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July 20, 2010  5:34 PM

Visualizations as a way of eliciting software requirements



Posted by: Yvette Francino
Requirements gathering, software development, Visualization tools

Requirements elicitation can present a variety of challenges. Visualization tools that allow for working simulations are now being used to help facilitate communication and collaboration in requirements gathering. ...

December 4, 2008  3:38 PM

Software simulation tool integrated with IBM’s requirements product



Posted by: Colin Smith
Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software Quality

iRise Connect for IBM Rational Requirements Composer will soon be available. This integration, built on IBM's open Jazz technology platform will make high-fidelity iRise visualizations instantly accessible from within IBM Rational Requirements Composer.

This integration is designed to...


November 7, 2008  4:18 PM

What are the top software tools of 2008?



Posted by: Colin Smith
Agile software development, Application security, Project management, Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software performance, Software Quality, Software requirements validation, Software testing, Software testing tools

As the year starts to wind down, we at SearchSoftwareQuality.com are looking back at what took place during 2008. One thing that we're focusing on is the tools and solutions that were released. In an effort to help our readers understand what tools are available to help them, we are creating a...


October 23, 2008  11:38 PM

What are your software requirements headaches?



Posted by: Colin Smith
Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software Quality, Software requirements validation

Understanding what your stakeholders want in an application can be challenging, to say the least. You need to know what questions to ask and get your stakeholders to explain their needs and wants. It requires not just eliciting requirements but also validating that what you're ready to send to...


October 22, 2008  1:53 PM

One solution to software requirements challenges



Posted by: Colin Smith
Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software Quality, Software requirements validation

If you're responsible for making sure stakeholders get the software that they want, then you're probably all-too familiar with the four aspects of software requirements -- elicitation, elaboration, validation, and acceptance.

Increasingly I hear how an iterative approach is best and how...


October 16, 2008  1:23 PM

Agile tool tracks app changes



Posted by: Colin Smith
Agile software development, Requirements gathering, Software change management, Software Quality, Software requirements validation

Even when you think you've elicited and validated all of your stakeholders' requirements, you're still bound to have users who are unhappy with an application or a feature within an application.

Determining what the problem is and what users would prefer, however, can be challenging. But...


September 19, 2008  2:26 PM

Software security is everyone’s problem



Posted by: Jsorofman
Application security, Requirements gathering, Software Quality

Good news about Web security is much rarer than it should be. There was some encouraging news recently, however. A report from WhiteHat Security found that over the course of a year, 66% of known vulnerabilities were corrected. When one considers how terrifying security reports usually are, happy...


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