After some earthquake-related disruption, we are rescheduling this forum.
Traditional mechanisms for specifying software changes have had their successes, but they've also been responsible for enormous overruns, delays and terrible quality. Yet imagine it was possible to specify requirements so they are easy to understand, straightforward for developers build, enable project tracking and flag unnecessary features as if a light was shined on the work.
Such an innovation exists. It's called Specification by Example, and it's a process that's been implemented in a number of successful projects for Government agencies, notably MSD and Customs. Results can be phenomenal!
Unfortunately, to get the very best specifications requires massive disruption to the way teams go about their business, it needs dedicated support from leadership and is likely to cause political in-fighting as departmental silos are torn apart.
Talking from his experience at MSD, Customs and in commercial organisations, William Knight will illustrate how the method works, the success that can be expected, and how the likely disruption can be mitigated through exceptional communication, training and change management.
We have limited space for this free event. People who registered for the forum on 16 November which was cancelled and people who work for GOVIS member agencies will be given priority for places.
As usual, lunch will be provided.