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Avoid using “be able to” and “be capable of”

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft 5 Comments

A common issue that frequently comes up is the use of  “The system shall be capable of…..” or “The system shall be able to….” vs. “The system shall …..”  People often ask:  Is there a distinction?  What is wrong with … Read More

Controlling and Managing Change

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft 2 Comments

Controlling and managing change is one of the most important tasks for both the Project Manager and Systems Engineer.  Failing to do so often results in massive cost overruns, schedule slips, and failed projects. In the previous blog “Why do … Read More

Why Do My Requirements Keep Changing?

Posted on: March 26th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft 7 Comments

This is a very common question. There are various reasons.  Some we have control over and some we don’t.  A key point is that we want to avoid changes that are a result of having poorly defined requirements. In this … Read More

Role of the Business Analyst and Requirements

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012 by Cheryl Hill 4 Comments

We recently received the following question via our Ask the Experts page:  “How much has the role of a Business Analyst changed or affected the gathering and structuring of requirements”. The short answer to this question:  The Business Analyst (BA) … 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