It is widely recognized that incorrect requirements account for up to 60 percent of errors in software products, and yet the majority of software development organizations do not have a formal requirements process. Many organizations appear willing to spend huge amounts on fixing and altering poorly specified software, but seem unwilling to invest a much smaller amount to get the requirements right in the first place.
Mastering the Requirements Process, Second Edition, sets out an industry-proven process for gathering and verifying requirements with an eye toward today's agile development environments. In this total update of the best-selling guide, the authors show how to discover precisely what the customer wants and needs while doing the minimum requirements work according to the project's level of agility.
- The Volere requirements process-completely specified, and revised for compatibility with agile environments
- A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications
- New agility ratings that help you funnel your efforts into only the requirements work needed for your particular development environment and project
- How to make requirements testable using fit criteria
- Iterative requirements gathering leading to faster delivery to the client
- Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, nonfunctional requirements, and more
- Details on gathering and implementing requirements for iterative releases
- An expanded project sociology section for help with identifying and communicating with stakeholders
- Strategies for exploiting use cases to determine the best product to build
- Methods for reusing requirements and requirements patterns
- Examples showing how the techniques and templates are applied in real-world situations
- Additional Information
ISBN 978-0321419491 Publication Date 17-Mar-06 Author Suzanne Robertson and James Robertson Format Hardcover Page Count 592 Manufacturer Addison-Wesley Professional