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Webinar: Stop Gathering Requirements

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Are you still "gathering requirements"? In this world of agile software development where requirements have been absorbed and marginalized by user stories, epics, product backlogs, and direct conversation between the business stakeholders and the solution team, "gathering requirements" seems to be a thing of the past. Especially since requirements themselves seem to be the source of all the bad things that happen in software development. It seems that all failures in software development can be laid at the feet of the requirements. 

The truth is that as business analysts, we shouldn't be "gathering requirements" in the first place. So what is it that we are supposed to be doing if not "gathering requirements"? 

This webinar answers that question in a way that is applicable to the agile software development approaches, the traditional software development lifecycles, and even when, as a business analyst, you aren't involved with developing software at all.

In addition to answering the question the webinar will provide tips, techniques, and practices you can use to improve your solution definition expertise: 

  • How to relate the business needs to the solution team in an agile approach
  • Assist management in business decision making 
  • Define requirements for any solution 
  • Follow a simple process that turns business needs and objectives into solution requirements

    ** Eligible for PDUs, CDUs. ** 

    Steve Blais, PMP, PMI-PBA,
    Author, Consultant, Teacher and Coach

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By Chris 05 @ Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:43 PM

I've tried playing the video in YouTube at work but it only shows a black screen (the time bar is moving).
I've also tried other YouTube videos in the same environment and they work.

Not sure if the link is corrupted?

In the meantime, I've downloaded the slides but would like to play the video (which doesn't work on your website either)



By BrianM @ Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:42 PM
Some good information for less experienced BA's to keep them from becoming list takers. However this webinar did not cover many of the items listed in the description. We were led to believe it would cover different techniques in requirements development.

By Raj Usask @ Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:44 PM

I watched your webinar on Modern Analyst
(Link- https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.modernanalyst.com/2019-02-21+Stop+Gathering+Requirements.mp4).

I loved your presentation for the following reasons:
1. Your breadth of experience enough to see reoccurring of trends in IT and frame today's practices in the right context(SRS- BRD- User Stories)
2. Your suggestion what to look for as a BA instead of being mired in tools trying to help looking for requirements from the business
3. Definition of what requirements truly are
4. Wonderful QA session driving to the core of what being a BA is all about
5. And it is not about using few tools to fill BA templates

It is rare to find knowledge in the sea of information swirling in the BA world. Thank you for helping BAs focus on what they are and what they should focus on. Once this is clear it is easy to employ the right tools from BA toolkit to elicit requirements.

By Raj Usask @ Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:40 AM
I am looking forward to reading Steve's book- Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success.

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