21 March 2008

3 ways to be a better BA

I posted an article at Modern Analyst asking BAs to thing about three ways to increase their professional skills and knowledge.

Start blogging, participate in online and realworld coimmunity events, and find someone to coach or mentor.

I also invited these people to link back to this post so I can refer my readers to the new blogs as they appear.

You know this is a numbers game. The stats are something like 5% will try it and only a small fraction of those will stick with it. These are those 1 in 20 people that you meet at work and just stand out as excellent professional and enoyable people to work with (regardless of their professional experience and skill level.)

So. Let's see what happens.

(The Moden Analyst article is here.)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Craig

    I've been running a blog since November of last year and it has changed my professional outlook dramatically.
    I've also been a regular at the UK IIBA meetings since then - this is a virtuous circle as I can post reports on the IIBA meetings on my blog. I've been in regular discussion with board members, they like my blog and I plan to apply for an IIBA position soon.

    I'm still not sure about the mentoring side. I am freelance and keep suggesting to my current employers that I'd be very happy to take a more junior BA under my wing bit commercial realities seem to prevent this. If I'm honest, I can't do it unpaid and have too many commitments outside of work to do it in my 'spare' time.

    Anyway, I shall be linking to your blog as I like what you write. I'd certainly appreciate a link back and your opinion on my blog content.Be happy to exchange views any time too

    (note - this is a repeat of a comment on modernanalyst.com in case you don't see the other comment ;-))


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