In this course, you will learn :
- In defining features, functions, user stories, and requirements, compare virtual vs. in-person collaboration.
- Differentiate between different types of collaborative meetings / workshops for defining business needs.
- As a leadership challenge, defend the need to deal with distractions and difficult people.
- List the soft skills and techniques needed to plan, prepare for, and facilitate user storey or requirements discussions.
- Encourage collaboration in the workplace to boost productivity and satisfaction.
1. Recognizing the Hidden Power and Risks of Creative Collaboration
- IT Business Analysts Need Soft Skills
- Cooperation limits creativity; Collaboration Creates It
- Productive Meetings Are the Backbone of Agile Software Development
2. Selecting the Best Type of Collaborative Gathering for Achieving Defined Goals
- Collaborative Meetings Are Business Events with a Purpose
- Even Short Meetings like User Story Conversations Can Be More Productive
- Larger and Longer Workshops such as Requirement Workshops Need Facilitation
- The Objective or Goal of the Meeting Determines the Communication Tool
3. Tools, Techniques and Skills That Foster Collaborative and Engaging Environments
- Facilitating Meetings and Workshops Is an Acquirable Soft Skill (Social Skill)
- Honing Your Soft Skills (Especially Communication) Is Essential for Success
- Facilitators Also Need Planning and Analysis Techniques – aka “Hard Skills”
- Collaboration in Analyzing Problems and Defining Features Supercharges Ideation
- How to Deal with Distractions and Difficult People Is a Leadership Challenge
- Conflict Identification & Resolution Techniques for Collaborative Get-togethers
4. Steps to Prepare Your Team and Your Organization for True Collaboration
- Collaborative Environments Incentivize Teamwork
- Icebreakers Establish Trust and Familiarity in Virtual and Physical Meetings
- Frameworks, Standards, and Templates Allow You to Focus on Collaboration
- Virtual Meetings Add a Level of Complexity for Both Leader and Participants