Increasing integrity through needs analysis  Faceted Feature Analysis Adam Polansky Principal IA  Travelocity Customer Exp...
How do you turn raw requirements into a  qualified  scope ? Requirements
Sources <ul><li>Business Requirements Document </li></ul><ul><li>Field Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul>...
Example: Feature List Itemized list of  unqualified  requirements
Value Ratings Rate  each item in the list against  three  criteria: <ul><ul><li>Business Value  – What is the importance o...
Example: Value Ratings Ratings from  1  to  5   5 being highest
Flexibility Matrix Least  Flexibility Most  Flexibility x3 x2 x1
Example: Value Weights x2 x1 x3 Multiply  the values in each column by their weight from the matrix   Sort on  the weighte...
Effort Estimate Effort can be mapped directly to  Cost  or  Time
Benefits <ul><ul><li>Adds  objectivity  when ranking features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets  input  from the  experts  f...
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Faceted Feature Analysis: Increasing Integrity Through Needs Analysis

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This article will explain a process called “Faceted Feature Analysis”. The facets refer to the three characterizing facets within any project those being; User Value, Business Value and Ease of Implementation. It also refers to the three constraints that govern every project, those being; Quality, Cost and Time. The process involves characterizing facets and crossing them with the constraints.

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Faceted Feature Analysis: Increasing Integrity Through Needs Analysis

  1. 1. Increasing integrity through needs analysis Faceted Feature Analysis Adam Polansky Principal IA Travelocity Customer Experience Group
  2. 2. How do you turn raw requirements into a qualified scope ? Requirements
  3. 3. Sources <ul><li>Business Requirements Document </li></ul><ul><li>Field Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>User Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Existing Features </li></ul>Requirements List
  4. 4. Example: Feature List Itemized list of unqualified requirements
  5. 5. Value Ratings Rate each item in the list against three criteria: <ul><ul><li>Business Value – What is the importance of this feature to the business goals of the projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Risk – What is the feasibility of the development of each feature. This can take in sophistication, amount of work or discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Value – How does this feature contribute to the goals of the user both internal and external </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Example: Value Ratings Ratings from 1 to 5 5 being highest
  7. 7. Flexibility Matrix Least Flexibility Most Flexibility x3 x2 x1
  8. 8. Example: Value Weights x2 x1 x3 Multiply the values in each column by their weight from the matrix Sort on the weighted scores
  9. 9. Effort Estimate Effort can be mapped directly to Cost or Time
  10. 10. Benefits <ul><ul><li>Adds objectivity when ranking features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets input from the experts from each domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Factors in overall project capabilities & constraints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes for more informed decisions during iteration planning </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Q & A

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