As Business Analysts we rarely have formal authority over anyone we work with on our projects. To give our teams the best chance for success we have to work collaboratively with all of our stakeholders.
I just read an article on CIO.com that I think you will enjoy. In their article, “How Good Are You At Collaboration and Influence?,” Reynold Lewke and Steve Kelner, discuss why collaboration and influence are key competencies for successful CIOs. The concepts covered apply directly to BAs as well. At the end of the article they ask questions that will help you assess your companies and your own readiness for collaboration.
Are you ready?!