Beyond Requirements

Next, he puts these principles to work in four wide-ranging and thought-provoking case studies. Finally, he drills down on a full set of techniques for effective agile analysis, using examples to show how, why, and when they work.

Beyond Requirements

Author: Kent J. McDonald

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133039854

Page: 304

View: 599

Satisfy Stakeholders by Solving the Right Problems, in the Right Ways In Beyond Requirements , Kent J. McDonald shows how applying analysis techniques with an agile mindset can radically transform analysis from merely “gathering and documenting requirements” to an important activity teams use to build shared understanding. First, McDonald discusses the unique agile mindset, reviews the key principles underlying it, and shows how these principles link to effective analysis. Next, he puts these principles to work in four wide-ranging and thought-provoking case studies. Finally, he drills down on a full set of techniques for effective agile analysis, using examples to show how, why, and when they work. McDonald’s strategies will teach you how to understand stakeholders’ needs, identify the best solution for satisfying those needs, and build a shared understanding of your solution that persists throughout the product lifecycle. He also demonstrates how to iterate your analysis, taking advantage of what you learn throughout development, testing, and deployment so that you can continuously adapt, refine, and improve. Whether you’re an analysis practitioner or you perform analysis tasks as a developer, manager, or tester, McDonald’s techniques will help your team consistently find and deliver better solutions. Coverage includes Core concepts for analysis: needs/ solutions, outcome/output, discovery/delivery Adapting Lean Startup ideas for IT projects: customer delivery, build–measure–learn, and metrics Structuring decisions, recognizing differences between options and commitments, and overcoming cognitive biases Focusing on value: feature injection, minimum viable products, and minimum marketable features Understanding how analysis flows alongside your project’s lifecycle Analyzing users: mapping stakeholders, gauging commitment, and creating personas Understanding context: performing strategy (enterprise) analysis Clarifying needs: applying decision filters, assessing project opportunities, stating problems Investigating solutions: impact and story mapping, collaborative modeling, and acceptance criteria definition Kent J. McDonald uncovers better ways of delivering value. His experience includes work in business analysis, strategic planning, project management, and product development in the financial services, health insurance, performance marketing, human services, nonprofit, and automotive industries. He has a BS in industrial engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Kent State University. He is coauthor of Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility (Addison-Wesley, 2009).

Beyond Regulations

Ruth Macklin The fit between the ethics of human subjects research and research
regulations is less than perfect. This observation is not news, nor is it intended to
be a criticism of existing regulations. It is meant, rather, to highlight the ...

Beyond Regulations

Author: Nancy M. P. King

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807847701

Page: 279

View: 108

Across a broad range of disciplines_in medicine, social science, and the humanities_researchers, scholars, teachers, and administrators increasingly are looking for new ways to approach ethical issues in research with human subjects. Questions about how r

Beyond Equilibrium Theory

The Marxist's goal of rational intervention is a compelling one, but rational criteria
have yet to be established, and the search ... of logical consistency may result in
sterile theorizing, too 14 Beyond Equilibrium Theory The Requirements of Theory

Beyond Equilibrium Theory

Author: M. Ross DeWitt

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761817390

Page: 345

View: 972

Beyond Equilibrium Theory is a fundamentally new interpretation of social reality that introduces theories of social formation and transformation, for micro- and macro-analysis of action systems and social movements. Equilibrium and conflict are viewed as societal variants rather than as ideal or natural states. Classical theorists are placed within a common theoretical framework, in an analysis of social order and social change as separate continua. Multiple path models trace changing patterns of partnering and power sharing. Hypotheses are tested with field-collected survey data, regression analysis of higher-order interactions, and comparisons of means adjusted for other effects. Researchers are provided with detailed methods of integrating theory and research, including nonlinear models and new logics of causality.

Beyond the Factory Gates

Furthermore the introduction to the Minimum Requirements made it clear that 'in
many shipyards standards for health and safety are already in effect which go
beyond the requirements . . . listed here'.' It would seem, therefore, that the new ...

