In recent years business analysts have faced continued issues with defining their responsibilities, as other roles start to encroach on traditionally Business Analyst-specific tasks. How can BAs continue to thrive and add value in this uncertain world?
Our workshop on Business Analysis Excellence holds the answers. The day will be focused around interactive sessions, exploring how to excel at the key skills and capabilities of a BA, how to keep developing them, and broader discussions on the future trends likely to shape the career paths of Business Analysts going forward. We will have five fantastic speakers ready to present to you on their diverse set of experiences, providing perspectives ranging from national government to financial services to the media. Last, but by no means least, there will be lots of chances to network with your peers throughout the day.
What will you learn at the workshop?
- The key skills and capabilities of an exemplary Business Analyst.
- How to keep developing and improving these skills.
- The latest approaches to successfully implementing Agile methodologies in your workplace.
- Ways to deliver maximum value to the end users.
- Future trends of which Business Analysts need to be aware.
Bryony Rochester | Director of Business Analysis | Financial Times
Be the unexpected - thinking beyond the backlog
Michael Greenhalgh | Head of GIS Business Analysis | British Council
Michael has created a community of practice for BAs within the British Council in order to improve consistency and quality. Michael will cover how this community was created, and how it continues to build and progress the skills and capabilities of its members.
Margaret Battensby | Principal Business Analyst | HM Revenue and Customs
During the morning session, Margaret will present the DDaT (Digital, Data and Technology) Profession Capability framework — currently being rolled out in numerous government departments. She will discuss how the framework assists Business Analysts by linking specific skills and capabilities to each role level, providing BAs with a path to success and an understanding of how to advance to more senior roles within the profession.
Natasha Allen | Senior Business Analyst | East Sussex County Council
During her afternoon session, Natasha will present on changing the perceptions within organisations to make a BA Team something people want to use rather than feel they have to use. She will discuss how to promote the skills of BAs and the importance of using BA to deliver successful change projects.
09:30 Arrival and registration
10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:15 Presentation: Bryony Rochester | Director of Business Analysis | Financial Times
11:00 Presentation: Michael Greenhalgh | Head of GIS Business Analysis | British Council
12:00 Group discussion: topic TBC
12:30 Presentation: Margaret Battensby | Principal Business Analyst | HM Revenue and Customs
14:00 Interactive session: exploring key themes from the morning presentations
14:30 Presentation: Natasha Allen | Senior Business Analyst | East Sussex County Council
15:30 Summary discussion
Please note: While CITF events are free to attend under member corporate subscriptions, if notice of cancellation is provided late - received after 48 hours prior to the day preceding the event (cancellation via the website will be disabled at this time) - or if no cancellation notice is received, a fee of £100 + VAT may be applied.