Joy Beatty

Joy Beatty

Requirements Architect

  • @joybeatty

Austin, Texas

Areas of Expertise:

  • software requirements
  • modeling
  • business analysis
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
Joy Beatty is a Vice President at Seilevel. Joy drives creation and implementation of new methodologies and best practices that improve requirements elicitation and modeling. She assists Fortune 500 companies as they build business analysis centers of excellence. Joy has provided training to thousands of business analysts. She is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®). Joy is actively involved as a leader in the requirements community, serving on boards of multiple industry organizations. She is currently on the International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA®) core team for improving A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). She has presented at numerous requirements-related conferences and speaking events. Additionally, she writes about requirements methodologies in journals, white papers, and blog posts. Joy graduated from Purdue University with Bachelors of Science degrees in both Computer Science and Mathematics.

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Let Decisions Be Your Guide

September 02 2013

Most normal people don’t look at data sets just for fun. They study views of the data to make decisions about what to do, be it a decision to take some specific action or a decision to do nothing at … read more

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Webcast: Business Requirement Techniques for Delivering Value While Controlling Scope
February 13, 2014
In this webcast presentation, Joy Beatty, VP of R&D at Seilevel, you will learn: how to define clear business objectives and corresponding success metrics, how to craft a focused vision statement, and how to specify other elements of the business...

Webcast: Forward Thinking for Tomorrow's Projects: Requirements for Business Analytics
January 23, 2014
In this webcast presentation, Joy Beatty, VP of R&D at Seilevel, offers advice on tackling requirements for business analytics projects. Drawing from the book she co-authored with Karl Wiegers, Software Requirements 3rd Ed., Joy will outline how ...