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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Through Collaboration

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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July Webinar Event

Presentation:  Ninety percent of organizations claim to be tackling issues so wickedly complex that they need teams to solve them.  It is difficult to find anyone that would declare that collaboration lacks value to an organization as that response would be deemed unpopular in most organizations today, however what does it mean to “do collaboration”?  Everyone in your organization likely has different ideas about “being collaborative.  This means differing expectations and misunderstandings, resulting in less than optimal experiences.  AND what if collaboration has not been a priority in organizations?  You can be a more valuable resource in your organization by improving collaboration.

This presentation will address the following points:
⦁    Overview of benefits of collaboration to debunk the idea of a lone geniuses, but rather the genius is typically standing on the shoulders of giants.
⦁    Meet the downside of collaboration and arm ourselves against the challenges that will be encountered planning and facilitating collaborative sessions.
⦁    Actions you can implement to develop a contagious collaborative mindset.

Learning Objectives:
⦁    Identify how to make collaboration a priority in your organization
⦁    Learn how to improve team collaboration as an influencer
⦁    Understand the downside of collaboration and mitigate collaboration challenges


Presenter:  Billie Johnson CBAP®, CBA®,PMI-PBA, CSM

Billie Johnson is an expert business analysis professional who has been involved in establishing business analysis direction, processes and modeling for almost 30 years – spanning financial, manufacturing, consulting, education, government, retail, and mining industries. She was an early adopter of the IIBA® and Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification, receiving her CBAP® certification in May 2007; as well as embracing Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® certification achieved as soon as it was offered in July 2014.  Most recently she has obtained the Certified Business Architect (CBA) ® designation.  You can find her recent text and accompany workbook – Mastering Business Analysis Standard Practices on Amazon.  Billie was a review lead for the BABOK Guide® version 3.0 and speaks at IIBA® and PMI® events.  For the last ten years, she has been teaching and consulting with large organizations and Fortune companies. As a business analysis instructor, course developer, author, coach, and mentor she enjoys furthering the field of business analysis by touching those in the field with tools to face their unique problems and opportunities for organizations today.  Billie is a premier sponsor to the Albany IIBA chapter through The Business Analysis Journey.  Check out the offerings at BAJourney.com.

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