In today’s volatile world, teams are under more pressure to deliver innovative solutions that not only meet customers’ expectations but exceed them. BAs are the catalyst that brings teams together to ensure a shared and common understanding of goals to maximise both business and customer value. But all too often, BAs are time-poor, multi-tasking, dealing with difficult stakeholders and acting in several roles, leading to poorer performance and stress. It takes more than just perseverance to manage these demands. BAs need mindfulness. Mindfulness is a key skill that helps increase focus, manage stress and build resilience. The mindful BA helps teams truly collaborate and share ideas to deliver better solutions. The benefits of mindfulness include clearing thinking, increased creativity and improved communication. Kathy will share her experiences applying mindfulness to be a more effective, and happier, BA.
In this practical and interactive session, participants will learn:
- How mindfulness helps improve concentration and cope with stress;
- Why mindfulness is important for effective communications and collaboration;
- Mindfulness techniques;
- How to apply mindfulness in day-to-day BA work.
About the Speaker
With a background in software development, Kathy is a BA professional with over 30 years of experience in I.T. She is an APMG and ICAgile certified trainer and delivers business analysis and agile training and coaching services to many organisations in Australia and around the world. Since 1999, Kathy has been studying, practicing and teaching mindfulness. Kathy works with teams and organisations to implement mindfulness practices to improve teamwork, be more innovative and deliver better customer value. She is passionate about seeing people, teams and organisations succeed and thrive in an environment of collaboration and harmony.