Essential Leadership Traits of Business Analysts
Join us for our September IIBA Seattle chapter meeting, in the cloud! We are very excited to have Judy Alter as guest speaker.
A leader is not a job title but can be someone at any level. A leader is a coach that helps a person or group to develop. Today's business environment is collaborative and resembles more of a sports team mindset. Athletes have a "team-first" attitude. Leaders need to be mentors and develop their team or peers. Business Analysts can have more influence on the company direction than upper management. A Senior Business Analyst must be a leader and mentor.
- Ego: A Leader needs to put their own ego aside.
- Instill a team attitude: Team members need to be flexible for the good of the team.
- Encourage Innovation and Questions: Leaders encourage questions and new ideas.
- Encourage Excellence over Perfection: Team members must accept they will never be perfect.
- Lead with Your Heart: A Leader shows how much he or she cares for their team.
- Why BA's must be leaders and mentors.
- How to become better BA's by leveraging leadership skills.
- Why other team members better accept BA's.
About the Speaker
Judy Alter, CBAP, is a public speaker, coach and CEO/Owner of Judy Alter Speaker & Business Analysis Services LLC. She recently has rebranded herself as “The Optimistic BA.” Judy has created a unique approach to advocate for the "Optimistic BA." This approach helps takes the stress out of team management by encouraging teams to engage their work with optimism, purpose, and serious fun. Her website is https://www.theoptimisticba.com/. Judy is a longtime IIBA Volunteer at the Chapter and Global Level. She is currently the Global Chapter Council Chair for IIBA.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, this chapter meeting will be held as a virtual meeting. Link to the web meeting will be sent to confirmed registrants prior to the meeting.