Questions tagged [requirements]

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What's the difference between a functional specification and a function model?

What's the difference between a functional specification and a function model? Don't they represent the same thing - what the product will do?
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Acceptance Criteria for user story on interface adapting for devices with different resolutions

I'm working on acceptance criteria for user story on interface adapting for multi-device Web based application So far I have initial user story: As a User I want to use the application on different ...
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Functional and performance requirements

I am reading around functional and performance requirements and have found they are associated, where the performance requirement is the 'how well' for the functional requirement. Does anybody know in ...
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What is the usual process of summarizing the specification documents for review and comparision

My engineering team is gearing up for a bidding on a public project, where the specifications document is huge (~500 pages). I would like to break it down clause by clause in a spreadsheet and then ...
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RACI Accountability: How to get alignment when 2 teams feel they should be the Accountable?

Problem statement: I've started on a new team in which there is lack of clarity around roles and responsibilities so I'm leading some RACI definition exercises. For a few key activities, there are two ...
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How do I analyze statements of requirements?

I am trying to understand how to create a requirements tree but i'm struggling to understand how to decompose them. If i have the requirement: The system shall be able to achieve 50% uptime. How do ...
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Can I add a picture/diagram in a requirement?

I got the feedback of my first specification, one of the proofreader commented for clarification on one of the requirements (a concept hard to grasp i admit). Can I add an explanation and a diagram in ...
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What techniques can identify missing requirements?

I am working in a Scrum team developing methods and tools for use inside our organization, although our skillset tends more towards statistics and data science than traditional software development. ...
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Where and how V&V applies in an agile context?

I joined a company that is leaving the waterfall approach to implement a SAFe (scaled agile framework) one for developing. I'm part of the Quality Assurance team. Before we had requirements register ...
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Functional requirements, content requirements, and CUJs

I'm working on a project to build a new documentation site that will host documentation about a service we maintain. We're building this documentation site from scratch and writing the API ...
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How to handle requirements with an unclear scope containing words «all», «everywhere», etc.?

Let's say, customer or product owner creates a task that looks like this: Change localization Old term to New term in all places in the app for language X. And development team needs to provide an ...
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Is it difficult or time-wasting for developers to adjust page design based on component design changes?

I have been curious about that how much effort developers have to make to adjust components to accommodate changes in UI design. Sometimes I think a design from UX is good and there's no problem for ...
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Is the client or vendor responsible for writing the BRD?

I am a BA in a company that provides insurance solutions to clients. We work in a hybrid methodology between waterfall and agile (project divided into Sprints, each Sprint will go as a waterfall life ...
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Lately discovered requirements in Scrum

If a requirement is discovered in the middle of a project or even later, then the cost of implementation of this requirement can be very high. The Scrum suggets that we should only refine the top PBIs ...
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Requirement Gathering collateral

I am working on a large IT project right now and my company hopes to be part of several similar projects - which would have very similar requirements. We had several issues in requirement gathering ...
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Should we have "general high-level" user stories that spawn out more "more specific detailed lower-level" user stories?

For software user stories, Does it make sense for user stories to spawn out other user stories? In other words, Would it make sense for us to document more "general high-level" user stories, ...
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How to automate inclusion of confluence design docs in Requirement traceability report on Jira

If an organization is regulated, it has to pass the audit and show that it has implemented a "requirements traceability". This means it has documented the path from a specific requirement to ...
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Do you update your Work Breakdown Structure document once requirements have been defined?

Once your business requirements and funtional requirements have been finalized - do you return to your WBS to update the document? From what I see in practice is that this artifact is used early in ...
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Is onboarding a non-functional requirement?

I work on a team that manages DevOps tools for a software company. When an engineer from one of our product teams wants to use one of our tools, they clone a series of Jira tickets and work through ...
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should developers have a say in functional requirements

In general most online resources point out that the functional requirements are the responsibility of the business analyst or product manager. But developers sometimes can be the expert on a product e....
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What should be Assumption for a network project?

I am working on providing wireless infrastructure suggestions to a client like what software, hardware and equipment will be required to a client in order for them to set up the wireless ...
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What should be cover in Functional and Non-Functional requirements for a network project?

I am working on providing wireless infrastructure suggestions to a client like what software, hardware and equipment will be required to a client in order for them to set up the wireless ...
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Selecting ( "Cherry picking" ) certain Agile practices as IT team works remotely? Or is it All Or Nothing with Agile?

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, our IT developers and IT managers work from home. Furthermore, and in different time zones and different locations. Therefore, daily Scrum meetings are Not really ...
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First step in analyzing the problem and coming up with the solution [closed]

I am working on a small case study of the restaurant who is suffering a loss in business of nearly about 70-80% due to COVID-19 situation so the business owner would like to revamp his whole business ...
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Isn't the attractiveness curve in the Kano model depicted wrong?

tl;dr: The description of "attractive" features talks about a "quick rise" in user satisfaction and "checking investment...beyond a point its overkill" yet the graph doesn't show a quick rise and ...
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How to deal with changing requirements as middle man between customer and provider

I'm the contact point with the customer for project requirements and timeline. However I outsourced the project to an external software house. The customer has very changing and vague requirements, ...
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Business requirements and a fixed price contract

A new customer asks us to develop a complex software product (in time and on budget). They provided us with business requirements. These business requirements is a text logically devided into (un-...
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Requirements traceability in agile?

