Chip Carey

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Going on 14 years now, I've made my living working directly or indirectly with software requirements. Early on, I researched, documented, communicated, and managed requirements for a startup developing a "green fields" software system targeted specifically for the full-service hotel industry. The remaining 11 or so years between then and now, I've worked primarily for vendors in the SDLC tools and process space with a direct focus on Requirements Definition & Management (RDM). In this capacity I've worked with hundreds of organizations analyzing their RDM processes, tools, and deliverables in an effort to help them gain improvements. All during that time our own industry analysts have reported a very discouraging failure rate for IT projects and consistently listed deficiencies in the requirements arena as the major contributor. Various professional organizations a... (more)