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Stakeholders! Why can’t they just tell me exactly what they want?

Posted on: December 8th, 2016 by Cheryl Hill No Comments

“It takes less time to do something right than to explain why it was done wrong.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Project teams build software, systems and products for people to use or consume.  So why is it that many project teams … Read More

Announcing our upcoming Public Course 2-day Seminar

Posted on: February 18th, 2016 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Best Practices for Eliciting and Writing Requirements April 6-7, 2016 Requirements Experts invites everyone who writes requirements or has an interest in requirements to join us in April for a SPECIAL two-day seminar where we explore the best practices for … Read More

What problem are you trying to solve?

Posted on: August 15th, 2015 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

The reason for developing a product is so the customer’s organization can address a problem (issue or threat) or take advantage of an opportunity.  Defining the problem/opportunity needs to be done at the beginning of your project so the problem … Read More

Agile and Requirement–Driven Product Development

Posted on: February 15th, 2015 by Lou Wheatcraft 2 Comments

My previous blog described “Requirement-Driven Product Development” (RDPD). One of my readers asked a very important and well-formed question: “Lou, nice article. Are there any specializations to the approach for software systems? Would you say that Scrum process is consistent … Read More

How to Communicate “Threshold” vs. “Objective” Requirements.

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by Lou Wheatcraft 3 Comments

We were recently asked the following question: “For a system that has both “threshold” and “objective” requirements, what is the best way to delineate them? Our initial thought was to use “should”, but then we don’t want to get them … Read More