[Chicago] requirements tracking in python

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Thu Jan 24 18:14:39 CET 2008

how far of is this:  enter requirements (business, technical, whatever) into 
trac.  "deliver" would be the first one, and then a bunch of slightly more 
detailed would block that.  each of those could be blocked by further 
refinements.  eventually you get granular enough to have something that can be 
coded which satisfies a leaf on the dependency tree.

I think it is missing something, but it sounds pretty close to what you are asking.

Carl K

sheila miguez wrote:
> I've worked in environments running the gamut from SEI certified to
> wildcat startup and can talk scrum and all that over beer if you like,
> but that's not what I want right now...
> I want pragmatic ways to let people track the flow from business
> requirements to implementation (to test would be nice, but just to
> implementation is fine for now). constraining requirements to be
> entered into some database (but then having a presentation that looks
> like a document) would prevent the word/excel/email zaniness delivered
> to me and would allow me to frob things better to spit out stuff I can
> point to.
> "Stop wasting my time," I could think. "Here, read this section a
> subsection b stroke 36 it answers your question exactly," I could say.
> It is not a waste of time yak shaving with a magical software package,
> I've used something before, and it helped. It wasn't magic. I have
> nothing like that available to me now.
> On Jan 24, 2008 10:32 AM, Chris McAvoy <chris.mcavoy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Trac is pretty great.  You can get creative with tickets.  In general
>> though, it sounds like your whole crew needs to evaluate your
>> development methodologies...figure out what works, and stick with
>> it.  That usually requires a bunch of buy in from a bunch of people
>> who don't like to buy in, but if you get it all lined up, it might
>> make things easier than finding a magical software package that fixes
>> everything.
>> Look into "Scrum."
>> Chris
>> On Jan 24, 2008, at 10:22 AM, sheila miguez wrote:
>>> Does anyone here know of a tool in python for handling requirements
>>> tracking?
>>> (I have deja vu, have I already asked this?)
>>> I think django would be a good fit, you could end up with a view for
>>> the requirements doc, and views for traceability reports (and so on
>>> and so forth, want to hear me babble ideas? scm integration would be
>>> really cool link data to the src code? tie in comment tags (in
>>> whatever language you are documenting))
>>> At work I am driven crazy by the mish-mash of ways people pass on
>>> requirements to me. I end up making charts on the wiki from their
>>> requirements to my srs to my model -- this does not scale!
>>> no, this is not overkill, yes it helps -- do you want a team to get to
>>> the integration phase of a project only to find that they forgot to
>>> implement a requirement?!
>>> arg.
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