Presented at Business Analyst World in Dallas, TX
Co-presenter: Damon Tigart, Project Manager, TransCanada
There is a difference between a great business analyst and a great consultant. Both ask questions, dig for details, and the very best can make a big difference in the workplace. The question is, what are the differences and can I master them? The answer is, “Yes!” Help dispel the idea that Analysts are just order takers that are only seen as being able to capture good notes during meetings. Good analysts drive out the underlying requirements and value proposition while good consultants can use the same analysis and their influence to shape the opinions and actions of people around them.
Come learn how these “soft skills” are used to maximize the beneficial impact while minimizing the divide between Analysis and Consulting. This session will give you practical tips for making an impact that shouldn’t be ignored. If you want to impact your project, team members, stakeholders, and executives, then come to this session. Stop walking into work as an employee and start leading like a consultant!
1. Explain how consultants learn to use expectation and perception for managing situations
2. Define “soft skill” techniques you can use for making a bigger impact at work
3. Quantify your skills to make you more marketable