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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Requirement Engineering

5 Requirements Lessons from a Robot

Just for fun, we unleashed a home-cooked neural network on a trove of 68 requirements documents to see if it could whip us up a set of 45 functional requirements that passed the QVscribe Quality Analysis test. Here’s what we learned.

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Requirement Engineering

The Essential Requirements Documentation Tools Stack for 2020

Our team has scoured the internet to find out what the industry has to offer in terms of requirements documentation tools, from elicitation, authoring, management, and everything in between. We’ve taken this research and compiled it into the ultimate Requirements Engineering tool stack for 2020 so you and your team can stay ahead of the curve.

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Guides & Checklists

Mastering the Semiconductor Product Requirements Document: A Comprehensive Guide and Checklist

The status quo of requirements specification in non-dedicated authoring tools is no longer an option due to increased complexity/cost of post-silicon validation, increasingly stringent standards compliance, and specification quality issues due to reuse and best practice negligence. Fortunately, there are now requirements authoring tools that solve all of these issues…

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Guides & Checklists

Automotive Requirements Guide & Checklist: The 10 Essentials for Writing a Clear Requirements Document

While requirements documents are not new to the automotive industry, the rapid rate of change brought about by the introduction of sophisticated automated and electrified systems means that drawing up a requirements document is now no longer a best-in-class practice, but rather, critical to ensuring the timeous delivery of a cost-effective product that meets customer’s expectations, and safety and emissions requirements.

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Guides & Checklists

The Drawbacks of Using Modelling Languages and Rule Set Checklists in Requirement Specification

Writing clear, unambiguous requirements in natural (spoken) language has never been easy. In the context of requirements definition, the inherent imprecisions and ambiguities of natural language can frustrate even the best of writers. Since at least the 1970s – long before the term ‘requirements engineering’ came into general use – engineers have sought ways to overcome the weaknesses of natural language as a medium for requirement specification.

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