Choosing a Global Software Development Partner to Accelerate Your Digital Strategy
To be successful and outpace the competition, you need a software development partner that excels in exactly the type of digital projects you are now faced with accelerating, and in the most cost effective and optimized way possible.
Brad Nunnally in our User Experience group pushed this out to a bunch of people via Yammer which we are starting to use a bunch. Anyway, Fred Beecher does a great job of describing the pains of using a requirements driven approach and where it fails. He also has a nice graphic outlining a hybrid approach using high level requirements with User Research to create a valid design. I’m in complete agreement and have seen the value on our projects where we create a high level requirement document while at the same time using a more objective approach to dive into the detail on how the web ui should look and act. I also think it corresponds quite nicely to the use of visualization tools that I’ve blogged about before.
Fred goes into much more detail in his post while also comparing and contrasting a more traditional approach. You should read the whole thing.