Re: Software Requirements Specification

Subject: Re: Software Requirements Specification
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Ashaki K. Hamlett" <ashaki -at- altair -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 15:31:53 -0500

Ah, I view requirements as a proactive thing and not a reactive thing.
By the time you get requirements from development, it's too late.

We get requirements right from the customer-facing folks who manage
the product positioning. Those go to engineering, and all groups
(Documentation included) review them and provide an initial scope of
effort to meet them. The product managers then nearly have a heart
attack at the level of effort, and negotiation begins. When the dust
settles, we have a refined set of requirements from which to plan all
work.

On 12/15/05, Ashaki K. Hamlett <ashaki -at- altair -dot- com> wrote:
> I thought Tara was implying to talk to SMEs and find out what they're
> developing, how they are developing it, and document that as the
> requirements. I assume she was stating to not formally annouce you are
> gathering requirements, but informally get the information you need
> through general/casual conversation. Based on that conversation, you can
> begin to (at the least) draft a requirements document. I didn't think
> she was advocating replacing formal requirements with word of mouth.


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