Mastering the Requirements Process

Mastering the Requirements Process

Getting Requirements Right

Suzanne Robertson, James Robertson

The primary reason for wanting written requirements is not to have written requirements (although that is often necessary), but rather to write them. Writing the requirement, together with its associated rationale and fit criterion, clarifies it in the writer’s mind, and sets it down in an unambiguous and verifiable manner. To put that another way, if the business analyst cannot correctly write the requirement, he has not yet understood it.

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