Wednesday 9 - Thursday 10 September (2 day course)
8.45am - 4.30pm
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps
(Approximately 10 minutes walk from Waterloo Station and Charing Cross Station)
BCS Members: Free of charge
Non-Members: £40.00 (including VAT @ 20%)
Speaker: Tom Gilb Hon FBCS
Please bring, if possible, a laptop or tablet etc. so you can access fully the presentation.
You will acquire the skill to write Project Critical Requirements with a focus on expressing the real need and values of the Critical Project Stakeholders. You will know how to identify, separate and specify: Stakeholder Values, Product Values (Qualities), Functions, and required Solutions (Solution Constraints).
This skill set will add tremendous value to any project, and to any conventional project style. It is a skill set sorely lacking in traditional project management methods, as well as lacking in the new Agile development methods (Lean, Scrum, XP etc.). It is a necessary supplement.
Workshop mode: You could be in a team of about 4 people who will pick a project and work out and specify the requirements for that project in a customized Google doc tool.
There will be some lectures and lots of practical work on your teams project. At the end of the day, your team could present your team’s work.
Please bring if possible, a laptop or tablet etc so you can access fully the presentation.
Day 1 The Basics
Day 2 Advanced Applications
About Speaker: Tom Gilb and Kai Gilb
Tom Gilb and Kai Gilb have, together with many professional friends and clients, personally developed the Agile methods they teach. The methods have been developed over five decades of practice all over the world in both small companies and projects, as well as in the largest companies and projects. Their website www.Gilb.com/downloads offers free papers, slides, and cases about Agile and other subjects.
There are many organisations, and individuals, who use some or all of their methods. IBM and HP were two early corporate-wide adopters (1980, 1988). Recently (2012) over 15,000 engineers at Intel have voluntarily adopted the Planguage requirements specification methods; in addition to practicing to a lesser extent Evo, Spec QC and other Gilb methods. Many other multinationals are in various phases of adopting and practicing the Gilb methods. Many smaller companies also use the methods. They have advised top management at UK Companies on Business Agile in 2013 and earlier.
Tom is the author of nine published books, and hundreds of papers on Agile and related subjects. His latest book ‘Competitive Engineering’ (CE) is a detailed handbook on the standards for the 'Evo' (Evolutionary) Agile Method, and also for Agile Spec QC. The CE book also, uniquely in the Agile community, defines an Agile Planning Language, called 'Planguage' for Quality Value Delivery Management.
His 1988 book, Principles of Software Engineering Management (now in 20th Printing) is the publicly acknowledged source of inspiration from leaders in the Agile community (Beck, Highsmith, and many more), regarding iterative and incremental development methods. Research (Larman, Southampton University) has determined that Tom was the earliest published source campaigning for Agile methods (Evo) for IT and Software. His first 20-sprint agile (Evo) incremental value delivery project was done in 1960, in Oslo.
Tom has guest lectured at universities all over UK, Europe, China, India, USA, Korea - and has been a keynote speaker at dozens of technical conferences internationally. He did his first TEDx talk in Trondheim in 2013.
Tom is an Honorary Fellow of the BCS.