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Questions tagged [requirements]

Use the requirements tag for software development PM questions that involve the subset of documentation related to requirements gathering. For all other documentation questions, use the documentation tag.

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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 Junior QA's responsibility to gather requirements from the client & create a scope document?

I am a junior QA with 2 years of experience as manual tester. In my company there is 1 BA, 1 Project manager and 2 Marketing guys. However none want to gather requirements from the client; they are ...
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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

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 in the ...
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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 ...
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Optimum usage of JIRA and Confluence [closed]

I'm working on recommendations for how to use JIRA and Confluence together for an Agile project. Based on experience teams use Confluence for requirements, linking to JIRA for the user stories ...
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Doubt defining functional requirements

Im trying to derive the functional requirements from a use case but Im with some doubts. The use case is about create a new post and it is presented below. For example looking to the pre-conditions ...
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User's of VersionOne - How do you handle requests that impact a current Epic/Product?

Currently, my effort has a few Epics in flight. One of the Epic's is servicing or enhancing a product in production. We are starting to use the request feature in VersionOne to intake these ...
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Dealing with change requests while facing lots of dependencies

We have a system with multiple stakeholders and surrounding systems influencing it. It might be possible to draw a dependency diagram but this would be not very easy to interpret because of the ...
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Requirements Elicitation Technique For Unknown Workflow

What elicitation technique(s) would you use for a workflow-dependent feature, where the workflow is largely unknown? Given a workshop with the primary user,the designer, the developer and the BA (me), ...
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How to deal with constantly (~daily) changing requirements?

I see a number of similar links, but none seem to have a solution, mostly "they shouldn't be doing that"'s. I agree, but please, read on: Scenario: 800K pages of documents, narrative(e.g. emails)/...
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Are Delighters equivalent to Gold Plating?

Is there a link / similarity between the delighters mentioned in Kano model and gold plating? Do both these terms define the same concept? Can a delighter be a cause for a project failure?
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How to avoid recurring questions and contradictions about same or related problems?

The questions How can we avoid ending up with contradicting requirements raised from the users? We'd appreciate process improvement suggestions that'd fit our limited resources. Disclaimer I haven ...
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Creating Requirements for API teams

I have experience working with web/app teams and building requirements for them. I'm now working with an api team and wanted to know the best format for communicating requirements. I've tried high ...
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User Interface Requirements in User Stories

I'm not sure whether this should be on the ux.stackexchange forum or on here. As part of a Uni project, the client has given us a brief of mandatory and optional features, from which we have to ...
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Where do requirements end and design begin?

I imagine this question has been asked in various forms previously but I couldn't locate a specific answer after searching around. I am currently working in an independent oversight role on an ...
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Documenting requirements on an Agile project

One of the values of the Agile Manifesto is "working software over comprehensive documentation". And yet there is a need for requirements to be documented. If a feature developed 6 months ago is ...
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How can I improve my requirement analyst skill?

I have been working as a software developer for ten years now. I was happy working in my past company for four years, but the dark side is that I had three projects dead at the very end of the job ...
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Methodology for Deciding Between Building on Existing Code or Starting New

This is a question about assessing the cost/benefit or ROI of a prospective project. I'm working in 6-8 old years software project. It has a lot of issues and also failures plus some failed people on ...
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In Scrum, should we be billed for defects and unplanned activities?

My company is the client. An offshore company is developing our product. We pay them on a monthly basis. They send us an invoice with a fixed rate per full time resource. They also send us a ...
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Should developers be talking to users during Story planning / refinement?

When you have a Product Owner who is less technical, can developers be brought into discovery with users and stakeholders? e.g. A new project is underway and the PO is doing discovery, creating epics,...
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Is this a Functional or Non-Functional requirement?

I am trying to figure our if the following system requirement is a Functional requirement or a Non-Functional Requirement? "The Stock Control system must update the stock item quantity when a stock ...
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How should I structure requirements in Confluence?

I've just started in a new company that has decided to become more agile. They have decided to create the requirement specification in Jira. As an ux/ interaction designer, I find it difficult to see ...
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How to minimize scope creep?

Scope creep can easily transform a good project into a distressed one. What are the methods for minimizing continuous expansion of project requirements?
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How to ensure developers don't sneak in code not part of requirements?

Other than than code reviews by another developer and by trusting your developers won't do anything nefarious or stupid, is there any way to ensure that when you release a build to production or even ...
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How to write a good Critical Success Factor?

Can you share some of your tips and tricks on how to pull out the information from stakeholders in order to write good CSF? What questions do you ask to get to the heart of the project? Can you ...
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Who is responsible for the requirements?

I am a Business Analyst for a company whom have an in house development team and an in house administration system. We also have an off the shelf system including service contract that directly works ...