Topic:Getting the Requirements Right...the First Time !
Presenter: Mr. Wayne Beekman
Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks: 9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.
Presentation: 9:05 a.m. to 12 noon.
Lunch: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Q & A: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Most projects that fail are due to miscommunication between the business stakeholders and the development team. It is well documented in the software industry that poor requirements cause rework, schedule delays and cost overruns. Visualization tools combat this, allowing you to quickly see your software solution before a single line of code is written. Advanced visualization tools enable extremely rapid prototyping with online publishing and critiquing that can cut the time and cost of requirements gathering in half.
This seminar is designed to discuss tools that engage stakeholders and get the requirements right, the first time, before development begins.
Participants will gain an understanding of:
How projects can fail through miscommunication between stakeholders and developers
What visualization tools are
How visualization tools facilitate communication
How to get the requirements right, the first time
Note: You will receive PMI PDU’s, QAI, ASQ, ISACA, ISC2 re-certification credits for attending the meeting.
Mr. Wayne Beekman founded Information Concepts in 1982 with his partner, Cary Toor, to provide fixed-price custom software development services to the Public and Private Sectors. Information Concepts specializes in the design and implementation of Mission Critical, Database Applications. Clients include NASDAQ, IRS, and PBS. For the past 30 years, he has directed the technical direction of the firm, navigating changing technical platforms. Solutions have transitioned from the Mainframe, Client-Server architectures, Web Based projects, to Cloud Based platforms today.
Wayne is featured in the following technical publications:
Throughout his tenure, he has always utilized visualizations as part of the requirements gathering planning process. Mr. Beekman holds a BBA and a Masters of Science in Information Systems from George Washington University. He lives in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife and two daughters.
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