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In working to build valuable software, there’s a lot of wasted and inefficient work.  Writing better requirements is one of the most effective ways to beat this trend and consistently deliver high quality, valuable software.

In this session, Paul Mack will share some of the most common anti-patterns he sees in software requirements.  Paul will also share the antidotes he uses in writing his requirements.  You’ll learn how to write requirements that consistently create clarity and alignment for everyone involved.  You’ll also get to practice using these skills alongside others in the class.  You’ll walk away more equipped to deliver higher quality software and lead happier, healthier teams.  

Anyone who wants to see the IT teams they are part of or work with produce software that better meets business and customer needs – from product managers, to designers, to engineers – even people who are not specifically in IT, but interact with IT regularly. Please bring your own laptop. 

Free to attend online. Please RSVP with your email address on Eventbrite. Act fast! We have 30 seats available.

Integrate Detroit’s mission is to support the development of software engineering capabilities within Detroit and to reduce the race and gender gap amongst software technologists in Detroit.

Over the past 15 years, Paul’s lead initiatives in FinTech, Security, social impact, leadership development, and executive facilitation.  His clients’ industries include automotive, government, non-profit, higher education, and professional services. Earlier in his career, he taught Bio and AP Bio in Detroit Public Schools (through Teach for America) and did some mainframe Cobol programming.

Outside work, Paul enjoys raising his two children in the house he renovated near downtown Detroit and traveling in his camper van (and on airplanes) to off-the-beaten path locations.  He refuses to wear white socks or flannel and is always up for a glass of bourbon or dry red wine.