Sharing the Requirements Burden

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As software developers it is our ability to listen to our customers throughout the process not just during some artificially time boxed requirements gathering phase and tell them the truth about their wants, needs, hopes, and desires, with all the complexities, and painful realities that transform our customers from being part of the problem to being part of the solution. Unlike those who hire us to turn dream into virtual reality we need to be proactive and deeply, personally responsible.

Source: “Requirements aren’t evil, we are“, Stephen Cohen, msdn.com

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Reviewing Requirements for Testability

Modern software development approaches like Agile support a strong collaboration between all member of the software development team, software testers and business analysts included. Even if you don’t use a method like Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) or Specification by Example, checking the fact that you will be able to actually test your requirements is a good […]

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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.

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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, […]

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