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[1 May 2014 | Comments Off on Building Products People Want with Lean UX | ]

You are part of a modern development team delivering new features like clockwork. But are you sure you’re delivering the right features? Are you relying on up-front product research practices that don’t fit with your development process?

[27 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Build the Perfect Product Your Users Want But Can’t Describe | ]

Product design and development remains difficult, even when applying Lean or Agile principles. Why is developing a great product so hard? How come it takes so many iterations? Why don’t users know what they want? Why don’t I know what they want?

[21 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Techne: New Requirements Modeling Languages | ]

Techne is an abstract requirements modeling language that lays formal foundations for new modeling languages applicable during early phases of the requirements engineering process. During these phases, the requirements problem for the system-to-be is being structured, its candidate solutions described and compared in terms of how desirable they are to stakeholders.

[7 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Mindmapping Agile Requirements | ]

Creating requirements for your web or mobile application can be tedious and managing ideas even more. The larger the project, the more difficult it becomes. Add in the flexibility that Agile brings to projects, and things could quickly get out of hand.

[14 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on User Stories for Both Requirements and Testing | ]

User stories are a technique taken from the agile development playbook that can easily be applied in traditional systems development and maintenance. User stories help you document needs in a structured way, from the users’ perspective. They’re a good basis for test cases, so as to support integrated requirements management and testing. In this article, you’ll find concrete advice based on our own experiences developing the requirements and testing tool ReQtest for how you can make user stories the basis for requirements management and testing.

[9 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Maximizing Requirements Value During the Product Lifecycle | ]

Learn how leading organizations are investing more in requirements as part of their product development strategy to give everyone involved a common vision of what is being built and who the customer is. Without that common vision even the best teams risk writing the wrong test, focusing on the wrong design elements, or moving the wrong item to the top of the backlog.

[7 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Understanding System Analysis Models | ]

This article is an extract of the “Complete Systems Analysis” written by James and Suzanne Robertson. It explains the basics of analysis models and emphasize that the important thing to remember is that modeling tools are complementary. Each shows one aspect of the system. Together, they make a complete working model of the system.