Agile Requirements

Requirements follow an iterative planning cycle. From conceptualization, to review, and through edits, requirements evolve into a plan for development. It is from this point, when the requirement is handed over to the development team, that the requirement becomes Agile.

What is agile development? It is an interactive method used to determine requirements for development projects. It is highly flexible and interactive, allowing the project scope to change rapidly and frequently. There are many tools on the market that enable and enhance the agile development cycle.

Caliber, with its requirements management, visualization, and object modeling, is a perfect tool to use in an agile environment. Integrating with agile tools enables project managers to link requirements to user stories and view progress for each iteration. Caliber provides the ability for project managers to recognize scope creep and react quickly. Also, they can determine from the delivery status, whether a change to a requirement will negatively impact the delivery dates.

Additionally, open communication between team members and project stakeholders is essential to the success of an agile team. Caliber's discussion functionality provides this critical ability to all members of the team, allowing rapid changes to the project as it evolves.