Mastering the Requirements Process

Mastering the Requirements Process

Getting Requirements Right

Suzanne Robertson, James Robertson

analysts start by writing their requirements using business language so that the nontechnical stakeholders can understand them and verify their correctness. They add a rationale to the requirements—it shows the background reason for the requirement, which removes much of the ambiguity. Further, to ensure complete precision and to confirm that the product designers and developers can build exactly what the stakeholder needs, they write a fit criterion for each requirement. A fit criterion quantifies, or measures, the requirement, which makes it testable, which in turn allows the testers to determine whether an implementation meets—in other words, fits—the requirement.

The rationale and the fit criterion make the requirement more understa...

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