Political Martial Arts

register-nowPresented by Paula Bell, CBAP

How many times have you tried to move a project forward but politics stop you? How many times have you tried to help others make decisions but politics get in the way?  How many times have you just been frustrated with the politics of the organization that you don't know what to do?  No matter the line of work, politics occurs.  As long as individuals and corporations exist, so will politics.  It's imperative that you don't let politics get the best of you.  Not all a politics is bad, but the majority of the time politics has a very negative connotation.  Leveraging martial arts concepts to navigate the political waters, especially when deemed negative or challenging, can be extremely successful.  The martial arts concepts can help keep you focused on how to interact with those who tend to want to make everything political.  This session will focus on the following objectives:
  • The Martial Arts Framework
  • What is politics?
  • What is political martial arts?
  • How to navigate the political water  
About the Presenter:

Paula Bell is a Business Analyst mentor, coach and author with 20 years in project roles to include business analyst, requirements manager, business process quality manager, technical writer, project manager, developer, test lead and implementation lead. Paula has experience in a variety of industries to include media, courts, carpet manufacturing, banking and mortgage. Paula has led multiple highly-visible multi-million dollar technology and business projects to transform businesses where she was the Requirements Manager or Lead Business Analyst. Currently, during the day Paula manages a team of Business Process Consultants that implement and execute on business capabilities to transform the business.  Paula launched a framework this year that leverages martial art concepts to elevate the business analysis and leadership skill sets.