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Luc Dumont

What is a traceability matrix ? Part one

In a customer request for proposal, the need is usually given through a list of requirements. The supplier sends back a proposal showing his solution through a list of specifications. The coverage between requirements and specifications can take different shapes: 1 to 1: one specification covers one requirement1 to many: several specifications are used to...
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Needs assessment : some good practices

When we write a needs assessment or a specification document for a supplier, we try to be as complete as possible. The document turns into a list of expected features. Here are some good practices to build the most efficient request.

Why writing documentation is *¤&@§ !!!

“We’ll have to do documentation again ? Really !” We hear this a lot when we tell a teammate he will have to write some documentation for the project. We are engineers and we have had to deliver many many documents. So let’s be honest, documentation is boring. But when it is well done, it...

4 major difficulties in writing a specification document

Writing a specification document can feel easy. We describe the product or the service we would like and voilà. The receiver has just to follow the steps to deliver. If only that could be so easy. Sometimes it is. But usually not. We will go through 4 major difficulties in this process from a simple...
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