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Many IT managers recognize the importance of gathering requirements for software acquisitions. Few appreciate the risks of overcooking (or undercooking) the requirements process. These issues can be avoided by focusing on core requirements. This note covers the following topics related to requirements gathering for commercial applications:
- The risks associated with under-specifying requirements.
- The risks of over-specification.
- How focusing on core requirements can help.
Streamline the requirements process by adopting the core requirements strategy.