- Ensure that requirements reflect goals and objectives of customers and users
- Write clear and actionable requirements statements the first time
- Verify that requirements are explicit, quantifiable, and understandable
- Identify and avoid missing and incorrect requirements
- Reduce the time and cost to deliver the right software
- Reduce errors, rework, and frustration
Clear, actionable, accurate, and complete requirements are a key component for having productive teams and high quality software—whether your development lifecycle employs detailed requirements specs, agile story cards, or something in between.
Without testable requirements, there is no real way to ensure that you are developing the “right” software—software that will meet the needs and expectations of customers and users. Just as important, testable requirements are the basis for designing and executing tests to confirm that the software does what it’s supposed to do.
Focus Up-Front on Problem Avoidance
The hands-on Writing Testable Requirements course focuses on problem avoidance before coding starts—how to write requirements accurately the first time and ensure that the product will meet your organization’s needs.
Learn practical guidelines for describing processes and data within software specifications. Then, practice writing requirements statements that have the clarity and the necessary detail to become the basis for developing test cases.
You can apply these techniques to any requirements documentation format—company or industry standards—and use them within automated requirements repositories. Bring samples from your own projects to work on and evaluate during class.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended to help those who write and review functional requirements—and those who develop and test systems based on those requirements. The audience includes business analysts, test analysts, requirements engineers, developers, and project managers. Finding Ambiguities in Requirements is a prerequisite for this class.