Questions tagged [requirements]

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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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Machine learning in Requirement change management

Good day! Looking for an example or a demo which describe complete process of requirement change management using similar historic change request using any machine learning technique or any data ...
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Use cases for read-only screen

I'm looking into use cases and user stories topics, and I have difficulties to properly define those for a project. Although it's quick and straightforward on user goals such as 'perform this', '...
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Reduce amount of required hotfixes without technical knowledge

I'm a software developer who suffers from the regular hotfixes that are required to an application I've developed. The application I've developed didn't had many infrastructure requirements from the ...
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Agile requirements tracking

I am new to this forum, I will try to explain the best I can what I am facing. I recently entered a new software development company, and I am the coordinator of a team of Product Owners (POs) who (...
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Cone of uncertainty - how could we delay commitment to estimates in real life?

I am reading a book from Steve McConnell dealing with software project estimations and I do not understand the following statement (my translation, I got the book in German): An effective ...
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How to write recommendation documentation? [closed]

I was asked to prepare an overview of an existing IT architechture and provide a document that consists of weaknesses analysis and suggestions on how each of the weak spots can be improved. How to ...
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Requirement gathering in agile

When you are expected to commit to a date to deliver a project, how do you do this efficiently? My process is the following: Requirements UI/UX Estimate with dev team - commit Implementation If the ...
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Diagram for mapping project dependencies or relationships

Is there a particular diagram established for the mapping of projects that are related? The goal here would be to find a way to make ties between related projects either based on dependencies or ...
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Prioritizing requirements in traditional vs. agile projects

I am really new to prioritizing requirements in agile projects. What are the different aspects of prioritizing requirements in a traditional approach vs. an agile one?
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Splitting up user stories that are enhancements that may destroy other functionality?

We are implementing an epic. While refining this epic, we discovered that a lot of our current functionality will be impacted. I understand that when splitting up user stories, we should vertically ...
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Reopen an epic after a feature request?

You are developing a software based on various modules. Each module is considered an Epic in JIRA. When the module is accepted by the client, the PM closes the Epic. After some time the client demands ...
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How requirements are handled in TFS with Scrum template

We have just started using TFS (Team Foundation Server) 2017. The team project we created uses the Scrum template. There are only Epics, Features and PBIs (Product Backlog Items) in this template. How ...
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Single backlog. Multiple teams. How to handle Backlog Refinement?

Background Hi all, I am an experienced SM but I thought I would crowdsource a solution to this from peers. The project is an enterprise scale migration to the cloud with over 500 customers ...
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CR Rejection / Approval based on the Technical Feasibility

I have a concern with regards to CR rejection / approval process. A client presents his / her requirement to the PM and PM asks them to raise a change request, but once the requirement is analyzed, ...
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Software Developer gathering requirements, Department Managers providing input and discouraging input from Users

I am finding myself in an awkward position. I am a Developer and I have been assigned the Development work for a Project that will convert a paper workflow to an electronic workflow. The small ...
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Difference between Focused group and Facilitated workshops

In PMBOK guide 5th Edition, tools and techniques for "Collect requirements" process includes Focused group and Facilitated workshops. But their description in PMBOK guide 5th Edition to me looks ...
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What kind of requirements will be excluded from project scope?

There is one sentence at P120 5.3 Define scope (PMBOK 5th) confuse me a lot, it says: The key benefit of this process is that it describes the project, ..... by defining which of the requirements ...
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What questions to ask and how to create spec based on provided information

I am interviewing for a trainee BA position and they have given me this scenario to answer. I am not sure on the correct questions to ask and how to develop a requirements spec based on what is ...
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This use case can be considered a functional requirement?

For example, for a site like Ebay we can identify these requirements: Search Products Add product to cart Buy product Add to favorite Edit user account Add comment Remove comment Close session ...
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Deriving functional requirements from use case

Im deriving the functional requirements from a Edit User Account use case but I dont know if Im doing this corretly. The use case is this: Title: Edit user account Pre-conditions: The admin is ...