August 13, 2009
Because of a mix-up in the scheduling of the meeting speaker, the August meeting of the Austin SPIN became an “un-meeting.” That is, the assembled group turned the event into a meeting that they planned for themselves. The ASPIN Board offered a menu of choices, including the option for the audience to select some questions to discuss. As they prepared to vote on their choices, a set of questions were offered by various people in the group, and those questions became the focus of the meeting.
The questions all related to defining and handling requirements, with a strong focus on the skills of people who develop requirements and facilitate their discussion with customers and business personnel. That role of business analyst was examined from several perspectives, including the current focus of a professional association for analysts called the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).
Notes from the session are attached here.