Project Management – Negotiate your way to Mission Impossible Tutorial

Johannesburg: 17 September, 08:00am to 05:00pm
Cape Town: 21 September, 08:00am to 05:00pm

IQBBA (International certification scheme for BA’s) is currently working on a specific Acceptance testing for BAs / BA for acceptance testers syllabus. A special emphasis has been put on social skills, to ease communication and collaborations between parties involved in IT projects (e.g. BAs, QA, Production, Developers, Business or POs…)

This presentation will help:

– facilitate a honest and open communication with workshops like (“catch the peanut”, “like it or not”, “news or fake news”, “moody woodpecker”)
– get to know and understand each other’s (“comedia del arte”, “geopolitics”, “if I were U”)
– envision the future (“BrickLand”, “magic wand”, “roses and chrysanthemums”, “stairway to heaven”)
– build team cohesion (“break an egg”, “spaghetti incident”, “coat of arm”)
– build a meaningful dashboard (“Mario the pizzaiolo”)
– negotiate (“get a fruitful experience”)

…and by proposing Tools and games as a takeaway social toolbox that can be practiced in various stages of the project (incl. how to deal with blockings or crisis). Last but not least, most can be adapted to your own needs.

Introduction

• Why soft skills are important
• Tools for:
    – communicating openly
    – understand each other’s
    – envision the future
    – keep the cohesion
    – build meaningful tools
• Conclusion / discussion