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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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avatar for Will Chaparro

Will Chaparro

IBM
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 audio-conferencing solutions for Compunetix, Inc. He has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
avatar for Thijmen de Gooijer

Thijmen de Gooijer

Architect, ABB Corporate Research
Thijmen De Gooijer works at ABB Corporate Research Sweden in a team of software architects and user-experience researchers, where he collaborates with colleagues in Europe, India, and the United States on applied research projects. Outside the lab, he supports ABB’s businesses to answer enterprise and software architecture questions. Thijmen graduated cum laude in software engineering with a double MSc from VU University in Amsterdam (The... Read More →
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Michael Keeling

Software Engineer, Watson Group, IBM
Michael Keeling is a senior software engineer at IBM, where he develops and maintains IBM’s Watson Explorer and Watson platforms. Michael is an experienced software architect, Agile practitioner, and programmer, having worked on projects ranging from combat systems to search to web apps. He holds a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science... Read More →


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

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