IIBA Sponsors Webinar Series: Out of Sight - Working with an Absent or Geographically Separated Business Analyst or Solution Team
Friday July 20, 2012 11:00 AM EST – 12:00 PM EST
There are a number of built-in obstacles to an arrangement in which the project manager and business are in one location and the business analyst and solution team are in another. Some can be overcome with various techniques while some obstacles have to be accepted and factored into the end result of the product. This factoring may include adding time for rework. The goal of the project manager in such a relationship is to reduce the amount of rework that typically stems from miscommunication and implemented assumptions so that the economic value of using an off-shore team is fully realized. More than the time zone and language obstacles, there are specific issues related to the work a business analyst typically does that are exacerbated by the lack of collocation, issues such as gaining a full understanding of the business and business environment, reading the non-verbal language that provides much of the information that goes into user-oriented systems, and recognizing the politics that play a part in any product implementation. To overcome the obstacles the project manager must first understand the role the business analyst plays and the information the business analyst needs to play the role successfully and then arrange for the information to be transferred over there.
Dealing with out of sight team members using the tips and techniques presented in this webinar provides these benefits
What Your Will Learn
- Having an organized approach to structuring the remote and/or local team
- Increasing the communication and morale of distance teams working with business analysts
- Apply the techniques for both business analyst and project manager to increase the chances of project and product success
In this webinar, you will learn how to manage a project when the business analyst and/or the team are not co-located with you and the business.