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Conferences for professionals in the information technology industry

Печенкин Григорий

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Russia
Moscow

Talks

Human in Software Development: Factor or Actor?

18.10.2018

Developers never read specifications, and users never read the documentation.

A customer never knows what he wants.

An ingenious user will always find a way to bypass fool-proof.


You're undoubtedly familiar with this IT folklore. And, of course, you have met such situations more than once. But do you know how to manage them because you always consider the human factor in your work?


But is it correct to call the factor just everyday human interaction?


There are two rules a business analyst should always keep in mind: 

1. Software products are created for people

2. Software products are created by people.


Despite the obviousness of these rules, their understanding dramatically facilitates the work of the analyst. They directly affect the choice of effective approaches, design methods and formats of requirements and other results of the analyst’s work.


We will examine in detail this influence and how it helps analysts in their work.

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

Go and draw! Modeling in the analyst work

15.09.2017

All analysts know: the best way to exchange information is drawing models together on a white board. Everyone knows, but almost no one uses.

This is surprising, because visual modeling is applicable almost everywhere in the analyst's work. At each stage of identifying, analyzing, documenting requirements and transferring them to development, drawing the models gives unquestionable benefit. 

We'll consider some examples of visual models suitable for basic cases in the analyst's work. We'll also discuss a set of simple modeling principles that allow creating intuitive and effective models.

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

Modelling is the Simplest Thing

30.01.2017

In the talk it will be presented a list of simple principles and a minimum set of elements for visual modeling, that can be used for teaching entry-level analysts, and for practical purposes in the identification and description of requirements.

The talk is a development of the topics raised in my speech at the Analyst Days - 2015 "Why does the UML a bad choice for teaching of  entry-level analysts": https://vimeo.com/127806626

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

The Dark Side of the System Analysis

04.04.2016

TBD

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

Why UML is a bad choice for beginners

10.02.2015

Most visual modelling courses for BA are based on UML. The author's experience shows that using UML to teach beginners is not a good idea.


Some reasons of that will be presented and analized in the speech, illustrated by real cases collected from BA site forum.


A possible solution will be proposed: a simple set of elements which may be used to learn visual modelling.

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

The Woes of System Wit

10.04.2014
The modern picture of System Analyst profession in Russia was formed in 80s. The appropriate educational programs and professional standards are primarily based on the concept of business process automation. That concept still works in some areas, but the whole software world is much wider now. The attempts to use some practices based on the old concept are not efficient under the new conditions. As a result, analysts feel useless in new areas. On the other hand, the new areas ignore existing practices and methods that could be successfully applied anyway. Some cases will be considered in the speech, together with analysis of their sources. Possible ways to overcome the probelms will be also suggested.
Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)