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Session: Challenging requirements

Thursday, 15:35 - 16:25
Track: Realizing business ideas

In this presentation, Gojko Adzic talks about common failure patterns with requirements and specifications on agile projects and talks about ideas, patterns and practices for requirements and specifications that lead to much less rework, more consistent specifications with less functional gaps and ultimately happier customers.

note for reviewers:
this is a very enjoying and fun talk I already gave a few times, often with the audience laughing almost entire time. A video of a recent run of this talk is online at
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spot and avoid common failure patterns in requirements/specifications, get to the right requirements and specifications, focus projects on delivering business goals

Gojko Adzic

Gojko Adzic is a software craftsman with a passion for new technologies, programming and writing. He runs Neuri Ltd, a UK-based consultancy that helps companies build better software by introducing agile practices and tools and improving communication between software teams, stakeholders and clients.

Gojko is the author of Bridging the Communication Gap and Test Driven .NET Development with Fitnesse and the primary contributor to the DbFIT opensource database testing library.

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