Liz Keogh discusses breaking down requirements without going into too much detail combined with complexity estimation for easy planning, dependency management, and prioritization.
Viviana Doctorovich explains how to use workshops to teach clients the design process using planning, design games and methods for dealing with difficult stakeholders.
Emma Langman explores the usefulness of some of the Quality tools that have been around since the 50s for gathering requirements, tackling repeat problems, or innovating more efficiently as a team.
Barb Spurway, Tracy Bowman discuss Voice of the Customer (VoC), a Total Quality Management/ Lean Manufacturing concept helping teams build quality products from the customers’ perspective.
David Hussman advises on story mapping: pick an idea, choose someone that might be helped by that idea, build a story map as a way to explore that person’s experience, and start the customer journey.
Paul deGrandis emphasizes the importance of using specification-as-a-value, a way of unifying core.contracts, test.generative, and external systems under a single common specification in Clojure.
Adrian Howard introduces a Lean Startup practice that could be complementary to stories: making hypothesis and creating experiments meant to validate or invalidate those hypothesis.
Jeff Gothelf explains how to create better product definitions with Design Thinking and Lean UX.
Steve Ross-Talbot discusses the what, why and how of describing things, in particular requirements, along with a set of tools serving that purpose and called Zero Deviation Lifecyle.
Robert Godfrey discusses the requirements set at AMQP’s foundation: Applicability, Reliability, Fidelity, Interoperability, Manageability, Ubiquity, explaining how AMQP was designed for the future.
Mario Cardinal explains how to use agile practices to incrementally introduce non-functional requirements into the architecture in order to reduce the complexity of the solution.