Participation of teachers and students of the educational program “Information Technology in Business” in the Conference for Business Analysts from EPAM Systems
December 10-11, 2021 lecturers of the Department of Digital Economics and Business Analytics, Faculty of Finance and Business Management, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Shevchuk I.B., Zadorozhna A.V., Vaskiv O.M., Deputat B.Ya. Starukh A.I., Stadnyk Yu.A. and students enrolled in the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Information Education programs were participants in the Conference for Business Analysts organized by EPAM, Ukraine’s leading IT company.
The issues discussed at the conference covered a wide range of issues, one way or another related to the profession of business analyst. In particular, the issues of business analysts’ development in EPAM were considered; recommendations were provided for the preparation of a correct business analysis of the plan for the project and identified aspects that should be given considerable attention. The speakers presented the main types of organizational structures and analyzed their advantages and disadvantages, hybrid types of structures, considered the main points of formation of corporate culture. Interesting reports “How to prepare for the discovery?” and “Communication Skills for Business Analysts. Selection of styles and approaches in communication to different types of people depending on the purpose of communication “.
In addition, they considered what technical skills modern business analysts should have, how to work as a business analyst under pressure and what challenges appear in E-commerce for business analysts, features of building a BA community and much more.
The final stage of the two-day conference was a discussion on the role of business analysts in the future, where leading business analysts EPAM shared their vision of further development of business analysis in the world. Undoubtedly, such a rich conference program is a great opportunity to improve the skills of modern business analysts, as well as for those who are just planning to start their journey in this direction.
The issues of business analytical skills development, the process of preparing a correct business analysis plan for the project, the peculiarities of business analytics under pressure and practical cases will consolidate students’ knowledge gained during the study of professional disciplines of Information Technology in Business. teachers in the future to use them in the coverage of relevant topics of their own courses.