Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs and the Enterprise.
- 6:00-7:00 networking, food, and open space discussion
- 7:00 – 8:30 Dean Leffingwell presentation
Agile development introduced the “user story” as the primary currency for expressing application requirements within the agile enterprise. The just-in-time application of the user story simplifies software development and helps eliminate the prior waterfall-like practices of overly burdensome and constraining requirements specifications.
However, as powerful as this concept is, the user story, by itself, does not provide an adequate, nor sufficiently lean, construct for reasoning about investment, system-level requirements and acceptance testing across the larger enterprises project, program and portfolio levels. In this tutorial, Dean Leffingwell will describe a comprehensive set of requirements management practices that builds on the user story to provide a quintessentially lean and agile subset for project teams, and yet scales to the needs of the largest software enterprise.
This tutorial is derived from the book Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs and the Enterprise, which will be published by Addison-Wesley in the fall of 2010.
About the Presenter
Dean Leffingwell is an entrepreneur, software executive, consultant and author who provides agility coaching to large software enterprises.
Mr. Leffingwell founded or cofounded a number of companies including RELA/Colorado Medtech, Requisite, Inc., now part of IBM’s Rational Division, and consumer internet identity company ProQuo, Inc. Mr. Leffingwell formerly served as chief methodologist to Rally Software and as Vice President of Rational Software, now IBM’s Rational Division, where his responsibilities included the Rational Unified Process.
Mr. Leffingwell has been a student, coach and author of contemporary software engineering and management practices throughout his career. His most recent book is Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises. His next book, Agile Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs and the Enterprise, will be published in 2010. He is also author of the texts Managing Software Requirements: First and Second Editions, by Addison-Wesley, which have been translated into five languages.
The August meeting will be held at the Tivoli on the Metro State campus in Downtown Denver, and the room number is TIV 320C.
Park in the Tivoli Lot of 9th: