Monday | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Track
Room: 307



Pre-Conference Tutorial - Half Day

From Process Redesign to IT Requirements – Crossing the Chasm

SPEAKER(s):

Speaker Photo: Alec Sharp

Alec Sharp

Senior Consultant, Clariteq Systems Consulting Ltd.

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION: Business

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT: None

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    A key lesson from recent years, especially from huge ERP implementations that went sideways, is that major information system implementations done without regard for business processes often fail, sometimes spectacularly. Unfortunately, a thoughtful business process design doesn’t guarantee success either.

    What is needed, and what this session presents, is a practical, proven, and integrated set of techniques that flow seamlessly from process design through to actionable requirements. Key elements include business service specifications (essential in a SOA environment,) a unique form of use cases, and guidance on making business-oriented data models a vital technique. Special attention is paid to the problematic “great leap downward” from architecture and design to specification-level requirements.

    Some of the questions that will be answered include:

    • Functional, non-functional, and other requirements – what are they and why do they cause grief?
    • Are the best requirements written requirements?
    • When should I stop modeling the process and shift to other forms to capture requirements?
    • Why do techniques from commercial software or military/aerospace environments fare poorly in business or government settings
    • Can I get Agile developers to feel good about architecture, modeling, and requirements?


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    Alec Sharp has managed his consulting and education business, Clariteq Systems Consulting Ltd., for over 30 years. Serving clients worldwide, Alec’s expertise includes business analysis, data management, architecture, and, of course business process change. In addition to his consulting practice, he conducts top-rated workshops and conference presentations on these topics globally. Alec is the author of “Workflow Modeling, second edition” which is widely used as a consulting guide and university text. The completely rewritten second edition was published in 2009, and is a best-seller in the field.


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