Beyond the Factory Gates

Author: Peter Bartrip

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826488366

Page: 252

View: 250

Beyond the Factory Gates examines the issue of asbestos and health in the USA between the early 1900's to the mid-1970s. Areas covered include the emergence of medical concern about the three fatal diseases related to asbestos (asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma); the actions of the US Navy (the main consumer of asbestos-based insulation products); the response of the federal government before and after enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970; and the roles of organized labour and the asbestos industry. The book provides an important insight into occupational health and its regulation in twentieth century America, and is original in several ways. First, there is no satisfactory history of asbestos, health and medicine in the USA - a major gap in the literature. Second, no previous publication has examined the asbestos issue 'beyond the factory gates' in a non-manufacturing context and explored the complex interactions between organised labour, the US Government, business corporations and the US navy. Finally, Beyond the Factory Gates avoids the one-sided, anti-business interpretations that predominate much of the existing literature. It accepts that the history of asbestos is in many ways a human tragedy, but it rejects simplistic, universalised arguments that this has been a tragedy with a cast only villains, dupes and victims.

Beyond Diet Program For Beginners

Daily Calorie Requirements The Beyond diet program advises that one is able to
work out his or her daily calorie ... A good way of determining your daily calorie
requirement is by multiplying your current weight in pounds by you level of ...

Beyond Diet Program For Beginners

Author: Valerie Alston

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 168127437X

Page: 37

View: 724

Rather than focusing on the diet, Beyond Diet is a program that seeks to help the user change the lifestyle into a healthier, more fulfilling life. Rather than describing how and why one needs to go on diet, the program helps one change his or her thinking and eating habits. The program seeks to do what many diet plans have so miserably failed to do, help everybody lose weight and live healthily. The plan therefore is like a manual that clarifies what true nutrition is and what foods should and should not be eaten so as to achieve an ideal weight and to avoid the many lifestyle diseases that are related to bad eating habits.

Welfare Reform and Beyond

Basing exemptions on set criteria rather than on an arbitrary percentage of the
caseload would allow states to define criteria ... Reconsider Sanction
Requirements and Protections Sanctions for noncompliance with work
requirements are an ...

Welfare Reform and Beyond

Author: Isabel V. Sawhill

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815798828

Page: 228

View: 137

The Brookings Institution's Welfare Reform & Beyond Initiative was created to inform the critical policy debates surrounding the upcoming congressional reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and a number of related programs that were created or dramatically altered by the 1996 landmark welfare reform legislation. The goal of the project has been to take the large volume of existing and forthcoming research studies and shape them into a more coherent and policy-oriented whole. This capstone collection gathers twenty brief essays (published between January 2001 and February 2002) that focus on assessing the record of welfare reform, specific issues likely to be debated before the TANF reauthorization, and a broader set of policy options for low-income families. It is a reader-friendly volume that will provide policymakers, the press, and the interested public with a comprehensive guide to the numerous issues that must be addressed as Congress considers the future of the nation's antipoverty policies. The collection covers the following topics and features a new introduction from the editors: - An Overview of Effects to Date - Welfare Reform Reauthorization: An Overview of Problems and Issues - A Tax Proposal for Working Families with Children - Welfare Reform and Poverty - Reducing Non-Marital Births - Which Welfare Reforms are Best for Children? - Welfare and the Economy - What Can Be Done to Reduce Teen Pregnancy and Out-of-Wedlock Births? - Changing Welfare Offices - State Programs - Welfare Reform and Employment - Fragile Families, Welfare Reform, and Marriage - Health Insurance, Welfare, and Work - Helping the Hard-to-Employ - Sanctions and Welfare Reform - Child Care and Welfare Reform - Job Retention and Advancement in Welfare Reform - Housing and Welfare Reform - Non-Citizens - Block Grant Structure - Food Stamps - Work Support System - Possible Welfare Reform in the Cities

Just Enough Requirements Management

Beyond Requirements: Software Making as Art.” IEEE Software, 20, 1 (Ianuary/
February 2003), pp. 93—95. Presents an excellent argument in favor of the agile
community, specifically claiming that theater production is a lot like software ...

