Can’t report too much from the third day as this was networking day. From Monday onwards there were so many people I needed to sit down with, I decided to do most of the meetings on one day. So today was a global discussion journey from South Africa to Norway to Canada to India to England to Ukraine.
Other than that, I still found time to listen to Kathleen Barret ‘On the future of business analytics’. Just one quick observation as I’ll be doing a separate piece on this later. There seems to be a fundamental difference in the role of business analysts between the US and Europe. What IIBA does with regards to qualification of business analysts but also role ‘marketing’ is not something I’ve encountered before on this level. Cultural? Maybe. On the other hand there seems to be a broader gap between what BAs could do and the willingness and capabilities of senior management to actually let them do their stuff than there is in Europe.
Oh yes … I also did the first formal presentation of the Process TestLab in the US. I was fortunate enough that Roger Burlton had the slot following me where he wanted to tell ‘Horror stories from business processes’. Being customer- or in this case attendee-focused I changed my presentation in a way that would help attendees avoid appearing on Rogers list next year. Accordingly I also changed the title of my presentation to ‘The Process TestLab: How to avoid being mentioned by Roger’. This may have caused some initial confusion for attendees but at least this way the Process TestLab has already provided some valuable help
I’ll point you to Column2 as Sandy has done an excellent write-up of the presentation itself on her blog and just mention that next week I’ll be posting about a couple of the slides and topics I had to skip over due to time pressures.
BBCCon11 in short: Great event, good speakers, good opportunity to swap and share experiences … glad I attended. And who knows, maybe I’ll even make it down to the beach next year.