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Theater Improvisers Know the Requirements Game
Sept.-Oct. 2008 (vol. 25 no. 5)
pp. 68-69
Martin Mahaux, inno.com
Neil Maiden, City University, London
This article introduces improvisational theater, or improv, to support team-based innovation in requirements processes. It proposes improv to help workshop participants develop requirements soft skills through practice and play. The authors describe and demonstrate different improv techniques with simple examples, then advise readers on how to introduce them into requirements projects.

1. N. Maiden, S. Robertson, and A. Gizikis, "Provoking Creativity: Imagine What Your Requirements Could Be Like," IEEE Software, vol. 21, no. 5, 2004, pp. 68–75.

Index Terms:
requirements processes, training, improvisational theater
Citation:
Martin Mahaux, Neil Maiden, "Theater Improvisers Know the Requirements Game," IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 68-69, Sept.-Oct. 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.128
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