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Effective Prototyping for Software Makers -- Chapter 3, Verify Prototype Assumptions and Requirement

To effectively prototype, argue the authors of this book, you must first establish prototype requirements. This book excerpt explains how to transform assumptions into validated requirements through a process of six iterations.

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In "Chapter 3, Verify Prototype Assumptions and Requirements," the authors explain how to transform assumptions...

into validated requirements through a process of six iterations.

Effective Prototyping for Software Makers

Book description:
Much as we hate to admit it, most prototyping practice lacks a sophisticated understanding of the broad concepts of prototyping -- and its strategic position within the development process. Often we overwhelm with a high-fidelity prototype that designs us into a corner. Or, we can underwhelm with a prototype with too much ambiguity and flexibility to be of much use in the software development process.

This book will help software makers -- developers, designers, and architects -- build effective prototypes every time: prototypes that convey enough information about the product at the appropriate time and thus set expectations appropriately.

This practical, informative book will help anyone -- whether or not one has artistic talent, access to special tools or programming ability -- to use good prototyping style, methods and tools to build prototypes and manage for effective prototyping.

>> Read Chapter 3: Verify Prototype Assumptions and Requirements.

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This was last published in February 2007

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