B2T Goes to #BBC2018: #BAProud Retrospect

Kaley Abernathy

Kaley Abernathy

B2T Goes to #BBC2018: #BAProud Retrospect
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We decided to have some wardrobe fun at last week’s Building Business Capability (BBC) Conference. As a pioneer in this industry, we’ve always been #BAProud, but it was awesome to find out why this year’s attendees were also proud to be a BA. To help incentivize attendees to share with us, we gave away t-shirts:

Here are the answers we received for our request to complete the sentence: I am #baproud because…

  • I help teams achieve results that add value 😊
  • I make a difference for my clients!
  • I drive innovation
  • I am awesome
  • I connect business and IT
  • I listen and look for value
  • I get to help other BAs learn new techniques
  • I build solutions for business
  • It is fun and challenging
  • I help the business solve problems
  • I am a problem definer who works with people of questionable knowledge and unreliable data to produce excellent products
  • I am a facilitator of change
  • I work with various departments to help them with any roadblocks and make this more efficient
  • I create innovation teams
  • I see problems as opportunities
  • I love to elicit requirements and love to write
  • I am a collaborator/innovator
  • I solve real problems
  • I make a difference!
  • I am the explorer discovering and bringing back the “gold” (techniques, tools) that are unknown to my organization
  • I help identify business needs and solved problems
  • I enjoy delighting customers with innovative products
  • I like to enable users to change
  • I ask the questions necessary, and document needs in a way to truly transform an organization!
  • I translate business needs to requirements
  • I partner with the business to guide value-driven processes
  • I provide proven ideas that work
  • I get to help the business improve itself
  • I am a change enabler and love helping others
  • I help customers receive the help they need through applications!
  • I love solving problems and helping people!
  • I help deliver business needs the first time with their full vision being met
  • I bring value to my organization
  • I enjoy solving problems
  • I love customers and working to solve their challenges
  • I deliver what the business actually wants
  • I help focus on what (why) before everyone rushes to the how
  • I help make the right changes
  • I can solve the problem
  • I encourage discussion on true problems to get more meaningful long-term solutions
  • I like being part of the innovation that can improve the lives of others
  • I look at processes where no one is looking for solutions
  • I am the bridge between every user and the service my dept provides
  • I help everyone find changes for the better
  • I lead change and innovation in our company
  • I get to influence my company to greatness! Guiding decisions to better the outcome!
  • I get to help implement changes that add value.
  • It’s the best of all worlds – architecturally’y, analysis’y, process’y, communicative’y, model’y
  • #futureforward thinking makes me proud
  • We get s#*t done!
  • I manage a group of creative problem solvers
  • I help translate among the business and project team/develop the right thing
  • I am critical for any business
  • I break apart processes to find a root cause
  • I drive business process efficiencies
  • I work with great dev team members to generate a solution for new applications
  • I make the world a better place
  • I communicate with more project members than anyone else….effectively!
  • I facilitate change!
  • I get to be the customer’s voice
  • It makes me well-rounded and allows me to learn to deal with different personalities
  • I am a business partner to help realize efficiency and process improvements
  • I creatively write history books of how businesses evolve!
  • I help others understand what they really need 😊
  • I apply BA skills to help the business add value and eliminate inefficiencies
  • I help ease the pain of pain points
  • I use data driven insights to provide solutions to customer’s problems!
  • I help my organization move forward with innovation and collaboration
  • I help people and organizations be more productive for the right reasons
  • I learn something new each day
  • I get to innovate and provide strategic guidance
  • Someone has to save the day
  • Of all the people here!!!
  • I love helping people
  • I like getting to the root cause and find out what is needed
  • I help the business solve problems
  • I have the most diverse role on the team
  • I am part of making change happen
  • I help make projects successful
  • I provide ah ha moments
  • I bring value and deliver the necessary customer-centric  products
  • I think outside of the box and serve as a liaison between business and IT
  • I help caregivers spend more time with patients!
  • I help solve problems they didn’t’ know they had!
  • It’s my job
  • I get to be creative
  • I love to solve problems – its like playing a game 😊
  • I am able to provide value to the business
  • I implement change
  • I can solve business problems
  • It’s the greatest job ever!
  • I get to play multiple roles every day
  • I help people figure out IT stuff
  • I get to make improvements at my company
  • I am a crucial and fundamental piece of the solution we are building to solve the business problem or needs
  • I am the glue between our users and tech team
  • I am an agent of change
  • I help make a positive difference in the world
  • I make people’s job easier
  • I love to find solutions
  • I enjoy learning constantly
  • I manage amazing BAs
  • I am a team member and good listener
  • I pull the business together like glue
  • I build relationships that hold projects together
  • I make patients lives better (or at least I try)
  • I love process and creating solutions
  • I make my customers happy
  • I am the translator between the business and tech folks
  • I influence customer product
  • It’s much cooler than being a project manager!
  • I am facilitating change in my organization’
  • I am able to solve real world problems for my customers
  • I map your company’s processes and assist users in understanding how we can be better
  • I get to do a job that I LOVE!
  • I love making things better
  • I deliver products that meet the customer’s needs
  • I provide solutions
  • I like investigating problems and finding solutions
  • I love helping my company achieve goals
  • I am a transformer of business processes
  • I get to the root cause and solve the right problem
  • I can ask “why” A LOT! (I like asking ‘why’)
  • I make sure business needs are met right from the beginning of the project
  • I get to drive change for the better
  • I break down problems and help organizations find solutions
  • I work with businesses to improve their processes
  • I make things GREAT!!

We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

– Kaley

PS: If you are out and about in your t-shirt, be sure to tag us on social media with #BAProud!

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Kaley Abernathy

Kaley Abernathy

Kaley Abernathy, serves as Director of Marketing, Netmind, and is responsible for overall marketing strategy, branding and communication of Netmind’s offerings and development efforts. She oversees all website development, social media relations, event management and media relations. Kaley was B2T Training's (now Netmind) first employee as a Marketing Assistant in college and has loved watching the company become the success story it is today. With over 16 years’ experience working in the marketing, advertising, development and training industries, she brings a diverse background to Netmind. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and is an avid lover of french bulldogs.

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