A business analyst is a change agent, in much the same way that entrepreneurs are. The two roles share many traits and skills and both have the potential to be sources of innovation and added value. Business analysts face the dual challenges of continued outsourcing and increasing adoption of Agile methods. To keep up with the changing pace of business and projects, and to realise our potential of being change agents, BAs need to foster and contribute to innovation or risk not having a meaningful place at the project table. In short, organisations need BAs to become more entrepreneurial.
By being entrepreneurial within the organisation, often called being an “intrapreneur,” business analysts can bring the same drive and passion that entrepreneurs bring to start-up companies. The need for innovation is more than just a trend and companies will require project teams to operate as intrapreneurs to fuel business growth and gain competitive advantages.
In this presentation discover the commonality between entrepreneurs and business analysts, different types of entrepreneurs including which type might best fit you, and keys to entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial success.
Learn from an entrepreneur who founded and co-manages a 24-year-old training company and was formerly a 3-time intrapreneur.
About the Speaker
President and Founder of Watermark Learning, Richard Larson is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in business analysis, project management, training, and consulting. He has presented workshops and seminars on BA and PM topics to over 10,000 participants on five different continents.
Rich is a frequent speaker at Business Analysis and Project Management national conferences and IIBA®
chapters around the world. He has contributed to the BA Body of Knowledge version 2.0 and 3.0, was a lead author for the PMI Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
, and the PM Body of Knowledge, 4th
edition. He and his wife Elizabeth Larson have co-authored four books, The Influencing Formula, PMI-PBA Study Guide, CBAP Study Guide,
and Practitioners’ Guide to Requirements Management.
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