03037 Requirements: Like Lambs to the Slaughter

As your company gears up to start the next software release, a Product Manager reaches the point where carefully crafted requirements are ready to submit to the Engineering team. The Product Manager holds a long meeting with Engineering to review each and every requirement. Holding this meeting feels a lot like watching the beloved little lambs ...

03028 Clarifying the Why of Requirements

(Today's issue has a fun challenge question that demonstrates just how much the software industry has changed in the past 20 years. See Can You Answer This? below.) Requirements are the fuel that Product Managers produce to feed the company's software development engine. As part of refining the quality of those requirements, it's helpful to understand ...

03011 Requirements 101: The Requirements Document

Today's issue is the first of two topics covering product requirements. Requirements, as the fuel that powers your company's software development engine, are an essential part of product management. Without this fuel, development doesn't happen. Too little or too much, too sparse or too rich -- all lead to a poorly running engine. It is essential ...