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Models Quickstart

Thursday, July 30, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Models Quickstart

Joy Beatty

Immediately Improve your Software Requirements by Implementing Visual Models


If business analysts give developers a list of thousands of “system shall” requirements statements, the project is doomed to fail even before code is written. The danger in delivering only a list of requirements statements is:

  • It’s impossible for business analysts to ensure requirements are complete and correct
  • Scope cannot be managed because the objectives behind the requirements aren’t articulated
  • Developers and testers simply won’t read thousands of requirement statement

Any large volume of requirements should be modeled visually to avoid those issues. In this presentation, we will discuss the value of visual requirements models and introduces a visual language of models. We’ll give you a few impactful models you can use immediately on any project, including: models to show business processes, to describe user interface requirements, and to map requirements and models to one another to derive and manage requirements. We will also demonstrate ways to use visual requirements models together for completeness, and will provide a models “quick reference” to make it easy to start using visual models in your projects.

About the Speaker:

Joy Beatty is a Vice President at Seilevel, a professional services company whose mission is to define software that customers love to use. She helps customers be more effective by modifying their approach to software requirements and product management so IT projects deliver the intended business value. Joy has provided software requirements training to thousands and is PMI-PBA® and CBAP® certified.

Additionally, she writes about requirements methodologies in books, journals, white papers, and blogs (www.seilevel.com/blog). She is a contributing author to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)’s The PMI Guide to Business Analysis (Includes The Standard for Business Analysis).

She was part of the core team that developed the most recent version of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), as well as PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide. Joy co-authored Visual Models for Software Requirements, with Seilevel CEO Anthony Chen, and Software Requirements, 3rd Edition with Karl Wiegers.

She is a sought-after speaker worldwide having presented at national and international conferences as well as a guest lecturer for the Harvard extension school.


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  • $5 for non-members

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