Practical report

Practical report

Experience No.: 43

Companies today have no shortage of clear-cut ideas as to how IT should work: business-driven, efficient, with manageable processes and high quality in the finished products. These objectives are absolutely achievable. There are many tools and methods that can shorten the path required to get there. In real-world practice, however, change is never a trivial matter. What is important is to employ the right methods along with systematic management of soft factors. In this ERNI Experience, we will show you how you can come closer to your ideals in the real world.

Requirements engineering is of critical importance in the transformation from IT-driven development to business-driven development. Our first article discusses how requirements elicitation can be structured such that IT will function to meet the needs of the business end.
Project leaders play a decisive role in increasing the process maturity within an organisation and in executing projects at a higher level of process maturity. Our second and third articles describe how you can win over project leaders for the change process and then use a project management office to better manage your projects.

Testing as a discipline is known to exhibit particularly stubborn resistance to any sort of practical improvement measures. Based on our experience, however, we find that change can be realised with the full support of the management combined with a professional test team. The final article covers this topic.