Download e-book for iPad: Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset (Agile by Kent J. McDonald

By Kent J. McDonald

ISBN-10: 0321834550

ISBN-13: 9780321834553

Satisfy Stakeholders by way of fixing the best difficulties, within the correct Ways


In Beyond Requirements , Kent J. McDonald indicates how using research strategies with an agile attitude can notably remodel research from basically “gathering and documenting requisites” to a huge job groups use to construct shared knowing. First, McDonald discusses the original agile frame of mind, studies the most important ideas underlying it, and exhibits how those ideas hyperlink to potent research. subsequent, he places those ideas to paintings in 4 wide-ranging and thought-provoking case reports. ultimately, he drills down on an entire set of ideas for potent agile research, utilizing examples to teach how, why, and once they work.


McDonald’s recommendations will educate you ways to appreciate stakeholders’ wishes, determine the easiest resolution for enjoyable these wishes, and construct a shared realizing of your resolution that persists during the product lifecycle. He additionally demonstrates the right way to iterate your research, making the most of what you research all through improvement, trying out, and deployment that you should constantly adapt, refine, and improve.


Whether you’re an research practitioner otherwise you practice research projects as a developer, supervisor, or tester, McDonald’s innovations can assist your group continuously locate and convey greater solutions.


Coverage includes

  • Core techniques for research: wishes/ strategies, outcome/output, discovery/delivery
  • Adapting Lean Startup principles for IT tasks: patron supply, build–measure–learn, and metrics
  • Structuring judgements, spotting ameliorations among techniques and commitments, and overcoming cognitive biases
  • Focusing on worth: characteristic injection, minimal doable items, and minimal marketable features
  • Understanding how research flows along your project’s lifecycle
  • Analyzing clients: mapping stakeholders, gauging dedication, and growing personas
  • Understanding context: appearing technique (enterprise) analysis
  • Clarifying wishes: employing determination filters, assessing venture possibilities, declaring problems
  • Investigating strategies: effect and tale mapping, collaborative modeling, and recognition standards definition

Kent J. McDonald uncovers higher methods of supplying price. His adventure comprises paintings in company research, strategic making plans, undertaking administration, and product improvement within the monetary providers, medical health insurance, functionality advertising, human prone, nonprofit, and car industries. He has a BS in commercial engineering from Iowa nation collage and an MBA from Kent nation collage. he's coauthor of Stand Back and convey: Accelerating company Agility (Addison-Wesley, 2009).

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