Anyone who is involved in the management of requirements in their daily work knows, that every new project/product has different conditions. Technical, professional, human, organizational. You inevitably come to the point where you ask yourself which requirements elicitation technique is most effective and best for the stakeholders.
Since this question is not new, smart people have thought about it before. For some time now, decision tools such as the one shown below have been floating around the Internet, and we would like to introduce one to you here. It is an excellent tool to identify suitable techniques by assessing a few parameters.
This matrix can help you enormously with an initial orientation or, in the best case, even give you new ideas. Of course, as always in dealing with stakeholders, a certain amount of empathy will help you in this case as well.
We usually go through the scenarios described in the table header from left to right and decide which of them are relevant when selecting a technique. Then we can go through row by row, focusing on the techniques that have the most matches in the green (very suitable technique) and yellow (also suitable as an alternative technique) area.
We hope this tip helps you. Success to you!
Frank Schillinger is writing for the devlix Blog at https://www.devlix.de/blog
This article was published first here (german): https://www.devlix.de/quickie-erhebungstechniken-fuer-anforderungen/