THE FOLLOWING SESSION IS FROM THE
Business Analysis Forum

Tuesday | 6:05pm - 7:05pm | Business Analysis Forum Track
Room: Plaza A1 & 2



Presentation

Mastering the Business Analysis Mentor Relationship

SPEAKER(s):

Angie Perris

VP, Client Solutions, B2T Training

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION:

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT:

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    Compared to project management, the business analysis profession is a relatively young. Companies are working to figure out how they will go about establishing a strong business analysis discipline as a core competency within their organizations. One way to move business analysis forward is through mentoring. If you are a new to this profession, you need to find a mentor. If you are a practicing business analyst, who enjoys sharing your knowledge with others, providing mentoring to other business analysts' results in many benefits for you personally and will accelerate your mentee's knowledge. A formal mentoring discipline can raise the collective competency levels of business analysis in your organization. Mentoring relationships can be formal or informal; face-to-face or virtual; long-term or short-term. Mentoring can focus on developing technical analysis skills, communication goal setting or even leadership, and career management. This presentation discusses the benefits of mentoring for you, roles and responsibilities of the mentor and mentee roles, the steps to get started, guidelines for engaging in a mentoring relationship, advice on how to work through difficult situations and you will be provided a template to use for planning mentoring goals and tracking progress of the relationship.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    1. BA mentee and mentor DOs and DON'Ts
    2. Tricks and tips to mentor through difficult situations
    3. Getting started by developing a mentoring plan


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    Angie Perris, Vice President, Client Solutions, B2T Training, MBA, CBAP, PMP possesses over 25 years of experience in software development. Angie has served as a Program Manager, Project Manager and Business Analyst on many businesses and IT initiatives. Angie has industry experience in telecommunications, banking, aerospace, energy, and software companies. Angie has been instrumental in working on large organization culture changes, implementing new methodologies, standards and process improvements. She has experience establishing PMOs and assessing PM and BA competencies. She enjoys teaching or coaching organizations and individuals to reach their desired potential. She frequently speaks at conferences and professional meetings.


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