Requirements Management in Practice

Requirements Management in Practice


One-day seminar on how to extract requirements, test them for correctness, and record them, illustrated by various real-life case studies

4 September 2008 (14-21)
Location: Pullman Diegem (Diegem)
Presented in English by
Price: 590 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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Full Programme:
13.30h - 14.00h
Registration, coffee/tea and croissants
14.00h-15.30h
Keynote Presentation: Mastering the Requirements Process
(Suzanne Robertson, Atlantic Systems Guild)

Because of the increasing organizational and technological complexity, we need clearer, more understandable, and less ambiguous 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-16.30h
Interviewing Techniques for Requirements Gathering
(Suzanne Robertson, Atlantic Systems Guild)

Best practices in

  • organising,
  • structuring and
  • performing

an interview about requirements.

16.30h-17.15h
User, Task and Environment Analysis
(Johan Verhaegen, Human Interface Group)

The user-centered design (UCD) methodology for software development incorporates very interesting techniques to enhance the quality of requirements gathering and requirements management. But what is this UCD methodology and how can it deliver added value to the requirements management process ?

  • What is the user-centered design methodology ?
  • How can UCD help you during the requirements management process ?
  • User, Task and Environment Analysis: Hands-on techniques to get to know your users, the tasks they perform and the environment in which they work and live.
  • Some case studies to illustrate this methodology
17.15h-18.00h
Case study: The Requirements Process at De Lijn
(Lea Ceulemans, Coordinator Strategy & Planning, De Lijn)

This customer testimonial will explain how requirements management is performed in a practical case study:

  • The specific challenges of De Lijn, the Flemish public transport company
  • Techniques used for finding and collecting requirements
  • Lessons learned: what works and what doesn't ?
18.00h-19.15h
Dinner Break
19.15h-20.00h
Case Study: Requirements Management @ SD Worx
(Peter Doomen, SD Worx)

This customer testimonial will explain how requirements management is performed at SD Worx:

  • The specific challenges of SD Worx
  • Techniques used for finding and collecting requirements
  • Lessons learned: what works and what doesn't ?
  • Introducing and using the Volere requirements method
  • Benefits for SD Worx from doing requirements management in a structured way
20.00h-20.45h
Case Study: Leuven University Hospital
(Mark Vanautgaerden, Head of patient-related software development, UZ Leuven)

This customer testimonial will explain how requirements management is performed at UZ Leuven, the Leuven University Hospital:

  • UZ Leuven's mix of techniques to gather requirements and to document and steer projects
  • how to reconcile changing and hard-to-get requirements in an agile development environment
20.45h
Final Q & A, Conclusions and Summary
21.00h
End of this seminar

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