Business Analyst & Product Owner: How Mindfulness helps you keep the Balance
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    Business Analyst & Product Owner:
    How Mindfulness helps you keep the Balance

    Learn how mindfulness helps business analysts become more effective by improving focus, enabling clearer thinking and problem solving

    Date:  1 October 2019 (9h30-17h30)
    Location: Parker Hotel (Diegem)
    Price: 550 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

    Presented in English by Kathy Berkidge


    About this Workshop

    Today's BA is a chameleon, adapting to circumstances and fulfilling many roles in any project or organisation. Particularly in agile projects, many BAs now play the dual role of product owner, or business ambassador, as well as analyst. In some teams, BAs also play the role of user experience designer, team lead, change manager, technical analyst, and / or solution tester, perhaps even dabbling in technical design, data analytics or even development.

    It can be hard to juggle all these hats we need to wear. Not only that, we need to work with many stakeholders who at times can be quite trying. Pile on top of that hundreds of emails, meeting requests, messages, chat sessions and social media notifications. We are constantly bombarded with distractions. It can be so hard to concentrate with so many things competing for our attention. And the amount of distractions we face isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

    In the midst of all this busyness, we still need to fulfil the key responsibilities of eliciting, analysing and managing business and stakeholder needs. Information comes from all directions, sometimes all at once. We need to bring all the data together and communicate with our teams to ensure a shared and common understanding. Acting as product owner, we must also make effective decisions about solution requirements and trade-offs to maximise both business and customer value. How can we remain focused and think clearly without falling into analysis paralysis? One answer is mindfulness.

    Mindfulness is the quality or state of being fully aware. It has multiple aspects including non-judgemental, objective awareness, deliberate observation and openness to whatever unfolds in the here and now. Mindfulness helps us reduce all that mind clutter and concentrate on what's really important to resist getting caught up with all those distractions. We can remain productive and get through our work to really "GSD" (Get Stuff Done), as well as make better decisions with clarity and control. Mindfulness can help you become a more effective, and happier, BA.

    We are pleased to have international speaker Kathy Berkidge as presenter and facilitator of this workshop. Kathy is an Agile Coach & Trainer, dedicated mindfulness practitioner, and speaker at many agile and business conferences worldwide. Check out the full programme.

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