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Requirements Discovery Canvas

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The Requirement Discovery Canvas is a visual tool that helps teams discover and organise software requirements. Inspired by the Business Model Canvas, it provides a framework for collaboration, that can be used by both agile and traditional software development teams.

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Requirements Discovery Canvas

  1. 1. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/www.requirementsdiscoverycanvas.com © 2015 Lonsdale Systems Date: __________________Prepared By: __________________________________ SolutionNeedBusiness Components What are the major components of the solution? Rules What aspects of the problem domain need to be defined, constrained or guided in some way? Other Stakeholders Who else is involved (need to comply, need to consult, need to inform, need to restrict flow of information)? Interfaces What are the major user interfaces and APIs provided by the solution? Information What information needs to be stored, retrieved and manipulated? Subject Matter Experts Who possesses expert knowledge of the problem domain or some aspect of the solution? Vision Who is the target customer for the solution? What is the customer’s major operational or strategic need? What is the key benefit or compelling reason to acquire the solution? How does the solution differ from competing solutions or practices? Features How can the solution satisfy a need by implementing a capability such as storing and retrieving data, interacting with users, interfacing with other systems and/or devices, or enforcing a rule? How should individual features or the entire solution be constrained? Strategic Which strengths need to be built on or preserved, weaknesses remedied, opportunities exploited and/or threats avoided? Activities What activities do the stakeholders perform and what goals do they achieve by performing these activities? Product Owner Who is responsible for controlling the scope of the solution and ensuring that it provides value to the organisation as a whole? Requirements Discovery Canvas

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