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BW6 Data Collection and Analysis for Better Requirements
Brandon Carlson, Lean TECHniques, Inc.
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 2:15pm

According to studies, 64 percent of features in systems are rarely—or never—used. How does this happen? Today, the work of eliciting the customers' true needs, which often remains elusive, can be enhanced using data-driven requirements techniques. Brandon Carlson describes why traditional requirements analysis is so difficult and presents a set of seven data collection approaches and analysis techniques you can employ on your projects right away. Learn how to instrument existing applications and develop new requirements based on operational profiles of the current system.

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BW10 Requirements Elicitation—the Social Media Way
Stefano Rizzo, Polarion Software
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 3:45pm

Agile methods have proven their ability to improve project success rates. However, when agile methods are applied to complex projects, we need to further explore the area of effective customer involvement. According to the agile philosophy, the users must be part of the development team. But, Stefano Rizzo asks: What if there are thousands of users with good ideas dispersed around the globe and around the clock? Can a Product Owner really represent all their interests?

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