Are you creative? Learn about how BAs stimulate creativity in themselves and others through the requirements process.
If you were to ask Brady, the BA, if there is more…creative or analytical thinking in a typical day,…Brady would probably say, "I am far more analytical.…"After all, I'm a business analyst.…"Creativity is for artists and musicians."…Well, this definitely resonates with me.…How 'about you?…It took me a long time to find my own creativity,…and yet creativity is a BA competency.…Yes, BA's need to be creative and analytical.…
So, how do we do this?…Well, it comes down to understanding…what creativity means to requirements,…and how our behaviorists foster creativity…in ourselves and in our stakeholders.…First, let's look at fostering creativity in ourselves.…There are many types of thinking that go into creativity.…Some are wildly creative with new exotic ideas.…Some artistic and other types of creativity are about…helping put structure into the wild, artistic ideas.…
So, for example, a senior leader in the organization…has some far out ideas about how to improve the experience…for when customers need help with their orders.…
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- Identify the elements of co-creating.
- Explore the fundamentals of influencing without authority.
- Determine the essentials for facilitating a meeting.
- Break down the important verbal skills necessary to be a stellar business analyst.
- Define business acumen.
- Examine the important elements of innovative business skills.
- Recognize the impact of systems thinking in regard to analytical skills.
- Define data analysis.