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Archive of: 2011

  • Requirements can work at many levels; so decide in advance which levels are required.

    Despite the trend in software development that thinks of requirements as old hat many people still do and always will work with requirements. This fact makes the observations that follow relevant and likely to remain of relevance.

  • Integration Strikes Again

    When I get into the client’s office this morning I have to do a conference call to look at how well the integration of two of their systems (via a third) is going. This follows a call last Thursday and there is one already scheduled for tomorrow. The original plan was to hand this over to the unit I am setting up at the end of December to be tested. I had that plan changed in early December to one where the construction team would actually Integrate it (see article here) before handing it over for test. We also defined a set of basic integration tests we wanted the construction team to demonstrate at the time of handover. Four weeks were allowed for the integration prior to the handover.