Topic: requirements

Don’t become a statistic: How to save your failing software development initiatives 

Let’s start off by stating the obvious. Right now, it’s highly likely that your organization is struggling to deliver quality software on time, and on budget. Scope, cost, schedule — you’re told you can have control over two, but you’re likely struggling to nail down even one of the three. And you aren’t alone. In … continue reading

Overcoming the challenges of adopting Behavior-Driven Development in the enterprise

Behavior-driven development (BDD) is a software development process that attempts to solve the problem of implementing poorly defined requirements. It seeks to leverage the domain expertise of business and QA professionals to ensure that developers build the correct software. Let’s begin by describing the evolutionary process that has prompted many organizations to explore BDD. At … continue reading

Industry Watch: Software development still starts with requirements

How can companies know that their development process is on track, and that the product they’re developing is actually what they need to provide to customers? Scott Roth, CEO of Jama Software, believes predictive product development is essential for that. The key is visibility into your development processes, and comparing it to benchmarks – either … continue reading

Blueprint’s Storyteller auto-generates user stories for agile teams

Blueprint is trying to solve one of the biggest problems it sees in the agile industry: user stories. According to the company, too often teams misunderstand project requirements, which result in costly delays and revisions. To solve this, Blueprint is launching Storyteller, a new solution designed to auto-generate high-quality user stories and acceptance criteria. “Poor-quality … continue reading

TechExcel’s new version of DevSuite 10.0 speeds up delivery, development

Since the constant change of requirements in a life cycle can be overwhelming for development teams, TechExcel, a provider of application life-cycle management (ALM) solutions, announced the latest version of DevSuite to help teams speed up development life-cycle activities. DevSuite 10.0 simplifies requirements traceability through the entire life cycle, including development, testing, bug fixes and … continue reading

Amadeus emphasizes best practices in planning tool

Developers take time to create good working software. They read the requirements, write code, end up with a perfectly functional application, and then someone in the organization realizes that application won’t help the business at all. As CIO and cofounder of Amadeus Consulting, John Basso has seen this time and again over the past 21 … continue reading

Requirements must keep pace with agile

It long has been understood that requirements are the very first step in the application life cycle. After all, you can’t build what you don’t know, so requirements are what inform software development from the beginning. Requirements take time to create, though. Business meetings result in ideas for new products or features, and then business … continue reading

What exactly ARE requirements?

Requirements define the things we want our applications to do, but before they are requirements, Microsoft’s agile “guru” Sam Guckenheimer said, they start as a belief. “Everything is a hypothesis,” he said. “The hypothesis has to be turned into an experiment, substantiated or diminished with data. Then, you either do more or do something else. … continue reading

iRobot’s venture capital firm, Microsoft’s Cosmos, and Google’s Android Compatibility Program for Lollipop—SD Times news digest: Jan. 26, 2015

iRobot is starting its own venture capital firm in order to invest in robotic companies, TechCrunch has reported. The company is in the midst of looking for a West Coast investor to head up its firm and is looking to make five to 10 investments a year, according to TechCrunch. “There’s a lot going on … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Coming soon: A way to get to the root cause of software project failures

Blueprint will launch a solution that provides early visibility and insight into requirements … continue reading

Requirements management: Changing paradigms

Applications for cloud, mobile and social media have much in common but also differ … continue reading

Requirements management… with integrations on the side

From increased collaboration to working with agile, requirements-management tools are facing changes … continue reading

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