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Planning Smarter: Creating Blueprint-Quality Software Specifications by Tyson Gill

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4.8. Effective Requirements Elicitation

It is simply impossible to achieve efficient Direct to Blueprint communications unless the flow of information from the client business expert to the blueprint is managed and regulated very tightly. In most planning efforts, this information flow is far too unstructured. The result is a plan that reflects the disarray of the information gathering and documentation process.

Information transfer in many planning meetings is essentially an unregulated information dump. The customer experts are eager to prepare the developers with all the information they can provide. However, they often have little idea what information will be useful. Out of fear of overlooking any detail, they simply dump anything and everything ...

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