Event: James Archer: Mastering the Requirements Process – Getting Requirements Right

Date

Tuesday 15 November – Thursday 17 November 2016

Venue

etc.venues Marble Arch

Registration

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Seminar Abstract

Software has only one task – to satisfy the real needs of its user or customer. Building such software is relatively straightforward, providing the real needs in all their subtlety and concealment, have been discovered. Discovering the requirements is the task of the requirements process.
This workshop presents a thorough and well-established process for uncovering the real requirements, testing them for correctness, and recording them clearly, completely and unambiguously. The process is used (with variations) by both agile and traditional projects. It starts with the business—for it is only within the business that you discover the real needs. When you know the real needs, it is then possible to determine the system that best serves those needs, and to specify the requirements or stories to get the right system built.
This workshop shows you how to precisely define the scope of the business problem, to discover and involve the appropriate stakeholders, to use today’s techniques to learn what the business really needs, to innovate and find better ways to do the work, to communicate effectively and to write testable, unambiguous requirements.

Speaker’s Bio

James Archer is a business analyst, consultant, teacher, writer and innovator. James is co-editor and contributing author of Business Analysis and Leadership (Kogan Page, 2014). He identifies the key to great business analysis as an inclusive leadership style, thinking innovatively, working collaboratively, acting strategically and helping people discover their real requirements. James is one of the founders and organisers of the Business Analysis European Conference . In 2009 he was awarded Business Analyst of the Year and he has a Masters with Distinction in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (Minnov) from City University. James is an associate of the Atlantic Systems Guild and has contributed to the development of and taught the Volere approach to requirements and business analysis for the last 8 years.
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