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COVID-19 Impact on Requirements Management

4 mins ' 96 Views

Amid the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, the ways we work and the ways businesses conduct their day to day activities are rapidly changing.  From grocery stores to hospitals, from schools to houses of workship - "new normal" routines are emerging and,...

2020-03-28

Requirements Within an Organization’s Functional Context

4 mins ' 498 Views

Having established “Business Information Systems” as the context for his series of articles on requirements, Dan Tasker introduces a three-level generic functional model applicable to any organization. The highest level, considered to be “… a view from 10,000...

2020-01-20

So... What is Design Thinking?

7 mins ' 471 Views

Why Design Thinking?  Because it's time we stop assuming what the customer wants, how the user might use your product, or that we know the best way to solve a given problem. While the concept of design thinking has been around for a while, the advent of the digital...

2020-01-20

Want to Be a Stellar Product Manager? Find the Right Company…

6 mins ' 769 Views

You may be an aspiring product manager or may have been in that role for many years but do you know that it takes to be a great product manager? Product management sounds glamorous.  You get to steer a product in any direction you want like the captain of a seaworthy vessel, weathering...

2019-12-31

What's Your Risk Tolerance when Validating Requirements

8 mins ' 762 Views

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: product owners) to be asked to sign-off, one way or...

2020-01-13

Requirements for Embedded Systems

8 mins ' 734 Views

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

4 mins ' 800 Views 1 Comments

"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?

5 mins ' 802 Views

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

How To Plan Product Requirements For Feasible Mobile App Development

4 mins ' 793 Views

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

Applying Six Sigma Principles to Electronics Cooling Design

10 mins ' 655 Views

Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) is a design philosophy aimed at improving the success of innovation processes. The method is well suited to the thermal field. Thermal design starts with identification of the product requirements (Six Sigma Define Phase) and flows down to how this translates to the...

2019-12-31

Cleanzone 2019: Focus on product requirements, not on facility dimensions

3 mins ' 541 Views

Cleanzone 2019 approaches. The trade show returns to Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on 19-20 November, and companies are already gearing up for the exhibition. With the premise, "Cleanroom technology should focus on product requirements – not on the length, width and height of a...

2019-10-06

Making Requirements Reusable

3 mins ' 649 Views

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, improve quality, and lead to greater consistency...

2019-12-08

Keeping High-Level Requirements High-Level

5 mins ' 577 Views

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 Solution requirements respectively).

2019-12-08

Converting Business Requirements for Availability May Require Some Reality Checks

2 mins ' 525 Views

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...

2019-07-07

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

5 mins ' 439 Views

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...

2019-05-05
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