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Specialised analysts, or do you let yourdevelopers rectify your software?Company presentationI used this presentation to t...
18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 2Hello,I am Brian Kegels.I am consultant for 12 years including 6 years as adeveloper in Mic...
18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 3IdeaWishlistPlanBuildTestDelivery2 badkamersZwembadOpen haarWijnkelderGeheime gangGro...
18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 4IdeaWishlistPlanBuildTestDelivery2 badkamersZwembadOpen haarWijnkelderGeheime gangGro...
The analyst is the architect of software.18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 5The architect designs and sketches a plan to be bu...
18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 6InterviewWorkshopsInformstakeholdersSketch screendesignsInitial testsSearch for creativesol...
An analysis is as a contract.18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 7The analysis is used to:•Define the requirements of the differ...
18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 8Some extracts from analyses:A class diagram, a use case diagramand a use case description.
18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 9An activity diagram and ascreen design.
Where do we fit?18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 10How?Tools?Environments?Customers?Basically we are technologyindependent, b...
18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 11OurphilosophyTrustFamiliarityEthicsQualityInvolvementBrain Cell IT believes a humane and e...
1. Before starting to develop, takesufficient time to think out suitablesolutions2. Create stuctured documentation toinfor...
Up to you now...• Sander Hoogendoornwww.sanderhoogendoorn.com• LinkedIn Groups:– UML– UML Lovers– Use Case Professionals• ...
• Questions?• Remarks?So far, so good.18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 14
Brian KegelsManager Brain Cell ITbrian.kegels@braincell-it.comwww.braincell-it.combriankegels.wordpress.comMy details18/04...
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Brain Cell IT - Company presentation 2013

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Presentation about our company and what we do (analysis of software projects). Before starting to develop software, it is important to know WHAT should be programmed by performing an analysis.
What do you learn?
1. Before starting to develop, take sufficient time to think out suitable solutions.
2. Create structured documention, in a clear and understandable way, to inform all stakeholders.
3. The analyst is a key player in a project team.

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Brain Cell IT - Company presentation 2013

  1. 1. Specialised analysts, or do you let yourdevelopers rectify your software?Company presentationI used this presentation to talk for about 20minutes about our company and what we do.It is not the aim to go in detail about analysis, butto give a global view.The semi-transparant sticky notes denote what issaid during the presentation.
  2. 2. 18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 2Hello,I am Brian Kegels.I am consultant for 12 years including 6 years as adeveloper in Microsoft environments (.NET, C#, SQLServer). I worked for Capgemini at clients asExxon, government, Manpower and others.Currently I work as a consultant analyst and I amfounder, owner and manager of my company where Ihave all-round tasks (sales, HR, PR, administration andso on).In 2006 Brain Cell IT started with consultancy activities.This means we fulfill assignments for our customers.These assignments consist of analysis tasks forsoftware projects, mainly functional analysis, butsometimes also business analysis based on theexperience we built up.Our customers are big companies and multinationals indifferent sectors, mainly Banking and payrollcompanies.References: De post (Belgian post), BNP Paribas Fortis,JNJ, SD Worx, Acerta.
  3. 3. 18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 3IdeaWishlistPlanBuildTestDelivery2 badkamersZwembadOpen haarWijnkelderGeheime gangGrote slaapkamerBioscoop2. He has a fewwishes. Requirementshe absolutely wants,and some he does notwant.Before programming software, it is important to know, WHATshould be programmed. Analysis is as important as (maybemore important than) programming or testing. But where inthe software development life cylce is it situated?Let’s make a comparison with building a house.1. Suppose that Bobhas the idea to builda villa in Antwerp.3. The architect is incharge for working outa detailed plan, ablueprint of the project.5. Finally the keys tothe villa aredelivered to Bob.4. The villa is built bythe builders andtested (on loss ofwarmth for example).
  4. 4. 18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 4IdeaWishlistPlanBuildTestDelivery2 badkamersZwembadOpen haarWijnkelderGeheime gangGrote slaapkamerBioscoop1. Idea: checksavings accountonline2. Requirements:secure, online, at least20 last transations, ...(requirementsgathering, businessanalysis)3. Plan: list the reactionsof the system triggeredby the actions of theuser; design schemes, ...(functional analysis)4. Build and test: bythe builders(programmers) andtesters.5. Delivery:Configuraton, rollout, ...If we compare with an IT project, let’s say for a bank:
  5. 5. The analyst is the architect of software.18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 5The architect designs and sketches a plan to be build by the“builders”.Like an architect the analyst:•Sketches and designs screens, flows, diagrams•Writes rules, use case documents, plansThe analyst:•Studies specific business requirements of certain processes.•Translates requirements to technical perspective, thoughclear to read for all stakeholders.•Documents in a structered way, easy and clear.
  6. 6. 18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 6InterviewWorkshopsInformstakeholdersSketch screendesignsInitial testsSearch for creativesolutionsStudy specifictopicsDocumentDiscussCoachingDefend customerneedsBecause of the multitude ofactivities and responsabilitiesthe analyst is a key person inproject.
  7. 7. An analysis is as a contract.18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 7The analysis is used to:•Define the requirements of the different parties•Describe the procedures•State what is in scope or what is out of scopeThe analysis must clearly specify what must bedeveloped and what must not be. It must beunderstandable by all stakeholders, programmable bydevelopers, testable by testers and so on.
  8. 8. 18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 8Some extracts from analyses:A class diagram, a use case diagramand a use case description.
  9. 9. 18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 9An activity diagram and ascreen design.
  10. 10. Where do we fit?18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 10How?Tools?Environments?Customers?Basically we are technologyindependent, but we take intoaccount technical limitations.Mostly we use UML and use casedescriptions.Word, Paint?Professional tools such as SparxEnterprise Architect, RationalRose, MS Visio, ...Microsoft .NET or JavaWindows or WebBig or multinational enterprises,mostly financial institutions orpayroll companies
  11. 11. 18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 11OurphilosophyTrustFamiliarityEthicsQualityInvolvementBrain Cell IT believes a humane and ethicalmanner of working is important fordelivering high quality of work.We have a flat organization, we aim formutual respect, trust, personal contact andpersonal coaching.We KNOW our collaborators.
  12. 12. 1. Before starting to develop, takesufficient time to think out suitablesolutions2. Create stuctured documentation toinform all stakeholders3. The analyst is a key player in a projectteamWhat did we learn today?18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 12
  13. 13. Up to you now...• Sander Hoogendoornwww.sanderhoogendoorn.com• LinkedIn Groups:– UML– UML Lovers– Use Case Professionals• Blogs:http://caminao.wordpress.com/overviewhttp://briankegels.wordpress.com• Just use it!18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 13Sander is recognized in theNetherlands and Belgium for Agiledevelopment and UML in the fullspectrum. He wrote this bookcovering all diagrams in UML (alsorather technical). It is easy to readand contains many practicalexamples.<- my blog ! 
  14. 14. • Questions?• Remarks?So far, so good.18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 14
  15. 15. Brian KegelsManager Brain Cell ITbrian.kegels@braincell-it.comwww.braincell-it.combriankegels.wordpress.comMy details18/04/2013 Brain Cell IT bvba 15

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