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Succeeding with software requirements in Agile projects

Consultant Ellen Gottesdiener guides us through the ins and outs of creating software requirements in Agile development environments in this audiocast interview.

Consultant Ellen Gottesdiener guides us through the ins and outs of creating software requirements in Agile development environments in this audiocast interview. In some ways, she explains, it seems that the traditional means determining requirements – that is, doing a lot of up-front analysis – does not sound like a good fit for an Agile project, and that perception is both true and false. She covers such fine points of requirements definition in Agile as:

  • Ways to "tamp down" requirements so they are truly agile
  • Populating user stories in a product backlog
  • How much detail user stories should have
  • Approaches for lightening the requirement documentation load
  • How to get an accurate "big picture" of requirements in Agile projects
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About the speaker
Ellen Gottesdiener, principal consultant at EBG Consulting Inc., helps teams collaboratively explore requirements, shape their development processes, and plan and review their work. She is also the author of "Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs" and "The Software Requirements Memory Jogger: A Pocket Guide to Help Software and Business Teams Develop and Manage Requirements."

This was last published in July 2009

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