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Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs

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Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs

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Referred to as a must-have desk reference by business analysts, architects, developers, project & product managers, quality assurance analysts, and testers alike; this is a must read for anyone working in a collaborative environment.
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The hardest part of software development isn't the techology, author Ellen Gottesdiener observes; it's the human aspect. It's how well we work with our customers and our teammates. Experience shows that the quality and degree of participation, communication, respect, and trust among all the stakeholders in a project can strongly influence it's success or failure. Requirements by Collaboration focuses on these qualities when defining user requirements and depicts specifically how to plan and conduct requirements workshops.

Successful workshops just don't happen on their own. Facilitating a requirements workshop is simple, but not easy. This book provides essential tools for planning and leading workshops by integrating use requirements modeling, use cases, business rules, and collaborative techniques which all utilize a continuous feedback loop.

These carefully organized and facilitated meetings bring business managers, technical staff, customers, and users into a setting where together they can discover, evolve, validate, verify, and agree upon their product needs. Not only are requirements more effectively defined through this collaboration, but the foundation is laid for effective, positive teamwork throughout the entire project.

Referred to as a must-have desk reference by business analysts, architects, developers, project & product managers, quality assurance analysts, and testers alike; this is a must read for anyone working in a collaborative environment.

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ISBN 978-0201786064
Publication Date April 2002
Author Ellen Gottesdiener
Format Paperback
Page Count 368
Manufacturer Addison-Wesley Professional
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