Apr 13, 2015
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People sometimes say that requirements are about “what” and design is about “how.” There are two problems with this simplistic demarcation.  This makes it sound as though there’s a sharp boundary between requirements and design. There’s not. In reality, the d...
People sometimes say that requirements are about “what” and design is about “how.” There are two problems with this simplistic demarcation.  This makes...
I’ve had the great pleasure of working through audits with the business I support over the last 2 years. It’s been a journey for sure and as regulators, internal audit ...
In our previous article, “Getting Back to Basics: Asking the Right Questions,” Cathy discusses the purpose of requirements, team alignment and asking the right question...

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