Guides & Checklists

Requirement Elicitation Techniques: A step-by-step guide

Requirement elicitation is more than simply asking “what are the most important features in product X?”. Stakeholders frequently have ideas, wants or needs floating in the back of their minds, but these may not be clear, even to themselves. So, it’s the job of requirements elicitor to draw these out of the stakeholders and help them articulate their vision, as well as their understanding of the end product.

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Requirement Engineering

How to Reuse Requirements: 7 Tips for Reusability Best Practices

Many safety-critical industries reuse requirements as a way of saving time, however, if this is done incorrectly or without proper steps taken to ensure the reused requirements are still accurate and relevant to the current project, critical errors can occur which cost more than it would to simply author the requirements from scratch.

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Design Verification

The Most Common Requirements Documents and How to Use Them

Knowing which requirements document to use at the correct time can mean the difference between a successful project and one that has taken years to complete. For any project to be successful, good requirements documents are key. Below, we’ll go into detail about which requirements documents are most common, and how they can be used to maximize organization and productivity while writing requirements.

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Requirement Engineering

Business Rules and Requirements Aren’t the Same

Both business rules and requirements are necessary for fully scoping a system, but what is the difference between the two? When nailing down your requirements doc, it’s important to not muddy the two terms. Let’s get started with some definitions so we can clearly see where business rules and requirements differ.

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Requirement Engineering

5 Common Requirements Authoring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Writing project requirements, especially for complex or safety-critical products, is a tedious process. Errors are easily introduced at any stage of the process – even before pen meets paper to start writing the requirements document. Here are five ways you may not have thought of that can cause those errors.

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