• Writing Better Requirements

• A variety of industries have benefited from this practice, inside and outside IT or MIS.

• Characteristics of a good Requirement

• Each and every requirement should be:

• Correct - Technically and legally possible

• Complete - Express a whole idea or statement

• Clear - Unambiguous and not confusing

• Consistent - Not in conflict with other requirements

• Verifiable - Can be termined to meet the requirement

• Traceable - Uniquely identified and can be tracked

• Feasible - Accomplished within cost and schedule

• Modular - Can be changed without excessive impact

• Design Independent - Does not pose a specific solution

• Writing Pitfalls to Avoid

• Ambiguity... .
• Multiple requirements... .
• Let out or Escape clauses... .
• Rambling... .
• Mixing Different Kinds of Requirements....
• Speculation...
• Vague Terms....
• Suggestions or Possibilities. ...
• Wishful thinking.. ..•More Details•

  -- Charles Mingus ::

“Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.”


  -- Henry Ford ::

“ Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. ”


  -- George Bernard Shaw ::

“ The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ”


  -- Harry Truman 33rd US President ::

“In reading about the lives of great men I found that the 1st victory they won was over themselves.Self-discipline with all of them came first.”


  -- Lululemon Manifesto ::

“Life is full of setbacks. Success is determined by how you handle setbacks.”

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