My trend: Playfulness!
I’ve been promoting it at conferences for years but adding Lego Serious Play or Lean Games to a workshop seriously changes stakeholder engagement and you will elicit requirements, benefits and risks much sooner.
Plus, it removes workshop fatigue during long programs.
Secondly, internally focused development. I’m creating a Business Analysis Centre of Excellence for their Asia Pacific countries for my client. It’s the opportunity for skills exchange, universal tools and techniques, development pathways, collaboration, and ultimately, increasing the status of the Business Analyst in an organisation.
My mission statement is to elevate, educate, and empower Business Analysts.