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Requirements Gathering tools

By ionFreeman ·
We had a salesperson from QSS come in Today and talk a little about DOORS. We're also looking at Rational RequisitePro. What's the best tool? Are either of these lacking features I'll miss later? Does DOORS require a separate configuration change management tool?

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A Good Pair Of Shoes

by Wayne M. In reply to Requirements Gathering to ...

Anyone selling requirements gathering software is selling snake oil. The best tool is a good pair of shoes. Go out and talk to your users or do actual market research.

Don't worry too much about the appropriate format for requirements. Almost any understandable format is okay. Brevity is usually better than too much detail; you can always ask for more detail, but if important information is lost in the mass, it is lost forever.

Talk to your users. There is no short cut or high tech way to get requirements. Lace up the hush puppies and go talk to them!

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Hardware or Software?

by donq In reply to Requirements Gathering to ...

There are 2 tryes of requirements in our business. One: Hardware components, or the pieces and parts that make up our LANs, WANs, and Domains; and 2: Database Objects, or the Factss users store (and manage) on the hardware objects defined above.Wayne is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT - the ONLY folks that know YOUR hardware and/or software needs are your users and business owners. The owners/managers can define software needs using Business Notation, and your users generally communicate their equipment needs verbally (which you can also store in a database?). Your real problem lies in creating the proper Data Model or Object Warehouse (which Business Notation automates). Don Quigg

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by robw In reply to Requirements Gathering to ...

I am a consultant/project manager and one of my clients uses Doors. Doors is a specific tool to perform a specific function. What kind of business do you have? How do you currently handle requirements management? Is there a need for traceability? How do you want to use it. A detailed description would help to determine if you could use it. The 5.0 product is a little buggy, but very functional. How many users?

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Requirements Gathering Tools

by ahewitt In reply to Requirements Gathering to ...

Does anyone have info on a good tool for gathering requirements? This is something that causes us a lot of grief. It would be nice if there is a tool that covers the basic questions that allow users to input into a template for later follow-up.

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