Building a strong BA community within your company
After the BA team in our company grew from 15 to 40 members, with most of them freshly out of university, and with all of us spread out on different projects, we knew it was critical to develop a place where we could all become closer colleagues, learn from each other and actively work to increase the standard of business analysis practices in our company and wider.
Knowing that practice makes perfect and that it’s better to learn from others’ mistakes, we established a Center of Competence and we want to share with you how we managed to:
- Improve sharing the knowledge within the BA team and increase the quality of BA work.
- Speed up the onboarding of new team members and helping them do their work in the optimal way.
- Nurture the culture of providing constructive feedback.
Mateja Blazevic is BA @ European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden. A career in IT was the only logical choice for a curious introvert who feels comfortable around other geeks. So, it is no wonder that after a few years of playing with hydromechanics, I found my perfect spot working as a business analyst on a variety of custom software projects. I am particularly interested in business processes and ways to help clients improve them. When not in the office, you can find me running in the mountains.