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INCOSE Guide for Writing Requirements – 2017 update

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

I am proud to announce that the 2017 update to the INCOSE Guide for Writing Requirements has been released for IS2017. We in the Requirement Working Group worked hard over the last two years on this update. “This Guide for … Read More

Implementation in Requirements – Internal Directive (i.e., Constraint) to use a Legacy Component.

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

We were recently asked the following question from one of our clients: “Our company is updating/replacing a legacy system.  The current system includes an embedded processor that was already built long ago and was developed without any requirements (at least … Read More

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

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