Managing Requirements: Free Webinar on 31 March

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 March, 2011 – The IEEE Computer Society, in cooperation with IBM, will hold a free webinar on 31 March on how to handle changing requirements.

“Responding to Changing Requirements with Lower Cost, Higher Returns and Better Quality” will be held at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET/19:00 GMT. To register, go to http://www. computer.org/webinars/03312011.

Anticipating and managing requirements changes is a growing challenge for product and systems and software development organizations. Assuring that requirements changes are managed is critical to companies’ success.

The webinar will demonstrate best practices in requirements change management and show how to move to a formal process that’s fine-tuned to unique needs.

It will be led by Kathi Lafser, a senior systems engineer at IBM Rational. Lafser has more than nine years experience using software to solve business problems, with a heavy focus on requirements and change management. Before joining Telelogic, which was acquired by IBM Rational, she worked for Abbott Laboratories and had oversight responsibility for the Systems Development Lifecycle Process for a global enterprise solution. Her strength is in listening to business problems, finding solutions within given organizations, and working to get solutions implemented.

The webinar is intended to help you understand how to:

• Include all stakeholders in the decision process for requirements changes
• Centrally manage approval authority and integrate change management
• Track requirements and change metrics
• Develop customizable requirements change management workflows
• Manage changes to requirements and assess their impact all the way to the end product, and
• Manage changes to user requirements and help you meet compliance, governance and regulatory standards.

The content is geared toward a variety of technical experiences, including systems engineering managers, systems engineers, requirements analysts and engineers, business analysts, and software architects and developers.

The webinar will be moderated by Chris Ruoff, senior manager of Sales and Channel Development for the IEEE Computer Society. Before the IEEE Computer Society, Ruoff worked as a marketing engineer, sales engineer, and business development manager at Intel Corp. He has also started up and managed two independent consulting organizations. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and is currently located in Southern California.

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of IEEE’s 38 societies, the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses. For more information, visit http://www.computer.org.

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