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VALUES

Identify and describe the real, quantified objectives of your projects.

STAKEHOLDERS

Model all persons, groups or object with some interest in your system, and link to requirements

SOLUTION IDEAS

Specify proposed designs and solutions; evaluate benefits and side-effects.

VALUE DECISION TABLES

Automatically analyse impacts of solutions on project values and costs, making your project decisions smarter

GUIDANCE

Included Planguage processes for requirements, rules and glossary

LIVE COLLABORATION

Zero-install web application with real-time collaboration technology, with live updating, rich-text editing, images, commenting, FollowMe presenter mode

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Find out more about Needs & Means, requirements engineering, Planguage, and how we can help you improve the success of your projects, by focusing on what your stakeholders actually need.

The 60 Minute Value Challenge

By Richard Smith on October 2, 2018

Learn how to find your stakeholders, determine their real needs, and identify at least one thing you could actually deliver to someone to make their lives better within just sixty minutes! You will also start learning about some highly effective techniques for requirements analysis and design evaluation that are useful on any type of project.

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Template Statements

By Richard Smith on July 21, 2018

When I started writing functional specifications as a business analyst in 1997, I quickly realised that writing large blocks of unstructured English prose was inherently unsuitable for requirements definitions for a variety of reasons. Ambiguity, vagueness, omission and duplication were just some of the seemingly unavoidable problems with writing in natural language.

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The Level Canvas

By Richard Smith on February 24, 2018

The Level Canvas was introduced to Needs & Means in February 2018 after an original idea by Kai Gilb, which provides a powerful tool to model, view and edit all specifications in a Needs & Means project.

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First Steps With Planguage And Needs & Means

By Richard Smith on November 11, 2017

So you have registered for a new Organisation account on Needs & Means, but now what? This article gives you some ideas on how to get started writing your first awesome requirements using Planguage.

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