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Attention: anyone involved in change!

Virtual working has been mainstream for more than a year now. This year, in the 12th year of the Business Analysis Summit, we look at creative collaboration for this time, whether hybrid, virtual or, even sometimes now, in-person! 
 

You are invited to join participants from more than 70 countries around the world. With them, you can listen to five brilliant speakers, and send questions for us to ask. Our theme for 2021 is ‘Creative Collaboration for Our Time’.

This year we also celebrate the book launch of Penny Pullan, our summit host’s latest book: ‘Making Workshops Work: Creative collaboration for our time‘. (Summit participants will be able to get a copy at a special price on the 12th July).

How does it work? Each day, we focus on one inspiring virtual leader, sharing an audio interview lasting 30-40 minutes. The questions we ask are drawn from the summit participants. We have an online discussion for you to join in with. There is no set time – you can access the session and listen to it at a time to suit you. The summit is a unique, virtual way for you to develop your skills, without hassle. There is no charge to register to listen in to each speaker via the web each day.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in making change work. Anyone who works with people to change processes, systems, culture, knowledge and/or the structure of their organisations! Perhaps you’re involved with projects and programmes bringing change? If so, you’ll know how important it is to keep developing. In this free virtual summit, your host Penny Pullan will ask your questions to leading speakers and thinkers from around the world, covering: leadership, facilitation, the use of visuals, disruption, risk, research, workshops in practice and more. All of this will help you to collaborate creatively in our time.

Meet Our 2021 Summit Speakers

Dr Penny Pullan

Monday

12th July 2021

Making Workshops Work: Creative collaboration for our time

Dr Ruth Murray-Webster

Tuesday

13th July 2021

Disrupted, or the disruptor?

Jacqui Harper MBE

Wednesday

14th July 2021

Connecting for Collaboration

Niki Panteli

Thursday

15th July 2021

Leading Online Creative Collaboration: Learning from Research

Helen Winter

Friday

16th July 2021

Using workshops to bring projects and programmes back on track

Gordon MacKellar

BONUS

DAY

Visual Communication Skills for Workshops and Meetings

I promise to protect your privacy. You can find out the details of how I do this by looking at our privacy policy. By signing up, you consent to receiving e-mails from me, Penny Pullan of Making Projects Work Ltd. The summit uses e-mails to inform you of future summits and speakers, to ask for your input on possible speakers and your feedback. We use e-mails to ask you to send in questions for the speakers, to let you know what’s happening each day of the summit and to provide you with links to summit sessions. In between summits, you’ll only receive occasional emails, which may include links to useful resources related to virtual working, Penny’s books and other related resources. You can of course unsubscribe at any time.

Dr Penny Pullan, our founder and host, says: “Here we are, over a year into dealing with COVID, wanting to move forward and to be really effective as we work with others. Over the last year, I’ve written a book looking at how we can collaborate creatively, especially through workshops, whether virtual, hybrid or in-person and it will be launched during the Summit! 

As we emerge into some sort of new normal, whether that is continuing to work remotely, in a hybrid way or partly in the office and part remote, we all want to make sure that we can work well and collaborate.

We have five speakers all with unique contributions to make, on leadership and collaboration, on disruption, on using visuals for communication, on using workshops practically, plus on how to use workshops in this new era.

As well as hearing these superb sessions, let’s also tap into each other’s knowledge and experience. During the summit, our LinkedIn group will be the focus where we share what works and inspire each other to become even better. Once you register, you’ll receive the link to join this group by e-mail.”

More Feedback From Past Summits

Excellent summit with a broad range of topics and lots of valuable learning points, thank you Penny.

Corrine Thomas

The flexibility of listening to the session at a convenient time during the day, the fact that it was a webinar, duration of the sessions were just long enough to keep my interest; excellent presentation and quality speakers.

Anne Marie Tovey

 

 

Business Analyst

Thanks for going to the work to putting this on. It’s a great format and good supplement to other knowledge gathering opportunities. I am a fairly experienced BA, but I always find opportunities to listen to other’s perspectives very helpful.

Kent J. McDonald

 

 

Business Advisor Knowledge Bridge Partners

1. The summit being available throughout the day 2. Diverse background of speakers 3. Very well moderated, representing the voice of the listeners / questioners 4. Linkedin group for discussions It was a wonderful summit and I feel privileged in being a part of it. Definitely look forward to attending such summits in future as well.

Salman Saleem

 

 

Sr. Business Analyst

All the summit was excellent. Wonderful! But, the ‘career focus day' was the high point.

Arlinda Veiga

 

 

Business Consultant

I thought the pace and lengths of each of the sessions were pitched just right, allowing me to take the discussions on-board without feeling ‘swamped’ at any point. I think it was very helpful. Thanks for a great series of talks!

Ken Parsonage

 

 

Senior Business Analyst

A great summit. I feel quite invigorated!

Nicki Boyd

Was easy to listen, stop and start. Thanks Penny!

Jill St. Clair

 

 

Sr Business Analyst

I liked hearing the views of where things are going and what techniques are used. It helps to keep our own role structure and methods in perspective.

Jeffrey Nakar

 

 

MIMIS Business Analyst

The topics were really interesting and the 1 pagers that were provided allowed for additional insight into the topics. A huge thank you for taking the time to help us all become more professional and improve our skills.

Susan

 

 

Business Analyst

I loved it! I loved the flexibility of being able to login anytime during the day to hear the interviews. The speakers that I heard were very professional, and well worth the time invested to listen to them. This was excellent!! thank you!

Debbie Garcia

 

 

Business Analyst

Your summits are great Penny - a community of real people, a well thought out line up of speakers & topics, good questions, real connection, real value!

