Executive Blind Spots and the Next Evolution of Business Analysis
Type: Symposium Track Session
Tuesday February 7 1:15pm to 2:15pm Credits: 1 PMI PDU - Strategic and Business Management, 1 PMI PDU - Technical
Many projects are positioned to fail before they make it to the business analyst or agile team due a lack of basic “pre-emptive” business analysis at strategic planning and leadership levels. The good news is, this gap provides a great opportunity for seasoned business analysts to provide significant value, while enriching and advancing their careers.
During this session the presenters will share personal anecdotes, and industry research supporting the notion that strategic business analysis - specifically working with executive stakeholders to make sure that the right requests are making it to project teams - will be the next big opportunity for business analysis to provide substantial business value in both agile and traditional environments.
Learn common limitations of most delivery organizations’ process and methodology improvements, where the next big opportunity lies, and why.
Gain insights into some typical pitfalls associated with how executive business stakeholders decide which projects will be worked and when, and how business analysts are uniquely positioned to help avoid or mitigate them.
Learn about the personal and professional attributes that will position an analyst for success in addressing “executive blind spots.”
Jonathan Babcock Director, and Business Analysis Offering Lead, Jabian Consulting Jonathan Babcock is a Director, and Business Analysis Offering Lead at Jabian Consulting, an Atlanta based management and IT consultancy with offices in Dallas and Charlotte. In addition to business analysis, Jonathan has served in quality assurance, project/team leadership, solution architecture/design and management roles during his 15+ years delivering business solutions as a consultant and in industry. Jonathan's professional passion is helping organizations and individuals plan and navigate change to make their visions reality. Jonathan is an active participant in the BA community, currently serving as VP of Professional Development for the Greater Atlanta chapter of IIBA®, and online via his website, PracticalAnalyst.com, and Twitter (@jonbab1).
Nimesh Shah Director, Jabian Consulting Nimesh Shah is a Director at Jabian in Dallas, TX with over 18 years of experience improving customer strategy, service, and sales for Fortune 500 companies through transformation projects. His expertise includes developing and implementing customer and product strategies, customer relationship management, process re-engineering, business analysis and post-merger integration. Prior to Jabian, Nimesh held senior positions at Xerox (ACS) and Accenture. He serves as a board member for the Dallas chapter of the Association for Strategic Planning and is active in the Dallas chapter of Conscious Capitalism.