By Kent J. McDonald

ISBN-10: 0321834550

ISBN-13: 9780321834553

Satisfy Stakeholders through fixing the precise difficulties, within the correct Ways


In Beyond Requirements , Kent J. McDonald indicates how employing research strategies with an agile frame of mind can noticeably rework research from only “gathering and documenting standards” to an immense task groups use to construct shared realizing. First, McDonald discusses the original agile approach, studies the foremost ideas underlying it, and indicates how those ideas hyperlink to powerful research. subsequent, he places those ideas to paintings in 4 wide-ranging and thought-provoking case reports. ultimately, he drills down on a whole set of ideas for powerful agile research, utilizing examples to teach how, why, and after they work.


McDonald’s innovations will educate you the way to appreciate stakeholders’ wishes, establish the simplest resolution for pleasurable these wishes, and construct a shared figuring out of your resolution that persists during the product lifecycle. He additionally demonstrates tips on how to iterate your research, benefiting from what you research all through improvement, checking out, and deployment that you can consistently adapt, refine, and improve.


Whether you’re an research practitioner otherwise you practice research projects as a developer, supervisor, or tester, McDonald’s concepts may also help your group continually locate and convey higher solutions.


Coverage includes

  • Core strategies for research: wishes/ strategies, outcome/output, discovery/delivery
  • Adapting Lean Startup rules for IT tasks: shopper supply, build–measure–learn, and metrics
  • Structuring judgements, spotting alterations among strategies and commitments, and overcoming cognitive biases
  • Focusing on worth: function injection, minimal practicable items, and minimal marketable features
  • Understanding how research flows along your project’s lifecycle
  • Analyzing clients: mapping stakeholders, gauging dedication, and growing personas
  • Understanding context: appearing approach (enterprise) analysis
  • Clarifying wishes: utilizing choice filters, assessing undertaking possibilities, declaring problems
  • Investigating strategies: impression and tale mapping, collaborative modeling, and reputation standards definition

Kent J. McDonald uncovers higher methods of providing worth. His adventure contains paintings in enterprise research, strategic making plans, venture administration, and product improvement within the monetary companies, medical insurance, functionality advertising, human providers, nonprofit, and automobile industries. He has a BS in commercial engineering from Iowa nation college and an MBA from Kent nation collage. he's coauthor of Stand Back and bring: Accelerating company Agility (Addison-Wesley, 2009).

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