Joy Beatty, VP Research & Development at Seilevel, presented a requirements webinar September 21 hosted by eDev Technologies. The webinar is part of their Requirements Leadership Forum lecture series; you can see it archived here.
Joy spoke to more than 220 people, comparing the reasons to start with the requirements process with why you might start with the requirements tool, and highlighting some non-obvious ways to think through this decision.
During “Tool vs. Process: Which Comes First?” (download a PDF of the presentation here) she recommended which approach to use – tool first or process first – and followed her recommendation with tips and approaches to deal with common challenges.
A PDF of Part One of Seilevel’s recent requirements management tool research can be downloaded here.
You can also download a spreadsheet of the criteria, including reviews of 17 tools against 200 criteria, that is set up so you can manipulate the priorities for your own tool selection decision.
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