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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Business Analysis & Requirements

Forward Thinking for Tomorrow's Projects: Requirements for Business Analytics

Normal people don't look at data sets just for fun; they analyze them to make business decisions. More and more often, business analysts and product managers find themselves on strategic projects that require turning large, and often highly complex, data sets into meaningful information from which conclusive decisions and actions can be derived. Analysis of big data is a reality today in most IT organizations and will grow in significance as businesses look to gain a better understanding for capturing, structuring, and learning from their data. Joy Beatty offers advice on tackling requirements for business analytics projects. She outlines how to elicit strategic analytics decisions to help prioritize requirements work, and how to prepare for the future of big data by specifying data needs. Explore examples of questions analysts can use to engage businesses to think outside the box about their requirements and consider new possibilities from analytics projects.

Joy Beatty, Seilevel

Joy Beatty is a vice president at Seilevel, a business analysis consulting firm whose mission is to redefine the way software requirements are created. Joy implements new methodologies and best practices that improve requirements elicitation and modeling for Seilevel. Her team provides business analyst assessment, mentoring, training, and staffing services for companies across the US. As a senior business architect, Joy advises Fortune 500 companies as they build business analysis centers of excellence.

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