by Business Analysis (BAPL)
A couple of weeks ago on a camping trip with some mates, we were sitting around a camp fire and one of the boys asked me “Why do you work for Business Analysis (BAPL)?”
This question completely caught me off guard, because what separates one employer from another?
After hours of driving and a cold bevvy or two, I wasn’t able to provide a response that really represented my feelings. However, it did lead me down the path to reflect back on my career, and I would like to take this opportunity to share Why I work at Business Analysis (BAPL)
I have been working at BAPL for the past three and a half years, and over that time, I’ve had a lot of great experiences and not so great experiences…life of a consultant, right? So, upon reflection, I managed to boil it down to three key reasons. I work for BAPL because we have amazing consultants, great managers and most importantly, a supportive and collaborative culture.
Fortunately for me, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside a lot of amazing BAPL consultants on numerous projects. Each consultant brings their own style, experiences, knowledge, etc. to the table and regardless of age/gender/background we all respect each other. Due to the mutual respect, I’ve been able to learn new skills and techniques because everyone’s happy to share their knowledge and experiences. And I’ve also built strong relationships, so much so that I’ve made some great friends along the way.
In addition to having amazing consultants, we also have great managers. The managers at Business Analysis have been great to me, and the three main managers that I want to focus on are the Service Delivery Manager, Practice Manager and Engagement Manager. Each manager plays a vital role within the business, and I have the utmost respect for each.
- Service Delivery Manager: The Service Delivery Manager is responsible for managing the consultant engagements and client relationships.
- Practice Manager: The Practice Manager is responsible for training, career development, and resourcing.
- Engagement Manager: The Engagement Manager is responsible for managing the sales pipeline and allocating resources for new opportunities.
Each of the managers above are great, but what makes them really great is that they work together to ensure that each consultant is placed into an engagement where he/she can succeed and be supported to produce deliverables that meet the client’s expectations.
The last point I want to talk about is the supportive and collaborative culture at Business Analysis. I honestly believe that this kind of culture could not have been achieved without the amazing consultants and great managers in the BAPL practice. As aforementioned, there is a high level of respect amongst the practice and everyone is encouraged to ask questions, share feedback, bounce ideas, and provide their opinions. Whether you’ve been working at BAPL for years or if you’re a new starter, everyone’s contributions are highly valued and that’s what I believe helps drive a collaborative environment.
Furthermore, the support provided by the managers and consultants is second to none. On all of my client engagements to date, I have always felt comfortable to reach out for guidance. The managers are always there to lend a helping hand, and the consultants are happy to help out as well. I believe that having amazing consultants, great managers and a supportive and collaborative culture go hand in hand (in hand), and this is why I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at BAPL to date. So, the next time someone asks me why I work for BAPL, I’ll now be able to answer clearly.