Methods & Tools - Text Edition - April 2011
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Our last poll wanted to determine the format used by organizations to format requirements. We asked the following question: "Which format is used to express requirements in your organization?" Free text is still the format the most widely used to express requirements in organizations, but user stories and use cases are not far behind. Read the complete analysis of our requirements format survey
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Agile Software Requirements by Dean Leffingwell
Although many might tend to limit the concept of agile requirements to "user stories", this book reminds us that there could be more than just a post-it on an information radiator when we talk about requirements. The title of one of the initial chapters is "The Big Picture of Agile Requirements" and this book provides it, together with the small details that can help you write better stories.
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Reference: "Agile Software Requirements", Dean Leffingwell, Addison-Wesley, 489 pages, IBSN 978-0-321-63584-6
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Methods & Tools is looking for open source tools articles
Methods & Tools has introduced this year a tool section in its PDF issues. I am therefore looking for short (3-4 pages, screenshots included) presentations articles of open source software development tools (JUnit for instance). If you are commiter to an open source project or working with such a tool and willing to present it to the readers of Methods & Tools, do not hesitate to contact me.
Methods & Tools Article Pipeline
In future issues, you will find articles on:
* Function Point Estimation Models Comparison
* The Art of Mocking
* Use of Quality and Capability Models and Standards
* Continuous Integration Pipeline
* Narrative Journey Maps
* Selenium Tool
* FEST Tool
* Cruise Control.net Tool
* Maven Tool
* Gradle Tool
* Liquibase Tool
* Cucumber Tool
* Windmill Tool
* Jellyfish Tool