If an organization is regulated, it has pass the audit and show that it has implemented a "requirements traceability". Which means it has documented the path from specific requirement to a code change ...
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Making backlog items independent - how that can be achieved?

Many sources and agile coaches repeat this INVEST mantra, when I stands for "Independent", i.e. defining stories that can be implemented in any order. While it sounds reasonable, I do not believe it ...
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Where are Software features/requirements formally documented in Agile Software Development [duplicate]

An SRS document is appropriate for the traditional software development methodology where you start and finish without iterations as you do in Agile. With Agile, requirements come up, get removed, get ...
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Prioritizing both functional and non-functional requirements in Agile

Hi Everyone & Have a Good Day!! I am doing research on requirement prioritization in Agile. I need to prioritize functional and non-functional requirements by integrating both them simultaneously....
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When requirement changes comes during the sprint, who takes the final decision to include or not

If change request is pushed by the client during the sprint aggressively, who takes the final decision if it needs to be included or not
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How to handle last minute misleading requirement and/or dissatisfaction

I have been discussing the question with a co-worker lately. We saw a project that was on track and almost ahead, and during the meetings the stakeholders were quiet and "satisfied" telling that ...
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SRS for project with multiple sub modules

I have to write a System Requirements Specification for an upcoming project and it is the first time that I draft such a document. In my case we are creating a smartphone App which will have a basic ...
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What's the name for the issue where a customer cannot articulate his/her requirements before seeing the finished software?

Most of you will be familiar with the issue of a customer having vague requirements. Once s/he gets the software, s/he is of course perfectly able to articulate his/her actual requirements, since s/he ...
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How to make the correct requirement document with regards to agile & scrum?

I can even take up a course which gives guidelines on how to perfectly write a requirement document which I can attach to a jira epic?
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Asana and requirements management

I am looking for a way to include requirements management in Asana. Right now we have a very powerful integration with Instagantt, where projects and their scheduled tasks are in sync with Asana's ...
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Requirements vs User stories

In this accepted answer (from Software Engineering StackExchange) to a question targeting my blocker, one can read: (...) think of user stories as a subset of requirements (...) It's quite ...
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What is requirement gathering method in project management?

Is the requirement gathering method in projects called when a group tries to find a solution for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members?
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How to deal with huge data selection requirement

I would like to discuss about a business requirement from the client. The requirement is to allow the user to select a huge amount of data. Let me try to explain with an example. As a portfolio ...
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SAFe, are developers required to gather their own requirements?

Recently at our company, the management decided to implement SAFe. Things have changed quite a bit since then for better or worse. One of the major changes we have noticed as a developer is the ...
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If you measure requirement volatility, how do you handle inconsistent requirement size?

I would like to measure requirement volatility but the problem is that our specification is not consistent in size of requirements. Sometimes, one requirement describes a whole workflow. Sometimes it ...
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Is it possible to be agile with a highly technical project?

I'm working on a small (4-6) team on a project that involves creating a machine learning model to predict the outcome of sports matches real-time. This also involves scraping the data and storing it ...
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How to define out of scope for dependent function?

I am doing a project which have defined required functions for delivery assuming Function A. During the requirement collection, it is found that the function depends on Function B which should be ...
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Requirement gathering cut off when the time for requirement collection is too long

I am doing a small project. Users can only provide a part of requirements. The period of user requirement gathering has lasted for two months. But it seems we will receive no information for the rest ...
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Could the Product Owner be a user of a user story in Scrum?

We have the most of our PBI in user story format: As a [user], I need [requirement], so that [reason]. I need to write some requirements affecting directly to the product but not exactly to any user,...
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Managing product versions in Confluence with PRDs

Using Confluence I put together a series of PRDs for a future release. Each PRD describes a functional 'unit' of the application, such as 'editor', 'user management', 'customer management', etc. Using ...
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Is it a testers responsibility to gather requirements from the client & create a scope document?

I am working on project as manual tester with 2 years of experience. In my company there is 1 BA, 1 project manager and 2 marketing guys. However nobody wants to gather requirements from the client; ...
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How to list Non-functional requirments when listing functional requirements

So I am defining FRs for my use case say (Place order) "to place order the user has to be logged in" The login process is a NFR but the FRs depend on this NFR, so how do I list that? SFRs for Use ...
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A PMI/PMP Requirements Questions [closed]

I have searched and searched online for an answer to my specific question, but haven't found it yet. Can't find the solution on PMI.org either. Maybe you can help. I have more than 4,500 hours for ...
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