Christina Lovelock

BA Leader & Author

Christina Lovelock is an experienced BA leader and the co-author of the book Delivering Business Analysis: The BA Service Handbook. She is active in the BA professional community, attending and regularly speaking at events and conferences and is a contributor to the online magazine the BA Times. She is committed to the development of the BA profession, has introduced entry-level BA roles into her organisations and is chairing the review of the UK National BA Apprenticeship standard. She has developed and lead BA teams ranging in size from 5 to 120 Business Analysts, is a qualified coach, a Business Analysis examiner for the BCS, and is a director of the UK BA Manager Forum

Presentation: Leaders, Followers and Trusted advisors

You may be interested in developing your leadership skills as a BA, but have you ever stooped to think about the quality of your followership skills?

We live in a world where the quality of leadership is considered to be absolutely critical to the success of projects and organisations. But followership skills are not mentioned, and the concept of being a follower has negative connotations. Many BAs do not want traditional leadership positions, but we do want to be heard, for our work have impact and to have appropriate influence on decisions. This role is often referred to as being a ‘trusted advisor’.

This session will explore current leadership theories, how to develop as a follower and what it really means to be a trusted advisor.