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Levels of abstraction when writing requirements

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Requirements Experts recently received an email from one of our clients seeking advice on levels of abstraction when stating requirements.  The email read as follows: “What are your thoughts on the use of “shall prevent” in a requirement. I believe … Read More

Use of active voice in requirements

Posted on: April 15th, 2017 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Requirements Experts recently received an email from one of our clients seeking advice on the use of active voice when writing requirements.  The email read as follows: “In an academic paper I often use as reference, there are a number … Read More

Public Requirements Training – Traditional and Agile

Posted on: April 4th, 2017 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Sorry – these classes have been cancelled Scope and Requirements: Elicit, Write, Validate May 23-24, 2017 Becoming an Agile Business Analyst: The Fundamentals May 25, 2017 Whether Business Analyst, Requirement Engineer, Developer, Tester, Product Marketing, Project Manager, or Procurement professional, … Read More

Why Do We Need Text-based Requirements?

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

With increasing frequency, people are coming to us with a common refrain: “Why do we need text-based requirements?  We all know that, more times than not, the stakeholders don’t know what they want, and this lack of clarity leads to … Read More

Requirements – What’s the Big Deal????

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Note: this is an update to this blog originally published in 2012. Preparing for the future A constant throughout the evolution of systems engineering is an ever-increasing complexity of systems which can be observed in terms of the number of … Read More