We’d like to thank the U.S Navy for putting Ben Johnson on a technical career path. He loves learning about new businesses to create strong solution requirements, leaving many happy clients in his wake.
What makes you excited to start work each day?
Having a goal to perform work (achieve goals) that will be of value to my client (and Trissential), making me feel good about my accomplishments. I create a daily schedule in 15-minute increments that help drive me.
What’s your biggest motivation in life?
To leave this world in a better place than when I arrived.
What is the most important accomplishment of your career?
Lead a Normandale College’s Continuing Education department in implementing a new enrollment and curriculum management system, when the project team consisted of the (non-IT) administration department and me (as Project Manager, Trainer, Change Manager, Business Analyst, and QA).
What do you do when you are not working?
The US Navy. I was slotted into being an Electronics Technician, and have enjoyed it ever since.
What was your inspiration to enter the tech field?
Some may call it sappy, but it is my mom and dad. My dad was an orphan during the Great Depression and my mom was the youngest of 3 of a single mom during the Great Depression, and they both worked hard (4 part-time jobs for years) between them for so many years while raising us 3 kids. I credit my work ethic and values to their influence and the example they set for (and instilled in) us.
Who is your biggest hero?
Getting to understand a Business, breaking it down to detailed requirements, and instilling/testing those requirements in the solution that is built, resulting in a happy client.
What’s the best part about being a Lead Business Analyst?
Getting to understand a business, breaking it down to detailed requirements, and instilling/testing those requirements in the solution that is built, resulting in a happy client.
How would you describe Trissential in five words or less?
Caring, enthusiastic, professional, and supportive.
What would you be doing if you hadn’t gone into technology consulting?
Manager of a number of Jewel Food Stores (was my first job, and they were pushing me into management when I decided to join the Navy (as a supply clerk before they pushed me into IT… see above).