Posted on 04.03.2013
During the development of new software, there are typically some high hurdles to overcome nowadays in terms of the complexity that is involved. However, business-driven software development can be combined especially with requirements engineering to easily overcome these challenges – and thus ensure a solid foundation for sustainable innovation in the company.
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Posted on 25.02.2013
Nowadays, migration projects are commonplace for companies. Migrating a system to the state of the art can reduce costs, increase system availability and data integrity, and allow the company to continue to evolve. In brief: Migration helps to boost competitiveness. However, migration projects are complex and full of risks. Requirements engineering supports the realisation pr... read more ›
Posted on 18.02.2013
Many companies are wondering today whether their processes are mature enough to allow outsourcing of development work. Our checklist is designed to provide an assessment of the current situation along with precise suggestions on how to increase the process maturity.
Success factors for IT outsourcing
Outsourcing of development work is a proven response to cost pressures and i... read more ›
Posted on 11.02.2013
Software requirements engineering involves eliciting, documenting and managing requirements for IT projects. Nowadays, software and other IT projects tend to exhibit a high degree of complexity and involve the participation of stakeholders from many different departments who will typically have different requirements and expectations vis-à-vis the project. Requirements engin... read more ›
Posted on 13.11.2012
Visualisation plays a key role in determining requirements since it ensures that all of the stakeholders can understand the results. No complicated process management tools are required. Simple tools such as Excel and PowerPoint can be used to quickly obtain good results in determining requirements. Formulation of requirements is an important phase in software development. If... read more ›
Posted on 05.11.2012
Migration projects, which aim to prepare a company for the years ahead, require a great deal of specific knowledge. Thereby, productive inter-exchange between specialists over the entire project duration is essential if projects are to succeed. For this reason, employees with the required soft skills to initiate this communication between specialists undoubtedly belong in the... read more ›
Posted on 22.10.2012
As the complexity of new software increases, testing is likewise becoming more important. At the same time, companies are experiencing time and cost pressures. Test cost estimation and nearshoring are two very different strategies which can be used to overcome these challenges. Both reduce costs while simultaneously raising quality.
Fig. 1: Relationship between test and err... read more ›