Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for by Dean Leffingwell

By Dean Leffingwell

“We desire higher techniques to realizing and dealing with software program requisites, and Dean presents them during this ebook. He attracts principles from 3 very necessary highbrow swimming pools: classical administration practices, Agile tools, and lean product improvement. by means of combining the strengths of those 3 methods, he has produced whatever that works higher than anyone in isolation.” –From the Foreword by way of Don Reinertsen, President of Reinertsen & affiliates; writer of dealing with the layout manufacturing unit; and major specialist on quick product improvement powerful standards discovery and research is a severe most sensible perform for critical program improvement. beforehand, even if, necessities and Agile equipment have hardly ever coexisted peacefully. for plenty of businesses contemplating Agile ways, the absence of potent and scalable Agile standards procedures has been a showstopper for Agile adoption. In Agile software program specifications, Dean Leffingwell indicates precisely the best way to create potent requisites in Agile environments. half I provides the “big photograph” of Agile requisites within the company, and describes an total approach version for Agile necessities on the venture group, application, and portfolio degrees half II describes an easy and light-weight, but finished version that Agile venture groups can use to regulate necessities half III exhibits the right way to increase Agile standards for advanced structures that require the cooperation of a number of groups half IV publications organizations in constructing Agile requisites for ever-larger “systems of systems,” program suites, and product portfolios This publication can help you leverage the advantages of Agile with out sacrificing the worth of potent specifications discovery and research. You’ll locate confirmed recommendations you could follow correct now–whether you’re a software program developer or tester, government, project/program supervisor, architect, or group chief.

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Simplified “waterfall” model. Progress flows top to bottom, like a Wow! Com> 6 c haPteR 1 ‹ a B Rief h istoRy of s oftwaRe R equiRements m ethods He then went on to describe an enhanced model, which included building a prototype first and then using the prototype plus feedback between phases to build a final deployment. Unfortunately, his actual guidance is lost to history, or perhaps to the beguiling, construction-like thinking and oversimplification of the simple graphic in Figure 1–2. So, what came into common usage was not what Royce intended.

Roof, the Goal: Sustainably Delivering Value Fast The goal of lean is unarguable: to deliver the maximum amount of value to the customer in the shortest possible time frame. Here’s how others put it: All we are doing is looking at the timeline, from the moment the customer gives us an order to the point where we collect the cash. ” —Larman and Vodde9 So in our requirements work, we are reminded to do the following. ‹‹ Focus on customer requirements as they move through the system, rather than the people and organizations who manage them.

Juha-Markus Aalto of Nokia Corporation was instrumental in the development of the lean and scalable requirements model and had the courage to put the Agile Release Train to work at theretofore unprecedented scale. The agilists and architects at F-Secure Corporation—Santeri Kangas, Gabor Gunyho, Kuan Eeik Tan, and others—contributed to the architecture chapters. Their enthusiasm and commitment to rethinking the roles of system architecture in large-scale systems development was lean, agile, and practical.

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