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The top risk of requirements engineering

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3 Author(s)
Lawrence B ; Coyote Valley Software, Silicon Valley, CA, USA ; Wiegers, K. ; Ebert, C.

The worst thing that can happen in requirements engineering is that your set of requirements, however expressed, doesn't accurately represent your users' needs and consequently leads your team down the wrong development path. The whole point of requirements engineering is to steer your development toward producing the right software. If you don't get the requirements right, how well you execute the rest of the project doesn't matter because it will fail. The article looks at how we can be led astray

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 6 )