Tag: requirements management

Excel Can Help with Requirements Management Early On

Excel Can Help with Requirements Management Early On ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog titled the 5 Joys of using Excel as a Requirements Management Tool. In the post, I wrote about the frustrations I was facing using Excel as a requirements management tool. I still stand by what I wrote at that time (and if you are interested in […]

Ratio of Developers to Analysts in Agile

Ratio of Developers to Analysts in Agile ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Conventional wisdom generally holds that the ratio of developers to analysts in an Agile framework is about 4:1 or 3:1. In essence, it says that 1 analyst can support the work of 3 or 4 full time developers working on a project. For Waterfall projects, this ratio is higher and typically in the range of […]

“A Poor Craftsman blames the (requirements) tool”

“A Poor Craftsman blames the (requirements) tool” ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

The decision to use a requirements tool is dependent on a number of factors: size of project, number of system interlocks, global teams, specific business objectives tied to real dollar figures, just to name a few.  In this post I will describe the key benefits of using a requirements management tool early on to capture […]

Setting boundaries in Agile Requirements Management

Setting boundaries in Agile Requirements Management ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I was once part of a team at a consumer-facing technology company, who described themselves as incredibly fast-paced, operating within a rapidly changing environment. This team was smaller (4 developers in a 10-person business unit), so I expected the ability to get things done quickly to be one of our strengths. Upon joining, I was surprised to hear […]

“A Poor Craftsman blames the (requirements) tool”

“A Poor Craftsman blames the (requirements) tool” ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

The decision to use a requirements tool is dependent on a number of factors: size of project, number of system interlocks, global teams, specific business objectives tied to real dollar figures, just to name a few.  In this post I will describe the key benefits of using a requirements management tool early on to capture […]

Requirements Management Tool Review – Blueprint

Requirements Management Tool Review – Blueprint ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

One of the perks of working for a consulting company is that we get to work with a variety of tools and resources depending on the needs/desires of our clients. I have been working on a project to select a requirements management tool for one of our clients. For the project itself, we are using […]

When Features Attack!

When Features Attack! ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

As the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention”, ArgonDigital’s 10+ year mission to “redefine the way software requirements are created,” was no accident either. While vague, incomplete or incorrect requirements are issues we face every day, the more vexing, expensive, and ever-expanding problem we face is how to battle unnecessary features. It’s surprisingly […]

Shovel Ready Requirements

Shovel Ready Requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I’ve seen a number of projects that follow a path something like this — gather requirements (there are a bunch of steps in here), do some pruning, flesh out requirements, do some more pruning, mark the requirements importance in some fashion (such as low/medium/high), get the document approved, and say “GO!”.  Once the GO is […]

Requirements Deliverables: Target Your Audience

Requirements Deliverables: Target Your Audience ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

At ArgonDigital, we consistently tout the invaluable benefit of using models in your requirements process.  In many cases, models are more than enough to communicate the intended functionality to all stakeholders.  This is especially true if you have been using models in your process for some time and stakeholders know what to expect.  However, in […]

Find Missing Requirements with the Feature Tree

Find Missing Requirements with the Feature Tree ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I provided some business analysis training a while ago, and recently caught up with one of the attendees of the training; a lovely lady whom, for the purposes of this post, we’ll call Pat. I was inquiring how things were going and whether or not she was able to incorporate anything that she learned into […]

Six Reasons Organizations Don’t Really Measure Project Success

Six Reasons Organizations Don’t Really Measure Project Success ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

If posed with this question, leaders of most organizations will put their own companies into the minority camp that actually measure project success. And in a vast majority of cases, they would be wrong. As I pointed out in a prior post on this topic, there are unfortunately as many ways of measuring success as […]

Everybody Loves Zombies!

Everybody Loves Zombies! ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

My film-student daughter is currently working on her fourth movie gig – an indie zombie movie being shot here in Austin. While I admit to really not getting the whole zombie thing, I’m excited that she’s getting so many opportunities to do the work she loves. This time around she is the Production Designer/Art Director. […]