Flashback: A Year Ago This Week on Tyner Blain [2006-11-10]


A look back at the best from a year ago.

Requirements Context

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Understanding someone’s perspective on requirements requires that you appreciate the context in which they’ve formed that perspective. Not everyone is playing the same game on the same field.

From Market Requirements to Product Requirements


Last week, we looked at an example of market analysis, defining first a market opportunity, and then a market requirement. We wrote an article a while ago about how to go from an MRD to a PRD. In this article, we will look at the journey from our example market requirement to associated product requirements. And thanks, Roger, for throwing down the gauntlet.

Interrelation Digraphs as Prioritization Tool

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Prioritization can be hard, especially when we’re dealing with a lot of variables. Peter Abilla, at shmula.com takes a fairly esoteric tool (interrelation digraphs) and applies it as a prioritization tool. Opthamologists have learned that they can’t show us a bunch of blurry images and have us tell them which one looks the best, and then prescribe a corrective lense. They have to ask us “Is it better like this? Or better like this?” Peter’s approach does the same thing, but with a quantitative edge.

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