Volere Interview on InfoQ

Shane Hastie interviews James and Suzanne Roberston, authors of Mastering the Requirements Process, and creators of the Volere methodology on InfoQ.  There is a lot of good information and insight.  One of the key quotes
It does not matter how you develop your software. If it does not meet the needs of the business, in every respect, it is lousy software. (I am not sure who first said that, but it is true.) Many of today’s fashionable methods concentrate on the solution, and pay little regard to the real problem to be solved. Sure, they produce.

Betsy Stockdale from SEILevel at SV IIBA

CollabaCore founder Lee Amon is a member of the Silicon Valley chapter of the  International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA).  Here is his report from a recent chapter meeting. Betsy Stockdale of SEILevel presented visual models at a recent Silicon Valley IIBA meeting.  She made two key points that we would like to emphasize.
  1. The human mind can't remember (or really process) a list of more than 5-9 items.  When presented with lists of thousands of requirements, eyes glaze, people lose interest, and items are missed.
  2. A picture is worth a thousand words.  Or perhaps a thousand "the system shall.