posted on January 11, 2011 01:32
It’s no secret in the IT sector that bad requirements are at the heart of high failure rates for software development projects. Unfortunately, the logical – and unfair – conclusion is that those who are responsible for defining and communicating those requirements should shoulder the blame for their shortcomings. The unacknowledged fact is that the fault does not lie with the people involved, but rather with methods and processes that fail to confront the reality of our limited human capacity to communicate complex ideas with only text and abstract models.
Fortunately, a growing number of companies have seen the light, and are currently enjoying enormous gains in the value of their development dollars as they implement software visualization as a core component of their requirements definition process. In turn, the role of business analysts in these organizations becomes increasingly important as they are tasked with transforming ambiguous business requirements into crystal-clear simulations that enable tighter feedback loops and faster iterations, and ultimately provide developers with a near-perfect roadmap to meeting the project’s objectives.
This webinar will answer the following questions:
• What is software visualization?
• Why should business analysts care about visualization?
• How does visualization work in successful implementations?
• How easy is it to learn visualization methods?
• When is visualization applied in a typical SDLC?
• What is the typical process for BAs who use visualization?
• What are three best practices for getting started with visualization?
• How does the iRise requirements definition platform enable visualization?
All attendees will receive a copy of ‘Visualize First - How the Best Business Analysts Work Smarter’ White Paper.