Author: malexander

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Talking about what we do

I have the opportunity to talk about Requirements Engineering (RE) pretty frequently. Most of the time, I’m talking with people who are familiar with software development in general, and some

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Just Call Me "Grumpy"

I’ve been called a lot of things in my time, most of which I don’t care to repeat here (OK, OK … some people have called me nice things). I

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Ask, Don’t Tell

As you may have surmised from other posts, I’m a daddy. I have an almost-two-year-old little boy who, as his age would suggest, is in the midst of the “terrible

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Why Bother?

Why even bother? When’s the last time you asked yourself that? Was it something trivial — “Oh, I forgot to get canned lentils on aisle 6, but I’ll be back

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That’s a Completely Useless Answer!

Have you ever asked someone a question, only to have him/her respond with, “Well, it depends…”? It can be extremely frustrating, especially when all you want is a simple, direct

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