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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

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

Should the “testors” be involved in requirements development?

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by Lou Wheatcraft 1 Comment

On more than one occasion, I have been asked about early involvement of the test team.  To paraphrase a most recent question, I was asked:: “I have studied different articles about this new tendency of involving testers earlier in the … Read More

Why are we doing what we are Doing?

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft 2 Comments

A common problem we see on new projects is people jump into writing requirements without first answering the question “Why are we doing what we are doing?”  Many challenged projects (e.g., over budget, behind schedule, not meeting quality standards) can … Read More