How a Community of Practice benefitted Business Analysts at Shimano

I started the New Year with a fabulous conversation with Lilly Rosier talking about how she set up a Community of Practice for the business analyst community at Shimano EU.

We talked about:

  • Communities of Practice as a type of ‘social’ learning networkHow a C of P can benefit dispersed teams with common backgrounds
  • How a C of P can be especially useful for knowledge sharing and learning from different people’s approaches
  • How a C of P is useful for gathering and meeting training needs
  • How a C of P is transferable to any profession and can help shift maturity level
  • Evolution within a C of P – members feeling ‘safe’ with one another leading to trust and sharing of information = a growth mindset.
  • The 3 requirements for a successful C of P: Goal, Commitment, Way of Working, with key factors including: Owner, Drivers, Subject matter experts, Members
  • How a C of P can help overcome cultural barriers that block effective communication and understanding
  • How Lilly went about setting it up
  • What you need to set up a successful C of P

The book that Lilly refers to as giving her inspiration to set up a Community of Practice for Business Analysts is ‘Delivering Business Analysis‘ by Debra Paul, Christina Lovelock, published by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Want to get strategic about learning in your organisation? Get in touch at rachel@talentstorm.co.uk

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