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Non Functional Requirements: Maintainability

Maintainability is how easy it is for a system to be supported, changed, enhanced, and restructured over time. Understanding up front how maintainable software needs to be for a certain project is important, due to its impact on your architecture. This impact makes maintainability an important non-functional requirement to consider …

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Non-Functional Requirements (Interoperability):

In the sea of non-functional requirements, interoperability is defined as how easily a system can share information and exchange data with other systems and external hardware. Interoperability is often overlooked, much like other non-functional requirements because analysts and stakeholders often focus on the application’s functional requirements rather than the semantics of …

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Documentation: Important or Tedious?

A large part of working on software projects at Fortune 1000 companies is the documentation mountain that can sometimes arise. This can be a necessity in order to provide information for future support staff and accountability, or it can be a time intensive and largely senseless endeavor. Often times, as …

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Recruiting and Software Requirements Connect

Recruiting season is underway and Seilevel as usual is going out looking for the best and brightest, and as we start looking for clever young graduates I started thinking about the perspective of an interviewer and interviewee. Either as an interviewer or interviewee you are ultimately targeting the same objective, which is …

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3 Pitfalls of Offshore Development Teams

Working as a software product manager is always challenging, but working with offshore development teams presents unique challenges and pitfalls. The key is to understand the pitfalls and do your best to avoid them, because for better or for worse offshore development is here to stay. So let’s cut to …

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Part II: Usability It’s not just for looks

In Part I we took a high level look at some of the fundamentals of usability (ie. Five components of usability). Now we will be diving a little bit deeper and examining why we should care. Having previously worked on the development of a number of online social media communities …

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