Best Practices

Seilevel was quoted in a recent Forrester Research article

Seilevel was quoted in a recent Forrester Research article. Check it out here.  Best Practices: Your Ten-Step Program To Improve Requirements And Deliver. Overview: High-quality software requirements sit at the foundation of good software deliverables — those that meet business needs, satisfy customers, and fit into existing technology architectures. Yet …

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Don’t Listen to Your Customer’s Needs

Part 3 in the series, “How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot: 7 ways to do software requirements poorly to set your project up for failure and what to do instead.” Want to torpedo your project before it even leaves the dock? I can think of no better way than not …

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Tips for Turning “Fluff” Requirements into Real Requirements

Tips for Turning “Fluff” Requirements into Real Requirements Lately I have been getting a lot of “fluff” requirements from my stakeholders… The system must be flexible.  The system must allow for multivariate (A/B) testing.   The system must be more user-friendly.   The features should be re-useable.   These all sound great in …

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People Have Different Styles

Have you ever worked with that one person who just seemed difficult?  Perhaps you were in a working session to gather software requirements with a subject matter expert, and they just seemed to bug you.  Others may even mention how a certain person is “difficult”. Recently on a project, I’ve …

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Must a Requirement be Feasible?

Within a discussion on the Seilevel message board about the characteristics of a good requirement, Elaine and Gescober discussed whether a requirement must be feasible in order to be a good requirement. While initially it looked like they had opposite opinions–Elaine: No, Gescober: Yes– they’ve seem to have come to …

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