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Requirements Decomposition

Posted on: August 18th, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft 4 Comments

We were recently asked the following question from one of our clients concerning the decomposition of requirements: “I have used your company’s materials as reference for many years and recently had the pleasure of meeting Ivy Hooks in person at … Read More

How do you know your requirements are complete?

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

The bottom line is the set of requirements is complete when all the stakeholders have approved the set of requirements. Define Scope before you write your requirements. From Requirements Expert’s viewpoint, it is that, but more.   What we advocate in … Read More

Why You Should Prioritize Requirements

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Prioritizing Requirements – Everybody does it but often too late. We always prioritize when we are getting close to the delivery and find not everything works or when someone appears with a “more critical than anything else” requirement in the … Read More

How to Prioritize Requirements

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

This is a continuation of the previous blog:  Why You Should Prioritize Requirements 1. Assign priorities once you have a set of requirements for your system of interest. 2. Assign a relative importance to requirements. Keep it simple, like 1, … Read More

Requirements in the Agile World

Posted on: August 13th, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft 1 Comment

Before going on much longer in this blog, it is important to address “Agile”.  Proponents of Agile often advocate an Agile approach instead of using more traditional waterfall approaches.  A key part of the rationale in adopting Agile includes: — … Read More