BA Advancement

Helping stakeholders to get to the “aha!” moment is a joy.

If you are a business analyst and after a long and hard stint of work when you see your stakeholders overcome a problem, an organization achieve a business goal or objective, that is the moment of rejoicing! I am sure you can relate to this feeling.

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In this episode, you will get to hear from a top-notch BA in UK, creating ‘Aha’ moments for his clients in every engagement. His passion for doing work that can goes beyond just being a ‘project’ can serve as a great example for us to learn from.He shares many insights and tips that can help practitioners understand that our profession is a social profession and that collaboration is at the heart of a project well done.

So, here is David, sharing tips, suggestions, and insights to help you help your stakeholders get better “Aha!” moments:

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When I was hearing Terry speak during editing of this podcast, one of my favorite quotes from Rabindranath Tagore sprung into my mind:

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“Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.”
          – Rabindranath Tagore

Embedded in this interview are examples of what BAs can do and achieve by fearlessly facing their stakeholders and treading forward with boldness.

I got introduced to Terry when she first commented on a blog post that I had posted on LinkedIn, and ever since we have kept in touch. She is a great BA,  friend and fellow coach. She is also rendering a great service to the community by helping working professional transition into the BA role and also helping practitioners advance boldly.

There are lot of valuable lessons to learn from this episode. There were no leashes on what she wanted to share with her fellow BAs. Keeping the tradition of sharing some pressing challenges and how she overcomes them, advancement tips, etc. , her biggest advice to the BAs is to ‘be bold and fearless’ to succeed.

So, here is the inspirational Terry:

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What Every BA Should Learn From The Oscars

by Yaaqub Mohamed a.k.a Yamo12

“Meryl. Mamma Mia. We were in Greece. We danced. I was gay, and we were happy.”

Colin Firth presenting Meryl Streep for Best Actress

When Colin Firth introduced Meryl while announcing the nominees for the best actress in a leading role, the entire world looked at her with respect and awe. She has been nominated in the oscars for 17 times, the most for any actress. She is only the fifth performer to receive three Oscars. Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman and Walter Brennan all earned three, while Katharine Hepburn won four. I am not trying to be an oscar-awards-tracking-junkie here, if you are beginning to get this thought. But there is a lesson for all of us to learn from her win last night.

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