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An Iterative Approach to 'Just Enough' Requirements Definition and Management

Published: 24 February 2015

ID: G00251176

Analyst(s): Matt Light


Easy answers for software project managers and business system analysts about how to approach software requirements are often the worst. A one-size requirements process will not fit all application pace layers — but in any layer, iteration helps.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Select Mode 1 or Mode 2 in Delivering Systems of Record, Differentiation and Innovation
  • Iteratively Define Requirements: Gather a Little, Validate a Little — With Pictures!
  • Weigh Contractor Pros Against Contractor Cons
  • Case Study
  • Appendix
    • MoSCoW: Must Have, Should Have, Could Have and Won't Have

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