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[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.

[12 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Agile Requirements: a Self-Building Documentation | ]

How do agile requirements work? Where does documentation fit in? For many of us, the transition from the security of upfront analysis and detailed specification documents to ‘doing Agile’ and embracing the process of discovery is a terrifying prospect. Agile theories don’t readily address the concern ‘how will we know where we’re going if we don’t start with a Business Requirement Specification?’

[11 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Find Missing Requirements | ]

This blog post by Betsy Stockdale explains how to use the Feature Tree model to discover missing requirements.

[5 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

How do you know what to build of your customer wants a “secure solution with a good amount of flexibility and user friendliness”? You don’t! Force the customer to be more specific!

[19 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Split Testing for Product Discovery | ]

This video explores split testing as a way to not only increase revenue and conversion through simple, surface-level changes, but also to dig deeper in order to help guide a product’s roadmap by discovering which features customers really want and how much they’re willing to pay.