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RE Experts at IS 2018 – Update

Posted on: July 2nd, 2018 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

IS 2018 in Washington DC is fast approaching.  I hope you will be able to attend. The Requirement Working Group (RWG) is scheduled to meet for 2 hours on Monday, July 9 from 10:00 am till noon in Room Latrobe … 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

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

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