Just Enough Requirements Management: Where Software Development Meets Marketing Review

Just Enough Requirements Management: Where Software Development Meets Marketing
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The title says it all, this book really does explore all of the issues surrounding how to do just enough requirements management on your software development projects.I'd argue that it provides the insight that you require to put together an requirements program within your organization that is right for you, one that is sufficiently agile yet still reflects your situation.It explores strategies for eliciting requirements, prioritizing/triaging requirements, specifying requirements, and finally managing requirements change.Davis managed to pull off what few writers can do - by exploring the requirements management spectrum he has presented a range of strategies which should speak to both traditionalists and agilists. For traditionalists he presents some pretty convincing arguments that the "big requirements document up front" strategy might not be all that effective, and for agilists he presents convincing arguments that we need to invest some effort in requirements documentation.Most important is a running theme throughout the book: the goal isn't to write a perfect requirements document, it's to deliver working software which meets the needs of your stakeholders in a timely and cost effective manner.Sounds like really great advice to me.

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If you develop software without understanding the requirements, you're wasting your time.
On the other hand, if a project spends too much time trying to understand the requirements, it will end up late and/or over-budget. And products that are created by such projects can be just as unsuccessful as those that fail to meet the basic requirements.
Instead, every company must make a reasonable trade-off between what's required and what time and resources are available.
Finding the right balance for your project may depend on many factors, including the corporate culture, the time-to-market pressure, and the criticality of the application. That is why requirements management-gathering requirements, identifying the "right" ones to satisfy, and documenting them-is essential.
Just Enough Requirements Management shows you how to discover, prune, and document requirements when you are subjected to tight schedule constraints. You'll apply just enough process to minimize risks while still achieving desired outcomes. You'll determine how many requirements are just enough to satisfy your customers while still meeting your goals for schedule, budget, and resources.
If your project has insufficient resources to satisfy all the requirements of your customers, you must read Just Enough Requirements Management.------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reviews "Al Davis takes for his subject the largely unexplored middle ground between the requirements purists and the requirements cowboys. Since it's this middle ground where real work gets done, his guidance is both useful and welcome."
-Tom DeMarco, coauthor of PeoplewarePrincipal, The Atlantic Systems Guild, systemsguild.com

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