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Fit for Purpose - A case study in communicating requirements more effectively

  • 05 May 2016
  • 18:00 - 20:30
  • 5th floor, Boulevard Place Heron Crescent, Century City, 7441
  • 22


  • Any employee of BBD
  • For members of the South African Chapter of IIBA

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How often have you worked on a project where “Agile” effectively means higher churn masked as iterative delivery? I believe that the way in which we are communicating requirements is contributing to this problem. Requirements documents are often too daunting for business stakeholders with limited technical understanding, while developers do not have the time to wade through pages and pages of text.  This often results in missed requirements and misaligned stakeholder expectations. Therefore, I propose a new approach, one that focuses on understanding our stakeholders and combines better requirements visualisation with cloud based tools. In this session, I will outline the principles and methodology behind the approach. Using a case study, I will also demonstrate the tools I used and how this approach could be applied to any client or project.

Main takeaways:

  • Traditional methods of requirements communication are becoming less and less effective, particularly in Agile environments.
  • Understanding our stakeholders allows us to communicate our requirements more effectively.
  • Simplified content structures and requirements visualisation help in engaging all stakeholders.
  • Cloud based solutions provide analysts with new ways of communicating requirements that promote collaboration and ensure everyone is on the same page.
About the Speaker: Treska Drummond-Hay

Treska began her career in client services, and later evolved into a training facilitator. Her affinity for technology allowed her to move into business analysis in 2008.  Since then Treska has worked across a number industries including financial services, healthcare and fitness. Currently, Treska is expanding her expertise into the field of user experience. She finds the most fulfilment at work in understanding people's needs, and providing solutions that enable them to work more efficiently and effectively.

Event Sponsor: BBD
Our ability to deliver working solutions that give your business wings has always been a part of our DNA. Successful delivery means satisfied clients, who are happy to provide the word-of-mouth referrals that have powered our growth and established our track record.

BBD is South Africa’s largest and most successful software application development (AD) company. With 30 years’ experience and in depth knowledge across most major technology environments,  our core business is analysing, designing, developing, integrating, maintaining and supporting great software systems perfectly tailored to meet our enterprise customers’ requirements.

For more information go to http://www.bbd.co.za

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