14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Good for setting up a Requirements Process,
This review is from: Software Requirements (Dv-Best Practices) (Paperback)
I found this an easy to read and follow book which I rate highly for Business Analysts. Its best for senior Business Analysts or Team Leaders who want to set up a requirements and specification process to be used by the team or department(This is how I used it and found it very good).
The best bits for me were the descriptions of prototyping (a great overview that cleared up my understanding) and how to run a Use-case workshop with business customers (essential stuff but never covered elsewhere).
The worst bits were that I found the vision and scope template not very useful for internal company development and in Chapter 9, Section 4 I longed for an actual example of how to convert/translate use cases into specifications. The latter is one thing where an example would have clarified the text.
Comparing this to Kovitz, I have Kovitz for my own personal development/tool as an analyst and this book for setting up a requirements plan/process and adminstering it.