One of the activities that those of us working in the IT industry face on a regular basis is coming up with an estimate for a task, activity or deliverable we’ve been assigned. Whether it be completing a piece of code, executing a test case, completing a series of requirements gathering sessions, writing a business case and so on, we all are expected to give our superiors a sense of how much effort is required and/or how long it will take.
Many of us spend our days (and weeks and years) working on projects or initiatives, particularly in IT, for various business groups. For reference, let's say a project or initiative is some formal undertaking by an organization to enact change.
Topics: Business Transformation
I recently attended the Building Business Capability conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the second year. This five-day conference, sponsored by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), is focused on a number of different themes surrounding Business Analysis. In this post, I will discuss how to select a conference, how to get the most out of your attendance, and why I think conferences can be a very valuable use for professional development money and time.
Topics: Professional Effectiveness