Excelling in the art and science of requirements elicitation

Eliciting software requirements is a human-intensive activity, and any process requiring user input is never a walk in the park. In this audiocast, software project consultant Mary Gorman suggests techniques that can help project leaders make the right choices in eliciting and then analyzing requirements needs. Topics covered include:

  • Ways to determine who all the stakeholders in a project are.
  • How and when to start eliciting requirements.
  • Tips for eliciting in-depth answers about product details.
  • When to use facilitated group sessions to elicit higher-lvel requirements.
  • Eliciting formal requirement when working on Agile projects.

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About the author
Mary Gorman, CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional), is a senior associate with EBG Consulting Inc. For more than 20 years, Mary has worked with many organizations, including numerous Fortune 100 companies, as a consultant, mentor, trainer, facilitator, process engineer, and analyst building robust business and system models.

This was first published in April 2010

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