When your project timeline demands prompt and accurate execution, let experienced facilitator Roxanne Miller lead your next requirements-gathering workshop. A good facilitator is a process expert, and Roxanne Miller is an expert in the requirements management process.
A business analyst with strong facilitator skills is a valuable asset in any organization. Facilitation is widely recognized as a technique used to reduce requirements-gathering time by as much as 40%. Requirements Quest’s Requirements Workshops That Work training course helps business analysts learn a repeatable structure for turning requirements-gathering meetings into deliverable-producing workshops. The business analyst as facilitator is a powerful combination.
Despite its famed effectiveness, business analysts often find playing the role of “neutral” facilitator to be a challenge in environments where the business analyst is encouraged, if not expected, to be business subject matter experts. In order for a facilitator to remain neutral they must not have a vested interest in the outcome of the workshop. With many organizations trying to do more with less people, business analysts are placed in a catch-22 position whereby they must lead workshops for their own projects, participate in detailed discussions, and capture notes at the same time. This near impossible feat takes away most of the advantages of a facilitated, requirements workshop.