what methods do yall use to collect and collate the business requirements, translate it to user requirements, functional spec, non-functional specs, use cases, test cases etc?
sure can definitely use excel, word and emails to do it, but i thought there might be a better way to do this.
so for this is what i've found and ranked by how good i think they are (i've not tried them yet but am in the process of creating a trial account with them)
- this looks like the heaven of business requirements and all
- this looks really good as well (but from the scarce videos on their website, a significant cry from blueprint. this costs USD 1,000 a year rental and USD 2,000 for perpetual licence - but gotta pay USD 400 every year for maintenance.)
there are others as well i've found but wasn't worth noting down cause it isn't cloud based or the sales people didn't bother to call back / the website was not working (what?!?!?!!!)
i realise an IT project isn't so scary if we have everything properly mapped out and there is a sanity to the system. if everything is just all verbal and just communicated informally, it is a huge nightmare - one which i'm facing now. of course that being said i am an inchoate developer and have much to learn.
1) i'm interested in how yall do it in software development companies
2) i'm even more interested how yall do it as lone developers - cause though we're lone developers we need to co-ordinate with our customers and stakeholders and therein lie the massive co-ordination and possible blame game.
help help guys! i think this is so important!!