The BA Essentials to be Focusing on Right Now

There is no doubt that these are challenging times and a lot of people in our community are facing hardships right now. But there is also an immense amount of opportunity. Organizations need business analysts now more than ever.

In this video, I share the key business analysis essentials you need to be focusing on right now, and I also take a look at some of the challenges being faced in our community.

A few key points:

  • Organizations need business analysts now more than ever.
  • It might not seem this way – your employer might be asking you to do something that doesn’t look like BA work on the surface, but your business analyst skills are still needed.
  • While we are all in this together, and we’re going to get through this together. Each of our individual experiences is different. The challenges raised by our community reflected this.
  • Challenges that we’ll be addressing in the upcoming video series include working from home, managing your time/energy, and looking for new job opportunities.
  • Many challenges like how to switch to a business analyst role, how to add value right now, and what skills will be relevant coming out of the COVID-19 world are addressed in the Quick Start to Success workshop.
  • On the skills, 80-90% of the skills that are ESSENTIAL to being successful as a business analyst will be the same foundational skills. And we cover what those are in this free workshop.
  • It’s so critically important to our collective mindset right now to understand the above point. Yes, this is an uncertain time. And yes the context in which we work might be changing. But the foundational BA skills you need to succeed are the same. Again, we cover those in the Quick Start to Success workshop.
  • When we lose our bearings in our foundations, the uncertainty creates fear. Then instead of leaning into the challenges to create opportunities, we retract.
  • Now is the time to lean into your BA skillset.

What to do next:

  • Sign up for the free Quick Start to Success workshop.
  • Leave a comment below to let us know what BA skill you’ve applied to add value to your organization right now. This is how we can come together as a profession and lift each other up.
  • Share this video with your friends, colleagues, and professional contacts. You never know who needs to hear this message right now, and we are all in this together.

We build our profession one business analyst at a time, and success starts with you.

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