ChapterÂ 15.Â Risk reduction through prototyping
âSharon, today Iâd like to talk with you about the requirements that the buyers in the Purchasing Department have for the new Chemical Tracking System,â began Lori, the business analyst. âCan you tell me what you want to be able to do with the system?â
âIâm not sure what to say,â replied Sharon with a puzzled expression. âI canât describe what I need, but Iâll know it when I see it.â
The phrase IKIWISIââIâll know it when I see itââchills the blood of business analysts. It conjures an image of the development team having to make their best guess at the right software to build, only to have users tell them, âNope, thatâs not right; try again.â To be sure, envisioning ...