Requirements Management

Requirements Management


How to extract requirements, test them for correctness, and record them

21 September 2006 (14-21)
Location: Sofitel Diegem (Diegem near Brussels (Belgium))
Presented in English by
Price: 540 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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Full Programme:
13.30h - 14.00h
Registration, coffee/tea and croissants


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14.00h-15.30h
Keynote Presentation: Mastering the Requirements Process
(Suzanne Robertson)

Increases in organizational and technological complexity have raised awareness of the need for clear, understandable, unambiguous requirements. But how do we find these requirements and how do we communicate and manage them? This presentation addresses these questions by looking at:

  • What are requirements?
  • The requirements knowledge model
  • The requirements process
  • Stakeholders, Goals and Scope
  • Trawling techniques
  • Product Use-cases
  • Prototyping
  • Quality Gateway
15.30h-16.00h
Coffee/Tea and Refreshments
16.00h-16.50h
Requirements Typology
(Eric Callebaut, Method Consulting)

The main intent of this presentation is to outline a typology/classification of requirements with different capturing techniques, and to illustrate this by a case study. The case study is taken from a major offshore development project with an Indian company, because 'requirements management' is even more critical in an offshoring context.

  • Requirements Levels
    • Overview of requirements stakeholders and deliverables (e.g. business case, product vision, requirements specs, functional specs, test specs,...)
  • Requirements Types
    • Project requirements/constraints: overview
    • Functional requirements: overview, methods for capturing and structuring (e.g. use case modeling), examples
    • Non-functional requirements: overview, documentation templates (e.g. Volere) , examples
  • Case study
    • Requirements web from offshore development project with India (Patni Computer Systems)
16.50h-17.40h
Case story: Reusing requirements and protecting IP
(Rudi Stans, Vision Consort)
  • Re-usability of requirements
  • Managing IP assets
  • Securing knowledge
  • Maintainability
17.40h-19.00h
Dinner Break
19.00h-19.50h
Case Study: Requirements Management @ Philips Brugge
(Erwin Raeds, Global Requirements Management - BG Connected Displays, Philips Brugge)

During this customer testimonial, Erwin Raeds will explain how requirements management is performed at Philips Brugge:

  • Specific challenges of Philips such as multi-site, large-scale
  • How we planned the introduction of requirements management, what worked and what didnít work
  • Benefits from doing requirements management
19.50h-20.40h
How tools can support the requirements management process
(Wijnand Brouwer, Telelogic)

To illustrate how tools can support the requirements gathering and management process, we have selected a speaker from one of the leading tools for requirements management, who will give a non-commercial overview of how tools like this can help and support you:

  • Structuring a requirements document
  • Managing attributes
  • Traceability
  • Testability
  • Managing Change
  • Protecting data, managing security
20.40h
Final Q & A, Conclusions and Summary
21.00h
End of this seminar
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