Category Archives: Requirement Viewpoints, Negotiation and Management

Requirements Traceability

One of the most important functions achieved by today’s requirements management tools is traceability between requirements. According to the ANSI/IEEE Standard 830-1984 standard: “a software requirement is traceable if (i) the origin of each of its requirements is clear and … Continue reading

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Requirements Management

Requirements management can be achieved using process, methods and tools. A good example of a process model is VOLERE, from Suzanne Robertson. A good example of a requirements engineering method is CORE, which originated with Geoff Mullery at Imperial College. … Continue reading

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Negotiating requirements

One of the emerging lesson from the use of the EasyWinWin approach is that requirements negotiation appears to transform the nature of the requirements towards a more precise expression of an agreed solution to a requirement rather than agreement of the … Continue reading

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Easywinwin and Groupware

What is EasyWinWin? EasyWinWin is a requirements definition methodology that builds on the win-win negotiation approach and leverages collaborative technology to improve the involvement and interaction of key stakeholders. With EasyWinWin, stakeholders move through a step-by-step win-win negotiation where they … Continue reading

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The Groupware System

The EasyWinWin method is supported by the Groupware System. Such tools can interesting things happen in a group of stakeholders working on a series of networked laptops. You can create predictable, repeatable patterns of human interaction and reasoning among people … Continue reading

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Requirements Negotiation – The EasyWinWin Method

Requirements that are in conflict or are inconsistent need resolution through negotiation between stakeholders who own these requirements. This is a different problem that belies software tool support. There have been a number of requirements negotiation processes and software tools. … Continue reading

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Requirements Viewpoint Techniques

There are some general, people-related criticisms which can be directed at the current viewpoints-driven approaches. Consensus and coverage of viewpoint definitions: previous research reveals no strong consensus on a definition of viewpoints. Viewpoints are seen to be either external, interacting … Continue reading

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