The best meeting is no meeting, as I always say! How can you make that happen? I’ve got a few tips for you.
Meetings are expensive. Bad meetings kill morale and waste valuable time. Want to make your meetings better? Here are some things you can start doing today to make them better. Keep meetings short: End meetings on time: Similarly, ending on time or early makes for better meetings. Ending at the stated end time is aContinue reading “Good Practices for Better Meetings”
Too many meetings are exhausting. Too many bad meetings are just plain terrible. There are things you can do to avoid them.
As virtual work is the norm these days, it’s become increasingly important to establish a professional virtual presence. Virtual presence is as much about our online image as it is about “showing up,” the slang phrase that means being present. Whether you’re a knowledge worker, a manager or an executive, your online image, or lackContinue reading “Keys to Establishing Virtual Professionalism”
I was laid off early in my career. I have survived layoffs later in my career. Being laid off is an easier experience than surviving them, in my opinion.
Work in business analysis for any period of time and you’ll adopt a bag of tricks to help cut through noise. Here are two important questions I use to help frame the problem with the customer.
Saying no is hard because we feel like we are going back on a promise or we are failing to deliver. Regardless of how you got to “no” it’s important to deliver the message professionally and diplomatically so the work can move forward.
As Business Analysts and, particularly as remote Business Analysts, we don’t always have someone closely directing our work. We must be motivated enough to identify tasks and create our own plan when no one has asked.
Your organization’s on-boarding program will expose you to the processes, tools, and culture that will make you successful. Commit to learning what they are providing you. They are giving you the keys to success in their company.
Make sure your on-boarding program assists your new business analysis professional with internal networking as well. Include short, virtual introductions with key stakeholders first. Schedule them on behalf of the new BA.