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How to manage requirements in a global organization

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This will show you the skills, framework, tools, resources that you will need.

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  • 1. How To Manage Requirements In A Global Organization Seilevel Webinar SeriesCopyright Seilevel
  • 2. Going Global Is HardSeilevel Confidential
  • 3. Build Requirements CapabilityInternal objectives varyWorking from around the world andlots of information to manageDifferent terminology to talk aboutrequirementsDifferent knowledge base fromdifferent courses and books
  • 4. Build Requirements Skills
  • 5. Build A Framework Common Framework Agree On How To Work Together • Terminology • Communication • Methodology • Time Differences • Templates • Language Barriers • Physical LocationsCopyright Seilevel
  • 6. Build A Framework Change Adoption Hierarchy Matrix Senior Change Resistors Senior Change Supporters High Show Stoppers Champions Organizational Position Grassroots Change Resistors Grassroots Change Supporters Senior Thought Cynics Leaders Status Gadget Quo People Low Low Adaptability to Change High Adapted by Jon Sborov from material presented at Ragan Communications Summit October 2007Copyright Seilevel 6
  • 7. Use Tools Team Issue Tracking Collaboration Document Requirements Management Management Requirements CollectionCopyright Seilevel
  • 8. Build CommunityCopyright Seilevel
  • 9. Measure Outcomes Improved Results: • End user adoption • End user satisfaction • Reduced defects • ROI validation Interim Checkpoints: • Requirements stability • Full traceabilityCopyright Seilevel
  • 10. Summary Skills Perfect world: Train the organization Quick win: Find mentors Framework Perfect world: Agree on a common approach Quick win: Use free resources Tools Perfect world: Use a requirements tool Quick win: Use a free wiki to share information Metrics Perfect World: Measure everything Quick Win: Start measuring somethingCopyright Seilevel
  • 11. Requirements Resources Download the presentation and helpful tips: www.seilevel.com/resources Skills: Seilevel training (http://www.seilevel.com/whatwedo/training.html) Karl Wiegers’ assessment and skills (http://www.processimpact.com/goodies.shtml) Getting To Yes ( Roger Fisher and William Ury) Team Handbook (Peter R. Scholtes, Brian L. Joiner, Barbara J. Streibel) Frameworks: Seilevel Messageboard (http://requirements.seilevel.com/messageboard) Seilevel Blog (www.seilevel.com/blog) IIBA (www.theiiba.org) SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) Group (www.sei.cmu.edu/collaborating/spins/) stickyminds.com Requirements Solution Group (www.requirementssolutions.com) Seilevel Requirements Methodology (www.seilevel.com/resources/whitepapers.html) Karl Wiegers’ Tools, Templates, and Guidelines (www.processimpact.com ) Eclipse Process Framework (www.eclipse.org/epf/) Tools: INCOSE survey for RM tools (www.paper-review.com/tools/rms/read.php) Tool Selection Process (requirements.seilevel.com/blog/2007/04/requirements-in-supplier- selection.html) Outcomes: Measuring Product Manager Success (requirements.seilevel.com/blog/2006/01/measuring-product-manager- performance.html)Copyright Seilevel
  • 12. Thank You! • Presentation and helpful tips: – www.seilevel.com/resources • Email us with questions: – joy.beatty@seilevel.com – anthony_oden@dell.com • Find answers to additional questions sent in: – http://requirements.seilevel.com/messageboard/Copyright Seilevel