Monday, November 29, 2004

Requirements and Architecture

Requirements guru shares 'cosmic truths' "Wiegers' list of cosmic truths also includes:

* "Customer involvement is the most critical factor in achieving software quality."
* "The customer is not always right, but the customer always has a point."
* "Change happens."
* "If it’s not in the requirements specifications, don’t expect to find it in the product."
* "Even the best requirements document cannot replace human dialog."
* "You are never going to have perfect requirements.""

Architected RAD gets an A in Gartner study "The Gartner survey of development teams, completed in the past month, found the ARAD approach reduces training time and increases productivity of coders regardless of the vendor tool used.

"We have gotten consistently positive feedback from users of Computer Associates' Advantage:Plex, Compuware's OptimalJ and IBM's Rational Rapid Developer offerings," writes Michael Blechar, one of the Gartner analysts who worked on the survey."

"Of the newest tool technology, the Gartner report says: ARAD methods and tools are just beginning to achieve recognition by mainstream Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and .NET developers. The tools provide development teams with pre-built J2EE and .NET frameworks as well as pre-built technical components, which Gartner says can be customized by technical architects and used to generate 60 to 85 percent of the code. Then the programmers on the development team can add the business logic specific to the application."
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