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What's Your Risk Tolerance when Validating Requirements

What's Your Risk Tolerance when Validating Requirements

In this article, Mark Monteleone tackles the topic of risk tolerance in the context of requirements validation and review. Regardless of methodology (waterfall, agile, scrum-fall), it is common for project stakeholders or their proxies (ex:...
Requirements for Embedded Systems

Requirements for Embedded Systems

Many of us are accustomed to dealing with requirements in the context of software products which run on a personal computer. But what about software that are used by the various other electronic devices around us: driver-less cars, manufacturing...
Context is Everything... When It Comes to Requirements

Context is Everything... When It Comes to Requirements

"Context is everything"... at least when it comes to requirements. Regardless of the software development methodology used, the need to deal with requirements is real.  Whether they are called user stories, features,...

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Requirements for Embedded Systems

Many of us are accustomed to dealing with requirements in the context of software products which run on a personal computer. But what about software that are used by the various other electronic devices around us: driver-less cars, manufacturing robots, your smart home devices, etc? In this...

2019-12-31

Context is Everything... When It Comes to Requirements

"Context is everything"... at least when it comes to requirements. Regardless of the software development methodology used, the need to deal with requirements is real.  Whether they are called user stories, features, capabilities, use cases, or any other name - understanding,...

2019-12-02

Customer Success Manager (CSM) - A New Role?

Does your firm have Customer Success Managers?  If not, maybe it should!

The Customer Success Manager (CSM) role is a relatively new, yet growing, job role used by companies offering more complex products and service offerings. 

2019-12-01

Capture User Needs and Product Requirements to Build Better Products

All product development teams have one thing in common: the desire to just get started. Especially when coupled with pressure from investors and management, it’s very tempting to shortcut design inputs and let the development teams start on something.

2019-11-19

Visure Solutions Takes No. 1 Spot for Requirements ALM Platform Second Year in a Row

Visure Solutions, Inc., a trusted specialized requirement ALM partner for companies of all sizes across safety-critical and business-critical industries, has scored the No. 1 Requirements ALM Platform for two years in a row (2018 and 2019) and has been awarded the Gold...

2019-12-31

How To Plan Product Requirements For Feasible Mobile App Development

When you’re swept up in the inspiration for your mobile app, it’s easy to lose sight of feasibility. Arriving at the right balance between an original idea and what’s realistic for development requires proper planning. A recommended plan of action is creating a Product...

2019-10-06

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What is Requirements Traceability?

What is Requirements Traceability?

Requirements traceability refers to the capability of a requirements management process or tool which enables the process participant or tool user to follow the life of a requirement both forwards and backwards.  It also refers the the...
What are Product Requirements?

What are Product Requirements?

To meet the new challenges - today’s companies will have to change their strategies and to increase the customer experience - in order to get a better chance of succeeding in the future. Finding and maintaining a balance between operations,...
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,...

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Adrian M. commented on Context is Everything... When It Comes to Requirements

Great article series on requirements! Thank you Dan for your insights.

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.