Software Quality Insights:

Requirements management


October 18, 2012  1:58 PM

Requirements: Are we there yet?

Posted by: jdjlent
requirements, Requirements management, Software Quality

There is a tendency to want to plow through the requirements phase of an application development project, as in the sooner requirements are set, the sooner the coding, and then testing, can get underway. But the requirements process doesn’t proceed in a linear fashion, and nor should it, says...

June 9, 2011  2:56 AM

Ellen Gottesdiener: Requirements management in Agile vs. traditional

Posted by: Yvette Francino
ADP conference, ADP West, Ellen Gottesdiener, Requirements management

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] We all know that the requirements portion of the development life cycle can be a huge challenge. People often say that Agile development allows for more flexibility with...

March 31, 2011  6:43 PM

Managing requirements in Agile environments

Posted by: Yvette Francino
agile, ALM, ALM VTS, requirements, Requirements management

Agile environments encourage and embrace requirements changes. However, knowing how to effectively manage those changes can be a huge challenge. In March, SearchSoftwareQuality focused on tips from experts about requirements...

January 6, 2011  8:23 PM

Software development with embedded software on medical devices

Posted by: Yvette Francino
embedded, IntraPace, Jama, Requirements management

How do you go about gathering requirements and testing to see if those requirements passed when you are talking about a medical device? Gathering requirements and testing traditional software seems somewhat straightforward in comparison. With medical devices, we are talking about actual humans who...

December 4, 2008  3:38 PM

Software simulation tool integrated with IBM’s requirements product

Posted by: Colin Smith
Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software Quality

iRise Connect for IBM Rational Requirements Composer will soon be available. This integration, built on IBM's open Jazz technology platform will make high-fidelity iRise visualizations instantly accessible from within IBM Rational Requirements Composer.

This integration is designed to...

November 7, 2008  4:18 PM

What are the top software tools of 2008?

Posted by: Colin Smith
Agile software development, Application security, Project management, Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software performance, Software Quality, Software requirements validation, Software testing, Software testing tools

As the year starts to wind down, we at are looking back at what took place during 2008. One thing that we're focusing on is the tools and solutions that were released. In an effort to help our readers understand what tools are available to help them, we are creating a...

October 23, 2008  11:38 PM

What are your software requirements headaches?

Posted by: Colin Smith
Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software Quality, Software requirements validation

Understanding what your stakeholders want in an application can be challenging, to say the least. You need to know what questions to ask and get your stakeholders to explain their needs and wants. It requires not just eliciting requirements but also validating that what you're ready to send to...

October 22, 2008  1:53 PM

One solution to software requirements challenges

Posted by: Colin Smith
Requirements gathering, Requirements management, Software Quality, Software requirements validation

If you're responsible for making sure stakeholders get the software that they want, then you're probably all-too familiar with the four aspects of software requirements -- elicitation, elaboration, validation, and acceptance.

Increasingly I hear how an iterative approach is best and how...

September 16, 2008  12:00 AM

Introducing the Blog

Posted by: Colin Smith
Project management, Requirements management, Software Quality, Software testing

After encouraging readers of to start blogs and write about their experiences in QA, software testing, requirements management, and project management, we editors at have...


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