Date: 13 Oct 2016
Where: Swindon

Recruiting for Potential

Faced with the ever growing challenge of being able to attract and recruit experienced project professionals we have embarked on creating a development Programme which will allow us to "grow our own". Nationwide's Business Transformation Development Programme focuses on "producing" a new generation of Business Analysts, Project Managers and PMO with a solid foundation of competencies/skills and aligning talent with Nationwide's values. As one size necessarily doesn' fit all, the Programme participants will be be encouraged to drive their own learning and careers and make the most out of the Programme offering.

Liz Carter

Liz Carter has worked at Nationwide Building Society for 5 years and in March 2016 moved into a new role looking at the Capability Development requirements for the Business Transformation division. This role focuses on the current and future capability requirements for a change function that is 1,100 FTE strong and delivers c. £500 million worth of change on an annual basis. Liz has over 15 years' experience in project and programme delivery across both the Financial Services and Utilities sector. She started her career in change delivery as a Business Systems Analyst working for Thames Water and went on to be a Project and then Programme Manager working for HBOS and Lloyds Banking Group. In 2011 Liz joined Nationwide as Practice Manager for the Project Management Practice.

Helen Connor

Helen Connor has recently joined the Business Transformation division as the Scheme Manager for the Business Transformation Development Programme. The role acts as a point of contact for both the programme participants and the managers, supporting managers to get the best out of their direct reports and provide guidance to the cohort in relation to their professional growth and personal development. Helen joined Nationwide in 2014 as a General Leadership graduate and has worked in a variety of roles including Legal and Compliance and Internal Communications. However, she has chiefly spent time in Human Resources at Nationwide and GE Capital, maily focussing on the attraction, recruitment, on-boarding and development of Emerging Talent, which includes apprentices, industrial placements and graduates. She has a real passion for people and enjoys implementing career development on an individual basis.

Using Capabilities to Deliver Organisational Agility

Organisations aspire to respond rapidly to change so that they can change to adapt to the constant challenges thrown at them. In many cases the organisations end up re-inventing the wheel or not making use of their existing resources in terms of services, systems and people. This talk will explore the value of business architecture, and more specifically, the business capabilities, and how the BA of the future can be instrumental in understanding the architecture of the business in order to achieve organisational agility.

  • The nature of capabilities
  • How capabilities help business transformation
  • Using capabilities to build a modular organisation

Martin Maya

Experienced as an internal and external consultant and provided management and training services over many years, in the telecommunications and financial services sectors. Martin Maya's specialist areas business analysis (BA Dip), business intelligence (CBIP) & business architecture. He authors training material in all these areas and is an oral examiner for the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. 


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