Listen to me speak at BASummit.com : Hints & Tips for promoting the Value of the BA Role with Senior Stakeholders

I recently recorded 5 minutes of audio for BASummit.com, where I outline some hints and tips for promoting the value of the BA role with senior stakeholders.

 

This is a subject I’m passionate about.  All too often, Business Analysts are seen as little more than “stenographers” who write down what stakeholders say.  The reality is different — we can add value at every stage of the project.  The earlier the engagement the better!

 

White china piggy bank (a metaphore for value)
Not all senior stakeholders understand the value of business analysis

You can listen to the recording here:

 

Adrian Reed on BASummit.com : Hints & Tips for promoting the Value of the BA Role with Senior Stakeholders [5 Minute MP3, 5Mb]

 

I’d love to hear your views.  What tactics have you used to ensure that senior stakeholders understand the breadth & depth of the BA role?

 

To find out more about BA Summit, visit www.basummit.com

Keeping the focus: Personal reflection on my two month sabbatical

I’m pleased to say that my most recent blog article has been published on “Bridging-the-gap.com”, where I have contributed as a guest author.    I’d love to hear what you think, so please feel free to make a comment on the site.

Excerpt:

 

Binoculars at Liberty Island, New York, NY
Taking an extended break can help gain focus on what is really important

“However much you enjoy your job, chances are that you have some days where you start to wonder exactly why you chose business analysis as a career.  As BAs, there is no doubt that we feel the pressure now and again – whether it’s from a screaming programme manager, or perhaps just the pressure we put on ourselves to deliver on time despite the unexpected adversity that tends to hide in the deepest darkest corner of complex projects.

Taking an extended break can help gain focus on what is really important…..”

 

Read the rest of the article by clicking the link below:

 

http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/keeping-the-focus-personal-reflection-on-my-two-month-sabbatical/