Flashback: A Year Ago This Week on Tyner Blain [2006-01-27]


From MRD to PRD – The Key To Defining A Spec

They key to writing a great spec is knowing how to specify software that mets our customers’ needs.
It can be a daunting task. First, we have to define what our customer needs. High level requirements are just requirements that are too vague or high-level to be directly actionable. “We must reduce our cost […]

Top 10 Use Case Mistakes

The top ten use case mistakes
We’re reiterating the top five use case mistakes from Top five use case blunders and adding five more. For details on the first five, go back to that post.
There’s also a poll at the end of this post – vote for the worst mistake.

  • Inconsistency.
  • Incorrectness.
  • Wrong priorities.
  • Implementation cues.
  • Broken traceability.
  • Unanticipated error […]

Top 5 Ways To Be A Better Listener

Great listening skills yield great requirements
The better you are at listening, the more people will want to tell you.
If you’ve ever watched The Actor’s Studio, you’ve heard over and over that the most important skill in acting is listening. A marriage counselor will tell you that step one in solving your problems is to […]

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