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It is important to understand the requirements that your project needs to satisfy and user requirements are a concept your business team will be conversant with. User requirements are derived from business statements, given in business terms with business objectives.

The agile methodologies in the marketplace though treat user requirements in different ways. Some ignore them altogether which seems a bit rash.

Other approaches treat them as the oracle from which all effort should emanate, which seems brazenly short sighted. The user requirements are simply what the statement says: they are requirements that users demand.

They are not design statements or specifications or even high level subdivided functionality segments that combined together encapsulate an entire solution, they cannot ever be. They are too ambiguous or imprecise to be used as a basis for development. But they are useful.

In the Toolkit, we exploit user requirements in a specific way to ensure they provide a useful additional contribution to the project. It may seem at first strange but, in the Toolkit, we utilise a traditional waterfall project technique and mimic one part of the testing V Model.



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