IIBA Dallas Chapter Meeting September 21st, 2017
IIBA Dallas Chapter Meeting
September 21st, 2017
Multi-Cultural Collaboration – Why Do They Do That?
In today’s work environment, global teams are common place. However, many BAs are challenged to recognize and overcome the cultural barriers to collaboration and project success. In “Why Do They Do That?” is developed for an international audience. In it, the BA will learn what culture is and contributors to cultural blindness. The presentation explores how different cultures solve problems, view time and use space differently resulting in conflicts within the team. Real examples of common collaboration cultural barriers are identified and recommendations provided based on nearly 30 years’ experience of managing successful multi-culture teams from the US, Middle Eastern, Indian subcontinent, German, and Japanese cultures.
- Introduce the Business Analyst to the basic concepts of cultural behavior
- Explain the differences between low and high context culture
- Provide real world examples of global and multi-national team collaboration
About the Speaker:
Dagmar Cole has over twenty years of experience working in all facets of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and is a regular contributor to the Business Rules Community, Practitioners Corner Her interest in applying quantitative management techniques to software began at George Mason University. While majoring in Decision Science, she published a paper on Software Quality Assurance. Later, she published her master's thesis in strategic information systems planning at Marymount University. As a business analyst and project manager, Dagmar continues her quest to apply quantitative techniques to the SDLC. Dagmar is also a certified mediator and divorce mediator in the state of Texas, a graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law Executive Negotiation program, and has had additional training in the areas of conflict management.
She is an active member of the Fort Worth Chapter of IIBA and was a speaker at the IIBA BBC 2015 conference discussing Resource Life Cycle Analysis, the IIBA BBC 2016 IIBA to discuss conflict resolution, and has been invited to return to the IIBA BBC 2017 conference to discuss negotiation. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting presentation!
Date: Thursday, September 21st
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM Chapter Business and Meeting Material
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM Meeting Adjourned
Location: BravoTech, 10th floor
4835 LBJ Freeway Suite 1000 Dallas, TX 75244
Admission is free to IIBA Dallas Chapter members ($25 per year to join). Non-members will be asked to pay $10 at the door.
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