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March Chapter Meeting - The Requirement Continuum

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
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Meeting Presentation Deck - The Requirement Continuum

Overview and Learning Objectives

Business Analysts, like "The Hedgehog" as described in Jim Collins' book, Good to Great, are great thinkers who take complexities and boil them down into simple, yet profound ideas; elicits and solutions for the business needs primarily with the creation of requirements.  There are four primary types of requirements, which can take the form of a well written statement or a user story.  Requirements are dynamic and will change as the project progresses.  More requirements may be added as well.  But how is this process formalized?  The Requirement Continuum is a Development Lifecycle for requirements that assess user stories, acceptance criteria and QA input to validate and determine if further requirements are needed for the next sprint, for a current feature, or for more clear understanding for development.

Learning Objectives:

  • What are the different types of requirements and how is a well written requirement structured?
  • What is a Requirement Continuum?
  • How the Requirement Continuum can have easy adoptability in the BA's daily routine.
  • How the Hedgehog concept can be applied for the BA to focus on what is important.


5:30 – 6:35 Registering, Networking & Dinner
6:10 – 6:20 Chapter News
6:20 – 6:35 Networking event
6:35 – 7:50 Presentation
7:50 – 8:00 Door Prizes

Presenter Information

Stewart Mednick, a Lead Technical Business Analyst, is the President Emeritus and active board member of the IIBA Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter, which is the 2018 IIBA Chapter of the Year. He is a distinguished US Navy submarine Veteran. Over the last ten years, Stewart had held various positions as a consultant for the Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration, MNsure (Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange), and Optum. Stewart has presented at the IIBA annual BBC convention in 2018 and 2017, and has presented a multitude of times over the years, including as a keynote speaker for the National Highway Safety Administration in Washington D.C. Stewart has over 50 published articles and is currently performing research related to his “3 Graces of Extraordinary Business Analysis.” Stewart has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN.


Oshkosh Defense
2200 S. Washburn
Oshkosh, WI 54902​

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