THE FOLLOWING SESSION IS FROM THE
Business Analysis Forum

Thursday | 2:20pm - 3:20pm | Business Analysis Forum Track
Room: Plaza A1 & 2



Presentation

Requirements Elicitation - Using Multiple Methods to Improve Understanding and Deliver Detail JIT

SPEAKER(s):

LaRoy B. Page

Business Systems Analyst, American Express

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION:

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT:

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    Business Analysis is often thought of as an information technology centric activity. As such, the tools and methods used to elicit, elaborate, and document requirements are frequently tied to the organization's selected development methodology. Maximizing the return on investment for development requires that the business both better understand and communicate its business requirements to reduce overhead, improve the quality and applicability of delivered solutions and shorten the time to market. Manufacturers have long used the concept of just in time to reduce inventory overhead and efficiently manage the delivery of goods to the delivery channel. Just in time concepts can be used to develop and deliver requirements detail to developers as needed; reducing the business overhead required to develop requirements and taking advantage of emerging solutions. This presentation introduces the concept of just in time requirements detail and the combination of behavior diagrams, business level use cases, and requirements patterns as a toolset supporting just in time requirements. LaRoy will explore how this combination of tools improves business involvement in requirements elicitation and understanding of the potential solution set; improves communication and interaction with developers; and provides requirements documentation at the required level of detail for the business and the developers.

    Key learning Objectives:

    1. The concept of JIT requirements detail
    2. How to develop a behavior diagram
    3. The essence of a business level use case
    4. The concept and application of requirements patterns
    5. How to combine the tools to improve requirements elicitation and elaboration


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    LaRoy is a technology professional with broad expertise in technology development, new product commercialization, systems implementation including business and systems analysis, project management, change leadership, and strategic planning.  His experience comes from more than 20 years with the information technology subsidiary of a major regional bank, consulting with technology venture companies, and working in the systems assurance group of a global financial services corporation.


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