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HealthCare.gov and the Case of the Missing Interface Requirements

Interface requirements have taken centre-stage with the launch of the federal government’s online marketplace for insurance: Healthcare.gov. As eager enrollees rushed to access the new website, they saw first-hand what happens when a system developed by more than 50 different contractors lacks detailed definition of the data passing between systems. …

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Scope Control Never Ends

I’m working with a group that is trying institute good process.  A lot of the team is new, and they all have various backgrounds.  A developer came up to me the other day and proudly announced that he had coded something that was on the roadmap for a future release, …

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Agile Requirements

Lately I’ve been working with a customer who is making the transition from waterfall to Agile project delivery. Among the many challenges the organization is working to overcome, their project documentation templates and practices were very much oriented to a waterfall world. Each project would require a requirements document that …

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