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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Requirements management software for mere mortals

I would like to discuss with you a special case of requirements management. I call it “requirements management for mere mortals”. I had worked as a project manager in a small web development company....
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using the prototype for live when building CMS/CRUD systems - wrong? [closed]

I'm currently reading Steve McConnells "Survival Guide" and am thinking of how I can improve our processes on requirements development. The book seems to have very strong ideas about using prototypes ...
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How to gather client feedback?

I have just started as a product engineer for a web-based product that we have around 150 clients, spread out across a large country. - In short, it is a mapping application that lets you mashup your ...
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Ways to get client to provide information about prioritization

When gathering requirements often clients are looking to build feature a,b,c,d,f - z. They get almost too excited about features. They almost become feature hoarders. They want all those features. ...
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Product Engineer - How and What to Learn? [closed]

I previously headed up a support and training team for a home-grown software product. I have now moved into a product engineer/specialist role, within same company. My background has been purely ...
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How can I gather requirements from those who don't want to give time for interviewing?

Actually, I'm a fresh CS graduate, who wants to build a system for his dad's road transport business. However, the issue is, whenever I go to ask to him about: who are the people involved in his ...
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Questions to ask to the client before making any cms for them?

I need a comprehensive list of questions or at least basic idea of which questions to be asked to the client before customizing a cms for them? I may use Wordpress, Drupal, Sharepoint or anything, I ...
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What are the repercussions for one person being the QA lead and product owner?

I work for a start-up software company transitioning to Scrum. We don't have dedicated positions yet, so I'm wondering what kind of repercussions (negative and positive) could come about if one ...
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Software Projects with loose requirements

What is the best method(s) to keep software projects on track when the requirements are loosely defined? (i.e. Just general functional concepts provided).
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Current best metrics related to requirements, design and architecture

So my boss put forth a 'research and find out question' to me: Are there ANY (absolutely any, no matter the dumbest, but any) metrics for requirements management? Eg. Requirements completeness, ...
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Eliciting Requirements as a Client

Background: I am a computer science student and am currently employed as a programmer for a health institution. Recently we discovered the need for a project which is beyond a 1-man job (I am their ...
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Tools to capture business requirements [closed]

Which tools would you use to capture business requirements?
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How to return Business As Usual when the Project has not delivered the requirements?

A product has been released with several open issues that have been ranked as minor by the PM and Project Assurance. The Board believes that with the functionality released the Business Users can ...
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how to estimate costs of projects that have not been clearly defined

how to estimate costs of projects that have not been clearly needs. for example I got a project to create information systems for xxxxx, then the client requesting the cost of it, while I do not know ...
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How to approach a project given to new PM during execution with vague requirements?

One of our PMs just got a new project that was on the execution phase with vague requirements. Because of these vague requirements, the Client have requested many changes, and the product development ...
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Project charter diagrams

What diagrams should be included in a project charter? In our standard template there is a section for "Implementation approach and methodology", this is where the flow diagrams normally are. The ...

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