Just Enough Requirements Management

Author: Alan Davis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133491315

Page: 144

View: 757

This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 2005). If you develop software without understanding the requirements, you're wasting your time. On the other hand, if a project spends too much time trying to understand the requirements, it will end up late and/or over-budget. And products that are created by such projects can be just as unsuccessful as those that fail to meet the basic requirements. Instead, every company must make a reasonable trade-off between what's required and what time and resources are available. Finding the right balance for your project may depend on many factors, including the corporate culture, the time-to-market pressure, and the criticality of the application. That is why requirements management—gathering requirements, identifying the "right" ones to satisfy, and documenting them—is essential. Just Enough Requirements Management shows you how to discover, prune, and document requirements when you are subjected to tight schedule constraints. You'll apply just enough process to minimize risks while still achieving desired outcomes. You'll determine how many requirements are just enough to satisfy your customers while still meeting your goals for schedule, budget, and resources. If your project has insufficient resources to satisfy all the requirements of your customers, you must read Just Enough Requirements Management.

Foreign Language Units for All Proficiency Levels

use technology tools to enhance ... Student goes beyond minimum proficiency for
using these tools , applying their use beyond the requirements of this project .

Foreign Language Units for All Proficiency Levels

Author: Carl Falsgraf

Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ

ISBN: 9781564842220

Page: 262

View: 385

Language students learn best when given the opportunity to communicate meaningful content in realistic settings. Providing those realistic contexts hasn't always been easy, but as this book emphatically demonstrates technology can help. Current Internet- and software-based technologies offer authentic, individualized interactions with members of the target language community - precisely the kind of interaction that leads to the biggest gains in proficiency. Months' worth of lesson plans and activities show you how to use the best of these technology tools to build content-based curricula for all ages and languages, and simultaneously address critical technology and content area standards. FEATURES Dozens of lesson plans on CD-ROM that can be used as stand-alone activities or month-long curriculum plans Introductory essays on technology integration and foreign language standards, performance assessment, and distance learning Interdisciplinary links, teaching tips, lesson extenders, and assessment rubrics for each unit Also available: Teachers as Technology Leaders: A Guide to ISTE Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership Accreditation - ISBN 1564842266 Transforming Classroom Practice: Professional Development Strategies in Educational Technology - ISBN 1564842460

Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems Second Edition

Finally, using the designer as apprentice approach provides other project
benefits beyond requirements discovery. For example, using this technique can
help improve the process that is being modeled. Both customer and designer
learn ...

Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems  Second Edition

Author: Phillip A. Laplante

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466560827

Page: 324

View: 453

As requirements engineering continues to be recognized as the key to on-time and on-budget delivery of software and systems projects, many engineering programs have made requirements engineering mandatory in their curriculum. In addition, the wealth of new software tools that have recently emerged is empowering practicing engineers to improve their requirements engineering habits. However, these tools are not easy to use without appropriate training. Filling this need, Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems, Second Edition has been vastly updated and expanded to include about 30 percent new material. In addition to new exercises and updated references in every chapter, this edition updates all chapters with the latest applied research and industry practices. It also presents new material derived from the experiences of professors who have used the text in their classrooms. Improvements to this edition include: An expanded introductory chapter with extensive discussions on requirements analysis, agreement, and consolidation An expanded chapter on requirements engineering for Agile methodologies An expanded chapter on formal methods with new examples An expanded section on requirements traceability An updated and expanded section on requirements engineering tools New exercises including ones suitable for research projects Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, the text illustrates key ideas associated with requirements engineering using extensive case studies and three common example systems: an airline baggage handling system, a point-of-sale system for a large pet store chain, and a system for a smart home. This edition also includes an example of a wet well pumping system for a wastewater treatment station. With a focus on software-intensive systems, but highly applicable to non-software systems, this text provides a probing and comprehensive review of recent developments in requirements engineering in high integrity systems.

