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Making Requirements Reusable

Making Requirements Reusable

Reuse is an eternal grail for those who seek increased software productivity. People think most often in terms of code reuse, but many other software project components also have reuse potential. Reusing requirements can increase productivity,...
Keeping High-Level Requirements High-Level

Keeping High-Level Requirements High-Level

The objective of this article is to provide business analysts with guidelines for distinguishing between high-level requirements (HLRs) and detail requirements (in IIBA® BABOK® V3 terms – Stakeholder requirements and...

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Converting Business Requirements for Availability May Require Some Reality Checks

Management loves uptime, but they rarely want to pay for it. It seems like that line pretty much explains a third of the meetings IT professionals have to sit through. When we have conversations about uptime, they tend to go something like this...

Why the Holy Grail of Requirements and Software Management Paves the Way for Sub-PLM Specialists

Messages that on the surface may seem quite easy to communicate have a tendency to become distorted when they are passed on in a chain of participants. In addition, the degree of distortion often increases exponentially with the complexity of the message for each link in the chain. Product...

Agile Requirements Engineering: An Empirical Analysis and Evidence from a Tertiary Education Context

Requirements Engineering (RE) in agile development contexts is considerably different than in traditional software development. The field of agile RE is still nascent where there is a need to evaluate its impact in real-world settings.

How to Write and Structure Worthwhile SRS Documentation

A little creativity goes a long way for developers and testers, who often think of many feasible ways to build or evaluate software. However, they must stay in line with specifications, which detail how a software ultimately will work.

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Software Development Team

Whether a business has just started out or is soaring high into the sky, software is a critical part of any business. And rest assured, if you want to run a successful business and compete with the data-driven digital world, you need software. If you have the required resources for software...

Determining the Top Down Business Requirements for Deploying IoT

When building an IoT solution, you need to focus on what your target audience wants to use. To ensure that customers embrace your product, begin your journey by clearly defining your business requirements from the top down. Whether you're a service provider or an enterprise building IoT...

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What are Product Requirements?

What are Product Requirements?

Understanding the customer needs is very important step at the start of the product development, when the requirements are set for the product. If the customer needs are not properly understood in the early phase - there is a risk that changes...
Requirements Glossary from A to Z

Requirements Glossary from A to Z

A Glossary documents the terms which are specific to a given domain, project, or endeavor.  Whether your project is large or small, a glossary of terms will ensure your entire team and your team's stakeholders are on the same page and...
What are Report Requirements?

What are Report Requirements?

A user of almost any given software system or business application will require precise analytics in order to objectively measure its effectiveness, or the effectiveness of an associated product. These analytics –or reports—therefore,...
What are Requirements?

What are Requirements?

In the world of business analysis, requirements define precisely what you are going to create or accomplish—what the effort will include, what it will not include, how it will be done, and by whom. Requirements often also include ancillary...

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Requirements Staff commented on What is Requirements Prioritization?

Once an analyst has chosen the method(s) by which to select which requirements have highest priority, she should turn to her colleagues and other stakeholders for input to ensure that everyone is in agreement regarding the emphases of the project. She should also ensure that they understand and agree on the method(s) by which the requirements will be prioritized.

Requirements Staff commented on What is Requirements Prioritization?

When it comes to the process of assigning a requirement’s priority, any requirement may be prioritized at any point in its lifecycle, according to BABOK. But regardless of when it is done, before a requirement can be prioritized, an analyst must consider what is most important from a business standpoint. There are a number of possible business considerations , including value, cost, risk, difficulty of implementation, likelihood of success, stakeholder agreement and urgency, each of which is described in more detail below. Often, a combination of these methods is used when considering the business need; rarely is one alone used in a vacuum.

Requirements Staff commented on Making Requirements Reusable

Well-written requirements lend themselves to reuse. The steps you take to make requirements more reusable also increases their value to their original project; it simply makes them better requirements. Reusers need to know about dependencies the requirement has on others, as well as other requirements that go with it and that might also be reused, so they can package sets of related requirements appropriately

Requirements Staff commented on Making Requirements Reusable

Just because a requirement exists doesn’t mean it’s reusable in its present form. It could be specific to a particular project. It might be written at too high a level because the business analyst could safely assume certain knowledge on the part of the development team or because some details were communicated only verbally. A requirement could lack information about how to handle possible exceptions. You might have to tune up the original requirements to increase their value to future BAs.

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