The survival guide

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This is the second part of a two-part article on software requirements gathering.

In the first half we discussed:

Now let’s dive into it.

Mockups: an image is worth a thousand words

It is widely recognized that a substantial portion of software defects (up to 85%) originates in the requirements engineering phase of the software development process (1).

The reasons behind this statistic are often: poor, ambiguous, incomplete or unclear specifications. …


The survival guide

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I’ve been working in the software development industry for ten years and leading a team of ten developers for five.

Should I choose one thing, the uttermost important, among all the ones I learned during this time I’d undoubtedly say: Software requirements specification.

Why is it so important?

Because EVERYTHING regarding the success of the project depends on it. The requirements document you’ll write after the software analysis will be the only (or one of the very few) document that both you and the end customer will rely on when something goes wrong or doubts arise. …


How copycatting an actor can help you become a badass leader

Harvey Specter seated at his desk. Fictional character of the TV show “Suits”.
Harvey Specter seated at his desk. Fictional character of the TV show “Suits”.

On February 7th, 1980, a psychotherapist was born.

He was one of intellectual acumen and the ideator of the acting as if technique ([1]), which has inspired the well-known saying: “Fake it ‘till you make it”. This approach also led to further research and discoveries, one of which from the famous contemporary scientist Ph.D. Amy Cuddy, who sustains that our body pose can alter the perception of ourselves and our emotions.

In fact, it seems that more and more studies have now confirmed that our behavior can change our well-being and thoughts, so why not consider using this for personal gain? …


What you should stop doing, in business or social meetings

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Whether in business or in social life, etiquette was born with the other in mind. Good manners have the sole purpose of preserving everyone’s comfortability. The act of doing something specific, which has been agreed upon, avoids us the burden of thinking what should be the correct behavior to adopt in a certain situation so that everyone is comfortable.

The first book to be entirely related to good manners was published in 1558 by Giovanni Della Casa and its title was Galateo, overo ‘de costumi.
The word in the title “Galateo”, which in Italian means “good manners”, refers to Galeazzo Florimonte, bishop of Sessa, to whom Della Casa dedicated his book. …


A blank page is sufficient, either digital or in paper, it doesn’t matter. This, is enough. It is not required for you to be a genius or the new Hemingway, what does matter is the feeling, the passion, the primordial push toward the supernatural: writing.

What is truly difficult for me, it’s to write in a language that is not my own. The enchanting, fascinating sounds of the words, only audible if you fully understand the language, disappear in the thick fog of the imagination. …

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Giuseppe Terrasi

Head of software development, I’m passionate about Tech, Productivity and Style.

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