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Requirements Engineering Consulting

Requirements Engineering & Management consulting

We offer Requirements Management & Engineering process implementation on operational, tactical and strategic levels.

On Strategic Level:

  • Based on a climate scan, we will work with you to define a long term vision of how your organization has to be organized in order to have a fully integrated business strategy aimed at future product development.

On Tactical Level:

  • We work with you to define a pragmatic Requirements Engineering & Management process integrated with your business needs or product management and product marketing, to eventually be able to derive detailed product and project requirements.

On Operational Level:

  • Embed integrated Requirements Engineering practices into your development processes, quality regulations and project plans
  • Define Requirements Engineering documentation templates
  • Mentor and support your team to successfully elicit, analyze, write, review & validate requirements
  • Define and implement an automated requirements template to create standardized requirements
  • Define and run a Requirements Management & Engineering education program for continued knowledge transfer based on your practices
  • Review your current practices against current generally applied requirement practices in the industry and academic world

We can help individuals through mentoring or help teams through consulting sessions.

Please contact us for more information.

Requirements Engineering Support Program

Requirements Engineering support program

When an organization is implementing a new common way of working, people need to be involved and guided through the process of change.  When all the steps have been taken enabling change, the people involved still need to be able to ask questions their without any thresholds.

The moment that the new way of working will start paying off, is when people start using the new way of working effectively.  Realistically this moment does not occur immediately after they learn the new way of working.

A training course is a very good basis, however when people return to their day-to-day activities, situations can arise that are not specifically covered in class.  How do they resolve these?  The people they would usually ask are not available or have not received training yet.  The need for an answer is immediate and could cause a project delay if not resolved.  All of these thoughts and dead ends will force someone to make a choice between waiting for help with the new way of working, or switching back to what they are used to in order to solve the problem.

This “process entropy” results from the fact that change is a dynamic process.  Engineers adopting a new process need continuous stimulation, feedback, motivation, recognition, and reinforcement to stay involved in the improvement effort.  They also need guidance and support to overcome initial problems and difficulties.  Misunderstandings have to be clarified. Weaknesses must be eliminated to ensure smooth functioning of new processes.  To prevent “process entropy” successful improvement initiatives provide comprehensive support and encourage staff members to practice the new procedures.

Benefits:

Most consulting companies offer their requirements engineering support services at time & material.  This means that every moment they do work for your organization you will receive an invoice.  This often results that people are reluctant ask for help, even though they really need the help.

We offer our service at a fixed monthly rate to get past that charge-by-the-hour threshold for you and your employees.  People have continually access to help through e-mail, fax, and telephone, as well as in person when the situation demands it.

Who will benefit from this approach?

Anyone who is looking to change their way of working from the way they are comfortable or is new to requirements engineering is confronted with some practical obstacles when applying the RME knowledge and skills learned through their program in their working environment.

Interested? Contact us for more information.

Build a flexible process to produce a Glossary and create Automated Requirement Statement Templates

Build a flexible process to produce a Glossary and create Automated Requirement Statement Templates

By completing this process in your organization you will be able to create a lexicon of terms, customized to the specific needs of your organization and industry.

The lexicon of terms, along with other outputs from completing the process, will enable the creation of templates that can be used to write functional level requirements statements.

The combination of using the lexicon of terms and requirement statement templates will improve the consistency of your requirement statements. This, in turn, will reduce the time needed to gain a shared understanding of the system to be created.

Benefits:

  • Consistent use of terminology throughout requirement documents
  • Decrease in amount of time required to reach shared understanding with stakeholders
  • Ability to identify comprehension risks in requirement statements
  • Decrease in amount of rework needed in the initial draft of requirements
  • Ability to add additional sentence formatting to help engineers identify high risk terms

Please contact us for more information.


Zero Defect Implementation is not a myth!

Zero Defect Implementation is not a myth!

Zero-Defect implementations are not a myth, they are possible. By auditing your software engineering practices, we can give you immediate insight in improvement areas and help you to implement the recommended improvements. By using our skills and our own practical experiences in achieving zero-defect implementations, we can help your teams learn to build systems on time, on budget and according to user expectations.

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What is the best tool for me?

What is the best tool for me?

How do I select a tool which is the best fit for my needs and works well for us? Will this all be cost-effective? Whom do I trust as a system integrator and how do I choose one?

To answer these questions, we offer a combination of interviews, in-depth background analysis, market knowledge and final advice on how to make these choices. We can also offer a recommendation for the customer but would definitely prefer to work together in achieving this goal.

Requirements Management Tool introduction and implementation

We have extensive experiences implementing most major requirements management tool types including:

  • Traditional database oriented Requirements Management tools
  • New generation Requirements Management tools specifically aimed at making project information traceable and including a simulation of requirements for validation purposes
  • Collaborative engineering tools
We have worked with most requirements engineering tools available in the market place:
  • Polarion Requirements
  • CaliberRM
  • Cradle
  • DOORS
  • Requisite Pro
  • IRqA
  • Teamcenter Requirements

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Requirements Engineering

Requirements engineering is one of our primary activities. We have not only trained thousands of people in this discipline, but have also introduced this competence into many organizations successfully. Designing relevant processes, defining roles and responsibilities and communication paths thus creating added value for our customers.

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