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The Art of Requirements Triage
March 2003 (vol. 36 no. 3)
pp. 42-49
Alan M. Davis, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Driven by an increasingly competitive market, companies add features and compress schedules for the delivery of every product, often creating a complete mismatch of requirements and resources that results in products failing to satisfy customer needs.

Medical personnel must deal with similar considerations when treating disaster victims?a practice dubbed triage. They systematically categorize victims into those who will die whether treated or not, those who will resume normal lives whether treated or not, and those for whom medical treatment may make a significant difference. Determining what requirements a product will satisfy can benefit from a similar triage process.

Alan M. Davis, "The Art of Requirements Triage," Computer, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 42-49, March 2003, doi:10.1109/MC.2003.1185216
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