NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

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


Friday, November 10, 2017

9:00 am – 10:00 am | Presentation | Room: Coral 1 & 2

From Standard to Stellar; High Performing Teams that Achieve Results

Presented by: Traci Onkst


No matter how smart, talented, driven, or passionate you are, many of your successes will be determined by your capability to function as part of a team. But have you ever wondered why some teams learn to harness their full potential while others go nowhere? When it comes to the best teams in the world, whether in the sport arena or in the corporate arena, they all possess similar characteristics that make them special. Over the years, much has been learned about the dynamics, development and implementation of teams- what works and what doesn’t. But the teams that deliver the transformational change we desire are hard to build and difficult to sustain. We all recognize these teams when we see them, yet it’s difficult to articulate just what makes them work. If the recipe for building and sustaining these teams was easy to replicate, more sport teams would experience back-to-back championships. Clearly, these teams are rare and are a cut above the norm.  In fact, there is a class of team that is evolving that has the potential to replace the slow, flat, hierarchical structures of most organizations with an organization capable of producing real change- these are referred to as high performing teams.

In this session you will hear about The Cincinnati Insurance Companies’ quest to build high performing BA teams.

You will also:

  • Learn the qualities of individuals that compose high performing teams
  • Compare the characteristics of a high performing team against those of average or dysfunctional teams
  • Learn how to build a team; leveraging opposing strengths to form a foundation for success
  • Learn how to coach and nurture the high performance team environment for success and sustainability
  • Whether you are a manager in charge of building these teams or a member of a team, you will learn insights that will help your team go from standard to stellar!


 Traci Onkst

Traci Onkst

Service Manager IV
Cincinnati Insurance Company

Traci Onkst is a Senior Service Manager at Cincinnati Insurance Company. She is the sponsor of the Cincinnati Insurance Company's Business Analysis Center of Excellence; managing a team of 80 business analysts. Traci has dedicated most of her 30 year insurance career to working with IT on various projects. For the last five years, Traci's focus has been centered on building the business analysis brand at Cincinnati Insurance Company and supporting the Center of Excellence professionals as they fulfill their mission.

Traci speaks on a regular basis to executive, business and IT stakeholders advocating the value of the Business Analyst role. She spoke on product diagramming at the ACORD Implementation Forum and presented at BBC in 2015. She is a driver for change at many levels and always looking for new ways to motivate and empower her team.

Traci's 2017 Presentations:

  1. From Standard to Stellar; High Performing Teams that Achieve Results
    Friday, November 10, 2017 (9:00 am – 10:00 am)

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