Chicago Software Process Improvement Network
(C-SPIN) Meeting http://www.c-spin.net/
AT&T Center Campus
AT&T Institute at Lakewood Blvd and Eagle Way, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Be sure to check the C-SPIN website (http://www.c-spin.net/) to confirm details.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
This is a JOINT EVENT between C-SPIN and The Chicagoland Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).
Advance registration required for this free event -- go to http://chicago.theiiba.org/
& then navigate through “Registration” and the “Wed Nov 7, 2007” event.
Group Atlantic & Enterprise Agility are co-sponsoring this joint event.
Registration, Networking, & a Light Dinner 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Atrium Program 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Auditorium (Room 129)
Program: Right Requirements, Right Now - Strategies For Successful Software Projects
Presenter: Scott Stribrny, President and Managing Director of Group Atlantic, Inc.
to a recent Forrester Research, Inc. report [The Root Of The Problem:
Poor Requirements]: “The quality of software requirements is a
limiting factor on the success of software development projects. And
it's the rare IT organization that couldn't improve its requirements
practices. When it comes to getting requirements right, companies
struggle on two primary fronts: requirements definition and
requirements management. But the market places a disproportionate
emphasis on tools for requirements management. The real opportunity
for improvement lies in requirements definition and in how different
development methodologies treat changing requirements.”
Being better at requirements means understanding that the automated products that you build become part of your users' work no matter what kind of work that is. It’s being able to appreciate, accommodate and improve the users' work by delivering products that fit seamlessly into the work. It also means knowing how to find the precise requirements, how to prioritize them in a credible way, and how to validate whether the implementation exactly matches that requirement. This presentation gives you a distillation of strategies and metrics from many successful requirements projects that may serve as the foundation for your next requirements effort. You’ll get an overview of a useful requirements definition process—a way of quickly finding the most appropriate product for your user's needs, and then building a specification that unambiguously and completely describes that product.
About the Presenter
Driving and Parking Directions
From I-90 Northwest Tollway, exit North on Barrington Road. Take Barrington Road to Lakewood Blvd (2nd light) and turn East (right) onto Lakewood Blvd. Turn right into the AT&T Campus Center’s West Employee Entrance (the first entrance past Eagle Way) and follow the signs to the West Parking Structures.
Parking is available in upper level parking lot W1 or covered lot W2. Look for parking spaces towards the west end of the parking structures. The Institute Building, located across the road (west of the parking structures), is approximately a 3-5 minute walk from the parking structure. Visit http://www.c-spin.net for a map of the AT&T Campus Center.
C-SPIN is made possible through the efforts of its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is composed of Alan Berow, Kathy Brown, Steve Coffman, Susan Davidowski, Nan Krull, Donna Miller, Steve Huck, and Robert Stalzer.
C-SPIN is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality, and mutual respect. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations and individuals are invited. For more information regarding this meeting, contact Kathy Brown at email@example.com. For information about C-SPIN or the steering committee, contact Robert Stalzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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