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?!

About Kupe

“Kupe” Kupersmith, Senior Instructor, B2T Training, possesses over 18 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television and sports management and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals. Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies, a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and a former IIBA® Board Member. Kupe is a requested speaker in the BA field and has presented at many IIBA chapters and BA conferences. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!

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