Christelle Govender: Becoming a Superhero Business Analyst

Christelle Govender:

Christelle Govender: Becoming a Superhero Business Analyst

Christelle Govender and Joe Newbert explore the critical skills and mindsets needed for the future, and shape the essential characteristics of the superhero business analyst .

Christelle is a Business Analyst currently with the Spar Group. She has spoken at conferences, had an article published in BA Digest (Q2 2023), and is passionate about mentoring and growing others.

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Chapter Markers

  • [00:41] Christelle shares her story of how she became an accidental business analyst
  • [05:00] Imagining the superhero characteristics of the business analyst of the future
  • [10:46] Getting involved in new technology early enough in the business change life-cycle
  • [14:02] Moving beyond the business IT gap to bring the sexy back to business analysis
  • [20:11] Christelle shares her hack for building relationships in a remote work environment
  • [23:59] Future trends of remote work, data security, being nimble, AI, and change management
  • [29:35] Adding strings to your bow and not getting pushed back into an IT systems corner
  • [32:52] Being a general practitioner and referring stakeholders to specialist functions
  • [37:11] Why the profession needs brave individual business analysts to drive the role forward
  • [41:39] Ensuring people feel included, respected, valued, and safe enough to contribute to meetings

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