Requirements come from everywhere. Customers, prospects, partners, development, staff, and more. Gathering them, making them visible for others to review, elaborate on, and provide insight is critical to delivering worldclass products.

Gathering Requirements with Confab
While at SignaCert I built a social requirements gathering tool I called “Confab.” It was a “Digg” like tool that allowed anybody in the company to enter ideas or features and presented them in a list for everyone to review. New ideas are presented to all users so they can quickly “like” / “dislike” them and capture some quick comments.