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Kimberly Wiefling Silicon Valley is globally recognized as a region that produces innovation at an astonishing rate. It's natural that companies interested in innovation would want to learn from the success of this world famous region. While many organizations, communities and regions are striving to create their own version of the Silicon Valley magic, it's a complex ecosystem that's difficult to reproduce. Read more »
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Holistic Methodologies
Have you ever looked at your requirements catalog or product backlog and felt there were some missing pieces? Like you were searching for clues that would lead to a holistic set of requirements or the ability to show a graphical representation of them? This should not be a mystery or a whodunit. (Professor Plum in the Testing Lab with the Poison -- or was it the Lead Pipe?) In this article, we explore some clues and methods that you may not have thought about when working with your customer to pull together a set of diverse requirements.

In this series of articles, we have explored the use of various tools and methods specific to the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) lifecycle for process re-engineering… Read The Rest »
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Business rules are an important part of the requirements package, but they're challenging to write, manage, and maintain without a rules repository. This guideline is designed to help you develop your own approach, by providing some basic guidance on business rules and tips for rules organization, management, and change control. Effectively stating, organizing, and managing business rules will help ensure that they can be appropriately applied to the end solution.  Get the Guideline »

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