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BAHub: Expanding the BA Skillset

Have you ever wondered what could have been? How a situation may have gone differently had you been a little bolder? Do you worry about stepping outside your comfort zone for fear of failure? The fear of failure is often far worse than the failure itself!

In this interactive talk Simon Platt gave an insight into how he has embraced a lifetime of self-doubt, setbacks, and self-perceived ‘failures’ into making him a more resilient person and a more versatile business analyst. One that is prepared to seek out risks and lean into the so-called failures – not as an end-state, but as an unsuccessful attempt towards success.

Simon shared experiences from his 16 years as a business analyst – as well as some unique inspirations from his personal life – to provide you with some tips and tools on becoming a braver business analyst!

Key learnings:

✔️ How to reframe failures as attempts towards success, not the end-state
✔️ An insight into catastrophising. What is the worst that could really happen?
✔️ How to find inspiration and motivation from the most unexpected places

About the Speaker
Simon is a Principal Business Analyst at Whitbread PLC, with 16 years’ experience in helping deliver change initiatives from the very big, to the very small, and everything in between. Simon has worked across several sectors including financial services, transportation, and hospitality.

Away from the workplace, Simon is a super-keen endurance challenge enthusiast and a passionate advocate for neurodiversity acceptance, a topic very close to his heart 56:49

Have you ever wondered what could have been? How a situation may have gone differently had you been a little bolder? Do you worry about stepping outside your comfort zone for fear of failure? The fear of failure is often far worse than the failure itself!

In this interactive talk Simon Platt gave an insight into how he has embraced a lifetime of self-doubt, setbacks, and self-perceived ‘failures’ into making him a more resilient person and a more versatile business analyst. One that is prepared to seek out risks and lean into the so-called failures – not as an end-state, but as an unsuccessful attempt towards success.

Simon shared experiences from his 16 years as a business analyst – as well as some unique inspirations from his personal life – to provide you with some tips and tools on becoming a braver business analyst!

Key learnings:

✔️ How to reframe failures as attempts towards success, not the end-state
✔️ An insight into catastrophising. What is the worst that could really happen?
✔️ How to find inspiration and motivation from the most unexpected places

About the Speaker
Simon is a Principal Business Analyst at Whitbread PLC, with 16 years’ experience in helping deliver change initiatives from the very big, to the very small, and everything in between. Simon has worked across several sectors including financial services, transportation, and hospitality.

Away from the workplace, Simon is a super-keen endurance challenge enthusiast and a passionate advocate for neurodiversity acceptance, a topic very close to his heart

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Fear Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will: How to Become a Braver BA with Simon Platt

In this #BACommunity webinar, Christelle Govender discusses the tricky subject of stakeholder engagement in a hybrid/virtual environment.

Webinar description:

Slipping through my fingers all the time I try to capture every minute, but just when I think I’ve got it, my stakeholder slips away! In the tool box of skills required to be a successful business analyst, arguably one of the most valuable skills is that of stakeholder management. Unlike tools and technology, here we are dealing with humans , we are required to build, maintain and enhance relationships which help deliver some tangible value across the finish line, and yet in the new normal of remote and hybrid working we tend to ignore that this skill also needs to be reviewed. The water cooler talks are now a thing of the past and we have to look at new ways to build long lasting relationships. 

I, for one, learnt this the hard way and am ashamed to say that I failed. Join me as I share my internal retrospective on building a relationship with a stakeholder in the remote world and let’s learn together! 

About the Speaker
Christelle Govender is a South African Business Analyst with over 9 years experience in the IT profession. Starting off as Quality Analyst she worked her way up towards the role of a Business Analyst. Passionate about sharing, growing and building others up, she has experience as a mentor, author and public speaker 58:45

In this #BACommunity webinar, Christelle Govender discusses the tricky subject of stakeholder engagement in a hybrid/virtual environment.

Webinar description:

Slipping through my fingers all the time I try to capture every minute, but just when I think I’ve got it, my stakeholder slips away! In the tool box of skills required to be a successful business analyst, arguably one of the most valuable skills is that of stakeholder management. Unlike tools and technology, here we are dealing with humans , we are required to build, maintain and enhance relationships which help deliver some tangible value across the finish line, and yet in the new normal of remote and hybrid working we tend to ignore that this skill also needs to be reviewed. The water cooler talks are now a thing of the past and we have to look at new ways to build long lasting relationships.

I, for one, learnt this the hard way and am ashamed to say that I failed. Join me as I share my internal retrospective on building a relationship with a stakeholder in the remote world and let’s learn together!

About the Speaker
Christelle Govender is a South African Business Analyst with over 9 years experience in the IT profession. Starting off as Quality Analyst she worked her way up towards the role of a Business Analyst. Passionate about sharing, growing and building others up, she has experience as a mentor, author and public speaker

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Slipping Through My Fingers – The Stakeholder That Got Away! With Christelle Govender