Lunch and Learn: Non-Functional Requirements in a Highly Available World

Chapter Lunch Event

LaKeela Davis, Associate Enterprise Architect

Designing and implementing a solution without NFRs (Non-functional requirements) is akin to building a house with no owner approved floorplan. Everyone on the construction team ends up building the foundation with no guidance; which results in a foundation that does not fit the structure intended to be built upon it.

Join us as LaKeela discusses how to assign NFRs to a technical solution to ensure it is designed correctly the first time.

Non-Functional Requirements, or NFRs, establish the technical design of the solution and ensure that the required technical components and system integrations are incorporated for optimal performance, manageability, modifications, and disaster recovery, as well as perform the functional requirements.


LaKeela was recently promoted from Senior Business Analyst [Information Protection], to Associate Enterprise Architect. With over ten years of experience providing business analysis for desktop, web, and mobile application design and development; LaKeela decided to pursue her master's degree in information security [MSIS], which she successfully obtained in August 2014.

In her spare time, LaKeela is a worship arts and multimedia computer operator at her place of worship. As a computer operator, she is responsible for broadcasting multimedia presented throughout worship, special event services, and Streaming Faith© live internet broadcasts using industry renowned technology for digital media production.

A skillful consumer of information; LaKeela loves the internet, traveling, and emerging technologies. She has held memberships with Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and Digital Analytics Association (DAA).

LaKeela resides in the Metro Nashville area with her husband of 22 years and their two beautiful daughters.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

11:30AM - 01:00PM


Vaco Tecnology (Maryland Farms Office - Room 108)
103 Powell Ct.
Brentwood, TN 37027


If you have special dietary concerns, please send email to no later than Friday, Sept 8, 2017.


Registration is Required

Members: $15; Non-Members: $20


Registration closed. Walk-ins welcome!