An easier way to identify requirements for software systems I found to be these two essential techniques: use cases and wireframes.
When you write your functional requirements in use cases and visually model them in wireframes, you create the perfect combination to get your business stakeholders and technical implementers on the same page about the requirements.
- Software developers find them easy to work from when designing and implementing code.
- Testers love them as they provide exactly the information they need to create test cases.
- Even more important, your business stakeholders will actually understand your software requirements if you document them in use cases.
Everyone loves a wireframe because they are able to see exactly what a software screen might look like, even before it’s implemented.
With a quickly created wireframe, you’ll clear up dozens of miscommunication issues before they even have the chance to plague your project.