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Tailoring Vs Waivers / Exceptions

April 13, 2011 2 comments
S.No Tailoring Exceptions / Waivers

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Accounting of an SDLC activity in an alternate method. Justification and approval for required SDLC activities to not be performed on a project.

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Allows the standard guidelines to be modified to fit the need of the individual project.

 Provides flexibility in standard processes.

A formal exemption from the specific activities beyond standard guidelines.

Allow software development processes to be adapted to meet the needs of individual projects.

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Example of Process tailoring

Project request document is not documented in the standard SDLC template, instead documented in project inventory repository or part of the scope document.

Example of process waivers

 Unit test plans and cases will not be documented for the project. Team accepts the risk of not documenting the test plans and cases.

Business Requirements Vs System Requirements

March 12, 2011 3 comments
S No Business Requirements System Requirements

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Business requirements are criteria in order for the software to be successful in meeting the user needs. Generally they focus on the “what” not the “how”. System requirements address the “how” associated with the business requirements (the “what”).

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Business requirements concern the business. Software requirements concern the software solution to the “problem” stated in the business requirements.

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Business requirements defined as benefits of the business desires. Software requirements define what the solution must do (or be) to assure the business requirements.

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Business Requirements are goals and targets the business wants to achieve.

Examples:  No: 1 jobs consultancy company

System Requirements are technical goals

 Example: Implement web based job portal.

Benefits of traceability Matrix

March 12, 2011 2 comments
  • Demonstrate the relationship between the requirements to the system.
  • To ensure the design is based on established scope, business requirement or functional requirements.
  • To ensure that the design documents are appropriately verified, and that functional requirements are appropriately validated.
  • To track the requirements changes and their impact to the system
  • To demonstrate the system built met the functionality of the customer, end users needs and expectations.
  • At faster rate can trace back to the functionality/design/test cases, if there is means of any defect/changes to the system.

Mapping SCRUM Methodology with ISO 9001:2008 standard

September 3, 2010 7 comments

There is always a question in the forum, is it SCRUM methodology practices can be mapped to ISO 9001:2000 standard. The answer to the question is yes, we can. The mapping of the SCRUM Methodology to ISO 9001:2008 is as below (please correct me if am wrong in the mapping):

Role Duties Artifacts ISO 9001:2008
Product Owner Sprint Planning

Sprint Review

Product Backlog

User stories

Clauses: 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 5.2, 7.1, 7.2, 8.3, 8.5.2 & 8.5.3
SCRUM Master Sprint Planning

Daily Standup Meeting

Sprint Review

Retrospective Meeting

Sprint Backlog

Burn-down Chart

Clauses: 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 5.5.1 5.5.3, 7.1, 7.3.5, 8.2.1, 8.2.3,8.2.4,  8.3, 8.4 & 8.5
SCRUM Team Sprint Planning

Daily Standup Meeting

Sprint Review

Retrospective Meeting

Sprint Backlog

Burn-Down Chart

Clauses: 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 5.5.3, 7.1, 7.3, 8.2.1, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5.2 & 8.5.3