Building Requirements Quality throurh Coverage and Testability


what elements should be in each requirement (e.g., language construct), ensuring a full range of requirements categories are articulated (e.g., coverage), and establishing a requirements peer review practice with clear criteria.  This will help a project get the whole picture of the requirements with completeness and clarity.            


1. "Why Isn't Someone Coding Yet (WISCY)? Avoiding Ineffective Requirements",  by Charlene Gross, SEPG Conference, May 2004, Software Engineering Institute. 
2. "Managing Requirements", Ludwig Consulting Service, August 2006,   

3.  "ABCs of Requirements Engineering", by Mario E. Moreira, CM Journal in CM Crossroads, June 2005

4. "On-Track Requirements: How to evaluate requirements for testability", by Rodger D. Drabick, CQA, CSTE, Better Software magazine and on, May/June 1999, 

About the author

Mario  Moreira's picture Mario Moreira

Mario Moreira is a Columnist for the CM Journal, a writer for the Agile Journal, an Author, an Agile and CM expert for CA, and has worked in the CM field since 1986 and in the Agile field since 1998. He has experience with numerous CM technologies and processes and has implemented CM on over 150 applications/products, which include establishing global SCM infrastructures. He is a certified ScrumMaster in the Agile arena having implemented Scrum and XP practices. He holds an MA in Mass Communication with an emphasis on communication technologies. Mario also brings years of Project Management, Software Quality Assurance, Requirement Management, facilitation, and team building skills and experience. Mario is the author of a new book entitled “Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams” (via Wiley Publishing). It provides an Agile Primer and a CM Primer, and how to adapt CM practices for Agile Teams. Mario is also the author of the CM book entitled, “Software Configuration Management Implementation Roadmap.” It includes step-by-step guidance for implementing SCM at the organization, application, and project level with numerous examples. Also consider visiting Mario’s blog on CM for Agile and Agile adoption at

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