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: Retrospect yourself

This session will provide the opportunity to apply simple yet powerful techniques using pen and paper as they are discussed! With communication and collaboration being key to project delivery and organisational success, how we behave as Business Analysts is more important than ever. The BA role has two sides, what we do and how we do it. We must master both of these to become great BAs. Self-awareness is critical to becoming a great BA, but what is it and how do we improve it? In this session we will look at the common behaviour traps we can fall into as BAs, and find tools within our BA tool-kit that can facilitate self-reflection and improve self-awareness.

Key Takeaways
 The purpose and power of retrospectives.
 Retrospective and reflection techniques which can be used to increase self-awareness.
 Become a great BA by focusing on your behaviours