Topic: requirements

Requirements
Requirements and Business Analysis Stories

Once a testable requirement or acceptance criteria has been “created,” there is a tendency to assume that the task can be considered completed. Since that may or may not be true, it is better to continue to pay attention to testability. Here are four ways to maintain testable requirements.

Online social identity is almost a necessity these days, and companies are reaping the benefits of using social media to connect with customers. Rajini Padmanaban highlights John Legere, TMobile CEO, and his success with using social media to connect first-hand with users.

Discovering performance issues in early builds allows more time to correct the design. By including critical performance-related features and elements earlier, we can take advantage of the incremental nature of the development process to avoid creating engineering in potential performance issues.

A tool architecture is simply a picture of all your development, testing, and deployment tools and how they fit together. Creating a "current state" diagram and then looking forward and creating a "future state" diagram helps you understand where tool integrations would be beneficial.

It is vital that everyone communicates properly if we are to build software applications that meet the needs of our organizations. However, creating clear and unambiguous requirements necessitates good definitions, which can sometimes be difficult. Conrad Fujimoto shares his starting technique.

Testable requirements, or acceptance criteria, are the communication of an expectation between its originator and potential stakeholders. Many testers struggle with this starting point. But once you succeed, you know the processes that can build and test a system implementing “good” requirements.

In the latest issue of Better Software magazine, there are insightful articles covering a wide range of topics impacting the software delivery process. Feature articles explore the next wave of computing: mobile and wearable intelligent devices and the experiences and challenges they bring.

More than 27 percent of the world's population has some form of disability, meaning they could have special needs when it comes to accessing the Internet. Following accessibility guidelines improves the overall usability of the software under consideration, which helps all people using it.

You may have heard of StickyMinds.com but not be entirely sure about what kind of content is published there. A good StickyMinds.com article is a story pulled from first-person experience about something that provides a new insight, approach, tool, or idea to our community. Read on to learn more.

Many businesses are turning to big data and analytics, which has created new opportunities for business analysts. BAs are a valuable resource for stakeholders, helping them identify their analytics-solution needs by defining requirements, just as they would on any other software project.