September Chapter Event - feat. Karl Wiegers

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 5:30pm - 8pm

Location: CUNA Mutual Group, 5810 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705

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Join us at CUNA Mutual Group on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 starting at 5:30 pm for our September Chapter Event, featuring consultant, trainer and author, Karl Wiegers.

Enjoy dinner, network with fellow Business Analysts, and listen to Karl Wiegers present "Software Requirements: 10 Traps to Avoid".

To attend, please register by September 23rd so we can provide a count of registrants to our dinner caterer.

Event Agenda
5:30 - 6:15: Registration and Networking
5:45 - 6:30: Dinner
6:15 - 6:30: Chapter Business
6:30 - 7:45: Karl Wiegers Presentation

Presentation Details
Successful software projects are built on a foundation of well-understood requirements. However, many development organizations get caught in traps that prevent them from effectively collecting, documenting, or managing their requirements. This presentation describes ten typical requirements problems that can sabotage your project. Several symptoms that indicate you might be getting caught in each trap are described, along with suggestions for avoiding or escaping from the trap. The requirements traps discussed are:

Confusion about what a requirement is

Inadequate customer involvement


Vague and ambiguous requirement

Unprioritized requirements

Building functionality no one uses


Analysis paralysis


Scope creep


Inadequate requirements change process


Insufficient change impact analysis

Inadequate requirements version control

About Karl Wiegers
Karl Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software process consulting and education company in Portland, Oregon. His interests include requirements engineering, peer reviews, process improvement, metrics, and project management. Previously, he spent 18 years at Eastman Kodak Company as a research scientist, software developer, software manager, and software process and quality improvement leader. Karl received a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois.

Karl’s most recent book is Software Requirements, 3rd Edition (with Joy Beatty). He’s also the author of the books More About Software Requirements, Practical Project Initiation, Peer Reviews in SoftwareCreating a Software Engineering Culture, and a memoir of life lessons called Pearls from Sand(PearlsFromSand.com). Karl has written nearly 200 articles on software development and management, chemistry, and military history. He enjoys writing and recording original songs, which you can hear at KarlWiegers.com -- if you dare. You can reach Karl at ProcessImpact.com.

Dinner Information
For dinner, Eurest Services will be catering an “Aztec Taco Bowl Buffet”, which includes the following: Baked Taco Shells, Seasoned Shredded Beef, Chicken Tinga, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice, Sour Cream, Salsa, Black Olives, Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Jalapenos, Cinnamon Sugar Dusted Sopapillas,
Soda and Water

Directions and Parking
Click here to open up CUNA Mutual Group in Google Maps and get directions to 5810 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI 53705

Upon arriving at CUNA Mutual Group, park in the sections highlighted in yellow and then enter the 5810 building through the glass sliding doors (shown on the map below).


Premier Chapter Sponsors

Safe Bridge Solutions is a Madison, WI based Business Technology Consulting and Staffing company. Through our contract, contract-to-hire, and direct placement services we have amassed a reputation of being THE company of choice for best-in-class Business Analysts.
For more than 75 years, CUNA Mutual Group has worked tirelessly to deliver product and service solutions that meet the unique challenges and needs of credit unions and their members. Our vision is unwavering: to be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence with customer-focused, best-in-class products and market-driven innovation.
Beacon Technologies, a premiere Madison-based, locally owned business and IT consulting firm, offers a unique combination of national caliber talent and business expertise. Our focus is providing cost effective solutions for our clients with stellar quality BAs and PMs.



Wisconsin Business Analyst Development Day provides educational conferences serving business analysis professionals. The first WI BADD® event was held in October 2007, and was organized and hosted by the Wisconsin Chapters of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). 

 Chapter Sponsor

Genesis10, a leading consulting and talent management services firm founded in 1999 to help companies drive business and technology initiatives. The company’s unique hybrid service model is adaptable and scalable to deliver proven business and technology professionals how, when and where needed.

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