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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
Thanks, thanks a lot for your great help.
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awarded  Scholar
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
could you please point me to some reference material or books to learn from, so that I don't keep asking stupid questions ?
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
...Thomas Owens' answer made me think from a different point of view. Instead of thinking in terms of "Get user stories from people with no direct access" start thinking about "Try giving your application to a few people so that you create direct access".
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
@mattnz : the question is totally answerable, see Thomas Owens answer and the comments. The problem needs a different way to approach it.
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
it would highly appreciable if you can include or point me to some methodologies and tools with some live examples(kinda like brainstorm.ubuntu.com) to better manage all these Defect or Enhancement Requests, Surveys and Questionnaires and the whole Requirements/user stories part. By the way many thanks for your kind help so far.(to keep this question alive)
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
+1 for 'find early adopters to use it' and for nice detailed explanation. Instead of wasting time trying convincing people to get user stories, finding a few early adopters for my application and then building iteratively from there seems a good to way go.
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
+1. Thanks for your link. It is helpful and I'll refer to it when the need arrives.
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
...hence the 'no direct access' problem. By the way I do want to know the ways and methods for user feedback and stories if I create a minimal application with no direct physical access to users. And thanks again for your valuable points.
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
@PatkosCsaba : I completely agree with you on Backlog point and I do understand this. But here lies the problem, if I create a very minimal application, nobody cares to even listen to me, let alone using it. Now to create an application so that someone considers it, I need to make it good up to some level, and to make it good(to some level) for those people, I need to know the requirements which they don't care to tell me.
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
@Patkos Csaba : Thanks for your answer. 1.I can't pay for an expert. I am a freelancer. 2. That's exactly what I am doing but there are very few people who are willing to talk and even fewer number of user stories. 3. That's exactly what I am planning but I want to be more prepared and informed & want to get to the position where I can create a good Product Backlog to start developing. (I hope I am clear enough and on the right track if not please correct me).
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
@Thomas Owens : Thanks a lot for the edit.
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comment What methods of requirements elicitation are suitable when I do not have direct access to the user base?
@gnat: I have used some applications and talked to some guys in the field.
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