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Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs by Ellen Gottesdiener

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7. Products: Ending with the Beginning

“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”Steven Wright

Your workshop products include inputs and outputs. The outputs include requirements and supplemental deliverables such as statements of issues and follow-up actions. The inputs are any materials that jump-start workshop activities and prepare participants: posters, templates, documents, workshop activity instructions, draft or predecessor requirements models, and the results of participant pre-work (see Figure 7-1).

Figure 7-1 Workshop Inputs and Outputs

Workshop Inputs and Outputs

I discuss output products first because they are the basis for deciding which inputs ...

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