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Is the Requirement Verifiable?

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

This is another common question.  It is also a major complaint of both developers and testers.  Developers often receive requirements from their customers that are not verifiable.  How many times do we see requirements like the following: “The system shall … Read More

Do we really need all these requirements?

Posted on: January 25th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

We are often asked this question.  It is common to see cases where projects over specify their requirements for a product.  In one of our classes, we were told that one government organization had defined over 4,000 requirements for a … Read More

Traceability – Multiple Parent Requirements – Update

Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft 1 Comment

We were asked by one of our clients the following question via our Ask the Experts page:  “Can a child requirement have more than one parent requirement?” More recently we received a similar question: “At our company, we take stakeholder … Read More

Managing Traceability Links When Requirements are Deleted

Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

We were recently asked the following question from one of our clients concerning managing traceability and allocation links: “When you delete a requirement should you break the link so that it doesn’t continue to show up in Traceability Reports?” I … Read More

Allocation and Traceability

Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

We were recently asked the following question from one of our clients concerning the decomposition of requirements: “Do Requirements Traceability Matrices always trace down? One of the concepts we try to ensure is parent requirements at lower levels of design. … Read More