I have written a post on this subject here and will report back on this meeting if you are unable to attend.
Details of the next IIBA meeting are below:
Event: IIBA UK Chapter Event – June 2009
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Registration 6.00pm Start at 6.30pm
Location: Balls Brothers Minster Pavement, Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7PP
Jake Markham from Credit Suisse and Iain Begg from EndState will give their insights into different techniques for Prioritising Requirements. There will be interactive exercises and plenty of opportunity to share your own tips and observations. The meeting will also launch the timetable and special deals available to IIBA members for the Business Analysis Conference London 2009 in September – latest confirmed speaker is Paul Coby CIO of British Airways. This will be followed by a buffet and chance to chat.
A discussion of experiences in trying to gain consensus and priority of requirements across a geographically diverse set of stakeholders that stand to gain or lose competitive advantage based on the requirements prioritisation process. In most cases we gather more requirements that we can implement – this situation requires the Business Analyst to present the underlying value of requirements in a transparent and unbiased way to achieve the most value to the sponsors and recipients of the change. A few alternative approaches will be covered.
Jake Markham has been involved in Business Analysis and User Centred Design for over 20 years working at Barclays, ING Barings and Credit Suisse. At Credit Suisse Jake manages The Client Technology team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa focussing on the design of Sales & Research Applications, with a focus on usability. The Business Analysis & Design Group have built a reputation for their User-Centred Approach to requirements definition and consultative Software Development, through engagement with the stakeholders and iterative prototyping and design.
Iain Begg is an experienced Project Practitioner and as Director or Consulting for EndState he brings his experience to bear for the benefit of our clients and candidates alike. For the last 20 years he has been both delivering major projects and change initiatives as well as training others to do likewise. Delivering successful projects is an ongoing struggle for the majority of companies and during Iain’s training courses the emphasis is always on how to achieve and then maintain success. Iain has built his success on a people-centric and soft-skills approach because, after all, it is people that deliver projects. An engaging speaker, Iain provides hints and tips that are memorable and easy to apply.
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