Date: 28 Nov 2018
Where: Coventry

Developing and Selling your creative talents

In an effort to standardise our work, have we lost focus of the importance of Creativity and Innovation?

In an industry that promotes uniformity and standardisation through methodologies, templates and tools, it is often difficult to find opportunities to be creative. This presentation uses thought provoking topics to encourage you, as Business Analysts to adopt a creative approach to solving your every-day client problems.

Through introducing a range of techniques, this session will help you understand the importance of developing and selling your creative soft skills that are increasingly expected as an addition to your BA tool-kit

You will be taken on an engaging journey that encourages you to reflect on the legacy of creativity that you have left in their wake and encourages you to stand out from the crowd by promoting a creative culture within your teams and amongst your clients.

By the end of the session you will

∙         Understand the difference between creativity and innovation and the increasing importance of demonstrating both as a Business Analyst

∙         Take away techniques to help you generate creative thinking ideas and to filter creative ideas into a practical offering

∙         Have ideas on how to sell your creative talents to your clients and promote a culture of creativity and innovation in the workplace

Ian Richards is the 2016 IIBA® UK Business Analyst of the Year, presented at the IRM Business Analysis Conference Europe and this year, honoured to be a member of the judging panel, assessing the most talented UK Business Analysts for the 2018 IIBA® UK Business Analyst of the Year.

Ian blends his Business Architecture and Business Analysis experience to lead a team of talented BAs as the Head the Business Analysis and Process Re-design profession at Capita Transformation. 

Ian has a great passion for Business Analysis and is an active member of the International Institute of Business Analysts® (IIBA®); is a Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) and has written exam questions for the new global IIBA® Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) qualification. Ian is also active in the BCS, Chartered Institute for IT in an advisory and assessment capacity for business analysis.

Ian has thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the IRM Business Analysis Conference Europe Advisory Panel for the last few years and enjoys working with authors and industry thought leaders and passionate BAs to help influence and shape the future of Business Analysis.


Powerful Presentations Made Easy

During our careers, we all need to communicate information to a group of people or conduct more formal presentations. This will be an easy task for some, but for others, it can be a nervous challenge or may be their worst nightmare?
Don’t worry, help is at hand!

During his talk, David will share planned, proven techniques and simple guidelines that will make you feel more confident, ensure your audience are more engaged and your presentation will be one that people remember for the right reasons!

During his 39-year career at one of the UK’s biggest financial service providers, David Baskerville obtained detailed analysis experience, working for 13 years as a Business Analyst with a proven track record of delivering change, from small bespoke projects through to strategic, multi-million pound solutions. 
He is passionate about developing other people and has designed, developed and delivered numerous training courses and presentations at local, national and international level.

David is now an Associate of AssistKD delivering Business Analyst Diploma and Advanced Diploma training. He continues to help develop Business Analysts from other businesses and Universities, by being an external mentor for those who have joined the new, government-endorsed Business Analyst Apprenticeship Programme.


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