Do you want a BRD? Yes, No, Maybe | featuring Kupe Kupersmith!
Growing up as a Business Analysis Professional my worth was based on how well I wrote a Business Requirements Document. The less lines in the version control section meant I was a rock star. Hours were spent eliciting, documenting, and communicating requirements. If anyone brought up anything related to the solution they were banned from meetings. This was the beginning of a delivery process that called for getting all requirements before we began delivering a solution. For several reasons, business stakeholders felt better sharing everything they need for a project before any solution was started.
As Agile gained momentum, a major shift took hold that swung the pendulum to a side where very little was known up front. BRDs went out the window and a lot of projects started with a few bullet points highlighting the goals of the project to diving into detailed user stories. These extremes are not the answer. Somewhere in the middle is where teams need to land.
In this session, Kupe will share how to bring the best of a BRD to help the team stay focused on the need. He will share a concept, #norequirements, that help the business stakeholders feel they will get what they need and allow the delivery team the freedom to design a solution that meets the need in the time frame desired. At the end of the session Kupe will send you a note asking, “Do you want a BRD?” All you have to do is circle, Yes, No, Or Maybe.
About our facilitator, Kupe Kupersmith, CBAP:
Kupe Kupersmith is a respected business analysis and project management expert who has been helping organizations deliver valuable solutions for more than 20 years. He’s passionate about connecting people, building trust through fun and effective collaboration, and helping organizations prepare for the future.
As a BA-Cube partner and founder of KupeTalks, Kupe uses his improv acting experience to help his clients become better collaborators and team players. You’ll be delighted to see how Kupe combines laughter and learning to make you more awesome!
In addition to his work with BA-Cube and KupeTalks, Kupe contributes to industry thought leadership in the following ways:
Who should attend: Open to all
When: Tuesday | April 19, 20222
Where: Virtually on Zoom (Zoom invite sent out after registration)