Quality Attributes Primer

One of the most neglected areas in gathering and capturing requirements is the area of Quality Attributes, also commonly referred to as the non-functional requirements or the “ilities”. The challenge of making the leap directly to these statements is probably one of the reasons that this component of a complete requirements specification is ignored. This discussion describes a refined set of steps that you can adopt that will make it somewhat easier for you to make the leap from these nebulous attributes all the way to testable quantified statements regarding the quality of the system being built.

  • Search by Topic

  • What’s Happening

    September 15, 2016: Thanks to the Vancouver chapter of the IIBA for inviting me to present a talk about Real Analysis agility - the bottom line is thoughtful application of effective analysis over Cargo Cult application of the latest fashionable approach! - fabulous interaction, great feedback!
    November, 2016 - A workshop series to help you develop resilience in the workplace and in your life!
    Next open enrolment sessions start soon - contact us to get involved!
  • On The Road Again

    Jim frequently travels across Western Canada for engagements, and welcomes opportunities to meet, run a workshop, Diagnostic or Lunch and Learn session.


    Contact Jim if you would like to connect around any of the upcoming dates:

    • March 1-3, 2017 - Winnipeg, MB
    • March 6-8, 2017 - Edmonton, AB
    • March 15-17, 2017 - Victoria, BC
  • What People are Saying

    We found the diagnostic very effective in providing a way for our teams to express their views on areas that we need to improve. At the same time, seeing where we were doing relatively well offered some great perspective and encouragement.

    — Michael Nienhuis, VP Operations, Class Software Solutions Ltd.