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This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Required Reading: Requirements -- Requirements Writing for Product Management - A long slideshare presentation covering a range of aspects of requirements and their management.
Why requirements stink - "Requirements suck for two major reasons. 1. Requirements is not Design... 2. Too many cooks."
Waste in requirements - Asks "how do useless (?) requirements get into systems when...many important features are never implemented?" Relies on good comment thread to approach an answer.
Non-Functional Requirements - Minimal Checklist - For IT efforts.
How to align stakeholders around project scope without a requirements review and sign-off process - A few months ago I posted about how requirements walk-throughs are a necessity in any good requirements development process. Iím here today to tell you Iíve changed my opinion. Itís not that walk-throughs lack value. They definitely do. But the timing, scope, and methods of these reviews might need to be reconsidered. A structured requirements walk-through is not always appropriate...
Requirements Walkthroughs - A response to the previous link about eschewing reviews and sign-offs. (...and my source for that link. Thanks, Craig.)
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