How to avoid the common problems with requirements management

To be a great Business Analyst you must define what you are building and why, ensure everyone is on the same page and collaborate with key stakeholders to keep them involved and engaged during the project.

One of the essential activities to do this effectively is Requirements management. In this webinar our experienced BA community panel will answer your questions, share their experiences, and discuss::

- the value of effective requirements management in today's agile world,
- the common problems and how to avoid them,
- tools available to help and if they are appropriate to your situation, and
- implementation experiences and how to get started with a tool.

This webinar covers the value of effective requirements in the today's agile world. The common problems, how to avoid them and the tools you can use to help manage your requirements
  • Why would you want traceability?
  • What problems should it solve?
  • Why is managing change important?
  • What problems should it solve?
  • How do you ensure a consistent approach?
  • Can a requirements tool help?
  • What tools do people use to manage requirements?
  • What should you look for in a requirements tool?


Adam Sedgwick

Experienced & diverse ISEB qualified, business & IT focused change management consultant with exceptional leadership, communication & documenting skills, gained across the full project lifecycle. Business Analysis, Business Architecture, System Analysis and Project Management experience gained in the following industry sectors:

  • Life & Pensions Financial Services
  • Retail Banking (Mortgages, Loans, Savings, Cards, Loyalty Programmes, Payments, Debt Mgt)
  • Retail (Digital Marketing & Ecommerce, Offers, FX, Remittance Services)

A solid track record of working upon process rationalisation and reengineering, business change (including mergers/migrations/organisational redesign, off shoring, outsourcing and TOM’s), and enterprise technology platform development programs utilising methodologies such as AGILE, BPR, UML, RUP, PRINCE 2, and IBM QMS management techniques. A proven ability in influencing at an executive and senior management level and negotiating with stakeholders and SME’s, both internally and externally at all levels of a business.

Pete Cohen

BA from Melbourne with 5 years experience. 6 months into his first Agile project and loving it. Passionate about agile, community innovation (through Random Hacks of Kindness) and hardware hacking the Internet of Things.

Skills and Endorsements:

  • Business Analysis
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Business Requirements
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Information Architecture
  • Scope Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Software Development

Jody Bullen

Jody Bullen has extensive experience delivering successful complex business and software projects in various industries both in NZ and the UK. As the founder, Jody is a key driving force behind Yonix. He was awarded Computerworld New Zealand Business Analyst of the Year in 2009. Jody is an active member and thought leader within the Business Analyst community, and has presented in New Zealand and internationally.

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