Requirement Elicitation Using Mindmaps - Pushkraj Marathe

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  • Disclaimer:This information is based on content freely available on internet in public domain.And is intended only to trigger more ideas in minds of reader.Request you to further study these technique from appropriate sources and then apply.
  • Disclaimer:Am neither a Psychologist, nor a Psychiatrist I had attended a course – thought its interesting, tried it, hence thought of discussing my thoughts
  • This is not to test what your dominant side is, its just to trigger some thoughts..There are several other things available on net for examplehttp://www.squidoo.com/braintest
  • Few key guidelines;Available on Wikipedia:1.Start atthe centre with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colours.2.Use images, symbols, codes, and dimensions throughout your mind map.3.Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters.4.Keep one word/image per branch.5.The branches should be connected, starting from the central image. 6.Make the lines the same length as the word/image they support.7.Use emphasis and show associations in your mind map.8.Keep the mind map clear by using radial hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace your branches.
  • Note that each branch starts with a specific purpose and evolves to highlight different ways to fulfill a need.I have not used images here, but you may use based on your relevant exampleDisclaimer:This is not a perfect and complete survival kit. It is shown here only as an example to depict THOUGHT PROCESS and various dimensions
  • It is not a one size fits all approach.It will be necessary to have supportive techniques like specifications, flowchart, function point analysis,
  • The word elicit is defined1: to draw forth or bring out (something latent or potential) 1. to call forth or draw out (as information or a response) 2. These definitions highlight the need to actively engage the stakeholders in defining requirements. elicit. (2009). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved March 2, 2009, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elicit It is essential that the requirements be complete, clear, correct, and consistent.
  • Requirement Elicitation Using Mindmaps - Pushkraj Marathe

    1. 1. Using Mindmaps Pushkraj Marathe Product Manager, SAS R&D
    2. 2. MindMaps Whole Brain Elicitation Discover Thinking other usesDisclaimer:This information is based on content freely available on internet in public domain.And is intended only to trigger more ideas in minds of reader.Request you to further study these technique from appropriate sources and then apply.
    3. 3. Whole brain Thinking Right + Left
    4. 4. Whole brain Thinking• Lets start with a small exercise – Design an emergency survival kit
    5. 5. Whole brain Thinking
    6. 6. Mind Map• Guidelines – Keywords – Color – Style – Images – Length
    7. 7. Sample mind map – Feel free to correct/expand more Disclaimer: This is not a perfect and complete survival kit. But only used to show the THOUGHT PROCESS involved
    8. 8. Elicitation Tasks, Challenges
    9. 9. Elicitation and Analysis• Elicitation – Ensure that actual underlying needs of a stakeholders are understood….• Challenges – Discovery – Clarity – Relation
    10. 10. Sample Mindmap of requirement elicitation• Will insert a mindmap covering requirements of a hypothetical case Disclaimer: This does not claim to cover all aspects of elicitation But only used to show the THOUGHT PROCESS involved
    11. 11. Discover other uses Planning, recording,…
    12. 12. Discover other uses• Meeting notes• Studying technique• Presentation• Scheduling tasks
    13. 13. ReferencesWith all due credits and respecting their copyrights,thanks to• http://www.thinkbuzan.com/hi_in/• http://www.study-habits.com/mind-mapping.html• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map• Photos from http://www.123rf.com
    14. 14. Thank you forWhat’s Your Message?participating

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