This is a role-play scenario to work on with your teacher.
You will play a senior engineer who works in a small startup company. Your teacher will play a new client, who you're meeting for the first time.
You need to understand what they need you to develop for them - even though they may not completely know themselves!
You are working with some former University colleagues in a tech startup, SuperTech. You sell an online HR system, “SuperHR”, targeted at SMEs. The tool has a lot of the features of the industry-leading applications, but it is still new and has a few problems.
Your Marketing Director has been in discussions with a potential new client, Mega-HR. Mega-HR would be bigger than all your existing ones, and everyone is keen to get the deal signed. It would mean big bonuses! However - they are demanding additional functionality be added to the platform.
As the senior technical expert behind SuperHR, you are attending a meeting with the CHRO of Mega-HR. Your task is to understand their requirements, answer questions about SuperHR, and be realistic about the challenges of adding the new functionality they want.
It's an important deal; but it's even more important to get it right!