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When Should You Start Managing Requirements?

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

I recently saw the following question posed in a discussion group: “When should the formal management of requirements begin?” My take is this – I look at Requirements Management (RM) as having three main functions: 1) Requirement elicitation and development; … Read More

Controlling and Managing Change

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft 2 Comments

Controlling and managing change is one of the most important tasks for both the Project Manager and Systems Engineer.  Failing to do so often results in massive cost overruns, schedule slips, and failed projects. In the previous blog “Why do … Read More

Is the Requirement Verifiable?

Posted on: February 11th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

This is another common question.  It is also a major complaint of both developers and testers.  Developers often receive requirements from their customers that are not verifiable.  How many times do we see requirements like the following: “The system shall … Read More

Do we really need all these requirements?

Posted on: January 25th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

We are often asked this question.  It is common to see cases where projects over specify their requirements for a product.  In one of our classes, we were told that one government organization had defined over 4,000 requirements for a … Read More

Traceability – Multiple Parent Requirements – Update

Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft 1 Comment

We were asked by one of our clients the following question via our Ask the Experts page:  “Can a child requirement have more than one parent requirement?” More recently we received a similar question: “At our company, we take stakeholder … Read More