Requirements Best Practices

Tips to Ensure Success with RM: Eliminate Ambiguity

The following is the fourth in a 7 part series of tips to ensure success in requirements management. Read part one of the series: Stay Connected and  download the whitepaper, 7 Tips to Ensure Success with RM. 

One of the things you can do immediately is make a “do not use” word list and post it up on the walls in your office. Visual reminders will help you to avoid using ambiguous terms when writing requirements. Karl Wiegers, a well-respected requirements management consultant, in his book Software Requirements provides a good list of ambiguous terms to avoid in requirements specifications. Here’s a snapshot of a few of them:

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Read part five of the series: Reconnect with your Customers. Find more free requirements resources and download the whitepaper, 7 Tips to Ensure Success with RM.