NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Thursday, November 9, 2017

3:20 pm – 4:20 pm | Presentation | Room: Timor 1 & 2

Saboteurs - What Can You Do About Them?

Presented by: Liz Calder


People behave very differently when faced with change, whether it is small or large in scope. There are people who embrace it with open arms, whilst others automatically reject it. Some of the most difficult stakeholders to deal with are those that try to derail the change effort altogether. These people are commonly known as saboteurs. They draw attention away from the things that the project should be focussing on and have the project team fighting fires that they never expected to be lit in the first place.

Saboteurs can be situated anywhere in your organisation; both within and outside your project and in senior or junior roles. Depending on where they are in the organisation the impact on your project can be significant. Liz Calder will share her experiences of global change projects where the presence of saboteurs created unexpected challenges, along with the approaches used to manage their impact on the project.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to identify a saboteur
  • Understanding the cause of the behaviour
  • What can be done about it?


 Liz Calder

Liz Calder

Consultant Business Analyst & Director
Blue Raccoon Ltd

Liz Calder is a very experienced Business Analyst Her clients are primarily in companies in the science, engineering and life-science sectors and her company, Blue Raccoon, works with both Agile and traditional projects, usually bringing significant business change to organisations. Regardless of the methodology chosen, a project succeeds or fails on the behaviours of the people involved and Liz specializes in coaching people through change. Outside of work you will find Liz lifting heavy weights, listening to live music, or desperately trying to get something to grown on her allotment. You can find Liz on Twitter @LizCalder.

Liz's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Saboteurs - What Can You Do About Them?
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (3:20 pm – 4:20 pm)

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