vrl| y~é( Step two. Take a hard look Step one: Nail down the role
  2. 2. Competence The BA Happiness Project Competency models describe the knowledge, " ' ‘ skills, abilities and other personal characteristics ‘ ‘ required for a person = ~ i v i to be successful in a job and to perform that job effectively. « C<vrl| y~é( Step two. Take a hard look Step one: Nail down the role
  3. 3. KAs J Groups ofTasks and knowledge Jr specific to the Tasks BAs perform Techniques How Tasks are performed or format of Task output ‘_ Foundational skills, knowledge, ’ and personal characteristics used to execute Techniques and Tasks ‘ Performing these together in concert Performance Competency
  4. 4. Step one Nail down the role Identify the key skills required: Advmud - Locate (or create) the job description - Distinguish experience based capability - Identify the core capabilities Underlying Competency loundutlml - Consult industry thinking Context of Work 0 Size indicates organizational Influenu DCl'T1QD»
  5. 5. " selfeassessrnent UNCONSCIOUS INCOMPETENCE You are unaware oi the skill and your lack of proiroency CONSCIOUS INCOMPETENCE You are aware or me Skill but not yet Drolicteni UNCONSCIOUS COMPETENCE Performing the Skill becomes automatic CONSCIOUS COMPETENCE You are able to use the skill but only with effort
  6. 6. Step three Above and beyond Own an action plan: Let them find their own way - Build a relationship with a coach / mentor “““ “Am “““““““ ‘ ‘ - Identify focus areas, be it gaps or overlaps “"° :2: - Invest in the best opportunities / options A’ ‘ - Plan, act and celebrate accordingly / ‘ W‘ 7353‘ _m . . Agile, Offshore and Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisltlon D C FD3/xx
  7. 7. ’— 4'4‘ 4-‘, -‘- -4- . ."i i IEJS -€i ICE - Competency does not guarantee success, performance can be °“““"‘“°'““"""‘"' influenced by: I - Intrinsic motivation - Work environment - Practices and procedures mm: | rmmnum Competent individuals are still capable of failure bcm‘) rj

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