Secrets of Successful Software Requirements

Place Requirements Documents under Change Control

With all of the time spent on generating clear requirements, it is very important to make sure that all of the requirements documents are included in your change control system. This includes use cases, screen prototypes, technical specifications, and any other documents used to define the requirements.

Conclusion

In this article, we have explored various secrets to make your requirements process successful and ensure that your clients are satisfied with the resulting program even under tight deadlines. At the start of your next project, make sure you have the proper tools in place for a successful requirements iterations including a prototyping program, a tool to write use cases, and a version control program. These tools do not have to be expensive, and they will help to get your requirements right and schedule under control.

About the Author

Igor Jese works in software development since early 1990s, with emphasis on software requirements and development methodology. He is a certified Software Requirements Expert and Project Management Professional, and also the author of Mockup Screens, a popular tool for quick GUI prototyping.

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