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Card Sorts to Acquire Requirements
May/June 2009 (vol. 26 no. 3)
pp. 85-86
Neil Maiden, City University London
Requirements authors and trainers recommend numerous acquisition techniques, yet most requirements projects use just a few. This column presents a different technique, card sorts. More and more projects need to acquire requirements to select between available solutions. This is where card sorts come in.

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Index Terms:
requirements; requirements acquisition; card sort
Citation:
Neil Maiden, "Card Sorts to Acquire Requirements," IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 85-86, May-June 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.59
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