The Software Requirements Memory Jogger is an easy-to-use guide for developing and managing precise software requirements. The Software Requirements Memory Jogger provides every member of your project team with the tools and techniques to foster c She is a pioneer in the use of facilitated workshops to elicit business rules and other user requirements. She is the author of numerous articles and several book contributions and is a highly regarded speaker at professional conferences. List of Figures.
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Preview — Requirements by Collaboration by Ellen Gottesdiener. Requirements by Collaboration by Ellen Gottesdiener. Many of them have gone through some motions regarding requirements as if they were sleepworking. It's time to wake up and do it right-and this book is going to be their alarm clock. But all too often, attempts to collaborate degenerate into agonizing meetings or ineffectual bull sessions. Ellen's wonderful book will help you bridge the gap-turning the agony of meetings into the ecstasy of effective collaboration.
It is suitable-no, essential reading-for requirements workshop facilitators. It will help both technical people and customer representatives participate in these critical contributions to software success.
We have entered a new age where software development must be viewed as a form of business problem solving. That means direct user participation in developing 'requirements, ' or more accurately, in jointly working the business problem. That, in turn, means facilitated sessions.
In this book, Ellen Gottesdiener provides a wealth of practical ideas for ensuring that you have exactly the right stuff for this all-important area of professional art. In addition to her technical experience, her knowledge of group dynamics balance the book by educating the reader on how to manage conflict and personality differences within a requirements team-something that is missing from most requirements textbooks It is a required 'handbook' that will be referred to again and again.
End users and system analysts will learn the significant value they can add to the systems development process. Facilitators will discover ways to glean an amazing amount of high-quality information in a relatively brief time. This book is an engaging and invaluable resource for project teams and sponsors, both business and IT, who are committed to achieving results in the most productive manner possible.
Experienced facilitators will enrich their knowledge. New facilitators can use this book to get them up to speed and become more effective in less time. As a pioneer in requirements workshops, she shares her real-life experiences in a comprehensive and easy-to-read book with many helpful examples and diagrams. This book will help workshop owners and facilitators to determine and gain agreement on a sound set of requirements, which will form a solid foundation for the development work that is to follow.
It's an excellent, practical, and really useful handbook written by a very experienced author! The processes she outlines give the facilitator tools to bring together very different perspectives from stakeholders elegantly and with practical, useable results. Experience shows that the quality and degree of participation, communication, respect, and trust among all the stakeholders in a project can strongly influence its success or failure.
Ellen Gottesdiener points out that such qualities are especially important when defining user requirements and she shows in this book exactly what to do about that fact.
Gottesdiener shows specifically how to plan and conduct requirements workshops. These carefully organized and facilitated meetings bring business managers, technical staff, customers, and users into a setting where, together, they can discover, evolve, validate, verify, and agree upon their product needs.
Not only are their requirements more effectively defined through this collaboration, but the foundation is laid for good teamwork throughout the entire project. Other books focus on how to build the product right.
Requirements by Collaboration focuses instead on what must come first--the right product to build. Get A Copy.
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Be the first to ask a question about Requirements by Collaboration. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Requirements by Collaboration. Shelves: professional. Author makes a good case for: getting the right people involved in the requirements process from the beginning, holding a project sponsor kickoff, and doing pre-work prior to the meeting.
Many of her suggested requirements elicitation strategies are quite complex and would require a high degree of expertise in facilitation. Jul 17, Michael Falco rated it liked it Shelves: b Although there are some good recommendations on the basics of running and managing requirements analysis sessions, I disagree on the basic approach.
The outcome of these tactics often leads to inadequate and incomplete requirements. It is sufficient to get to a "go-live", but you're guaranteed to spend more time constantly enhancing and fixing a system with this approach.
A detailed and valuable guide to requirements workshops. Feb 02, Michael rated it really liked it. I provided some of the illustrations for this book, and have personal experience with the Joint Application Development Requirements Gathering technology.
Ellen's approach is solid and this is a great source book. Jan 30, Janette rated it it was amazing. I read this for work as I am in charge of Requirements Engineering process improvement. After reading the book I contacted Ellen and she now gives us seminars.
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Many of them have gone through some motions regarding requirements as if they were sleepworking. It''s time to wake up and do it right-and this book is going to be their alarm clock. But all too often, attempts to collaborate degenerate into agonizing meetings or ineffectual bull sessions. Ellen''s wonderful book will help you bridge the gap-turning the agony of meetings into the ecstasy of effective collaboration. It is suitable-no, essential reading-for requirements workshop facilitators.
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