Speaker: Dr. Penny Pullan
Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change, both face-to-face and virtually
Join fellow business analysis practitioners and enthusiasts for networking and a talk by Dr. Penny Pullan.
How can we as business analysts present ourselves authentically as leaders on our projects? How can we show up wholeheartedly for meetings so that our stakeholders leave them with a smile, even conference calls? (yes really!) How can we form strong connections and communicate deeply with people? In our fast-paced world where multitasking is the norm, how do we engage people when they are likely to be distracted and pulled away by everything else happening?
As business analysts, we need to inspire and facilitate people as we work together towards our shared vision of the future, delivering value at every stage. That’s leadership.
But are we leaders? We probably don’t feel like leaders compared to those running large enterprises. Is anyone getting ready to anoint business analysts as leaders in your organisations? No? So, we'll have to take that step ourselves.
This session will consider what leadership means for business analysts and how we can put it into practice, both face-to-face and virtually.
About the Speaker: Dr. Penny Pullan
Dr Penny Pullan's books are well known in the BA community worldwide. They include ‘Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change’ co-edited with James Archer, and her latest one, ‘Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the best out of virtual work and virtual teams’.
She works with people in complex organisations who are grappling with tricky projects: virtual teams, risky, ambiguous and changing requirements, and uninterested stakeholders who need to be engaged.
Penny hosts the annual, virtual BA Summit ( www.basummit.com ) with over 1500 BAs all over the world, and mentors independent BAs, her Outstanding Outsiders.
Penny is a Director of Making Projects Work Ltd. in the UK and tweets at @pennypullan
About the Sponsor: Rand Merchant Bank
RMB is a leading African corporate and investment bank.
Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. They offer their clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.
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