“Requirements Elicitation: Why So Difficult – Still?”

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Requirements! If you get them wrong at the start of the project, you are in big trouble! If you try to change them too much/too often as users learn more about current and future needs (a natural phenomenon), you may get into bigger trouble!! And if you don’t catch wrong, missing, ambiguous, inconsistent, or misunderstood requirements until after the system is released, such mistakes can result in loss of life (poor industrial safety), limb (disuse/non-use of the software) and livelihood (company loses competitive edge and fails) – that’s really big trouble!!!

Warren recommends how we all can do a better job in this frequently elusive, frustrating, unforgiving, and even political people-intensive area!