EARS – Templates Part 2
Unconstrained natural language requirements can be vague, ambiguous, verbose, and confusing. In many cases, these requirements can lead to unexpected interpretations, erroneous implementations, costly scrap and rework, and – in the worst cases – disaster. The Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax – EARS, helps solve that problem by bringing just enough rigor to the process of writing requirements in natural language. Simplifying the requirements writing process and supporting authors in writing clear and consistent requirements.
EARS is available in QVscribe as templates, and in the following three-part series, we will outline how you can optimize the EARS format to enhance and simplify your requirement writing personally, in a team, and company-wide.
Please note that in certain circumstances using EARS templates is not ideal. Please refer to the following blog on When Not to Use EARS.
In Part 2 of the EARS Templates Series, we are focusing on using EARS format to avoid the use of high-risk problems commonly found in natural language requirements and how you can optimize EARS Complex templates in your requirements and projects.