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Cross-functional requirements

Outcome

This is an activity that helps the participants understand and plan for integration of cross-functional requirements (NFR’s) into stories and sprints.

Audience

Group-wide

When to use

When discussing stories.

Activity

A facilitator describes what CFR’s are, and summarizes a list of those that are relevant to the product.

The services are listed in a column, along with build/buy/open-source indicators with examples. A conversation ensues to decide which tools can be used.

Preparation

Whiteboard, large sticky notes, and dry-erase markers.

Process

This is a group-wide activity

The CFRs are listed and a discussion ensues to determine the relevance of each.

  • Why Should We Measure?
  • How Can We Measure?
  • Living Documentation
  • When should we measure?

Group size

Timing

Try to keep this exercise less than an hour.

Example

Some examples of CFRs are:

  • Accessibility
  • Audit and Control
  • Availability
  • Backup
  • Capacity, Current and Forecast
  • Certification
  • Compatibility
  • Compliance
  • Configuration Management
  • Dependency on Other Parties
  • Deployment
  • Documentation
  • Specific and generic constraint description

Notes

More information

Group size

Timing

Try to keep this exercise less than an hour.

Example

Some CFRs:

  • Accessibility
  • Audit and Control
  • Availability
  • Backup
  • Capacity, Current and Forecast
  • Certification
  • Compatibility
  • Compliance
  • Configuration Management
  • Dependency on Other Parties
  • Deployment
  • Documentation
  • Responsiveness

Notes

More information