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Analysis Debt, Redux

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Mary Gorman and I wrote an article on analysis debt Better Software. In it, we said that, like technical debt, teams can incur analysis debt by either ignoring analysis (a potential pitfall of agile teams) or overinvesting in analysis (a potential pitfall of traditional teams).

In a private exchange, one article reader took me to task. Referencing our table of Analysis Debt Causes, he wrote, “I see poor requirements work that would result in an inadequate solution, no matter how well [the product] built.” Furthermore, he said, “all the Remedies [in your article] are really requirements best practices.”

I was glad to hear his perspective because it prompted me to… Continue reading | 2 Comments