Social Studies Units for Grades 9 12

Assessment CRITERIA Understanding of social , ethical , and human issues
related to technology Use of technology ... Student goes beyond minimum
proficiency for using these tools , applying their use beyond the requirements of
this project ...

Social Studies Units for Grades 9 12

Author: Walter McKenzie

Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ

ISBN: 9781564842121

Page: 195

View: 118

Susan Brooks-Young, author of ISTE's bestselling Making Technology Standards Work for You, offers time-crunched administrators a suite of tools to enhance their productivity. The Electronic Briefcase serves school administrators on two levels, providing resources equally useful to those proficient with technology and to those just getting started. Included on the accompanying CD-ROM are more than 35 templates organized around the NETS for Administrators that will help education leaders complete everyday administrative tasks and make their workload more manageable. FEATURESBasic instruction for file management and productivity software CD-ROM templates for classroom observations, staff meetings, budget planning, evaluation rubrics, and more Tools for creating a letterhead, memos, flyers, discipline referrals, and certificates

Africa s Management in the 1990s and Beyond

From the analysis in Chapter 1, one can identify at least three major requirements
for successful implementation of the proposed reconciliation paradigm. The first,
which is the major focus of this chapter, is the need for a new, genuinely ...

Africa s Management in the 1990s and Beyond

Author: Mamadou Dia

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821334317

Page: 293

View: 935

In 1992 the World Bank launched the Africa's Management in the 1990s research program, a comprehensive study of the issues of institutional capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa and its effects on economic and social development. This report focuses on the program and on how to implement its main message: institutions must be both rooted in the local context and culture and open to outside challenges and influences. Chapters focus on the institutional aspects of capacity building, best practices in public administration, indigenous private sector development, and a framework for reconciliation between institutions.

Capital Adequacy Beyond Basel

4 Using a Mandatory Subordinated Debt Issuance Requirement to Set
Regulatory Capital Requirements for Bank Credit Risks PAUL KUPIEC Important
shortcomings limit the appeal of the direct use of bank internal models to set
regulatory ...

Capital Adequacy Beyond Basel

Author: Hal S. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195169719

Page: 340

View: 328

The research contained in this book covers some key issues at stake in the capital requirements for insurance and securities firms. Contributors analyse the use of subordinated debt, internal models, and rating agencies in addition to examining the effect on capital of reinsurance and similar instruments.

Ada and Beyond

The kinds of software programs that DOD needs for weapons systems and those
that commercial industry creates for popular use often do not share the same
basic requirements. DOD's requirements for high-assurance which include ...

Ada and Beyond

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309055970

Page: 116

View: 976

The Ada programming language was created by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) nearly two decades ago to provide a general-purpose programming language for defense and commercial use, but has evolved into a niche solution for safety-critical systems, primarily in defense applications. Ada and Beyond presents an approach for the DOD to move beyond the debate over its policy that requires the use of Ada for all new software development. It describes the importance of the software engineering process and recommends to DOD mechanisms for more effective review of software development and improved collection of data on software project outcomes. The volume also analyzes the technical, empirical, and business cases for using Ada and other programming languages, makes recommendations regarding the appropriate conditions under which DOD should continue to require the use of Ada, and details activities that require funding by DOD in order for Ada to remain a viable programming language.

Nutrition in Intensive Care Medicine Beyond Physiology

Requirements, Routes of Administration and Prescription Singer P (ed): Nutrition
in Intensive Care Medicine: Beyond Physiology. World Rev Nutr Diet. Basel,
Karger, 2013, vol 105, pp 1–11 From Mitochondrial Disturbances to Energy ...

