Most analysts are interested in the following topics
- Requirements, managing the collection and changing process. Requirement description formats. The problem of variability of requirements "on the go." Verification and validation of requirements by the development team. Tracing requirements, identifying hidden requirements and finding dependencies between requirements.
- Systems and enterprise architecture, systems integration. Design and verification of system architecture. Architectural crib: what and how to build. Solution architecture development.
- Presentation of results to customers, investors, developers. How to achieve that everyone understands everything in the same way: what needs to be done, where we are going and why we exist. Storytelling.
- Organisation of work activities of the analyst department. Where to find good analysts? How to grow them? The minimum set of knowledge and methods for analytics. Evaluation of the quality of work analyst. Motivation management.
- How to quickly learn new and unique subject areas.
Other topics interesting for analysts
- Analyst as a teamwork facilitator.
- Databases for analysts.
- Business modelling
- The future of the sphere, automation of the analyst's work, trends in the development of analysts.
- Implementation of the process approach in a service company, quality management, task description tools, balanced KPI systems by a process.
- How to get feedback from users and what to transfer to development.
- What artefacts does the project need?
- What competencies should an analyst have in 2019? What is the role of the analyst now? What future awaits analysts? Is an analyst always needed on a project? What is the value of analytics for the customer?
- Methods and approaches to the beginning of the design, the beginning of the collection of requirements when the system is from scratch.
- Features of the work of analysts in the agile-like process. Work with large volumes of little-formalized information.
- Conduct an interview.
- The division of responsibility between different actors in the development process: analyst and architect, analyst and PM, analyst and product.
- Conflict Management.
- Product management.
- Economic justification of the project.
- Emotional intelligence. Stress management.
- BIG DATA and data analysis.
- Growth Hacking, rapid hypothesis testing, rapid development through experiments, experimental data analysis systems and the construction of new hypotheses.
If you don’t see your subject area, you can propose it to the program committee.
The Types of Presentations
The vast majority of presentations delivered at the Conference are regular talks. A Program Committee selects them on a competitive basis. There will be a 40-min timeslot (or 1.5 hr - two timeslots 40 min + 40 min) allocated for each presentation in the conference schedule. This timeslot includes time for both actual presentation and Q&A.
Short (about 15-20 min) report related the topic of the conference or close to it, with a monitor/projector and notebook and/or a flip-chart use and felt-tip pens, or by word of mouth without using special means.
Practical training speech. Duration: 1.5 - 3 hours.
Expert discussion about a chosen subject with moderation (duration up to 1.5 hours). Positions expressed by proponents and opponents.