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Software Requirements, Second Edition by Karl E. Wiegers

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Chapter 23. Software Requirements and Risk Management

Dave, the project manager for the Chemical Tracking System at Contoso Pharmaceuticals, is meeting with his lead programmer, Helen, and the lead tester, Ramesh. All are excited about the new project, but they remember the problems they ran into on an earlier project called the Pharm-Simulator.

"Remember how we didn’t find out that the users hated the Simulator’s user interface until beta testing?" Helen asked. "It took us four weeks to rebuild it and retest it. I sure don’t want to go through that death march again."

"That wasn’t fun," Dave agreed. "It was also annoying that the users we talked to swore they needed a lot of features that no one has used so far. That drug interaction modeling feature ...

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