The Quest for Software Requirements (Book)
Overlooked or poorly defined nonfunctional requirements are widely recognized to be among the most expensive and difficult errors to correct following the implementation of a software system. The Quest for Software Requirements presents over 2,000 suggested questions as a first-of-its-kind reference guide to help you master the elicitation of these hard-to-identify, yet vital, requirements. Its proven step-by-step techniques, insightful tips and tools, easy-to-use checklists, examples of nonfunctional requirements, and requirements-gathering questions can help you succeed in developing and installing software requirements. Click here to purchase the PDF download version.
A useful companion to the book, Software Requirements Questions (single user license) is an editable Microsoft Excel file containing the 2,000+ suggested elicitation questions.
“But what should I actually ask?” a business analyst might reasonably wonder, even after learning techniques for eliciting requirements. Roxanne Miller’s book is the first to answer that question — more than 2,000 times. Her numerous specific suggestions for what to ask on key recurring nonfunctional topics, plus hard-won wisdom and tips, are sure to enable every reader to conduct more effective user interviews.
—Stephen Withall, author of Software Requirement Patterns
James Robertson, Mastering the Requirements Process
Tom Gilb, Competitive Engineering
Ralph Young, Project Requirements
Patricia Ferdinandi, A Requirements Pattern
Ian Alexander, Discovering Requirements
Ellen Gottesdiener, Requirements by Collaboration
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