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Software Requirements, Second Edition by Karl E. Wiegers

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Chapter 17. Beyond Requirements Development

The Chemical Tracking System was coming along nicely. The project sponsor, Gerhard, and the chemical stockroom product champion, Roxanne, had been skeptical of the need to spend much time defining requirements. However, they joined the development team and other product champions at a one-day training class on software requirements. This class stressed the importance of having all project stakeholders reach a shared understanding of their business objectives and the users’ needs. The class exposed all the team members to the requirements terminology, concepts, and practices they’d be using. It also motivated them to put some improved requirements techniques into action.

As the project progressed, Gerhard ...

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