Assumptions and constraints are the "sidekicks" of business requirements, a critical but often overlooked area of documentation. In many organizations Project Managers take over risk management, with assumptions and constraints falling along, even though BABOK suggests that BAs should own this domain. In Agile, assumptions and constraints are often ignored altogether. Even in the best case scenarios, assumptions and constraints are the hardest to "nail": we all understand what requirements are, but what are those mythical assumptions? Are they known unknowns or unknown unknowns? Unknown knowns? What if an assumption is also a constraint? How do you manage them throughout the project, given their changing nature? In this session we will try to demystify the mystery and hopefully give you some ideas and tools to handle the pesky "sidekicks." And if you have some good ideas of your own about managing them, please bring those in.
About our Speaker: Sara Deychman
Sara Deychman has been a practicing Business Analyst since the early 2000s. She has worked in areas of fundraising, finance, healthcare, insurance, public and private sectors, in addition has exposure with implementing solutions using the Agile and waterfall framework. In addition to her diverse work experience, Sara is a certified CBAP and Scrum Master and has delivered multiple BABOK-driven talks in her profession as well as at local IIBA chapter events. She is currently a Senior Business Analyst at FocalPoint, working as a contractor for the Bank of America and IRS/Fiscal Service.
6:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner / Networking
6:30 - 7:30 pm Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 pm Q&A / Networking
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