Requirements and design

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Key concepts

Client requirements are a notorious problem in many fields. There’s a widespread view that the problem is due to clients not making their mind up, or being disorganised. The real reasons run deeper; fortunately, there are effective methods for fixing the problem, which are not as widely known as they should be.


The posts below describe ways of clarifying client requirements within a systematic overall process.


These posts describe methods that are useful for identifying requirements rigorously and systematically, with particular reference to requirements that clients are likely to miss.

When design meets requirements 

Requirements overlap considerably with design. The posts below discuss this overlap, with particular reference to the usability of designs.

Regularities in requirements 

There are regularities and trends in requirements across projects and across time. These posts discuss this issue:

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