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Thursday, May 5 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Discover Quality Requirements with the Mini-QAW

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Good quality requirements help you make the right architectural decisions, but collecting your requirements is not always easy. The Quality Attribute Workshop helps teams effectively gather requirements but can be costly and cumbersome to organize. The mini-QAW is a short (a few hours to a full day) workshop designed for inexperienced facilitators and a great fit for teams practicing Agile methods. Variants of the mini-QAW exist for both face-to-face and remote collaboration. The mini-QAW method has been used successfully by several groups throughout the world and is finding its place as a standard tool among many software architects.

During this session, we will walk participants through a mini-QAW simulation. Participants will learn about and apply some of the core mini-QAW activities, including scenario brainstorming with a “system properties web,” creating stakeholder empathy maps, and visual voting. The mini-QAW combines these activities with a tuned agenda (compared to the traditional QAW) to create a fast, effective, and fun workshop that many teams can easily adopt and succeed with. By the end of the session, participants will have gained first-hand experience facilitating and participating in the workshop that will let them use the method with their teams back home.

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Will Chaparro

Will Chaparro is a senior managing consultant in the Watson Group at IBM who has spent over 5 years designing and building complex enterprise search solutions for organizations. Before his current role, he spent 11 years as a software engineer, designing and implementing highly scalable... Read More →
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Thijmen de Gooijer

IT Architect, Kommuninvest
Thijmen works as IT architect at Kommuninvest in Sweden where he is the technical lead for its digitalisation initiative. Previously, he worked to bring modern architecture practice to IT development and operations in the discrete manufacturing industry within the ASSA ABLOY group... Read More →
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Michael Keeling

Software Engineer, Watson, IBM
Michael Keeling is a software engineer at IBM, where he helps build Watson and has worked in the software industry for over a decade. He is the author of the forthcoming book Design It! From Programmer to Software Architect, now available in Beta. Keeling has a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary... Read More →

Thursday May 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fairbanks B

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