Scenario Types and Their Usage

I use scenarios all the time for anything from designing a user experience to evaluating architecture. Scenario is an overloaded term though. There's lots...

What are the User, Business, and System Goals?

The most effective way I've found to elicit requirements, is to simply ask: What are the user goals? What are the business goals? What are the system...

Requirements Types

I was trying to find a way to express requirements from multiple perspectives, but keep it simple enough not to lose big ideas that...

Customer Connected Engineering

Customer Connected Engineering (CCE) is a practices we use across our patterns & practices teams for engaging customers throughout the life cycle. We involved customers during the planning, development, and release of our deliverables. This is a draft slide set that shares how we do Customer Connected Engineering inside patterns & practices, including our key practices and guiding principles.

Agile Architecture Method

The Agile Architecture Method is a way to bake quality into the life cycle. It's also an iterative and incremental approach for architecture and design. In its simplest form, it's a way to help you identify potential hot spots against your prioritized scenarios. The hot spots are key engineering decision. The main hot spots are cross-cutting concerns, such as data access, exception management, logging ... etc. and quality attributes, such as security, performance, reliability ... etc.