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Software Prototyping instead of Requirements Gathering?

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Are requirements gathering practices a thing of the past?  How can teams deliver software that meet the expectations of the customer without clearly documenting requirements? In this article,  Meredith Aourtemanche, executive aeditor at Tech Target, argues that a focus on hands-on,...

2020-06-28

New ways of working can actually accelerate your team’s productivity

News 3 mins ' 3233 Views

The past several months have changed the business world, for better and for worse, perhaps for years to come. Many advantages are born out of disruption, for example, the world experiencing cleaner skies for a change.  There are other positive changes taking place...

2020-06-29

User Interface and Report Business Needs

Articles and Posts 10 mins ' 3169 Views 1 Comments

Part 6 of Dan Tasker’s Requirements in Context series discusses detailed business needs for a user interface (UI) or report, and capturing those needs as detailed requirements in a spreadsheet-based template for user interface.

2020-06-12

High-Level Requirement DOs and DON’Ts

Articles and Posts 10 mins ' 2851 Views

Part 4 of Dan Tasker’s Requirements in Context series provides guidelines for what a business analyst should and shouldn’t include in a high-level requirement (HLR). It begins by comparing a formal HLR ‘shall’ statement to a user story. What is similar about them is that...

2020-06-12

Skills for Requirements Elicitation

Articles and Posts 4 mins ' 3254 Views

Requirements elicitation is one of three main disciplines of Requirements Engineering, complemented by requirements modeling and requirements management. A key success factor for professional Requirements Engineering - and especially for requirements elicitation - are good soft skills. During...

2020-05-16

Scope-based High-Level Requirements

Articles and Posts 8 mins ' 2948 Views

Part 3 of Dan Tasker’s Requirements in Context series continues to look at high-level requirements, narrowing the context to that of a project charted to deliver an IT-bases solution. It discusses how scope statements that identify functional capabilities are a good source of HLRs.

2020-04-13

5 INCOSE Guidelines That Every Requirement Engineer Should Know

Articles and Posts 4 mins ' 4724 Views

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) outlines a number of guidelines for writing better requirements, 44 to be exact. From avoiding universal quantifiers, superfluous infinitives, and open-ended clauses, to maintaining consistency throughout the document - the INCOSE...

2020-04-16

COVID-19 Impact on Requirements Management

Articles and Posts 4 mins ' 2564 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

Articles and Posts 4 mins ' 2612 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

Middle-Out or Inside-Out Systems Engineering

News 4 mins ' 2279 Views

What do you do when you're tasked with modifying a larger existing platform or when there is no time for a top-down or buttom-up design approach?  The answer may just be Middle-Out Design also known as Inside-Out Design.

2020-01-20
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