Do you find yourself investing a lot of effort in requirements only to be asked “why is this taking so long”? Maybe you are hearing “let’s skip that and just get the requirements”? Do you feel there is a tension between producing quality deliverables and meeting employer demands? Do your stakeholders skip meetings, bypass reviews, and otherwise make it difficult to do quality work? Business analysis, at its core, is about creating alignment and clarity to drive positive change in our organizations. If you are having the troubles above, it may be that your definition of successful business analysis and your employer’s perception of value are out of sync. After this presentation, you’ll be better prepared to frame your business analyst activities in value terms your stakeholders understand – and will act on. We’ll help you compare your principles of success to those of your employer and stakeholders. We will provide practical ways you can increase your perceived value of common BA practices such as templates, meetings, and reviews.
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Attendees will learn:
• Models for evaluating how your organization and stakeholders perceive value and how to frame business analysis activities within that framework;
• Techniques for increasing the value generated from your business analyst activities and, just as importantly, the perception of value by your organization;
• Tactics for delivering on the core principles of business analysis when practices are challenged.
Meet the speaker: Laura Brandenburg is a business analyst consultant, author, and mentor. She has 9 years of experience across technology leadership, analysis, project management, and QA. She volunteers for IIBA as Career Center Product Manager and VP, Marketing of the Denver Chapter. She hosts Bridging the Gap, a blog about business analyst practices. She authored How to Start a Business Analyst Career and Professional Development for Business Analysts.
Visit her blog at http://www.bridging-the-gap.com.