Olena has 8+ years’ experience in the IT field and over 5 years’ cooperation with European companies (3 years onsite).
Certified Pragmatic Marketing Product Manager (PMC-III), Certified Coach (ICF, EuCF), Certified Business Trainer.
Olena has worked mostly in the retail domain. Since the beginning of 2017, she has been performing pre-sales and up-sales activities, and has experience working with startups and enterprises. She has profitably led multiple projects within a single product, has successfully led a distributed team, and has experience working as a member of a board of directors. She has been a product manager, delivery manager and partly an account manager.
She has spoken at European Conferences (UK, Slovenia, Ukraine), for local BA communities, webinars, and at meetups/standups. She also conducts training sessions for different IT companies.
Topic at PMCon#5: How to learn and grow as a professional BA when you’re a lazybones.
We live in a fast-paced world. To stay up to date, you need to learn and capture information about developments in your domain on a regular basis. Moreover, if you want to grow as a professional, you need to study hard.
Most probably you’ll ask, “When should I do this?” With a full-time job, family, friends, and hobbies, we need time for ourselves. We start prioritizing and postponing something from this list at a nebulous later date.
I’m going to share how I managed to keep everything on my list going, as well as balance my work and life.
Learning points of the session:
- How to change your environment to an educational one
- When to study and how to balance it with your work and life
- How to manage your knowledge
- Additional tips and tricks
Workshop at PMCon#5: How to apply impact mapping and when to use it. Common software implementation problems that impact mapping can resolve.
Agile teams need quick ways to generate possible solutions. At the same time, they need to be sure they are fixing the real, root cause of the problem and that they haven’t missed a solution that might help solve a problem more effectively.
Working in the Agile environment often does not allow us to spend a lot of time on traditional business analysis techniques and approaches: we can’t be searching for root causes for a long time, analyzing stakeholders, generating and assessing potential solution options.
Impact Map is a technique that may help, as it enables a team to go over all the business analysis phases quickly: keeping the goal in mind, the team will understand the stakeholders, determine how to influence them, and ultimately come up with a dream solution.