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INCOSE - Managing Requirements for Design - Pamphlet

INCOSE - Managing Requirements for Design - Pamphlet

This leaflet is part of a series intended as a brief introduction to the application of systems engineering approaches to infrastructure projects. It was developed by the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Infrastructure...
5-Point Strategy for Superior Warehouse Automation

5-Point Strategy for Superior Warehouse Automation

In the wake of COVID-19, business analysts in the retail sector under pressure, more than ever, to find ways to splify, streamline, and automate all retail processes in order to sqeeze every ounce of savings.  Effective supply chain...
The Confusion with COVID-19 Product Requirements

The Confusion with COVID-19 Product Requirements

Who knew that hand sanitizer and bleach are going to be some of the most in-demand products in 2020?  With the advent of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the exponential increase in demand for PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)...

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The Confusion with COVID-19 Product Requirements

Who knew that hand sanitizer and bleach are going to be some of the most in-demand products in 2020?  With the advent of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the exponential increase in demand for PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) products, questions are raised about the effectiveness of...

2020-09-14

Jama Software Launches New Requirements Management Solution Designed to Simplify Functional Safety Compliance for the Automotive Industry

Jama Software, the leading requirements management solution for building complex products and integrated systems, today introduced Jama Connect for Automotive, a new solution designed specifically to accelerate product development for automotive engineering teams in the autonomous, electric...

2020-09-05

7 Great Tips for Documenting Product Requirements

"It's your shot at selling stakeholders on your vision.  Don't waste it." Product requirements are all around us and, in an agile world, it can be everywhere in your organization.  The expansive Product Requirements Documents (PRDs) are long gone and replaced by...

2020-08-30

Requirements Management Software Can Keep Pace with Innovation

Can requirements management software make a difference even in non-software fields such as medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology?  Well, ifThere are innovative companies in this space that are not only transforming the devices and systems they build, but also the technology...

2020-08-08

Packaging Requirements... do they matter?

You and your team have worked so hard making sure you understand your customer's needs, the market opportunities, or the problems you're trying to solve.  Then you spent countless hours developing, testing, and marketing your new product. Only to find out that nobody wants...

2020-07-06

Software Prototyping instead of Requirements Gathering?

Are requirements gathering practices a thing of the past?  How can teams deliver software that meet the expectations of the customer without clearly documenting requirements? In this article,  Meredith Aourtemanche, executive aeditor at Tech Target, argues that a focus on hands-on,...

2020-06-28

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What is Requirements Traceability?

What is Requirements Traceability?

Requirements traceability refers to the capability of a requirements management process or tool which enables the process participant or tool user to follow the life of a requirement both forwards and backwards.  It also refers the the...
What are Product Requirements?

What are Product Requirements?

To meet the new challenges - today’s companies will have to change their strategies and to increase the customer experience - in order to get a better chance of succeeding in the future. Finding and maintaining a balance between operations,...
Requirements Glossary from A to Z

Requirements Glossary from A to Z

A Glossary documents the terms which are specific to a given domain, project, or endeavor.  Whether your project is large or small, a glossary of terms will ensure your entire team and your team's stakeholders are on the same page and...

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Requirements Staff commented on Webinar: Best Practices for Managing Requirements

Great webinar!

Joe Sokohl commented on Software Prototyping instead of Requirements Gathering?

Been doing this for a long time. It's a core deliverable of UX designers.

Requirements Staff commented on What is Requirements Traceability?

@Boris - I think you're right. This requirements traceability article definitely needs some refreshing. We'll need to find somebody willing to do so.

janeman commented on User Interface and Report Business Needs

This looks good

Boris commented on What is Requirements Traceability?

Because we (manufacturers of traceability tools) are criticized in the article, I would like to comment on this: The most recent source in the article is from 2009... it is perhaps a bit outdated. We have actually done something since then ... and continue to work.

Here is a customer statement as proof:

“The elimination of manual effort, especially the manual maintenance of Excel matrices, is a great relief; YAKINDU Traceability helps us to work 70% more efficiently and clearly structured in our projects ... The use of this professional software tool was very well received by the OEMs (and strengthened the relationship of trust)”

Take a look yourself: http://itemis.com/traceability

Stan commented on Agile Requirements Engineering: An Empirical Analysis and Evidence from a Tertiary Education Context

A nice and very important contribution. We totally agree that Requirements Engineering is indispensable in all – even in agile project settings! In our certification schemes we provide an insight how to elicit, document and manage requirements in agile projects. Our syllabus and handbook is available at no charge and for download from: https://www.ireb.org/de/cpre/re-agile/

Boris commented on What is Requirements Traceability?

Regarding the section about "Requirements Traceability Best Practices":

I'm missing one point: Be benfitial! With well managed traceabiltiy data, it is so easy to provide reports that help both managers and engineers in their daily work. Here's a rough illustration and an emperical prove for this point: https://www.itemis.com/en/yakindu/traceability/documentation/user-guide/benefits_of_requirements_traceability#benefits_of_requirements_traceability

Adrian M. commented on Context is Everything... When It Comes to Requirements

Great article series on requirements! Thank you Dan for your insights.

Requirements Staff commented on What is Requirements Prioritization?

Once an analyst has chosen the method(s) by which to select which requirements have highest priority, she should turn to her colleagues and other stakeholders for input to ensure that everyone is in agreement regarding the emphases of the project. She should also ensure that they understand and agree on the method(s) by which the requirements will be prioritized.

Requirements Staff commented on What is Requirements Prioritization?

When it comes to the process of assigning a requirement’s priority, any requirement may be prioritized at any point in its lifecycle, according to BABOK. But regardless of when it is done, before a requirement can be prioritized, an analyst must consider what is most important from a business standpoint. There are a number of possible business considerations , including value, cost, risk, difficulty of implementation, likelihood of success, stakeholder agreement and urgency, each of which is described in more detail below. Often, a combination of these methods is used when considering the business need; rarely is one alone used in a vacuum.