October meeting announcement – Structured Conversations and 7 Dimensions

Join us in October for an interactive workshop where Terry Wiegmannand Ayan Dave will share a high level overview of Structured Conversations and 7 Dimension for forming Acceptance Tests. Structured Conversations is an approach to Exploring, Evaluating and Confirming product needs with stakeholders developed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman.

The 7 Dimensions, also by Ellen and Mary, is a framework for developing and categorizing a comprehensive understanding of the product resulting from the Structured Conversations.

Terry and Ayan will share how they used the 7 Dimensions when working with stakeholders to collect domain knowledge and categorize questions that enabled them to build a list of Story Questions specific to the project’s domain that easily translated to Acceptance Tests.

This will be a working session enabling you to build a similar Acceptance Test asset for your project, whether COTS or custom, new or maintenance, heavily regulated, development or changing platforms.

Terry Wiegmann, CSQE, CBAP, PSPO, ACG

Terry is a longtime software quality engineering practitioner in commercial and backoffice software in both plan-driven and agile approaches. She is one of the few people in the world to be both an IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional and an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer, and is also a Professional Scrum Product Owner, Advanced Gold Toastmaster and Ambassador for the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.She presents and teaches frequently throughout the Midwest on quality, analysis and agile topics; as Director and the People Service Line Lead with Quick Solutions, she is passionate about helping analysts and teams celebrate learning and working with agility, efficiency and joy.


Ayan Dave is a software engineer with eight years of experience in building and delivering high quality applications using languages and components in JVM ecosystem. He is passionate about software development and enjoys exploring open source projects. He is enthusiastic about Agile & Extreme Programming and frequently advocates for them. Over the years he has provided consulting service to several organizations and has played many different roles. Most recently he is the “Architectus Oryzus” for a small project team with big ideas and subscribes to the idea that running code is the system of truth. Ayan has a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from University of Houston Clear Lake and holds PMP, PSM and OCMJEA certifications. He is also a speaker on various technical topics at local user groups and community events. He currently lives in Columbus Ohio where works with Quick Solutions Inc as a Sr. Consultant. In the digital world he can be found at http://daveayan.com.

Thanks to Northwoods for hosting us and providing lunch!

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at – http://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/events/138566102/

Meeting Details –

Thursday, October 3, 2013
11:30 AM 
5818 Wall Street, Dublin, OH