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New Post 7/19/2008 1:17 PM
User is offline Jarett Hailes
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People Management Resources? 
Modified By Jarett Hailes  on 7/19/2008 3:17:31 PM)

I was recently promoted to the Business Analyst lead position (4 team members this year, 8-10 next), and I'm looking to refresh my people management skills as I haven't led a team in about 3 years, and that team was mostly developers.  Does anyone have any good resources (books, personal advice, websites, blogs, etc.) relating to people management, particularly within a Business Analyst environment? 

Thanks in advance!

New Post 7/20/2008 10:57 PM
User is offline Adrian M.
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Re: People Management Resources? 
Modified By Adrian M.  on 7/21/2008 12:59:12 AM)


Here are a few random tips/advice:

  • have a clear understanding of what you team's mission and goals are -> communicate those clearly to your team members,
  • make a commitment to look out for the benefit and welfare of your team members -> if they understand that you'll go to bat for them they will, in turn, follow you in battle when you lead them,
  • clearly communicate expectations and then provide feedback on a regular basis,
  • have a plan to continuously increase the skills and proficiency of your team,
  • tell your team (and mean it) that your goal is to be replaced by one of them -> you will eventually want to move to bigger and better things so begin to train your replacement now,
  • know your stuff -> you credibility is key to the success of your team so make sure you are on top of your game by continuously increasing your business analysis skills by not only reading and learning but also by teaching (workshops, brown bag lunches, etc.), mentoring, and writing (blogs, articles, etc.).

Here are a couple of books you might want to consider:

The 360 Degree Leader

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

Wishing you the best in your new role!

- Adrian


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New Post 7/21/2008 5:39 AM
User is offline Jarett Hailes
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Re: People Management Resources? 

Thanks very much for the advice and book recommendations Adrian!

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