Nutrition in Intensive Care Medicine  Beyond Physiology

Author: P. Singer

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318022284

Page: 206

View: 118

The care of ICU patients has seen many improvements over the years, both with regard to technical aspects and supportive measures. The first part of this book analyzes nutritional support at various levels, ranging from the cell level to the whole-body aspect; drawing on recent prospective randomized studies, the authors propose a new approach for oral, enteral and/or parenteral nutrition. The second part underlines the interference between nutrition and outcome to reach recovery, giving to this field an increased importance for better short and long term management: The best glucose control, individualized nutritional support and the avoidance of harmful interferences is extensively discussed. The final part deals with patients suffering from multi-organ failure and the need for a better understanding of the interactions between disease and nutrition. Identification of the metabolic condition of the patient, existence or not of evidence-based medicine, expert opinion, treatment opportunities and the case manager recognizing threats are all integrated to reach the appropriate decision. This last part will help the reader to untangle the complexity of the ICU patient of the 21st century and to propose a personalized nutritional support process.

Beyond the Horizon

It was one of the main requirements for the Rites of Passage but Miles had gone
beyond the necessary requirements for his preparations for the Rites. ... The
survival skills were yet another very important requirement of the Rites of

   Beyond the Horizon

Author: John H. Whalen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479750840

Page: 194

View: 259

Beyond the Horizon is about a young man's search for himself and his purpose in life. The book takes place in the future after a nuclear holocaust was released upon the world. After the death of his mother, Jessica, Miles goes in search of his father, John, who had not returned to their village after several years. He starts out his adventure with his large dog, A-len. Miles rescues the beautiful Sara from some grotesque man-creatures. While exploring this primordial world, they have many adventures which include evil shape-shifters, witches that practice the dark arts, monster rats, and the dreaded demon beasts. As they travel on together, Sara and Miles become very close and Miles begins to have feelings that he doesn't understand. They also learn to continue to seek what is Beyond the Horizon.

OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training A Skills beyond School Review of Israel

Common qualification requirements in a unified system The competences
required to teach practical engineering programmes are ... This means that the
current differentiation in terms of entry requirements and initial training cannot
readily be justified. ... only OECD REVIEWS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND

OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training A Skills beyond School Review of Israel

Author: Musset Pauline

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264210768

Page: 94

View: 111

This report on Israel examines what type of training is needed to meet the needs of a changing economy, how programmes should be funded, how theyshould be linked to academic and university programmes and how employers and unions can be engaged.

International Challenge of Climate

This is a critical requirement if we are to encourage a speedy and significant
transition to new technologies which avoid ... therefore voluntary action which
goes beyond these minimum requirements should be encouraged and rewarded
by ...

International Challenge of Climate

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environmental Audit Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215023315

Page: 313

View: 377

The Committee's report examines the issue of how to tackle climate change in an international context, in light of the fact that the UK will hold both the presidency of the EU and the chair of the G8 this year. Topics discussed include: the impact of global warming and emissions forecasts; the EU emissions trading system; the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol; options for a post 2012 framework; and UK government objectives for 2005.

Beyond Management

A project like this probably has requirements in the hundreds or even the
thousands, and the problem,when you approachitfrom the standpoint ofa
documentationdriven process andhaveto list requirements,isthat manyare neither
known nor ...

Beyond Management

Author: M. Addleson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230343414

Page: 276

View: 603

Traditional management structures, systems,and tools, intended to make the first factories of the industrial ageefficient, are now obsolete. Applying them to knowledge-work has exactly the opposite effect, causing all kinds of breakdowns. This book explains why knowledge workers have to manage themselves and tells them how to do it.

Beyond Compliance

amount of time to facilitate retrieval or reconstruction of data as well as to satisfy
legal requirements. Procedures should be developed for data storage
considering retrieval requirements, cost effectiveness and security policy.
Retention periods ...

Beyond Compliance

Author: Ralf T. Grünendahl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783834801647

Page: 228

View: 287

10 practical Actions for IT management to improve your business and reach compliance at the same time. How to make sense of SOX, COBIT, CoSo, ISO 20000, BS7799/ISO17799. "Beyond Compliance" provides a structured and yet practical approach to improve IT Governance and implement IT Risk Management to comply with regulatory and auditory requirements and increase the benefits IT delivers to the business. Ralf -T. Grünendahl and Peter H.L.Will argue that you should use the momentum SOX or other external triggers provide to reorganise the way you handle your IT.