You only get out what you put in. The right mentoring process (input) is integral to the results you take away from a mentoring (the output).
Business Analysis is a difficult discipline to master because every situation or project is unique. More experienced and more knowledgeable business analysts can share what they have learned throughout their career with newer, less experienced business analysts in an effort to improve their skills.
Regular informal meetings between the mentee and mentor provide a basis for continued learning. Mentees can bring their challenges to their mentors and together they can work on potential solutions.
Mentoring provides an opportunity for growth in both the mentee and the mentor. Mentees can grow their professional business analysis skills and career discussions while mentors increase their communication, relationship, and problem-solving skills.
Steven Spielberg once said, “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”
While the BABOK® provides many tools and techniques to assist business analysts, there is no exact science or procedure that can be used for every initiative to ensure success...
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