I really like a simple risk matrix as a visual aid, because it makes it much easier for me to explain of how severity and probability combine to make a risk more or less serious than if I tried to explain it with words alone.Read More
What does IBM’s acquisition of Telelogic (Doors) mean to the future of both products? What does it mean for their users? I thought I’d share a recent article I came across that shows that IBM has made some progress in determining how they’ll leverage both products.Read More
We don’t use SCRUM or XP in my shop, but I am always interested in learning more about other methods and tools, and I know some of my readers use these methodologies, so I thought I’d share some information on Sprintometer, a free SCRUM & XP project tracking tool.Read More
Understanding the limitations of requirements management tools, and the importance of analysis skills.Read More
The idea of a “requirements workbench” is one that the guys over at Requirements.net have been consistently socializing over the past few months, and one that I have been following with interest.
Requirements.net has recently posted a Business Analyst Workbench Whitepaper and a Workbench Buyer’s Guide. To give the general gist of the workbench without stealing Req.net’s thunder, the workbench concept includes requirements management capabilities, but then goes beyond that to support the analyst through elicitation, elaboration and communication and validation activities.Read More
My company has been looking at requirements management solutions, which has provided me with the unique opportunity to play the “user” role for a change, and to do a little research into the attributes that make requirements management successful.
Anyway, what I’d like to do with this post is to share a few items I’ve found on the Web as well as some of my own thoughts on what might be of use to others who might be looking for a requirements management solution.Read More
What would you think of a tool that could turn natural language into software code? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, there is already such a tool in the works, although it’ll probably still be a while before they’ve ironed out all the wrinkles.Read More
Recently, I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in some very interesting training sessions relating to business process re-engineering, and UML modeling. Now, I have long understood the value of use cases, but have...Read More
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