Chapter 11. Writing excellent requirements

“Hi, Gautam. This is Ruth calling from the Austin branch. We got that latest drop of the website software for the online music store. I wanted to ask you about the song preview feature. That’s not working the way I had in mind.”

Gautam replied, “Let me find the requirements you sent for that. Here they are. The user story said, ‘As a Customer, I want to listen to previews of the available songs so I can decide which ones to buy.’ My notes say that when we discussed this, you said each song sample should be 30 seconds long and that it should use our built-in MP3 player so the customer didn’t have to wait for another player to launch. Isn’t that working correctly?”

“Well, yes, that all works fine,” said Ruth, ...

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