Successful systems are those which meet the needs of the users. Understanding these needs is becoming more complex as people use systems to solve increasingly diverse range of problems in constantly changing environments. In many cases, traditional methods for gathering and managing requirements are no longer adequate. Studies by the EU have confirmed that requirements management is one of the most significant problems facing software development organizations.

To improve the quality of requirements management, requires more formal methods for understanding the needs and priorities of the users, and a controlled process for managing these requirements throughout the development cycle.

What are the benefits of formal requirements management/engineering?

The main benefits of applying formal methods to gathering and managing user requirements are:

  • Improved quality and completeness of requirements
  • Reduced development costs
  • More focused development strategy
  • Less changes to requirements during development
  • Greater predictability
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Less training and maintenance

How do we achieve these benefits?

  • The improved quality of requirements is achieved through in-depth contextual analysis of the users, their work and their work environment
  • The reduced development costs is achieved by using formal methods to prioritize, validate and specify the user requirements
  • By using appropriate methods to identify the users needs and priorities we can develop a more focused development strategy that will deliver high quality products on schedule

How can Inspire Quality Services help you?

We can help you improve the overall quality and effectiveness of your requirements management by:

  • Assessing the effectiveness of your current requirements management process
  • Providing practical assistance in defining your requirements management process
  • Facilitating your team in implementing your new requirement management process
  • Providing training and workshops in requirement gathering and management Requirements Capture and Management Workshops
  • Requirements Capture - Effective methods for gathering user requirement
  • Requirements Prioritization - methods for prioritizing user requirements

Requirements Course

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