Writing Better Requirements Ian F. Alexander Richard Stevens Ian Alexander
This training provides an Module 2: Applying for. While well-formed requirements should be reusable, the amount of time, care and effort required to write reusable requirements could be better spent doing additional elicitation, analysis or validation. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia signed on, not because the Common Core standards were better than their own, but because they wanted a share of the federal cash. The Bureau of Justice Assistance has established The Grant Writing and Management Academy for criminal justice practitioners and state, local, and tribal jurisdictions (including any community- and/or faith-based partners) that apply for or receive federal grants. Experience has shown us that investment in the requirements process saves time, money, and effort. The secret to writing great acceptance criteria lies in Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Feature Injection. A great You'll learn the six attributes all good stories must exhibit and thirteen guidelines for writing a better user story. BJA FundsThe second module—Applying for BJA Funds—addresses preapplication activities, such as registration with www.grants.gov and solicitation format requirements. How those requirements are documented or expressed has a tremendous influence on the rest of the project. Specifications written by a single person do not harness the knowledge and experience of all people on the team, in particular technical people are often left out of the loop. Efficient code is good but clean code is better. I've wanted to write a post about nonfunctional requirements for a while. Well-written requirements are crucial to systems of all kinds: you are unlikely to get what you want unless you ask for it. Takeaway: Efficiency can be important when writing code, but it should usually take a back seat to writing clear code. A product is only as good as its specification.