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.
Many IT projects today are replacement system projects instead of new software development. A replacement project replaces an existing software system with a new custom-built system, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system, or a hybrid of those. The challenges that most replacement projects share include: stuffing in unnecessary functionality, degrading the… read more
All too often, business analysts and product managers find themselves in the roll off glorified scribe. We use elicitation techniques to get our business partners and customers tell us what they think the system needs to do and then we diligently write high quality requirements to describe that for development… read more
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