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[1 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on MetaCase launches Smart Model Versioning | ]

The new MetaEdit+ 5.5 brings collaboratively created models to GitHub and other version control systems. Modeling and version control both play key roles in industrial-scale software development. However, most modeling tools and version control systems fail to work well together. Anyone who has tried merging model files knows it is a nightmare. Others curse the modeling tools that lock them out while another user edits a set of diagrams.

[3 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Introduction to Agile Requirements Traceability | ]

This video provides an example of agile requirements traceability. We discuss an example user story and show how detailed requirements captured as test tables can be used to build executable specifications and aid the design process. Finally we wrap up by a brief example of how we would track the progress of multiple user stories across our scrum or kanban wall.

[14 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on The Perfectly-Formed Requirement | ]

This video discusses the perfectly-formed requirement, which should be unambiguous and testable. It presents the Snow Card, focusing on the requirement, rationale, fit criterion, and supporting materials.

[19 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on The Brown Cow Model for Requirements | ]

This video presents the the Brown Cow model in the requirements process, which helps you take into account different points of view of the same problem so you can discover and communicate requirements.

[5 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Getting Well Written Requirements from Business Analysts | ]

A lot has been said and written about user stories and their role in an agile context. But what are people actually writing as user stories? It doesn’t matter if you are agile or traditional in your approach, poorly written requirements are one of the major causes of project failure. This is where the Business Analyst comes to the fore.

[13 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Definine Customer Value in User Stories | ]

User Stories, designed to keep teams laser-focused on customer needs, serve as THE driving force behind delivering valuable, high quality features, fast. This presentation discusses how to write great agile software user stories by defining customer value and keeping teams laser-focused on needs.

[3 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Making Product Decisions with a Practical Value Model | ]

Working with stakeholders (customer, business and technology perspectives) to effectively and efficiently deliver high-value products begins and ends with value. “Value” is the beacon, watchword, end game, justification and mantra for Agile. It is the basis of the big “why”.