Friday, February 12, 2010

User Stories for Agile Requirements - INTRODUCTION

“Software Requirements” is a uniquely challenging communication problem. The people who need the software must communicate with the people who will build the new software. To become success, a project count on information from heads of very different people such as customers, users, technical team and others who view the software from a business perspective. If either side controls these communications then the project will definitely lose.
What we need is a way to work together so that neither side dominates. As users see previous versions of the software they come up with new ideas and opinions. Because of the intangibility of software, most developers have a difficult time estimating how long development will take.
To avoid these problems, what we do is we make decisions based on the information we have at hand. Rather than making all decisions at the beginning of a project, we spread the decision-making throughout the project.
To do this we make sure we have a process that gets us information as early and often as possible. And this is where “User Stories” come in for “Agile Requirements”.

1 comment:

hashan said...

It's a basic intro of agile, but it can be used in many ways with a lot of pros and some cons depending on the situation. But most of real life projects are not 100% agile, as they are more of a hybrid between agile and other methodologies.