Event: Suzanne Roberston at the 18th RESG AGM


Friday 21 September 2012, 6pm-8:30pm


BCS headquarter, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA


Free, but compulsory.

Register at the BCS Event Booking Site via this link.


RESG Free Evening Event with Refreshments.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is our formal but also festive annual event where we reflect on the group’s achievements over the past year and discuss our vision for the future. This will include a talk by Suzanne Robertson about the changes in the field of requirements engineering since the group was created almost 20 years ago, and what future changes we might expect to see over the next 20 years. There will be food and drinks. This is an event not to miss.


Title: The Once and Future King – the transformation of business analysis over the past and the next 20 years:

  • The traditional role of business analysis and users’ requirements
  • Tailored software to meet users’ requirements
  • Tailored users to meet software requirements
  • Users’ growing sophistication and awareness of their work
  • The effect of the portable workplace and the App Store
  • The new role of the business analyst

Bio: Suzanne Robertson is a principal and founder of the Atlantic Systems Guild. Suzanne is co-author of Mastering the Requirements Process (Addison-Wesley Edition 3, 2012) a guide for practitioners on finding requirements and writing them so that all stakeholders can understand them. Current work includes research and consulting on the management, sociological and innovative aspects of requirements. The product of this research is Volere, a requirements process, template and techniques for assessing requirements quality, and for specifying requirements.

Suzanne works with organisations to apply innovative techniques and fresh thinking in all of their systems development activities. She is author of many papers on systems engineering. Some of these papers are on her web site www.systemsguild.com and www.volere.co.uk. She also speaks at numerous conferences and universities. She is a member of IEEE and BCS and on the board of the British Computer Society’s Requirements Group. She was the founding editor of the Requirements Column in IEEE Software. Other interests include a passion for the opera, cooking, skiing and finding out about curious things.

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