Requirements for Requirements! 

Speaker: Jamie Champagne, Senior IT Business Analyst, IT Planning and Project Management Office

Requirements are the heart and soul of a BA. This is the bread and butter for what a BA looks forward to every morning!  Yet, how are requirements done well in today's busy and chaotic environments?  How can you possibly manage when you have no ownership on end results yet still are laden with the full responsibility to deliver?!
In this session we walk through practical applications of requirements analysis & design and managing requirements in the 'real world' - where strict processes and templates may not always be followed (or even created), learn tips and tricks to help keep efforts on track and moving in a positive direction even when you're not the leader or person in charge (or even get the title of Business Analyst)! 
Topics to be covered during this session are planning for requirements elicitation, elicitation techniques, traceability, testing plans, validation, approvals, tracking and even reuse.
The Presenter:  
Jamie Champagne - A champion of process improvement and innovation, Jamie Champagne enjoys culture change challenges that utilize her strong background in business analysis, project management, knowledge management and information technology.  As a senior IT business analyst with The Queen’s Health System in Hawaii, she greatly enjoys working with business areas to properly scope projects and prioritize them for rapid delivery of business value.  Previously, at Hawaiian Telcom, she managed requirements and testing while driving innovation throughout the process and culture.  Jamie is also leader of Hawaii BA User Group. When not in the office, she can be found on the water on a surf board.