Grace M

Meet Our 2021 Summit Speakers

Penny Pullan

12th July 2021

Making Workshops Work: Creative collaboration for our time

Dr Penny Pullan, your Summit Host, will kick-off your summit on 12th July. Her session will be ‘Making Workshops Work: Creative collaboration for our time’. On that day only, her new book of that title will be available for just 5% of the full price!

Her previous book Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Making the Best of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams became a bestseller in the pandemic and is recommended by CEO Today top five books for CEOs to read in lockdown.

While most of the world went virtual in 2020, Penny went virtual nineteen years before. 9/11 grounded her as she was about to fly to her first programme’s two week kick-off meeting in New York. Instead, it had to happen virtually! Since then, she has supported organizations and individuals all over the world and across industries to be more effective virtual leaders, across industry sectors from banking to telecoms, and pharma. She sees core elements in how we collaborate creatively whether virtual, hybrid or in-person, and is keen to.

Penny is a director of Making Projects Work Ltd, and she has hosted Virtual Summits since 2010. You can contact Penny on Twitter at @PennyPullan or by responding to the summit e-mails.

Dr Ruth Murray-Webster

13th July 2021

Disrupted, or the disruptor?

Enabling curiosity, creativity, collaboration and challenge to thrive, not just survive, post pandemic.

Dr Ruth Murray-Webster is recognised as a leader of project-based organizational change and risk management, performing roles as a practitioner, advisor, facilitator, researcher and author. She is a Director of Potentiality UK and Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford: Saïd Business School.

Ruth’s doctoral research focused on organisational change from the perspective of the recipients of change. She has co-authored numerous books on the people aspects of risk management including most recently The Disruption Game Plan: New Rules for Connected Thinking on Innovation and Risk, with Eleanor Winton, and Making Risky and Important Decisions: A Leader’s Guide, with David Hillson – both published in 2021 – the fruits of lockdown! The synergies between risk and change continue to drive Ruth’s thinking, writing and practice.

Jacqui Harper MBE

14th July 2021

Connecting for Collaboration

Former TV anchor and INSEAD communications professor Jacqui Harper MBE joins Penny Pullan. In their conversation, they explore your questions on how you can use TV techniques and communication insights to overcome challenges and connect deeply with your groups, whether virtual, hybrid or in-person.

Jacqui is the author of ‘Executive Presentations’ and you can find out more about her work as a speaker, host and coach here.

Niki Panteli

15th July 2020

Leading Online Creative Collaboration: Learning from Research

Dr Niki Panteli is a Professor of Information Systems at Royal Holloway University of London. Her main research interests lie in the area of IT-enabled transformation, virtual teams and virtual collaborations and computer-mediated communication.

Within this field, she has studied issues of trust, conflict and collaborations in virtual, geographically-dispersed environments. She has led and participated in several research projects and her work has appeared in numerous top-ranked academic journals. She served as the Chair of the IFIP-International Federation of Information Processing-W.G. 9.5 on Virtuality & Society (2006-09).

She can be contacted at Niki.Panteli@rhul.ac.uk or via Linkedin.

Helen Winter

16th July 2020

Using Workshops to Bring Projects and Programmes Back on Track

Helen Winter is highly experienced in business analysis and author, who helps a diverse range of organizations across industries to deliver better business outcomes. CIOs rely on her support and clarity, when they can’t see a way through complex programmes of change. Helen will be talking about Using workshops to bring projects and programmes back on track

Helen’s book, The Business Analysis Handbook, has been shortlisted for two awards. Her blog, businessbullet.co.uk helps business analysts worldwide with tools and techniques. She speaks and is the Chair of the Midlands branch of IIBA UK chapter.

Gordon MacKellar

Bonus Day

Visual Communication Skills for Workshops and Meetings

Gordon loves projects; the challenges, the variety, the people and the places. He accidentally became a project manager when he was recruited as a Factory Manager with no factory; he had to build it first! He co-founded Prime Design Projects, which specialise in the design, installation, integration and commissioning of factory operations and production lines around the world. Gordon’s project teams usually involve teams from at least 6 different countries.

Communication is difficult across borders and time zones. The use of graphics and images has helped Gordon to clarify ideas, convey meanings and build relationships. Broadband speeds, mobile phones and virtual meetings technology have now opened up a whole new world of communicating visually. The challenge now is to understand how to make the best use of it!

Here’s Why You Should Sign Up for the 2022 Business Analysis Summit

Attend from the comfort of your own home or office

All the interviews can be listened to online. There’s no travel or hotels to book, saving you money and avoiding you having to take time off work and arrange cover to attend, and spending time away from work and your family.

Online Access to the Interviews

The interviews will be available online, for free, on the appropriate day of the summit so you can listen to them at your own convenience.

A panel of hand-picked expert speakers

Your expert speakers have been chosen by your host, Dr Penny Pullan. They will expand your thinking and provide tools and techniques for you to try out, safe in the knowledge that they’re coming from experts.

The Chance to Upgrade

To gain access to all the interviews, forever, and one to one interaction to discuss each session with the Summit host.

I promise to protect your privacy. You can find out the details of how I do this by looking at our privacy policy. By signing up, you consent to receiving e-mails from me, Penny Pullan of Making Projects Work Ltd. The summit uses e-mails to inform you of future summits and speakers, to ask for your input on possible speakers and your feedback. We use e-mails to ask you to send in questions for the speakers, to let you know what’s happening each day of the summit and to provide you with links to summit sessions. In between summits, you’ll only receive occasional emails, which may include links to useful resources related to virtual working, Penny’s books and other related resources. You can of course unsubscribe at any time.