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Be a Better BA<br />The challenge of the <br />Requirements Workshop<br />
How hard could it be?<br />
Our intrepid Business Analysts has invited five project stakeholders along for a requirements verification workshop.<br />...
Let’s take a look at how complex this discussion could get.<br />
R1<br />Our heroine announces Requirement 1 and reads it out.  It is simple, straightforward and there is little in the wa...
R1<br />R2.1<br />R2<br />Requirement 2 is read out and kicks of a lively discussion about the definition of the word “Sha...
R1<br />R2<br />R3.1<br />R3.2<br />R3<br />By Requirement 3 everyone is on a roll.  Let’s really get into the guts of thi...
Let’s stop and look at how this conversation is flowing.<br />
R1<br />R1<br />R1<br />R2<br />R2.1<br />R2<br />R3.1<br />R3.2<br />R3<br />
3 Simple requirement statements.  <br />And this isn’t even a very thorough conversation. Imagine what it will look like a...
What’s going to happen in this room?<br />
What we need…<br />
Pick your methods<br />Lots of people<br />A professionally facilitated and agenda run meeting, time boxed with any detail...
Read more at<br />www.BetterProjects.net<br />
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Ba tips: the complexity of workshops

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When Business Analysts take their analysis and recommendations to stakeholders, we often use workshops. There is a trap in the workshop. You can only fit so much communica

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  • Dave, I know what you mean. Once you have learned some technique you manage the crowd. But not everyone has learned the techniques, and maybe other methods can be more effective as well?
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  • I do requirements sessions all the time. They are not flowing conversations between a group of people, they are directed (by me) to discuss process and information, from which we elicit requirements.
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  1. 1. Be a Better BA<br />The challenge of the <br />Requirements Workshop<br />
  2. 2. How hard could it be?<br />
  3. 3. Our intrepid Business Analysts has invited five project stakeholders along for a requirements verification workshop.<br />She wants to get endorsement on the next 7 requirements the team are working on.<br />
  4. 4. Let’s take a look at how complex this discussion could get.<br />
  5. 5. R1<br />Our heroine announces Requirement 1 and reads it out. It is simple, straightforward and there is little in the way of exceptions to the core requirement statement.<br />Two stakeholders feel they have something to say on this topic (maybe just so they can feel useful.)<br />Everyone quickly endorses the requirement.<br />
  6. 6. R1<br />R2.1<br />R2<br />Requirement 2 is read out and kicks of a lively discussion about the definition of the word “Shall”. Additionally there is an important and common ‘exception to the rule’ that is discussed robustly by most of the stakeholders.<br />It seems that putting this new function in an IT system is going to be a challenge for some people who like the fuzziness of the rule today.<br />
  7. 7. R1<br />R2<br />R3.1<br />R3.2<br />R3<br />By Requirement 3 everyone is on a roll. Let’s really get into the guts of this issue. There are two points e want to really nail here.<br />
  8. 8. Let’s stop and look at how this conversation is flowing.<br />
  9. 9. R1<br />R1<br />R1<br />R2<br />R2.1<br />R2<br />R3.1<br />R3.2<br />R3<br />
  10. 10. 3 Simple requirement statements. <br />And this isn’t even a very thorough conversation. Imagine what it will look like at number 7!<br />
  11. 11. What’s going to happen in this room?<br />
  12. 12. What we need…<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Pick your methods<br />Lots of people<br />A professionally facilitated and agenda run meeting, time boxed with any detailed discussions being broken up into smaller facilitated groups<br />Lots to talk about<br />A <br />conversation<br />One topic<br />Just you and me<br />to match your needs<br />
  15. 15. Read more at<br />www.BetterProjects.net<br />
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