ERNI Essentials - Requirements Engineering

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ERNI Essentials - Requirements Engineering

Requirements engineering is a relatively new discipline in systems and software development which is becoming more and more important. However, even though there is widespread agreement that requirements are key factors for the success of a project, it has become very clear that these requirements are often not recorded accurately and completely. There are many reasons for this: requirements are decisions about a future solution, but no one takes decisions on time. Requirements have to be communicated, but in many cases they disappear into a drawer.

In requirements engineering the activities are very challenging because it builds bridges from the market to technology, from methods to communication, but there is hardly any training for this. Requirements must be documented, and here it becomes clear that there are many different views as to how to do this.
In this Essential you will find ERNI’s way of doing requirements engineering. The booklet contains the significant elements and the collected knowledge regarding this subject, summarised in a compact, concise form. You will find gathered here selected methods and systematic procedures that enable the discipline of requirements engineering to contribute to the success of every project. Use this best practices collection by ERNI as an introduction and reference source during your daily work.
Contents:

  • Why requirements engineering?
  • Requirements start-up method: stakeholder map
  • Requirements management
  • Requirements development
  • Roles
  • Tools
  • Glossary