#BBCCon – What is the role of requirements management in the Agile Environment

Day 2 at the Building Business Capabilities (IIBA) conference  (#BBCCon) .

I learned today that there are 108 sessions in the conference.  Wow!   At times, it was hard to decide which session to select.  Today I attended sessions on Agile, Business Process Management, and Business Rules.

There was a lot of great content through the day, but one theme came up again and again in the agile sessions.

It is a myth that agile projects do not need you to document requirements.  The agile manifesto says

Working software over comprehensive documentation

The key word is comprehensive.  Do the requirements documentation that you need for the project.    Do the analysis you need when you need them.

Oh, and the other thing that surprised me was when one analyst said she actually ditched MS Word and started using a requirements tool to better support an agile project.  Wow – coool