requirements

Conference Presentations

Non-Functional Requirements: Forgotten, Neglected, and Misunderstood
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Implementing non-functional requirements is essential to build the right product. Yet teams often struggle with when and how to discover, specify, and test these requirements. Many teams neglect non-functional requirements up front, considering them less important or unrelated to user...

Paul Reed, EBG Consulting
Meeting Strict Documentation Requirements in Agile
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Teams in many organizations are still expected to produce and maintain significant amounts of documentation. This is generally the case in Federal, state, and local governments where systems must comply with SOX, HIPPA, NAIC, FDA, or SEC directives. In recent years, Agile has made...

Craeg Strong, Savant Financial Technologies, Inc.
Avoiding Over Design and Under Design
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The question of how much design to do up-front on a project is an engaging conundrum. Too much design often results in excess complexity and wasted effort. Too little design results in a poor architecture or insufficient system structures which require expensive rework and hurt more in the...

Al Shalloway, Net Objectives
Testing Lessons Learned from Monty Python
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Rob Sabourin, AmiBug.com
Top Challenges in Testing Requirements
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Studies show that at least half of all software defects are rooted in poor, ambiguous, or incomplete requirements. For decades, testing has complained about the lack of solid concrete...

Lloyd Roden, Lloyd Roden Consultancy
Ambiguity Reviews: Building Quality Requirements
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Are you frustrated by the false expectation that we can test quality into a product? By the time an application is delivered to testing, our ability to introduce quality principles is...

Susan Schanta, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Why Classic Software Testing Doesn’t Work Anymore
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The classic software testing team is becoming increasingly obsolete. Traditional processes and tools just don’t meet today’s testing challenges. With the introduction of methodologies...

Regg Struyk, Polarion Software
Requirements Elicitation—the Social Media Way
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Agile methods have proven their ability to improve project success rates. However, when agile methods are applied to complex projects, we need to further explore the area of effective customer involvement. According to the agile philosophy, the users must be part of the development team.

Stefano Rizzo, Polarion Software
Speed Grooming Requirements with SAFe
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Want your sprint/iteration planning to take less than fifteen minutes (excluding tasking)? The key is in the story writing we do during backlog grooming. Although the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has little to say about story writing, this "speed grooming" practice makes iteration planning..

André Dhondt, Rally Software Development
Data Collection and Analysis for Better Requirements
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According to studies, 64 percent of features in systems are rarely—or never—used. How does this happen? Today, the work of eliciting the customers' true needs, which often remains elusive, can be enhanced using data-driven requirements techniques. Brandon Carlson describes why traditional...

Brandon Carlson, Lean TECHniques, Inc.

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