Have you spent ages trying to get people to sign off their requirements that you’ve carefully documented? Do you work in complex situations where it’s almost impossible to understand what’s happening and all the different perspectives? Do you ever find that people just don’t engage with your work?
Well this talk could change all that! Dr Penny Pullan will close the conference by inspiring us to become even more effective as requirements specialists. How? Not by adding yet more techniques to your toolkit, but by tapping into the way our brains work. The answer is visual. But it’s not clip art or brilliant artistic efforts. By using simple, hand-drawn graphics, it’s possible to add an extra layer of engagement and, dare I say it, fun to your requirements work! Penny will explain the power of visuals and you’ll even have the chance to have a go yourself. Expect to leave with a new way of working!
Dr Penny Pullan works with people in multinational organisations who are grappling with tricky projects: uncertain, with ambiguous requirements, stakeholders who need to be engaged and teams dispersed around the world. When they work with Penny, clients notice that connection, collaboration, and confidence grow and change doesn't seem quite as tricky as before! Visual facilitation is at the core of Penny’s work and she is known for her skills at using simple but engaging graphics. These support understanding and collaboration, both in-person and when working virtually.
Penny's latest book is 'Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the most out of virtual teams and virtual work'. Her next book is entitled: ‘Making Workshops Work’: Creative collaboration for our time’, which will be published in late 2019. Penny tweets at @pennypullan.
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