Fantastic Voyage or the Impossible Dream? The BA as Management Consultant

A session at Southwest Ohio Business Analysis Regional Conference

Friday 19th April, 2013

1:20pm to 2:10pm (EST)

The Business Analyst role is more than being a business expert, or extracting requirements, or documenting what stakeholders say they need done on projects. As the BA profession evolves, it seems easier to define what role we don’t want to play than what our role should be. Most BAs would prefer to be seen as valued problem-solvers and trusted advisors to both business and IT stakeholders. This presentation explores the need for Business Analysts to work towards a management consultant or “trusted advisor” role and how to realistically get there.


• Cite the 3 types of consultants in organizations.
• Describe a repeatable approach and principles that can be used to function as a management consultant in any organization.
• Apply an influencing “formula” to all Business Analysis work that will contribute to success as a management consultant.

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Rich Larson, CBAP, PMP

Co-founder and President of Watermark Learning, Inc.

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2:25pm Becoming a Certified Business Analyst: From Application to Exam! by Barbara Carkenord, CBAP, PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP

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Time 1:20pm2:10pm EST

Date Fri 19th April 2013

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