Tag: requirement validation

Stakeholders! Why can’t they just tell me exactly what they want?

Stakeholders! Why can’t they just tell me exactly what they want? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

“It takes less time to do something right than to explain why it was done wrong.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Project teams build software, systems and products for people to use or consume.  So why is it that many project teams don’t seem to like to engage the actual users when coming up with the requirements […]

What is the difference between verification and validation? Part 2

What is the difference between verification and validation? Part 2 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

This is the second of our two-part blog concerning verification and validation.  In part 1 we discussed the basic concepts of verification and validatlion in terms of the context in which they are used within the system development lifecycle. In this second part of the blog, we discuss these concepts in terms of the Systems […]

What is the difference between verification and validation? Part 1

What is the difference between verification and validation? Part 1 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

A question we are often asked is “What is difference between verification and validation?” This two-part blog answers that question.  In part 1 we discuss the basic concepts of verification and validation in terms of the context in which they are used within the system development lifecycle.  In part 2 of the blog, these concepts […]

Requirement–Driven Product Development

Requirement–Driven Product Development ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I think it is safe to say that everyone that leads or is part of a product development project starts out with the intention of delivering a winning product. We define a winning product as a product that delivers what is needed, with the expected quality, within schedule and budget constraints. To deliver winning products, […]

What is the Biggest Obstacle to Good Requirements?

What is the Biggest Obstacle to Good Requirements? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I was recently asked the question: “What do you think is the biggest obstacle to good requirements documentation? I have been doing this for 25+ years and never see the end product match the requirements…..” I smiled when I saw the statement: “..never see the end product match the requirements…..”. This statement reminded me of […]

How to Improve the Quality of your Requirements

How to Improve the Quality of your Requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

A major reason why projects fail is poorly written requirements — it is startling and sad to see the negative impacts poor requirements can have on the success of your project. Having poor requirements places projects at risk of significant cost overruns, schedule delays, and performance shortfalls. To avoid these negative impacts and help prevent […]

When Should You Start Managing Requirements?

When Should You Start Managing Requirements? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I recently saw the following question posed in a discussion group: “When should the formal management of requirements begin?” My take is this – I look at Requirements Management (RM) as having three main functions: 1) Requirement elicitation and development; 2) Managing the flow down (allocation) and traceability of requirements between levels; 3) Change management. […]

Are the Requirements Attainable?

Are the Requirements Attainable? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Attainability is a requirements development issue that is commonplace on many projects.   Defining requirements without adequately assessing attainability places projects at risk of significant cost overruns, schedule delays, and performance shortfalls. Mandatory characteristics for any requirement is that it is Needed, Verifiable, and Attainable.  I call these the NVA characteristics.  In previous blogs “Do we […]